Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Joe Blythe

Island Melanesia Project

The Island Melanesia project was initiated to collect data on the little-known Papuan languages of Island Melanesia, and to explore the origins of and relationships between these languages. The project materials from the 2003 field season focus on language related to cultural domains (e.g., material culture) and on targeted grammatical description. Five tasks are included: Proto-Oceanic lexicon, Grammatical questionnaire and lexicon, Kinship questionnaire, Domains of likely pre-Austronesian terminology, and Botanical collection questionnaire.

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Dunn, Michael, Stephen C. Levinson, Eva Lindström, Ger Reesink, Angela Terrill. 2003. Island Melanesia Elicitation Materials. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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Volume 2003 II , filed under Pioneers of Island Melanesia.