Author: Louise Baird
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858835 Pages: 258 Price: AUS $ 60.00 Comment: excl. GST
The languages spoken on the Alor archipelago in Indonesia are geographically the west-most non-Austronesian languages. Klon is one of these languages, spoken on the west coast of the island of Alor . This is the first descriptive grammar of Klon, adding to the slowly growing - but as yet mainly unpublished - body of knowledge concerning the structure of the Alor languages.
This grammar is primarily based on a corpus of spoken texts from the Bring dialect. Phonetics and phonology, morphology, clausal and inter-clausal syntax are described, including the pronominal system which works on an agentive basis, and commonly used serial verb constructions.