Diane Massam and Lynsey Talagi
Diane is spending part of January in summery New Zealand, working with Lynsey Talagi on Niuean, and meeting with Heidi Quinn and her students who just finished a course in Field Methods on Niuean with Lynsey and also Lisa Matthewson who was a visiting Erskine scholar. The first picture shows Diane and Lynsey in the lab in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, after a long and satisfying elicitation session. The second photo shows the Field Methods class meeting with members of the Niuean community to talk about their findings. Next week Diane goes to the Conference on Oceanic Languages in Newcastle, Australia.
These Field Methods students in New Zealand have been studying Niuean and working with Diane