A grammar of Mauwake

A grammar of Mauwake

by Liisa Berghäll

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ISBN-13: 9783946234289
Publisher: Language Science Press
Publication date: 06/03/2017
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Liisa Berghäll (1950) received her M.A. in English philology at the University of Helsinki in 1975. She worked under the auspices of SIL in Papua New Guinea among the Mauwake speakers from 1978 to 2001 and after that as a linguistic consultant. Together with her co-workers she collected Mauwake language data, analyzed the phonology, basic morphology and syntax, created an alphabet, wrote literacy books and carried out a literacy program, plus translated the New Testament. Concurrently with the work she started postgraduate studies in general linguistics and defended her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Helsinki in 2010. She is retired but does some linguistic consulting.

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