I was at Sydney University for most of last week, working on A. P. Elkin’s Dampier Peninsula field notes and hanging out in the linguistics department. I had a wonderful time! More on the Elkin notes soon, since a bunch of great things were there (no new languages, but other information…)
I gave two talks while I was there – one was on ethics in linguistics, particularly in fieldwork. The handout is here in PDF [Ethics]. We talked a bit about the background of the current ethics legislation in Australia and the US and had some fun with a few of the hypotheticals.
The other talk was on Nimanburru, the language south-east of Bardi that I’ve been working on the 1960s recordings of. That’s still work in progress (I’m waiting on more tapes) so I won’t put that up on the web for more, but feel free to email me if you’re interested in this material. I’m especially interested in contacting any Nimanburru people.