Structure of Wamesa
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LING 067. Structure of Wamesa


Wamesa is a member of the under-studied South Halmahera-West New Guinea subgroup of the Austronesian language family, with roughly 5000 speakers in West Papua, Indonesia. It has a number of typologically rare morphological and syntactic features, such as infixation and Noun-Adj-Det-Num word order. This course will investigate the major phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the language using both primary data and published sources. We will also look at the history of the language and its cultural/political context.
Prerequisite: LING 050   and LING 045   or permission of the instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Gasser.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics  
Department website: http://swarthmore.edu/linguistics


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