Birth-Order Term Borrowing as Evidence for Historical Interaction Patterns in the Saruwaged Mountains of Papua New Guinea
Austronesian languages of the Markham River valley and neighbouring Papuan languages feature birth-order term systems with up to sixteen members. All Papuan languages on the opposite side of the Saruwaged Mountains from the Markham River valley lack birth-order term systems, except the dialect of Nungon spoken in a single village, Kotet, in the Uruwa River valley. The birth-order terms of Kotet village are clearly cognate with those of Papuan and Austronesian languages on the other side of the...[Show more]
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