[PDF] The Languages And Linguistics Of The New Guinea Area

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Author: Bill Palmer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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The Languages And Linguistics Of The New Guinea Area

by Bill Palmer, release date 2017-12-04, The Languages And Linguistics Of The New Guinea Area Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Languages And Linguistics Of The New Guinea Area books, The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of all major regions of the world. The island of New Guinea and its offshore islands is arguably the most diverse and least documented linguistic hotspot in the world - home to over 1300 languages, almost one fifth of all living languages, in more than 40 separate families, along with numerous isolates. Traditionally one of the least understood linguistic regions, ongoing research allows for the first time a comprehensive guide. Given the vastness of the region and limited previous overviews, this volume focuses on an account of the families and major languages of each area within the region, including brief grammatical descriptions of many of the languages. The volume also includes a typological overview of Papuan languages, and a chapter on Austronesian-Papuan contact. It will make accessible current knowledge on this complex region, and will be the standard reference on the region. It is aimed at typologists, endangered language specialists, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and all those interested in linguistic diversity and understanding this least known linguistic region.




[PDF] New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Papuan Languages And The New Guinea Linguistic Scene

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Author: Stephen Adolphe Wurm
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New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Papuan Languages And The New Guinea Linguistic Scene

by Stephen Adolphe Wurm, release date 1975, New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Papuan Languages And The New Guinea Linguistic Scene Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Papuan Languages And The New Guinea Linguistic Scene books,




[PDF] The Languages And Linguistics Of Australia

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Author: Harold Koch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110395126
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by Harold Koch, release date 2014-08-19, The Languages And Linguistics Of Australia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Languages And Linguistics Of Australia books, The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The volume provides a thorough overview of Australian languages, including their linguistic structures, their genetic relationships, and issues of language maintenance and revitalisation. Australian English, Aboriginal English and other contact varieties are also discussed.




[PDF] Linguistics An Introduction

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Author: William B. McGregor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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by William B. McGregor, release date 2015-04-09, Linguistics An Introduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Linguistics An Introduction books, This is the new edition of Linguistics: An Introduction. It is a bestselling introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. This reworked edition features: -new chapters on sign languages, writing, and text and discourse -coverage of writing in electronic media -revised and updated chapters on languages of the world and psycholinguistics Firmly based around taught courses and catering to student needs, it addresses all the topics that a student will need in their study of language. With key terms, further reading, questions at the end of each chapter, exercises and key paragraphs in stand-out boxes, this is a firmly pedagogic text that takes difficult concepts and explains them in an easy to understand way. It features examples taken from a range of languages across the world. Global in its scope and comprehensive in its coverage, this is the textbook of choice for linguistics students. The book comes with a large Companion Website, also extensively revised and expanded. For lecturers and instructors, a comprehensive Answer Book is also available to go along with the questions throughout the chapters.




[PDF] The Manambu Language Of East Sepik Papua New Guinea

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Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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by Alexandra Aikhenvald, release date 2008-09-04, The Manambu Language Of East Sepik Papua New Guinea Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Manambu Language Of East Sepik Papua New Guinea books, This book is the first comprehensive description of the Manambu language of Papua New Guinea and is based entirely on the author's immersion fieldwork. Manambu belongs to the Ndu language family, and is spoken by about 2,500 people in five villages: Avatip, Yawabak, Malu, Apa:n, and Yambon (Yuanab) in East Sepik Province, Ambunti district. Manambu can be considered an endangered language. The Manambu language has many unusual properties. Every noun is considered masculine or feminine. Feminine gender - which is unmarked - is associated with small size and round shape, and masculine gender with elongated shape, large size, and importance. The Manambu culture is centered on ownership of personal names, and is similar to that of the Iatmul, described by Gregory Bateson. After an introductory account of the language and its speakers, Professor Aikhenvald devotes chapters to phonology, grammatical relations, word classes, gender, semantics, number, case, possession, derivation and compounding, pronouns, morphohology, verbs, mood and modality, negation, clause structure, pragmatics, discourse, semantics, the lexicon, current directions of change, and genetic relationship to other languages. The description is presented in a clear style in a framework that will be comprehensible to all linguists and linguistically oriented anthropologists.




