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Hua, a Papuan language of the eastern highlands of New Guinea

Author: John Haiman
Publisher: Amsterdam : J. Benjamins, 1980.
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 5.
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Genre/Form: Texts
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Haiman
ISBN: 9027230048 : 9789027230041
OCLC Number: 9081443
Language Note: Includes text in Yagaria.
Description: lii, 550 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. HUA, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea; 2. Acnowledgements; 3. Introduction; 4. Part I: Phonology; 5. 0 The phoneme inventory; 6. 1 Rules which create unmarked syllables; 7. 1.1 Rules of coalescence; 8. 1.2 The rule shwa insertion; 9. 1.3 The interaction of coalescence and shwa insertion; 10. 2 Other contact rules; 11. 2.1 Prenasalization and preglottalization; 12. 2.2 Minor rules; 13. 2.3 Conclusion; 14. 2.4 Summary of rules in sections 1 and 2; 15. 3 Conjugation; 16. 3.1 Verb stem alternations; 17. 3.2 Morphophonemics of the desinences; 18. 3.3 Summary: the rules and their ordering; 19. 3.4 A note on transcription; 20. 4 Suprasegmentals; 21. 4.1 The boundaries; 22. 4.2 The sequential constraints; 23. 4.3 Stress; 24. 4.4 Tone; 25. 5 Summary and conclusions: the distinctive features in Hua; 26. 5.1 Vowels; 27. 5.2 Consonants; 28. Part II: Morphology; 29. 6 The parts of speech: some morphological definitions; 30. 7 Verb complexes; 31. 7.1 Main verbs as compounds: the support verb hu-; 32. 7.2 The auxiliary and desinential suffixes; 33. 7.3 Verbal prefixes; 34. 8 Noun complexes; 35. 8.1 The internal structure of the stem; 36. 8.2 Nominal suffixes; 37. 8.3 Prefixes on the noun complex; 38. 9 Prenominal qualifiers; 39. 9.1 Deictics; 40. 9.2 Quantifiers; 41. 9.3 Modifiers; 42. 10 Miscellaneous parts of speech; 43. 10.1 Postpositions; 44. 10.2 Conjunctions; 45. 10.3 Interjections; 46. 11 Interrogative words; 47. 11.1 Interrogative verbs; 48. 11.2 Interrogative nouns; 49. 12 Syntactic definitions of the parts of speech; 50. 13 Derivational morphology; 51. 13.1 Verbal suffixes; 52. 13.2 Noun-forming suffixes; 53. 13.3 Bivalent nomino-adjectival suffixes; 54. 13.4 Nominalized relative clauses; 55. Part III: Syntax; 56. A further note on transcription; 57. 14 Introduction: word order and constituency; 58. 14.1 The existence of a predicate node; 59. 14.2 The position of desinences in a tree representation; 60. 15 Transitivity; 61. 15.1 Copula and existential verbs; 62. 15.2 Reflexives; 63. 15.3 Benefactive constructions; 64. 15.4 The syntactic structure of to- support; 65. 15.5 Impersonal transitive verbs; 66. 15.6 Ergative and nominative; 67. 16 Agreement phenomena; 68. 16.1 The expression of possession; 69. 16.2 Verb-object agreement; 70. 16.3 Subject-verb agreement; 71. 17 Asymmetrical coordination: medial clauses; 72. 17.1 Coordinate medials; 73. 17.2 The semantics of conditional clauses; 74. 17.3 Subordinate medials; 75. 17.4 A diagnostic for tense; 76. 18 Symmetrical coordination; 77. 19 Modality; 78. 19.1 Desire; 79. 19.2 Dislike, distaste, and fear; 80. 19.3 Ability; 81. 19.4 Permission; 82. 19.5 Obligation and uncertainty; 83. 19.6 Modal opacity and modal neutrality; 84. 20 Discourse; 85. 20.1 A diagnostic for paragraphs; 86. 20.2 Topics; 87. Part IV: Texts; 88. 21 Hua oral literature; 89. 21.1 Origin of the Siane; 90. 21.2 The man who fucked knotholes; 91. 21.3 How penes got short; 92. 21.4 The wild woman and the domesticated woman; 93. Appendix: the linguistic landscape; 94. 22 Hua in its multilingual context; 95. 22.1 Comparative notes on Zavina (Gimi); 96. 22.2 Comparative notes on Kma (Siane); 97. References
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 5.
Responsibility: John Haiman.

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