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The Markham languages of Papua New Guinea : a history of the Austronesian languages of the Markham and Ramu Valleys, Papua New Guinea

Holzknecht, Susanne Carol


The main aims of this work are to establish the status of the Austronesian languages of the Markham Valley and its hinterland and of the upper Ramu Valley in Papua New Guinea, in relation to other languages of the Oceanic group, and to de11neate their sub-groupings. Descriptions of the phonolog1es and morphosyntactic systems are provided as the basis for the comparative analysis. A reconstruction of the history of these languages is attempted, using the available linguistic, historical,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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