Dr Eva Lindström


Description

My research is focused on Kuot, a language spoken by some 1000 people on the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. It is an isolate, with no demonstrable relatives, and it is endangered as children are not learning it.
I have been working on Kuot since 1997, with a total of c. 2.5 years in the field. Apart from the grammar and vocabulary of Kuot, I am interested in its long history of contact with neighbouring languages, which belong to the Oceanic branch of Austronesian, and the various imprints this contact has left in Kuot.


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Projects

Linguistic archaeology on New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012

Kuot is a language spoken by some 1000 people on the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. It is an isolate, with no demonstrable relatives, and it is endangered as children are not learning it. The project has two interrelated aims.

1. To d...


Pioneers of Island Melanesia
01/01/2002 - 31/12/2005
This collaborative project combines the insights of linguistics, archaeology, genetics and biological anthropology to investigate the early human prehistory of Island Melanesia.

The big islands to the east and south of New Guinea, in the southwest Pacific, were inh...


Pioneers of Island Melanesia
01/01/2002 - 31/12/2005

This collaborative project combines the insights of linguistics, archaeology, genetics and biological anthropology to investigate the early human prehistory of Island Melanesia.

The big islands to the east and south of New Guinea, in the southwest Pacific, were inhabited...


Linguistic archaeology on New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
01/01/2010
Kuot is a language spoken by some 1000 people on the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. It is an isolate, with no demonstrable relatives, and it is endangered as children are not learning it.

The project has two interrelated aims:



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