Documentation and Description of Wanyjirra, a language of Northern Australia
Chikako Senge, The Australian National University
Individual Graduate Studentship. Duration: 2009-2013. £74,235
Wanyjirra (ISO 639:gue) is a little-known and endangered Pama-Nyungan language spoken in the Northern Australia. At least two fluent speakers currently live in Halls Creek, Western Australia (located in -18.233/127.667). This project aims to describe and document Wanyjirra mainly working with two speakers and their families. The goal of this project includes: to record, transcribe, translate and annotate audio and video data (including previously recorded materials) and make them available to the community members; to complete a reference grammar of Wanyjirra as a PhD dissertation.