Based at the Jakarta Field Station, Indonesia
Betty Litamahuputty received her MA degree in Indonesian at Leiden University (The Netherlands) in 1991. She has done fieldwork at various locations in Maluku (East Indonesia) and currently she is writing a PhD thesis on a linguistic description of Ternate Malay (North Maluku, Indonesia).
Acquisition of Jakarta Indonesian
The goal of the Acquisition Project was to record, transcribe, and enter into a computerized database, a corpus of naturalistic data from a large sample of Jakarta Indonesian child language. [more]
Endangered Moluccan Languages: Eastern Indonesia & the Dutch diaspora
This project aims to document five previously undescribed languages: Allang (Ambon Island), Haruku (Haruku Island), the language spoken in the villages of Amahei, Makariki, Ruta, and Soahuku (Seram Island), Nusalaut (Nusalaut Island), and the language spoken in the villages of Tenga-Tenga, Tial, Tulehu, Liang and Waai (Ambon Island). A cross-linguistic analysis of several grammatical aspects of Central Moluccan languages will also draw on four previously documented languages (Alune, Buru, Larike, Nuaulu). [more]
Documentation of Ternate Malay
Ternate Malay is the indigenous Malay dialect of the Island Ternate. [more]