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Mon Sep 20 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics: Dutton

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        1.    Julie Manley, Reconstructing Proto Koiarian: Dutton

Message 1: Reconstructing Proto Koiarian: Dutton
Date: 19-Sep-2010
From: Julie Manley <julie.manleyanu.edu.au>
Subject: Reconstructing Proto Koiarian: Dutton
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Title: Reconstructing Proto Koiarian
Subtitle: The history of a Papuan language family
Published: 2010
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Author: Tom E. Dutton
Paperback: ISBN: 9789858836099 Pages: 126 Price: AUS $ 39.60 Comment: Inc.GST
Paperback: ISBN: 9789858836099 Pages: 126 Price: AUS $ 36.00 Comment: Overseas
Abstract:

In a 1969 publication the author proposed a Koiarian family consisting of
six languages: Koita, Koiari, Mountain Koiari, Ă–mie, Managalasi and Barai.
This family, part of the putative Trans New Guinea group of Papuan
languages, stretches from around Port Moresby on the southern coast of
southeast Papua almost to the sea on the north coast at the eastern end of
the Hydrographers' Ranges.

In the current work the author enlarges on the lexicostatistically based
1969 work and applies the comparative method of historical linguistics to
the Koiarian languages, identifying shared innovations that define
subgroups within the family and reconstructing the protophonology and about
120 lexical items of Proto Koiarian. He provides similar reconstructions
for Proto Koiaric and Proto Baraic, the languages ancestral to the two
major subgroups within Koiarian.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Koiarian

Written In: English (eng )

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