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Title: Papers in Papuan Linguistics NO.2
Edited By: Karl J. Franklin
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Franklin, Karl, ed. Papers in Papuan Linguistics No.2. 1997, viii+361pp. Softcover. Papers by David Briley, Duane A. Clouse, Philip C. Fields, Donald Laycock, J.A. LLoyd. Three Papuan language areas of Irian Jaya and one in Papua New Guinea ( Baruya tone, an Angan language family member) are described in this volume. The Irian languages are Bauzi, Orya and the Lake Plains area - a comparative study. A short contribution on the Tok Pisin, 'Sanguma' is also included.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Tok Pisin
Orya
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ISBN: 0858834421
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Pages: 361
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