Event Details

Date:
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room:
210
UQ Location:
Gordon Greenwood Building (St Lucia)
URL:
https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/event/session/3140
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Event Contact

Name:
Miss Sophie Rutledge
Phone:
3365 6247
Email:
s.rutledge@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Languages and Cultures

Event Description

Full Description:
Please join us for this upcoming seminar on a German-based creole variety spoken in Papua New Guinea.

Abstract: Unserdeutsch is the only German-lexifier creole language we know of. It had its beginnings in the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea shortly before and after World War I. Nowadays, only a few elderly speakers living in Papua New Guinea and the eastern states of Australia are still proficient in the language. The paper describes the goals and some preliminary findings of a recently started international research and language documentation project based at the University of Augsburg. A particular focus of attention will be on the unique sociolinguistic features and major typological characteristics of Unserdeutsch.

Speaker: Professor Péter Mainz, Universität Augsburg

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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