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DICTIONARIES
Crowley, T. A DICTIONARY OF PAAMESE. 1992; xii+256pp. (incl. 1 map).
 ISBN 085883 412 X. AUS$35.00. Pacific Linguistics, C-121.
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This ia a dictionary of the Austronesian language spoken on the island of
Paama in Vanuatu (formely the New Hybrides) in the south-west Pacific.
Beside the Paamese-English listing the dictionary also contains an
English-Paamese index. It complements the author's The Paamese language of
Vanuatu (published by Pacific Linguistics in 1982).
Bradley, D. A DICTIONARY OF THE NORTHERN DIALECT OF LISU (CHINA AND
SOUTHEAST
 ASIA). 1994; xii+275pp. ISBN 0 85883 423 5. AU$30.30
 Pacific Linguistics, C-126.
This dictionary describes the lexicon on the northern dialect of Lisu as
spoken by most Lisu, especially those living in the Nujiang Autonomous
Prefecture north-western Yunnan. It represents Lisu forms in the new Lisu
orthography as used by the majority of Lisu in China. It is based on the
Lisu-Chinese dictionary edited by Xu Lin, MU Yuzhang et. al., and published
by the Yunnan Nationalities Publishing House in 1985. Beside the
Lisu-English listing this dictionary contains an English-Lisu index.
AUSTRALIAN LANGS
Thieberger, N. HANDBOOK OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES SOUTH OF
THE
 KIMBERLEY REGION. 1993; vii+408pp. (incl. 6 maps).
 ISBN 0 85883 418 9. AUS$40.50 Pacific Linguistics, C-124.
This handbook lists material available in and about the Aboriginal
languages spoken south of Kimberley region, Western Australia. Sixty-nine
languages are discussed including two post-contact languages, Western
Australian Aboriginal English and Kriol. Each section contains caps
showing the approximate traditional locations of the languages concerned.
Hercus, L. A GRAMMAR OF THE ARABANA-WANGKANGURRU LANGUAGE, LAKE EYRE
BASIN,
 SOUTH AUSTRALIA. 1994: xx+324pp. (incl.2 maps, 12 photographs).
 ISBN 0 85883 425 1. AUS$43.80. Pacific Linguistics, C-128.
In this volume Luise Hercus records the grammar of a language that was once
spoken to the north and west of lake eure, south Australia, and is now all
but extinct. Arabana and Wangkangurru are closely related dialects of one
language although the speakers regard them as separate languages. Besides
the grammar this book contains a number of thexts and photographs of some
of the principal informants used in the study.
OCEANIA
Hamel, P. A GRAMMAR AND LEXICON OF LONIU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. 1994;
ix+275pp.
 (incl. 1 map). ISBN 0 85883 410 3. Pacific Linguistics, C-103.
This is a grammar and short dictionary of the small Austronesian language
spoken by 450-500 inhabitants of two villages of two villages on the
southern coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. The books also contains
an English-Loniu index and two illustrative texts.
Ferreirinho, N. SELECTED TOPICS IN THE GRAMMAR OF LIMOS KALINGA, THE
 THE PHILIPPINES. 1993: viii+125pp. (incl.1 map).
 ISBN 0 85883 4197. AUS$34.00 Pacific Linguistics, B-109.
Limos Kalinga is one of ten dialects of Kalinga, a Central Cordilleran
language spoken in the northern part of Luzon, The Philippines. The study
includes a description of word classes, noun phrase and verbal morphology,
different types of sentences, topicalisation, and reduplication. It laso
includes a sample text.
Brainard, S. KARAO PHONOLOGY, THE PHILIPPINES, 1994; vi+259pp. (incl. 1
map).
 ISBN 0 85883 420 0. AUS$30.00 Pacific Linguistics, B-110.
Karao is a small Southern Cordilleran language spoken in northern Luzon
near Baguio and nestled in the midst of some 90,000-100,000 Ibaloi
speakers. The language is notable for the amount of variation in the forms
of words that speakers accept. The study argues thet theese variations can
be explained in termns of moras, the primary organizing unit of phonlogical
segments at the word level.
Basel, Linda A. VERB MORPHOLOGY OF MORI, SULAWESI, 1994; x+139pp.
 ISBN 085883 421 9. AUS$23.20 Pacific Linguistics, B-111.
Mori is an Austronesian language of central and south Sulawesi, Indonesia.
It is spoken by about 30,000 people living in this area and by about
another 10,000 people living in the urban centres of Sulawesi and other
Indonesian islands. Besides containing a detailed description of the verb
in Mori this study includes a phonological sketch of the language and a
sample text.
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