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Title: Binandere nominal structures
Authors: Wilson, Jonathan
Keywords: Indo-Pacific Languages
Trans-New Guinea Languages
Noun Phrase
Binandere - Grammar
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: The University of Texas at Arlington
Abstract: Binandere is a Papuan language with an SOV word order which is a member of the eastern Trans-New Guinea Phylum. It is one of sixteen closely related languages spoken in Morobe and Oro Provinces of Papua New Guinea. This thesis is a grammatical description of Binandere nouns, pronouns, demonstratives, and noun phrases. Nouns are organized formally into simple, derived, and compound classes, and by number into kinship and nonkinship classes. Binandere personal names and the Binandere split-ergative case system are also described. Personal pronouns are systematized by means of case marking into absolutive, ergative, genitive, and dative/comitative sets. The demonstrative case system is presented together with a brief description of the articular and referential functions of the demonstrative. Basic, possessive, coordinate, alternative, and appositional noun phrases are also described and classified according to their respective patterns and constituent structures.
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