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Magɨ: An Undocumented Language of Papua New Guinea

Daniels, Don


In this paper I introduce Magɨ, a previously undocumented speech variety of central Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Magɨ is closely related to the Aisi language; however, I argue that it should not be considered an Aisi dialect but rather a separate language. I present arguments from various domains in support of this position, including lexicon, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical change, mutual intelligibility, and language attitudes. The facts provided as evidence for these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceanic Linguistics
DOI: 10.1353/ol.2016.0004
Access Rights: Open Access


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