A grammar of Papuan Malay

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A grammar of Papuan Malay

Title: A grammar of Papuan Malay
Author: Kluge, Angela Johanna Helene
Publisher: LOT : Utrecht
Issue Date: 2014-06-03
Keywords: Descriptive linguistics
Austronesian languages
Papuan Malay
West Papua
Abstract: This book presents an in-depth linguistic description of one Papuan Malay variety, based on fifteen hours of recordings of spontaneous narratives and conversations between Papuan Malay speakers. ‘Papuan Malay’ refers to the easternmost varieties of Malay (Austronesian). They are spoken in the coastal areas of West Papua, the western part of the island of New Guinea. The variety described here is spoken along West Papua’s northeast coast. After a general introduction to the language, its setting and its history, this grammar discusses the following topics, building up from smaller grammatical constituents to larger ones: phonology, word formation, noun and prepositional phrases, verbal and nonverbal clauses, non-declarative clauses, and conjunctions and constituent combining. Of special interest to linguists, typologists and Malay specialists are the following in-depth analyses and descriptions: affixation and its productivity across domains of language choice, reduplication and its gesamtbedeutung, personal pronouns and their adnominal uses, demonstratives and locatives and their extended uses, and adnominal possessive relations and their non-canonical uses. This study provides a point of comparison for further studies in other (Papuan) Malay varieties and a starting point for Papuan Malay language development efforts.
Description: Promotor: M.P.G.M. Mous, Co-Promotor: M.A.F. Klamer
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Kluge, A.J.H., 2014, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: LOT Dissertation Series;361
ISBN: 9789460931437
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/25849

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