A Grammar of Nungon

A Grammar of Nungon

Today many Nungon speakers travel to the coast at least every few years for coconuts—prized in cooking, but not grown at higher elevations. Nungon speakers used to harvest salt at the coast, a procedure still remembered in detail by ...

Author: Hannah Sarvasy

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004340107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A Grammar of Nungon is the comprehensive reference grammar of Nungon, a previously-undescribed Papuan language of northeast Papua New Guinea. Hannah Sarvasy provides a rich description of the language in its cultural context, based on original immersion fieldwork.
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A Grammar of Nungon

A Grammar of Nungon

Four complete interlinearized Nungon monologues and dialogues supplement the copious textual examples. A Grammar of Nungon sets a new standard of thoroughness for reference works on languages of this region.

Author: Hannah Sarvasy

Publisher: Grammars and Sketches of the W

ISBN: 9004337504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

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A Grammar of Nungon is the comprehensive reference grammar of Nungon, a previously-undescribed Papuan language of northeast Papua New Guinea. Hannah Sarvasy provides a rich description of the language in its cultural context, based on original immersion fieldwork.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Writing to Children in Indigenous Languages

Teaching Writing to Children in Indigenous Languages

A grammar of Nungon, a Papuan language of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (PhD dissertation). Cairns: James Cook University. Sarvasy, H. (2014b). Non-spatial setting in Nungon. In H. Sarvasy (Ed.), Nonspatial setting in ...

Author: Ari Sherris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351049665

Category: Education

Page: 296

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This volume brings together studies of instructional writing practices and the products of those practices from diverse Indigenous languages and cultures. By analyzing a rich diversity of contexts—Finland, Ghana, Hawaii, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, and more—through biliteracy, complexity, and genre theories, this book explores and demonstrates critical components of writing pedagogy and development. Because the volume focuses on Indigenous languages, it questions center-margin perspectives on schooling and national language ideologies, which often limit the number of Indigenous languages taught, the domains of study, and the age groups included.
Categories: Education

A Grammar of Murui Bue

A Grammar of Murui  Bue

A Grammar of Nungon: A Papuan Language of Northeast New Guinea. Leiden: Brill. Sawyer, R. (1997). Roger Casement's Diaries. 1910: The Black and the White. London: Pimlico. Schindler, H. (1977). Carijona and manakïnï: an opposition in ...

Author: Katarzyna I. Wojtylak

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004432673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

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A Grammar of Murui (Bue) by Katarzyna Wojtylak is the first complete description of Murui (Witoto, Huitoto) spoken in Colombia and Peru. It is an important contribution to the study of Witotoan languages and linguistic typology of Northwest Amazonia.
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Commands

Commands

A grammar of Nungon , a Papuan language of Morobe Province , Papua New Guinea ' . ... Breaking the clause chains : Non - canonical medial clauses in Nungon ' , Studies in Language 39 ( 3 ) . Sarvasy , Hannah . 2015c .

Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192524737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This book focuses on the form and the function of commands—directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders—from a typological perspective. A team of internationally-renowned experts in the field examine the interrelationship of these speech acts with cultural stereotypes and practices, as well as their origins and development, especially in the light of language contact. The volume begins with an introduction outlining the marking and the meaning of imperatives and other ways of expressing commands and directives. Each of the chapters that follow offers an in-depth analysis of commands in a particular language. These analyses are cast in terms of 'basic linguistic theory'—a cumulative typological functional framework—and the chapters are arranged and structured in a way that allows useful comparison between them. The languages investigated include Quechua, Japanese, Lao, Aguaruna and Ashaninka Satipo (both from Peru), Dyirbal (from Australia), Zenzontepec Chatino (from Mexico), Nungon, Tayatuk, and Karawari (from Papua New Guinea), Korowai (from West Papua), Wolaitta (from Ethiopia), and Northern Paiute (a native language of the United States).
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Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language Volume II

Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language  Volume II

10 Conclusion Certain types of quantification anticipated by classical logic are absent from Nungon grammar and discourse. For instance, Nungon has no comparative construction for comparing qualities, hence no comparative quantifiers.