[PDF] The Oceanic Languages

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Author: John Lynch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0700711287
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The Oceanic Languages

by John Lynch, release date 2002, The Oceanic Languages Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oceanic Languages books, This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. It provides sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists and comparativists a good idea of the nature of these languages, and of how much typological variety there is in this single subgroup. The references will allow those interested in particular topics, geographical areas or specific languages to delve further. Divided into two major parts, the first five chapters of the book place the Oceanic languages in their geographic, demographic and social context. Both the place of the Oceanic subgroup within the wider Austronesian family, and the internal subgrouping of Oceanic itself are dealt with. A typological overview of Oceanic languages is provided, as well as an outline of the reconstructed phonology and morphosyntax of Proto Oceanic. The second part of the book consists of grammar sketches of 43 Oceanic languages that are not at all well known in the linguistic literature. For many of these languages, the sketch in this volume is the first grammatical treatment to appear in print.




[PDF] Linguistics

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Author: Anna L. DeMiller
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086199
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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by Anna L. DeMiller, release date 2000, Linguistics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Linguistics books, Thoroughly revised and updated with some 500 new entries- including the addition of pertinent Internet sites-this is the only bibliographic guide to information sources for linguistics. Coverage spans from 1957 to the present, and DeMiller's detailed citations describe and evaluate each work, often offering comparisons to similar titles. Essential to the research and study of general or theoretical linguistics, the book is also indispensable in related areas.




[PDF] New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Language Culture Society And The Modern World 2 V Set

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New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Language Culture Society And The Modern World 2 V Set

by Stephen Adolphe Wurm, release date 1977, New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Language Culture Society And The Modern World 2 V Set Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New Guinea Area Languages And Language Study Language Culture Society And The Modern World 2 V Set books,




[PDF] Geographical Typology And Linguistic Areas

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Author: Osamu Hieda
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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Geographical Typology And Linguistic Areas

by Osamu Hieda, release date 2011-01-26, Geographical Typology And Linguistic Areas Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geographical Typology And Linguistic Areas books, Is Africa a linguistic area (Heine & Leyew 2008)? The present volume consists of sixteen papers highlighting the linguistic geography of Africa, covering, in particular, southern Africa with its Khoisan languages. A wide range of phenomena are discussed to give an overview of the pattern of social, cultural, and linguistic interaction that characterizes Africa's linguistic geography. Most contributors to the volume discuss language contact and areal diffusion in Africa, although some demonstrate, with examples from non-African linguistic data, including Amazonian and European languages, how language contact may lead to structural convergence. Others investigate contact phenomena in social-cultural behavior. The volume makes a large contribution toward bringing generalized theory to data-oriented discussions. It is intended to stimulate further research on contact phenomena in Africa. For sale in all countries except Japan. For customers in Japan: please contact Yushodo Co.




[PDF] The Papuan Languages Of New Guinea

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Author: William A Foley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521286213
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by William A Foley, release date 1986-11-20, The Papuan Languages Of New Guinea Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Papuan Languages Of New Guinea books, This introduction to the descriptive and historical linguistics of the Papuan languages of New Guinea provide an accessible account of one of the richest and most diverse linguistic situations in the world. The Papuan languages number over 700 (or 20 per cent of the world's total) in more than sixty language families. Less than a quarter of the individual languages have yet been adequately documented, and in this sense William Foley's book might be considered premature. However, in the search for language universals and generalisations in linguistic typology, it would be foolhardy to neglect the information that is available. In this respect alone, the present volume, systematically organised on mainly typology principles, is particularly timely and useful. In addition, the processes of linguistic diffusion are present in New Guinea to an extent probably paralleled elsewhere on the globe. The Papuan Languages of New Guinea will be of interest not only to general and comparative linguists and to typologists, but also to sociolinguists and anthropologists for the information it provides on the social dynamics of language content.