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Papuan Languages of New Guinea

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ISBN-10: 0521243556

ISBN-13: 9780521243551

Edition: 1986

Authors: William A. Foley

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/1986
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of maps
Preface
Abbreviations used in glosses
Introduction
Language and its social content
Phonology
Nominals
Verbs
Syntax
Problems of comparative linguistics in Papuan languages
Papuan languages and New Guinea prehistory
References
Language index
Subject index