Author: Denis Paperno

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319443300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1010

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This work presents the structure, distribution and semantic interpretation of quantificational expressions in languages from diverse language families and typological profiles. The current volume pays special attention to underrepresented languages of different status and endangerment level. Languages covered include American and Russian Sign Languages, and sixteen spoken languages from Africa, Australia, Papua, the Americas, and different parts of Asia. The articles respond to a questionnaire the editors constructed to enable detailed crosslinguistic comparison of numerous features. They offer comparable information on semantic classes of quantifiers (generalized existential, generalized universal, proportional, partitive), syntactically complex quantifiers (intensive modification, Boolean compounds, exception phrases, etc.), and several more specific issues such as quantifier scope ambiguities, floating quantifiers, and binary (type 2) quantifiers. The book is intended for semanticists, logicians interested in quantification in natural language, and general linguists as articles are meant to be descriptive and theory independent. The book continues and expands the coverage of the Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language (2012) by the same editors, and extends the earlier work in Matthewson (2008), Gil et al. (2013) and Bach et al (1995).
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The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

She has conducted immersion fieldwork on Nungon (Papuan), Kim and Bom (Atlantic; Sierra Leone), and Tashelhit Berber. Her publications include A Grammar of Nungon: A Papuan Language of Northeast New Guinea (Brill, 2017), ...

Author: Aleksandra I︠U︡rʹevna Aĭkhenvalʹd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198759515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 929

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The first volume to offer a thorough and systematic account of evidentiality and the expression of information source, Illustrated with extensive data from a range of typologically diverse languages, Introductory chapter offers practical advice for fieldworkers investigating evidentially, Interdisciplinary in nature with insights from typology, semantics, pragmatics, language description, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and psycholinguistics Book jacket.
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Celebrating Indigenous Voice

Celebrating Indigenous Voice

Breaking the clause chains: Non-canonical medial clauses in Nungon. Studies in Language 39(3). 664–696. Sarvasy, Hannah S. 2017a. A grammar of Nungon: A Papuan language of northeast New Guinea. Leiden: Brill. Sarvasy, Hannah S. 2017b.

Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110789836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Every society thrives on stories, legends and myths. This volume explores the linguistic devices employed in the astoundingly rich narrative traditions in the tropical hot-spots of linguistic and cultural diversity, and the ways in which cultural changes and new means of communication affect narrative genres and structures. It focusses on linguistic and cultural facets of the narratives in the areas of linguistic diversity across the tropics and surrounding areas — New Guinea, Northern Australia, Siberia, and also the Tibeto-Burman region. The introduction brings together the recurrent themes in the grammar and the substance of the narratives. The twelve contributions to the volume address grammatical forms and categories deployed in organizing the narrative and interweaving the protagonists and the narrator. These include quotations, person of the narrator and the protagonist, mirativity, demonstratives, and clause chaining. The contributors also address the kinds of narratives told, their organization and evolution in time and space, under the impact of post-colonial experience and new means of communication via social media. The volume highlights the importance of documenting narrative tradition across indigenous languages.
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Bridging constructions

Bridging constructions

Her publications include A Grammar of Nungon: A Papuan Language of Northeast New Guinea (Brill, 2017), Word Hunters: Field Linguists on Fieldwork (John Benjamins, 2018), and articles and book chapters on topics in Nungon grammar, ...

Author: Valérie Guérin

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961101412

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Page: 296

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Many descriptive grammars report the use of a linguistic pattern at the interface between discourse and syntax which is known generally as tail-head linkage. This volume takes an unprecedented look at this type of linkage across languages and shows that there exist three distinct variants, all subsumed under the hypernym bridging constructions. The chapters highlight the defining features of these constructions in the grammar and their functional properties in discourse. The volume reveals that: Bridging constructions consist of two clauses: a reference clause and a bridging clause. Across languages, bridging clauses can be subordinated clauses, reduced main clauses, or main clauses with continuation prosody.Bridging constructions have three variants: recapitulative linkage, summary linkage and mixed linkage. They differ in the formal makeup of the bridging clause.In discourse, the functions that bridging constructions fulfil depend on the text genres in which they appear and their position in the text.If a language uses more than one type of bridging construction, then each type has a distinct discourse function.Bridging constructions can be optional and purely stylistic or mandatory and serve a grammatical purpose.Although the difference between bridging constructions and clause repetition can be subtle, they maintain their own distinctive characteristics.
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The Art of Grammar

The Art of Grammar

213–24 of Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture and Personality, edited by David G. Mandelbaum. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Sarvasy, Hannah. Forthcoming. A grammar of Nungon, ...

Author: Aleksandr Aĭkhenvalʹd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199683222

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 405

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This book introduces the principles and practice of writing a comprehensive reference grammar. It describes the means of collecting, analysing, and organizing data, and discusses the typological parameters that can be used to explore relationships with other languages.
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