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              Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea
                

              Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea (Paperback)

              By Bourke, Michael

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              Describes many aspects on food and agriculture in PNG

              ISBN 9781921536601
              Published AU 1 Aug 2009
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              Discovering History Through Language: Papers in Honour of Malcolm Ross
               

              Discovering History Through Language: Papers in Honour of Malcolm Ross (Paperback)

              Interviewer Evans, Bethwyn

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              This volume honouring Malcolm Ross traces his career and brings together essays by more than twenty scholars reporting new work in historical linguistics. Many of the papers concern 5 Ross's interests in Austronesian and Papuan historical linguistic studies, whilst others ontribu...te to the theory and method of historical linguistics . Contents: Part I. Historical Relationships among Languages: 1. Remapping the Austronesian expansion, by Roger Blench; 2. The historical value of single words, by Robert Blust; 3. Beyond pronouns: Further evidence for South Bougainville, by Bethwyn Evans; 4. The languages of Vanikoro: Three lexicons and one grammar, by Alexandre Francois; 5. Expanding character sets for phylogeny: A Slavic test case, by Johanna Nichols; 6. Greenbergs Indo-Pacific hypothesis: an assessment, by Andrew Pawley; 7. Possibility of a historical connection between languages of the Bird's Head and (Proto) Oceanic, by Ger Reesink; 8. How many branches in a tree? Cua and East (North) Bahnaric, by Paul Sidwell; 9. Binanderean as a member of the Trans New Guinea family, by Jacinta Smallhorn; 10. The Papuan languages of the Eastern Bismarcks: Migration, origins and connections, by Tonya N. Stebbins; Part II. Historical Development of Languages across Time: 11. On the zero (voice) prefix and bare verbs in Austronesian languages of Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, by Wayan Arka; 12. Dental discrepancies and the sound of Proto Austronesian, by Mark Donohue; 13. How deictics have become relativisers in many Oceanic languages, by Robert Early; 14. Nasal strengthening in the Fijian languages, by Paul Geraghty; 15. On reconstructing pronominal proto-paradigms: Methodological considerations from the Pama- Nyungan language family of Australia, by Harold Koch; 16. Yet more Proto Austronesian infixes, by Paul Jen-Kuei Li and Shigeru Tsuchida; 17. Proprietives in Oceanic, by Frantisek Lichtenberk; 18. At sixes and sevens, by John Lynch; 19. Spread of the Saliba-Logea plural marker, by A
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              ISBN 9780858836051
              Published AU 4 Dec 2009
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              Leo Tuai: a Comparative Lexical Study of the North and Central Vanauatu Languages
               

              Leo Tuai: a Comparative Lexical Study of the North and Central Vanauatu Languages (Paperback)

              By Clark, Ross

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              Published AU 1 Jun 2009
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              A Grammar of Abma: a Language of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu
               

              A Grammar of Abma: a Language of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu (Paperback)

              By Schneider, Cynthia

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              Abma, one of the largest indigenous languages of Vanuatu , is spoken by approximately 7,800 people in the central part of Pentecost Island . This volume presents a short grammar of the Abma language, including major sections on work class categorisation, phonology, morphology, ph...rase and clause-level syntax, and information structure.
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              ISBN 9780858836075
              Published AU 16 Jan 2010
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              Serial Verb Constructions in Austronesian and Papuan Languages
               

              Serial Verb Constructions in Austronesian and Papuan Languages (Paperback)

              Edited by Senft, Gunter

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              This volume of new work explores the nature of verb serialisation in a range of languages from the Pacific region - both Austronesian and non-Austronesian. ....Contributors: Louise Baird, John Bowden, Volker Heeschen, David Mead, Andrew Pawley, Ger Reesin

              ISBN 9780858835917
              Published AU 11 May 2009
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              The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic. Volume 3: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society
               

              The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic. Volume 3: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society (Paperback)

              By Ross, Malcolm

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              This is the third in a series of six volumes on the lexicon of Proto Oceanic, the ancestor of the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family. Each volume deals with a particular domain of culture and/or environment and consists of a collection of essays each of which pres...ents and comments on lexical reconstructions of a particular semantic field within that domain.
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              No 621 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic 4: Animals: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society
               

              No 621 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic 4: Animals: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society (Paperback)

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              This is the fourth in a series of seven volumes on the lexicon of Proto Oceanic, the ancestor of the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family. Each volume deals with a particular domain of culture and/or environment.

