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Papers of Arthur Capell, [19--] [manuscript]
Bib ID 2059325
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Capell, A. (Arthur), 1902-1986
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description [19--] 
28 cm. (2 boxes)+ 1 fol. 
Summary

The collection consists of two albums and 20 single sound discs, word lists, slides and photographs. Records include specimens of native languages of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate; speech of Hagen natives; gospel recordings; and titles in Fijian, Babatana, Owa Raha, Bilua, Marovo, Dobu, Ungarinyin, Hula, Tavara, Motu, Johore Malay, Western Sumatra Malay, Wedau and Police Motu. Brief typescript word lists are included with the Motu, Hula, Tavara, Dobu and Babatana sound discs. There is an English-Owa Rahan vocabluary for the Owa Raha disc. The photographs and slides are mostly unidentified.

Biography/History

Linguist and anthropologist. Born 1902, died 1986, Capell was ordained an Anglican minister in 1926, and shortly after became a Reader in Oceanic languages at Sydney University. In New Guinea he successfully established communication with the newly discovered tribes of New Guinea. Capell published a large number of works on language. His works include 'Handbook of Australian languages', 'A new approach to Australian linguistics', and linguistic surveys of Australia, South-Western Pacific and New Guinea.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 9275.

Subjects Capell, A. (Arthur), 1902-1986 -- Archives.  |  Linguists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Linquistics.  |  Oceanic languages -- Vocabulary.  |  Polynesian languages.  |  Oceania -- Languages.
Time Coverage 1900-1986 
Occupation Linguists.

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