Wampar-English dictionary : with an English-Wampar finder list / Hans Fischer and Bettina Beer.

Author
Fisher, Hans [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021.
  • ©2021
Description
1 online resource (ix, 345 pages) : map

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Series
Asia-Pacific linguistics. [More in this series]
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This ethnographic dictionary is the result of Hans Fischer's long-term fieldwork among the Wampar, who occupy the middle Markham Valley in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Their language, Dzob Wampar, belongs to the Markham family of the Austronesian languages. Today most Wampar speak not only Wampar but also PNG's lingua franca, Tok Pisin. Six decades of Wampar research has documented the extent and speed of change in the region. Today, mining, migration and the commodification of land are accelerating the pace of change in Wampar communities, resulting in great individual differences in knowledge of the vernacular. This dictionary covers largely forgotten Wampar expressions as well as loanwords from German and Jabêm that have become part of everyday language. Most entries contain example sentences from original Wampar texts. The dictionary is complemented by an overview of ethnographic research among Wampar, a sketch of Wampar grammar, a bibliography and an English-to-Wampar finder list.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Rights and reproductions note
Licensed under Creative Commons. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
ISBN
  • 1760464791 ((electronic book))
  • 9781760464790 ((electronic book))
OCLC
1273662727
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