              ISBN 9780858836266
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Pacific Linguistics
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              No. 622 Tamambo: the Language of West Malo, Vanuatu
               

              No. 622 Tamambo: the Language of West Malo, Vanuatu (Paperback)

              By G. Jauncey, Dorothy

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              amambo is a previously undescribed language of northern Vanuatu, now spoken by approximately 4000 people. It is a conservative Oceanic language, reflecting many of the consonant phonemes posited for Proto Oceanic (POc); lexically, many Tamambo words are reflexes of those posited ...for POc. This is a grammatical description of Tamambo; it is a nominative-accusative language, and is primarily head-marking. The description includes analysis of the considerable derivational morphology, possessive constructions, serial verb constructions, and an animacy hierarchy that interrelates with various aspects of the grammar. Five texts from various oral genres are included. PL 622
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              ISBN 9780858836334
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
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              Binanderean languages of Papua New Guinea: reconstruction and subgrouping
               

              Binanderean languages of Papua New Guinea: reconstruction and subgrouping (Paperback)

              By Smallhorn, Jacinta

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              Relatively little historical-comparative work has been done on the languages of the vast Trans New Guinea family, and this book breaks new ground with a study of the Binanderean languages of the Morobe and Oro Provinces of southeast mainland Papua New Guinea. The author investiga...tes the phonological history of the group and reconstructs the sound system, core lexicon, and some bound morphology of Proto Binandere. She postulates an inventory of Proto Binandere segmental phonemes, together with sequences of regular sound changes leading to the reflexes of these phonemes in the daughter languages. The shared innovations which these changes represent allow the construction of a family tree. The author also discusses the occurrence of parallel phonological changes among Binanderean languages. Some aspects of the phonological and lexical reconstructions and changes attributed to Proto Binandere and later interstages are then examined, including the neutralisation of voiced plosives and prenasalised plosives, the possible role of pitch and stress, and irregular sound changes (assimilation, metathesis, and loss). Innovations in verbal and nominal morphology are investigated as an additional source of evidence for subgrouping. Binanderean lexical and morphological data are then compared with those of Guhu-Samane, a language long considered to be the closest external relative of the Binanderean family. Evidence of this relationship is presented, along with grounds for excluding it, from the family. Finally, the author gives lexical comparisons between Binanderean and four other putative eastern New Guinea subgroups of the Trans New Guinea family, and shows that Binanderean is indeed a likely member of the family. Based on the location of the Trans New Guinea subgroup which appears to display the strongest lexical resemblances to Binanderean, as well as on the location of Guhu-Samane, she hypothesises a northerly dispersal centre and a southeastern migratory direction for the
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              Endangered Austronesian and Australian Aboriginal Languages: Essays on Language Documentation, Archiving and Revitalizati on
               

              Endangered Austronesian and Australian Aboriginal Languages: Essays on Language Documentation, Archiving and Revitalizati on (Paperback)

              Interviewer Senft, Gunter

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              The contributions to this book concern the documentation and revitalization of endangered languages and the archiving of documented language materials. The anthology focuses mainly on endangered Oceanic languages, with articles on Vanuatu by Darrell Tryon and the Marquesas by Gab...riele Cablitz, on situations of loss and gain by Ingjerd Hoem and on the Kilivila language of the Trobriands by the editor. Nick Thieberger, Peter Wittenburg and Paul Trilsbeek, and David Blundell and colleagues write about aspects of linguistic archiving. Under the rubric of revitalization, Margaret Florey and Michael Ewing write about Maluku, Jakelin Troy and Michael Walsh about Australian Aboriginal languages in southeastern Australia, whilst three articles, by Sophie Nock, Diane Johnson and Winifred Crombie concern the revitalization of Maori.
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              ISBN 9780858836235
              Published AU 1 Jan 2010
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