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Linguistic materials of Frank Zandvoort
Material is available to be read. A reasonable portion may be copied for research and/or published with acknowledgements [Access code: R1 C1b]
Date range: 2000-2001
Extent: 18 cm (1 box)
This collection contains the literary estate of Frank Zandvoort that was donated to the AIATSIS L:ibrary, in February 2002, by Ulrike Kast.
The collection consists of incomplete, rough field notes, wordlists, analysis toyed with etc. that Zandvoort had begun to develop for a doctoral thesis on the Murrinhpatha [Murrinh Patha] language of Wadeye in the Northern Territory, focusing particularly on the semantics of the closed class of finite verbs in that language. As Zandvoort was unable to complete his work the material represents the investigative analysis, which would have been followed by the subsequent writing up the analysis into a coherent description, rather than a polished linguistic description.
There is also material on Matngele [Madngele/Madngala] which Zandvoort worked on for his Honours thesis. The thesis, entitled 'A Grammar of Matngele' (1988), is held by the Library at MS 4224.
The material was received in numbered order together with a listing of the papers. The numbering and order have been maintained by the Library.
Tapes received with this material have been passed to the Archives and Production Program.
Computer discs received with the collection will be included in the Institute's Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive (ASEDA).
Frank Zandvoort was enrolled at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, between 1999 and 2001, undertaking a part-time PhD in Linguistics under the supervision of Nicholas Reid.
Zandvoort undertook a preliminary investigative trip to Wadeye in August-September 2000. During this period he worked with the team at the Wadeye Literature Production Centre on Murrinhpatha [Murrinh Patha] dictionary files, generally established himself and met with potential linguistic consultants. He returned to Wadeye in December 2000 for his first major fieldtrip, intending to stay for several months. However, about five weeks into the trip Zandvoort became ill, was flown back to Sydney and was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors. Despite treatment, Zandvoort died on 5 October 2001.
This information was supplied, with the donation, by Nicholas Reid.
This series consists of papers and notebooks relating to fieldwork and preparatory research work carried out by Zandvoort on the Murrinhpatha [Murrinh Patha] language.
This series consists of material on Matngele [Madngele/Madngala] on which Zandvoort worked for his Honours thesis entitle 'A Grammar of Matngele' (1988), held by the Library at MS 4224.
Finding Aid compiled by J. E. Churches, September 2003