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A RECONSTRUCTION OF PROTO-NORTHERN ADELBERT PHONOLOGY AND LEXICON

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Title:A RECONSTRUCTION OF PROTO-NORTHERN ADELBERT PHONOLOGY AND LEXICON
Authors:Pick, Andrew Nicholas
Contributors:Blust, Robert (advisor)
Linguistics (department)
Keywords:Linguistics
comparative method
historical linguistics
madang
papua new guinea
show 2 morepapuan languages
sound change
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Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:This dissertation concerns the Northern Adelbert languages, a group of 23 Papuan languages spoken in Madang province, Papua New Guinea. The dissertation has two main components, .synchronic descriptions of Northern Adelbert languages, and an investigation of the diachronic changes in these languages. The synchronic descriptions outline the basics of each languages' phonology and verb morphology, with a focus on several languages which were previously poorly documented: Barem (ISO 639-3: buq), Manep (mkr), Mokati (wnb), Karian (bql), and Gavak (dmc). The diachronic component of the dissertation presents a reconstruction of Proto-Northern Adelbert phonology and lexicon, the ancestral language of the Northern Adelbert languages, as well as reconstructions of interstage proto-languages for various subgroups of Northern Adelbert., and presents a tree-structure classification for the family based on shared innovations.
Pages/Duration:485 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73354
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Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Linguistics


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