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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Grammar of Yeri a Torricelli language of Papua New Guinea
by Wilson, Jennifer, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017, 833; 10255769
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation is a grammar of Yeri, an endangered Torricelli language spoken in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. The language is still spoken, to at least some degree, by approximately 100–150 speakers, most of whom live in Yapunda village. This grammar is based on primary data collected from Yeri speakers during the author’s eleven months of fieldwork, which was spread out over the course of three field trips. The primary data on which this grammar is founded can be accessed at The Language Archive. This grammar constitutes the first description of the Yeri language.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dryer, Matthew
Commitee: Good, Jeff, Michelson, Karin
School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Department: Linguistics
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 78/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Linguistics
Keywords: Grammar, Papua new guinea, Sandaun province, Torricelli language, Yapunda, Yeri
Publication Number: 10255769
ISBN: 978-1-369-59387-7
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