ERIC Number: ED034189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Papers in Borneo Linguistics No. 1. Pacific Linguistics, Series A--Occasional Papers No. 20.
Prentice, D. J.
The first paper in this volume, "A Wordlist for Use in Borneo," is a listing of 250 items in English, accompanied by notes and glosses in colloquial Malay (as spoken in Sabah). It is intended to be used in eliciting linguistic information in Borneo and to serve as "a guide to relationships between languages of the region, and not as a basis for strict lexicostatistical analyses of those languages." The language examined in the second paper, "Verbal Inflection in Sabah Murut," is not to be confused with a different language of the same name (also known as Lun Daya), most of whose speakers are found in Sarawak and Indonesian Borneo. The forms quoted in this paper are from the Timugon dialect, spoken in the Tenom region (Interior Residency, Sabah). The discussion of verbal inflection covers (1) mode, (2) focus, (3) type, and (4) aspect. "Phonemes of Sabah Murut," the final paper, is a discussion of (1) terminology; (2) nonsegmental phonemes, e.g., stress, phrase-juncture, clause-terminals, and pitch; (3) segmental phonemes, e.g., phonemes and allophones, minimal pairs, structure, and structural limitations; and (4) sporadic segments, e.g., extrasystematic phonemes, phonemes in loan-words, and segments of uncertain phonemic status. A Listing of Pacific Linguistics publications is included in this volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: Indonesian Languages, Malay, Morphology (Languages), Phonemes, Phonology, Reference Materials, Tagmemic Analysis, Verbs, Word Lists
The Secretary, "Pacific Linguistics," Dept. of Linguistics, The Australian National University, Box 4, P.O., Canberra, A.C.T. 2600, Australia ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Australian National Univ., Canberra.