Title: A Grammar of Maybrat
Subtitle: A language of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
Author: Philomena Dol
Paperback: ISBN: 7980858835 Pages: 328 Price: AUS $ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 7980858835 Pages: 328 Price: AUS $ 64.90 Comment: for Australia; includes GST
Maybrat is a Papuan language which is spoken in the central area of the Bird's Head Peninsula, Papua Province, Indonesia. Despite the fact that it is one of the larger local languages in Papua Province in terms of numbers of speakers, a comprehensive grammar on this language has hitherto not been published.
This book aims to give an overview of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the Maybrat language as it is spoken by the people of Ayawasi. Ideally, this work can be used as a reference grammar: it gives information about the most important structural and typological aspects of Maybrat. With this in mind, the grammar is full of illustrative examples centred around contrasts in form and meaning, which are discussed in the text.