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Journal Title: Language and Linguistics in Melanesia
Volume/Issue:   SI 2012 /
Date: 2012-2013
Table of Contents: Please visit our Journal's website,, to browse through LLM Special Issue 2012, which brings to you the Proceedings of the Conference on the History, Contact and Classification of Papuan Languages held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2-3 February 2012. Part I appeared in Oct 2012; Part II appeared in July, 2013.

Change in Traditional Numerals Systems in Mian and Other Trans New Guinea Languages – S. Fedden

Verbs with Pronominal Object Prefixes in Finisterre-Huon Languages – E. Suter

Reassessing the Wider Genealogical Affiliations of the Timor-Alor-Pantar Languages – L. Robinson & G. Holton

How Reconstructable Is Proto Trans New Guinea? Problems, Progress, Prospects - A. Pawley

Some Notes on the Tsaukambo Language of West Papua - L. de Vries

The Historical Relation of the Papuan Languages of Timor and Kisar – A. Schapper, J. Huber, & A. van Engelenhoven

The Keuw Isolate: Preliminary Materials and Classification - D. Kamholz

The Greater Awyu Language Family of West Papua – L. de Vries, R. Wester & W. van den Heuvel

A Classification of Papuan Languages – Wichmann, S.

Inheritance, Contact and Change in the New Guinea Islands Evidentiality Area - San Roque, L. & Loughnane, R.

Pronouns and the (Preliminary) Classification of Papuan Languages - Hammarström, H.
Publisher: Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): Korowai
Tok Pisin
Language Family(ies): East Papuan
Trans-New Guinea
West Papuan
Central Papuan
West Bomberai
North Halmahera
LL Issue: 24.2985