The Annual Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology seeks to redefine the way we view Mediterranean and European Language and Society. The COMELA holds its annual conference in selected universities globally, and publishes its journal, the JOMELA, the Journal of Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology. The JOMELA is a quarterly, peer reviewed, free to publish, journal.COMELA 2020 registration
After studying Social anthropology and Linguistics at Cambridge, Geoffrey Benjamin taught Linguistic Anthropology and Sociology at Australian National Unviersity, and in Universities in Singapore. He focuses on Southeast Asia, with ethnic groups such as the Orang Asli, and Singapore and Indonesia’s Riau Islands. His publications extend on languages, societies, cultures and musics of the Malay World. He now develops Sociocultural theory.
ABOUT THIS SESSION
In the LIAISE 2-7 interview by COMELA, Geoffrey Benjamin discusses this techniques for documenting language in his ethnography. He expands on education Orang Asli, how this has influenced bilingual competences, and the use of technology to facilitate this. He then discusses on the assistance of the Malaysian government to maintain and salvage some of the Aslian languages. Finally, he speaks on the endangerment of Aslian languages.