Researcher explains procedure and purpose of recording participant's language

Flint, Elwyn Henry Researcher explains procedure and purpose of recording participant's language. (Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173)

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Creator Flint, Elwyn Henry
Title Researcher explains procedure and purpose of recording participant's language
Recording Date 1964-10-23
Place of Recording Doomadgee
Year available 2015
Contributor Elwyn Flint
Bindie West (Moreland)
Series Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173
Type audio/wav
Source Elwyn Flint Collection, UQFL 173, Box 57, Tape R297A, 44.51sec to 99.74sec.
Duration 55.23sec
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work.
License Creative Commons Attribution noncommercial no derivatives

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Subject Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa / Karawa
Genres Session organisation
Abstract/Summary This collection comprises written documents and recordings collected by Elwyn Flint, mostly as part of his long term research project in the 1960s, known as the Queensland Speech Survey. The survey includes recordings of Indigenous Languages spoken by Aboriginal people all over the state and those spoken in the Torres Strait Islands. It remains the largest and broadest collection of languages spoken in Queensland in the 20th century.
Keyword Aboriginal Australians -- Languages
Queensland Speech Survey
English Language -- Dialects – Australia
Advisory Statement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material and information accessed on this site may be culturally sensitive for some individuals and communities. The University of Queensland has approval from traditional owners and/or descendants of the people who participated in Elwyn Flint’s Queensland Speech Survey in the 1960s.
Acknowledgements This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.
Researcher: Well, now, I've got here some, you know, words which I want to ask you. Now this is going to get a bit tiring, so when you feel tired, you know, want a little spell, you sorta get up and have a little walk around.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: See, I explain to you that now scholars are getting very, ah, people in Canberra, the university, is getting very interested in these languages, because they realise, they know they haven't done enough to study them.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: So my job is to try to get words written down, and tape record your language for studying. This goes in a big library in Canberra.
Participant: Oh yeah.
Researcher: This is not for broadcast or anything, it's for education.
Participant: Yeah.
Researcher: So I mean, I don't make any money out of it, I have to collect this for the university. See what I mean?
Participant: Oh yeah.
Researcher: Well, now, I'm going to ask you a lot of words, and some of them are a bit hard to answer, but I'll try to explain myself.
Identifier Group 297

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