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Wayan Arka has won a Major Documentation Project (MDP) grant from the ELDP, 2016-2017. In this project (The Endangered Papuan Languages of Merauke-Indonesia: ethnobiological and linguistic documentation), Wayan will collaborate with an ethnobiologist from LIPI (Indonesian Academy of Science) and local stakeholders including the WWF branch of Merauke and the Wasur National Park.
Recently, Wayan was also invited as a keynote speaker at the AFLA-22 (Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association) conference at McGill University, Montreal Canada, 21-24 May 2015. He presented a paper entitled “Alternative Manner expressions in Balinese”.
He has also attended LFG2015 Conference at Waseda Universtity, Tokyo, 18-20 July 2015, presenting a paper entitled “On the Constructed Middle in Marori”. And was invited to appear as a keynote speaker at the HPSG2015 conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 10-12 August 2015, presenting his paper “Psych predicates in Marori and beyond“. He also attended the Affectedness Workshop after the conference (13-14 August 2015).