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Title: Warembori
Written By: Mark Donohue
URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 341
Description:

Warembori is a language spoken by 600-700 people living in river mouths on
the north coast of the island of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of
Irian Jaya. It has not been previously described in any grammatical detail,
and this sketch presents some of the complexities of applicative and noun
incorporation structures, as well as aspects of its interesting phonology.
A structuralist approach is taken to the description, allowing the
morphosyntax of the language itself determine the categories used in the
description, rather than impose a particular theoretical model on the data.
After surveying the main grammatical constructions in Warembori, including
notes on the speakers preferences for alternative constructions, the
description is concluded with notes on the genetic affiliations of
Warembori with respect to nearby Papuan and Austronesian languages, a
wordlist and a short text to illustrate the language in spoken context.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Warembori
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895866466
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 100
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