Recorded Events

Recorded Event: How we thought about Bethlehem

Type: Explanation/Procedure

Primary Speech Variety: Mountain Arapesh: Wautogik variety

Secondary Speech Varieties: Tok Pisin

Date: 1998-11 Location: Wautogik Duration: 4:05

Description: Account of the speaker’s deepening understanding of Christianity as a result of direct contact with Jews and Israel

Note: Arnold wanted this documented on tape. It did not grow out of a prior conversation with the researcher.

Note: notebook: p.174-175


  1. Arnold Watiem · Primary, (M : 62) Wautogik ~ fluent Arapesh speaker, educated to grade 3
  2. Lise Dobrin · Researcher, (F : 32) ~ American linguist, born Chicago 1966. Graduate student (linguistics, University of Chicago).


Cassette cover scan (click to enlarge)

tape 10 (B)


  1. Bethlehem