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TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

INVITED TALKS

2020

Steps, Contours, and a Hidden Wanderer: Tone in Hrusso Aka. Indophon-I online phonology talk Series, November 24.

2020

Orchid, Our Sister: Identities, relationality, and language documentation. SOAS Linguistics Webinar, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 28 July.

2020

More Than Just Words: Learning from an Endangered Indigenous Language. Campion Hall, University of Oxford, Oxford, June 08.

2019

When Hope Is Stubborn: Preserving an Endangered Language in the Himalayan Foothills. TGSS, Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, May 30.

2019

Let Them Live! Documenting Endangered Languages. Prior Park School, Bath Spa, UK, March 28.

2018

Let These Voices Endure: Documenting Endangered Languages, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, October 1.

2017

A Scientific Orthography for Aka (Hrusso). Seminar on Aka (Hrusso) orthography, organised by the Aka (Hrusso) Elite Society, Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh, August 31.

2016 

Documentation and Description of Hrusso Aka. Introducing Endangered Languages, Taylor Institute Library, University of Oxford, Oxford, October 26.

2016

A Phonologically Grounded Orthography for Aka (Hrusso). Symposium on Aka (Hrusso) orthography, organised by the Aka (Hrusso) Elite Society, Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh, May 13

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2019

The Village Goat and the Cosmic Domains: The Hidden World of Meaning Systems. Presented at the IV Linguistic Students Research Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, June 10.

2018    

What Do We Preserve for the Future, Why, and Who Decides? Presented at the Documentary Linguistics: Asian Perspectives – 3. Language documentation and reclamation of cultural heritage, Mahidol University, Bangkok, July 23.

2018

Context-Based Revitalization: Emerging Revitalisation Efforts among the Hrusso Aka. Presented at the Eighth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, July 4.

2017

Hrusso Aka and Its ‘Wicked Tongue Twisters’: Consonant Clusters, Fricatives and Affricates. Presented at the 23rd International Conference of Himalayan Language Symposium, Tezpur University, Tezpur, July 5.

2017

Communities, Texts and Contexts: Maximising Impact through Culturally Aware Language Documentation. Presented at the Documentary Linguistics: Asian Perspectives - 2, Transformations and sustainability, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, May 25.

2016

Gathering the Right Stuff: Some Reflections on Collecting Language Data during Language Documentation. Presented at the Documentary Linguistics: Asian Perspectives, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, April 6.

2016

High Vowel Devoicing in Hrusso Aka. Presented at the 9th international conference of the North East Indian Linguistics Society, Tezpur University, Tezpur, February 5.

2012

Ripples of Influence: The Hrusso Aka Worldview of Creation. Presented at the Reflections on Tribal Theology for North East India, North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, April 17.

2012

Changing Land Relations Among the Hrusso Akas of Arunachal Pradesh. Presented at the International Seminar on Resources, Tribes and State, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, February 13.
 

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