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A phonology of mbaham : reduction & contrast



Mbaham is a non-Austronesian language spoken by approximately one thousand people, living in several villages in the Onin region of the Bomberai peninsula in West Papua, Indonesia. Mbaham and two related languages, Iha and Karas, are classified as West Bomberai languages of the Trans-New Guinea family (Ross 2005; Lewis, Simons & Fennig 2014). This thesis examines Mbaham phonology focusing on the language-internal conflict between effort reduction, on one hand, and distinctiveness on the other....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514fddb5e1f
Access Rights: Open Access


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