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Daniels, Don

Grammatical Reconstruction

The Sogeram Languages of New Guinea

Reihe:Studies in Language Change [SLC] 16

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

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    Erscheinungsdatum:
    2020
    Erscheint:
    März 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-11-061514-2
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    There is still widespread disagreement among historical linguists about how, or whether, syntactic reconstruction can be done. This book presents a comprehensive methodology for syntactic reconstruction, grounded in a constructional understanding of language. The author then uses that methodology to reconstruct Proto-Sogeram, the ancestor to ten languages in Papua New Guinea. Chapters are devoted to phonology, lexicon, verbal morphosyntax, nominal morphosyntax, and syntactic constructions. The work culminates in a sketch of Proto-Sogeram grammar. Based largely on the author's original fieldwork, this is an innovative application of a novel methodology to new data, and the most complete reconstruction of a Papuan proto-language to date. It will be of interest to scholars of language change, language reconstruction, typology, and Papuan languages.

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    23,0 x 15,5 cm
    XII, 344 Seiten
    7 Abb. 72 Tabellen
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Sprache:
    Englisch
    Werktyp:
    Monographie
    Schlagwort(e):
    Papua Neuguinea; Syntax; Konstruktionsgrammatik; Vergleichende Methode
    Zielgruppe:
    Researchers, Students

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