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Elsie Locke Building 207
English, Dutch, German, Tok Pisin
I am a field linguist specialising in two typologically distinct languages of Papua New Guinea: Paluai (Oceanic) spoken on Baluan Island in Manus Province, and Idi (Pahoturi River), spoken in Western Province. My research combines methodologies from language documentation and description, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics, with the aim to integrate these research fields.My research interests include language contact and multilingualism, pragmatics and discourse strategies in underdocumented languages, and New Guinea island and its surroundings as a linguistic area.