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"Pacific Linguistics is happy to announce the publication of the titles below: A grammar of Tetun Dili, by Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger ... Tetun Dili is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language in Dili, East Timor. It is also spoken as a lingua franca throughout much of this fledgling nation, and is set to become its national language. ... This work constitutes the most detailed grammatical description to date of any language of East Timor, complementing an earlier description of Tetun Terik as spoken in West Timor." Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra

PACIFIC LINGUISTICS is happy to announce the publication of the ... titles below:
A grammar of Tetun Dili
by Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger
These works are described below.
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A grammar of Tetun Dili

by Catharina Williams-van Klinken, John Hajek, Rachel Nordlinger PL 520

Tetun Dili is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language in Dili, East Timor.  It is also spoken as a lingua franca throughout much of this fledgling nation, and is set to become its national language.  This grammar describes the basic structure of Tetun Dili, covering phonology and morphology, as well as phrase-, clause- and sentence-level syntax.  It is based on a corpus of both spoken and written texts, supplemented by elicitation.  While the focus is primarily on the spoken language, comparisons are made with both written and liturgical varieties.  In contrast to the more conservative Tetun Terik variety, Tetun Dili shows strong Portuguese influence after centuries of contact, particularly in its lexicon and phonology.  This work constitutes the most detailed grammatical
description to date of any language of East Timor, complementing an earlier description of Tetun Terik as spoken in West Timor.

ISBN: 0 85883 509 6
AUS $24.75 International $22.50


Also from the same publisher:
C-155
A Grammar of the Fehan Dialect of Tetun,
an Austronesian Language of West Timor

Catharina van Klinken

Tetun is an Austronesian language spoken in the central and eastern parts of the island of Timor. It is widely used throughout East Timor as a lingua franca, in addition to being a first language in some regions. This description comprises a detailed grammar of the conservative Fehan dialect, spoken near the south coast of West Timor. It is primarily based on a corpus of spoken and written texts, supplemented by elicitation and daily exposure to the language. The description covers a phonology and morphology, as well as phrase, clause and sentence-level syntax. This is the first detailed grammar of any of the dozen or so Austronesian language spoken in central and eastern Timor. It complements earlier Dutch descriptions of Dawan and Roti, spoken in West Timor and the neighbouring island of Roti respectively.

1999 ISBN 0 85883 514 2 xxx+355pp
AUS$70.00 Weight 700g


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