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  A sketch grammar of pondi

Barlow, R. (2020). A sketch grammar of pondi. Acton: ANU Press. doi:10.22459/SGP.2020.

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Barlow, Russell1, Author              
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1Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074311              

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Free keywords: Arts & Humanities: Linguistics ; Pacific: Papua New Guinea
 Abstract: This book provides the first grammatical description of Pondi, a severely endangered language spoken by fewer than 300 people, almost all of whom live in a single village in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Pondi is a non-Austronesian (i.e. Papuan) language, belonging to the Ulmapo branch of the Keram family. A Sketch Grammar of Pondi includes ethnographic information, with ample discussion of language vitality and endangerment. The grammatical description begins with phonetics and phonology, before turning to major and minor word classes. The description of nominal morphology focuses especially on Pondi’s irregular number affixation and stem alternation, while the description of verbal morphology is largely concerned with aspect and mood suffixation. Syntax is discussed both at the level of the phrase and at the level of the clause. Topics in syntax, such as questions, commands, negation and conditionals are discussed. Following the grammatical description, there is a lexicon of over 600 Pondi words, presented both as a Pondi-to-English word list and as an English-to-Pondi finder list.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-072020
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: xiv, 200
 Publishing info: Acton : ANU Press
 Table of Contents: Introduction
Phonetics and phonology
Nominal morphology
Verbal morphology
Other word classes
Phrase-level syntax
Clause-level syntax
The syntax of sentences
Lexicon
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.22459/SGP.2020
ISBN: 9781760463830
ISBN: 9781760463847
Other: shh2670
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Title: Asia-Pacific Linguistics
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