A grammar sketch of Naueti, a language of East Timor

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A grammar sketch of Naueti, a language of East Timor

Type: Research master thesis
Title: A grammar sketch of Naueti, a language of East Timor
Author: Veloso, Alexandre
Issue Date: 2016
Keywords: Austronesian languages
Descriptive linguistics
Typology
East Timor
Abstract: This thesis is a descriptive grammar sketch of the Naueti language, an Austronesian language spoken by around 15.000 people in the East Timorese subdistricts of Uatolari and Uatocarbau (Viqueque district) and the southwestern part of Baguia (Baucau district). There are a few differences between the varieties spoken in Uatolari and the Uatocarbau-Baguia area. This thesis is mostly based on the Uatolari variety. The topics covered by this thesis include phonology (chapter 2), nouns, pronouns and noun phrases (chapter 3), prepositions, prepositional verbs and prepositional phrases (chapter 4), the clause (chapter 5), predicate modification (chapter 6), serial verb constructions (chapter 7) and multiclausal constructions (chapter 8). The appendices contain a Naueti-English glossary, three transcribed texts and a Matebianic Swadesh list.
Supervisor: Schapper, Antoinette
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Linguistics (Research master)
Specialisation: Descriptive linguistics
ECTS Credits: 30
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/38836
 

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