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Title: The coastal marind language
Authors: Olsson, Bruno
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Language::Linguistics
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Olsson, B. (2018). The coastal marind language. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: This thesis is a descriptive grammar of Coastal Marind, an Anim language of Southern New Guinea. The description of the language is based on 8 hours of transcribed video recordings collected during ca. 13 months of field research in Merauke (Indonesia) and in nearby Marind-speaking villages. The thesis describes phonology (Chapter 2), word classes (Chapter 3), nominals (Chapters 4-6), various categories associated with the verb (Chapters 7-15), basic syntax (Chapter 16) and non-affirmative speech acts (Chapter 17). Some of the descriptively and theoretically most challenging issues in Coastal Marind are its complex verb morphology and the structure of the verb, the gender system, and an unusual system of focus marking on the verb ('Verb Orientation'), all of which are described in detail.
DOI: 10.32657/10356/73235
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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