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Unknown language discovered in Southeast Asia

« Unknown language discovered in Southeast Asia », 06/02/2018, Lund University

A previously unknown language has been found in the Malay Peninsula by linguists from Lund University in Sweden. The language has been given the name Jedek.
“Documentation of endangered minority languages such as Jedek is important, as it provides new insights into human cognition and culture”, says Joanne Yager, doctoral student at Lund University.

“Jedek is not a language spoken by an unknown tribe in the jungle, as you would perhaps imagine, but in a village previously studied by anthropologists. As linguists, we had a different set of questions and found something that the anthropologists missed”, says Niclas Burenhult, Associate Professor of General Linguistics at Lund University, who collected the first linguistic material from Jedek speakers.

The language is an Aslian variety within the Austroasiatic language family and is spoken by 280 people who are settled hunter-gatherers in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

The researchers discovered the language during a language documentation project, Tongues of the Semang, in which they visited several villages to collect language data from different groups who speak Aslian languages.

The discovery of Jedek was made while they were studying the Jahai language in the same area.

“We realised that a large part of the village spoke a different language. They used words, phonemes and grammatical structures that are not used in Jahai. Some of these words suggested a link with other Aslian languages spoken far away in other parts of the Malay Peninsula”, says Joanne Yager.

Lire la suite sur : https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/article/listen-unknown-language-discovered-in-southeast-asia

Publication: Jedek: a newly discovered Aslian variety of Malaysia

 

The Sixth International Symposium On The Languages Of Java

The Sixth International Symposium on the Languages of Java, 18-19/05/2017, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Keynote Speakers:
Zane Goebel (La Trobe University)
Hartono Samidjan (Suara Merdeka)

Co-sponsors:
Universitas Dian Nuswantoro
University of Maryland
University of Iowa
University of British Columbia

Co-organizers:
Thomas Conners, University of Maryland
William Davies, University of Iowa
Jozina Vander Klok, University of British Columbia

Programme :

Symposium international d’histoire culturelle – « Asie du Sud-Est, Madagascar : L’odyssée d’une peuple de la mer… » – 28-30 nov. 2017 – Madagascar

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Dernier délai : 15 mars 2017 ( à renvoyer à  sympo.mada2017@gmail.com, ).

 

 

Symposium international d’histoire culturelle

envisagé sous le haut patronage du Président de la République de Madagascar au Centre International des Conférences d’Ivato à Antananarivo du 28 novembre au 30 novembre 2017.

Asie du Sud-Est, Madagascar : l’odyssée d’un peuple de la mer. Navigations, langues, techniques, rituels, institutions les fondamentaux

sous la Présidence d’Honneur du Pr Yves Coppens, professeur au Collège de France (Paris) et du Pr Rafolo Andrianaivoarivony, professeur titulaire de l’Université d’Antananarivo, sous l’égide de l’Académie Malgache et possiblement des Universités de Madagascar, avec le parrainage (en cours) de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et d’autres structures étatiques malgaches, et la contribution de diverses agences scientifiques et d’universités étrangères (Australie, Indonésie, Allemagne, Portugal…) de l’Académie royale du Cambodge (projet MANUSASTRA) de l’Institut de Recherches pour le Développement, IRD (France) avec le concours financier du secteur privé de Madagascar (Commissariat général assuré par l’Agence Première Ligne)

Continuer la lecture de Symposium international d’histoire culturelle – « Asie du Sud-Est, Madagascar : L’odyssée d’une peuple de la mer… » – 28-30 nov. 2017 – Madagascar