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 045   plus either LING 001   or LING 050 .
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ESCH. ASIA.
Fall 2023. Gasser.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics  
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