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LINGUIST List 18.1930

Wed Jun 27 2007

Books: Language Description/Typology: Kratochvil

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Rianne Giethoorn, A Grammar of Abui: Kratochvil

Message 1: A Grammar of Abui: Kratochvil
Date: 26-Jun-2007
From: Rianne Giethoorn <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: A Grammar of Abui: Kratochvil

Title: A Grammar of Abui
Subtitle: A Papuan language of Alor
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2007
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

Author: Frantisek Kratochvil
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 542 Price: Europe EURO 36.99

This work contains the first comprehensive description of Abui, a language
of the Trans New Guinea family spoken approximately by 16,000 speakers in
the central part of the Alor Island in Eastern Indonesia. The description
focuses on the northern dialect of Abui as spoken in the village Takalelang.

This study is based on primary data collected by the author on Alor. With
Pantar island, Alor Island is the western-most area where Papuan languages
are spoken.

Abui syntax is characterized by rigid head-final word order. The language
presents a number of typologically interesting features such as semantic
alignment. Characteristic for Abui is the extensive use of generic verbs.
Generic verbs appear as parts of complex verbs or in serial verb

This grammar covers the phonology, morphology and basic syntax of Abui. The
appendix contains several Abui texts and word lists.

Not being written against any particular theoretical background, this book
is of interest to scholars of both Papuan and Austronesian languages, as
well as linguistic typology.

Linguistic Field(s): Typology
                            Language Description
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Abui (abz)

Written In: English (eng )

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