LINGUIST List 32.1135

Mon Mar 29 2021

Books: Doromu-Koki – English Dictionary: Bradshaw

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Date: 14-Mar-2021
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Doromu-Koki – English Dictionary: Bradshaw
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Title: Doromu-Koki – English Dictionary
Subtitle: More than 15,500 combined lexical entries, subentries, example sentences, finder list entries and semantic domains
Series Title: Languages of the World/Dictionaries 77
Published: 2021
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

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Author: Robert L. Bradshaw
Hardback: ISBN: 9783969390429 Pages: 502 Price: Europe EURO 178.00

This dictionary is the culmination of 20 years of language development, involving language data collection, analysis and translation work in the Doromu-Koki language community of Central Province, Papua New Guinea.

As well as nearly 5,000 example sentences, the dictionary includes a brief cultural introduction and grammatical sketch. Also included is a thesaurus based on SIL International dictionary development semantic domains, as well as a few language classified semantic lists. More comprehensive cultural and linguistic studies are referenced in the bibliography, as well as a previous trial dictionary.

The purpose of this dictionary is as a repository of an endangered language, serving as a means of preserving the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Doromu-Koki people for generations to come.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Doromu-Koki (kqc)

Written In: English (eng)

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