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dc.contributor.authorDöhler, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10 03:00:38
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:31:44Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:31:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-04
dc.identifier1004851
dc.identifier.issn2363-5568
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25243
dc.description.abstractKomnzo is a Papuan language of Southern New Guinea spoken by around 250 people in the village of Rouku. Komnzo belongs to the Tonda subgroup of the Yam language family, which is also known as the Morehead Upper-Maro group. This grammar provides the first comprehensive description of a Yam language. It is based on 16 months of fieldwork. The primary source of data is a text corpus of around 12 hours recorded and transcribed between 2010 and 2015. Komnzo provides many fields of future research, but the most interesting aspect of its structure lies in the verb morphology, to which the two largest chapters of the grammar are dedicated. Komnzo verbs may index up to two arguments showing agreement in person, number and gender. Verbs encode 18 TAM categories, valency, directionality and deictic status. Morphological complexity lies not only in the amount of categories that verbs may express, but also in the way these are encoded.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Diversity Linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFL Palaeography (history of writing)::CFLA Writing systems, alphabets
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.titleA grammar of Komnzo
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5281/zenodo.1477799
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy0bad921f-3055-43b9-a9f1-ea5b2d949173
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLanguage Science Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://langsci-press.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Knowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9783961101252
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationBerlin
oapen.grant.number104791
oapen.grant.programLanguage Science Press 2018 - 2020


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