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Coulter, Neil R. 2012. Assessing music shift: adapting EGIDS for a Papua New Guinea community. Language Documentation and Description 10:61–81.
Coulter, Neil R. 2010. Review of The Theory and Practice of Music in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea by Jennifer J. Jones. Kulele: Occasional Papers on Pacific Music and Dance 4:172–174.
Coulter, Neil R. 2010. Review of Songs from the Second Float: A Musical Ethnography of Takū Atoll, Papua New Guinea by Richard Moyle. Kulele: Occasional Papers on Pacific Music and Dance 4:174–177.
Coulter, Neil R. 2007. Music shift: Evaluating the vitality and viability of music styles among the Alamblak of Papua New Guinea. Ph.D. dissertation, Kent State University.
Coulter, Neil R. 2005. Signifying names and places on the Alamblak garamut: Some initial observations of a traditional sign system. Ethnodoxology 3(2):15–19.
Coulter, Neil R. 2010. Music shift: The changing musical balance in an East Sepik community. Paper presented at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea. June 4, 2010.
Coulter, Neil R. 2010. The changing musical soundscape: Regarding music choice and revitalization. Paper presented at the Global Consultation on Music and Missions, Singapore. July 5, 2010.
Coulter, Neil R. 2010. Reversing music shift: A case study and a lot of questions from Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Humanities of the Lesser Known, University of Lund, Sweden. September 10, 2010.
Coulter, Neil R. 2006. Last speaker ethnography: The Alamblak garamut as an example of Fishman’s Stage 8. Paper presented at the 51st Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Honolulu, Hawaii. November 18, 2006.
Coulter, Neil R. 2006. Assessing music shift: Toward a conceptual and methodological framework for analysis and action. Paper presented at the Global Consultation on Music and Missions, St. Paul, Minnesota. July 11–15, 2006.
Coulter, Neil R. 2001. Saintin’ the Trane: John Will-I-Am Coltrane’s journey from jazz legend to religious icon in San Francisco. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Detroit, Michigan. October 25–28, 2001.
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