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A grammar of Motuna (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea)

Onishi, Masayuki


This thesis is a descriptive grammar of Motuna, a Non-Austronesian language spoken by several thousand people in the south-western part of Bougainville (called Siwai), Papua New Guinea. It belongs to the Buin Family of the Eastern Bougainville stock, in the Bougainville Phylum. This grammar is based on the analysis of narrative texts provided by four speakers of the standard Motuna. Motuna is a both head and dependent marking agglutinative language with complex morphology. Like most...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994-11-18
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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