LINGUIST List 10.1479

Thu Oct 7 1999

Books: Austronesian Langs, Chibchan Langs

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Austronesian Langs - W. Davies, Madurese
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Austronesian Langs - M. Donohue, A Grammar of Warembori (Irian Jaya)
  3. LINCOM EUROPA, Chibchan Lang - D. Holt, Pech (Paya)

Message 1: Austronesian Langs - W. Davies, Madurese

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 20:50:43 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Austronesian Langs - W. Davies, Madurese

MADURESE
William Davies, University of Iowa

With more than 10 million speakers principally on the islands of Madura
and Java, Madurese is the fourth most widely spoken language of
Indonesia. Like the closely related Indonesian, Malay, and other
Western Austronesian languages, Madurese includes as one of its most
salient characteristics a verb-marking system that indicates the most
prominent argument or "focus" of a clause. This grammatical sketch will
detail this system (making possible comparison with closely related
languages) and will examine the principle morphological processes of
affixation (and the principal affixes used) and reduplication (and the
variety of meanings it encodes). The grammatical properties of
anaphora, question formation, nominalization, word order, modification,
verb serialization, and others will be detailed and illustrated with
data from elicitation and connected discourse.

ISBN 3 89586 278 9. 
Languages of the World/Materials 184. 
Ca. 60pp. EUR 25.46 / USD 32.50 / DM 49.80

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3148909; 
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Message 2: Austronesian Langs - M. Donohue, A Grammar of Warembori (Irian Jaya)

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 20:54:42 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Austronesian Langs - M. Donohue, A Grammar of Warembori (Irian Jaya)

WAREMBORI
Mark Donohue, University of Sydney

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. 

Mark Donohue works at the University of Sydney, Australia, and has
previously published a reference grammar of Tukang Besi, an Austronesian
language of Indonesia, and has worked extensively in eastern Indonesia
and Papua New Guinea, publishing both descriptive and theoretical work
on languages of the area and their relation to modern linguistic
research.

ISBN 3 89586 646 6. 
Languages of the World/Materials 341. 
Ca. 100pp. EUR 32.72 / USD 38 / DM 64 

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Message 3: Chibchan Lang - D. Holt, Pech (Paya)

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 20:59:30 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Chibchan Lang - D. Holt, Pech (Paya)

PECH (PAYA)
Dennis Holt, Quinnipiac College, Hamden 

The Pech language, an outlying member of the Chibchan family, is spoken
by a few hundred people in northeastern Honduras. It is a tone-language
of a relatively simple type, with just two distinctive pitch-levels. 
The phonemic inventory includes plain stops (among them just one voiced
stop, b), fricatives, nasals, glides, and both oral and nasal vowels. 
Vowel allophony is largely motivated by syllable-type. 

Pech is largely synthetic, involving rather complex, mostly suffixal
morphology, especially in verb-forms, but also exhibiting prefixing,
vocalic ablaut, reduplication, etc., as active morphological processes. 
Nouns and noun-phrases may be marked for grammatical function with
case-suffixes. Pronominal possession is marked with a prefix on the
possessed noun. Word-order is generally subject-object-verb. Both
qualitative and quantitative adjectives follow the nouns that they
modify; however, demonstrative adjectives precede nouns. Subordination
is a very active process, and complex sentences are common; however,
compound sentences are rare.

Dennis Holt is Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at Quinnipiac
College in Hamden, Connecticut (USA), as well as Senior Language Analyst
with Native American Language Services. He is also Secretary/Treasurer
of the Endangered Language Fund. His sketch of Tol was published earlier
in this series.

ISBN 3 89586 911 2. 
Languages of the World/Materials 366. 
Ca. 80pp. EUR 29.65 / USD 34 / DM 58 


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