Wampar-English dictionary : with an English-Wampar finder list (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Wampar-English dictionary : with an English-Wampar finder list

Author: Hans Fisher; Bettina Beer; Australian National University Press.
Publisher: Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021. ©2021
Series: Asia-Pacific linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wampar-English dictionary : with an English-Wampar finder list.
Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, 2021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Fisher; Bettina Beer; Australian National University Press.
ISBN: 9781760464790 1760464791
OCLC Number: 1273662727
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 345 pages) : map
Contents: 1. History of ethnographic research among the Wampar --
2. Heterogeneity and variability of Dzob Wampar --
3. Names, plants and animals --
4. Notes on the sound system and orthography --
5. Grammar sketch --
6. Bibliography --
Wampar-English dictionary --
English-Wampar finder list.
Series Title: Asia-Pacific linguistics.
Responsibility: Hans Fischer and Bettina Beer.

Abstract:

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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