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Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits

Volume 3. Linguistics

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C. G. Seligmann, A. Wilkin, A. C. Haddon, G. Pimm
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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179874

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  • Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940) was a highly influential British anthropologist and ethnologist who was instrumental in the foundation of a school of anthropology at Cambridge University. During 1898 and 1899, Haddon led an expedition which conducted ethnographical research in the Torres Strait, New Guinea, and Borneo. The main results of this expedition were compiled in a series of volumes, written by various contributors. Originally published in 1907, this is the third in that series. It was written entirely by Sidney H. Ray (1858–1939), a prominent member of the expedition and a renowned scholar of Melanesian languages. The text contains information on a broad variety of languages from the region, including grammatical guides and vocabularies. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in linguistics, anthropology, or ethnology.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179874
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Languages of Torres Straits:
    1. Introduction
    2. A grammar of the language spoken by the western islanders of Torres Straits
    3. A grammar of the Miriam language spoken by the eastern islanders of Torres Straits
    4. A vocabulary of the language of Mabuiag
    5. A vocabulary of the Miriam language spoken by the eastern islanders of Torres Straits
    6. A list of introduced and adapted words
    7. An English index to the Mabuiag and Miriam vocabularies
    8. The literature of the western islanders of Torres Straits
    9. The literature of the eastern islanders of Torres Straits
    10. The jargon English of Torres Straits
    11. The gesture language of the western islanders C. G. Seligmann and A. Wilkin
    12. The gesture language of the eastern islanders A. C. Haddon
    13. Fire signals in Torres Straits C. G. Seligmann and A. C. Haddon
    Part II. The Languages of Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland:
    14. Introduction
    15. Structure of the languages
    16. The Yaraik─âna language of Cape York
    17. Vocabulary of the Otati language spoken at Cape Grenville C. G. Seligmann and G. Pimm
    18. A short comparative vocabulary of the Languages of Cape York Peninsula
    Part III. The Languages of British New Guinea:
    19. Introduction
    20. Classification
    21. Geographical distribution of the Papuan and Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    22. Papuan languages west of the Fly River
    23. A grammar of the Kiwai language with notes on the Mawata dialect
    24. The languages of the Papuan Gulf
    25. Grammar notes on the Namau language spoken in the Purari Delta
    26. A grammar of the Toaripi language spoken at the eastern end of the Gulf of Papua
    27. Papuan languages of the central British New Guinea
    28. Grammar notes on the Koita language spoken in the Central District, British New Guinea
    29. Papuan languages of the north eastern coast
    30. Grammar Notes on the Binandele language spoken in the north east of British New Guinea
    31. Papuan languages of the south eastern coast and Louisiade Archipelago
    32. A comparative vocabulary of the Papuan languages of British New Guinea
    33. The Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    34. Phonology of the Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    35. A comparative grammar of the Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    36. Numeration and numerals in the Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    37. Comparative vocabulary of the Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    Part IV. The Linguistic Position of the Languages of Torrres Straits, Australia, and British New Guinea:
    38. Introduction
    39. Linguistic position of the languages of Torres Straits
    40. Linguistic position of the Australian languages
    41. Linguistic position of the Papuan languages
    42. Linguistic position of the Melanesian languages of British New Guinea
    43. General linguistic summary
    Maps.

  • Authors

    A. C. Haddon

    Sidney H. Ray

    Contributors

    C. G. Seligmann, A. Wilkin, A. C. Haddon, G. Pimm

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