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A Grammar of Doromu-Koki Robert L. Bradshaw SIL International, James Cook University A Grammar of Doromu-Koki covers major features of this formerly minimally described language of Papua New Guinea. This Papuan language, which has been classified as Southeast Manubaran, is spoken by approximately 2,000 speakers. Half reside in the original community area, located in the Owen Stanley ranges to the east-southeast of the capital, Port Moresby, while the remainder are currently living and working there in the capital. This analysis includes culturally appropriate examples from a corpus collected over a period of 18 years. It follows the Basic Linguistic Theory (Dixon 2010a, 2010b and 2012) and The Art of Grammar (Aikhenvald 2015c) framework. The following core aspects of the language studied include: phonology and morphophonology, word classes, complex predicates and verb phrase structure, clause types and structure, clause combining, discourse-pragmatic devices and features of the lexicon. The analysis seeks to promote the preservation of an already endangered language for the benefit of its speakers, and also for linguistic and anthropological scholarship. Textual examples are supplemented by forty-two interlinearised texts of several genres. Indices further specify details of these texts and any others cited in the analysis. Various interesting lexical items include: homonyms, lexeme senses, verbal semantics, autochthonous versus borrowed synonyms, idioms, borrowed terms and biblical translation key terms. The work concludes with a vocabulary list of all Doromu-Koki words and affixes found therein. ISBN 9783969392058 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Pacific Languages 01. 754pp. 2024. Papua New Guinea Sign Language Dictionary. Vol. I. Dany Adone and Melanie A. Brück University of Cologne in collaboration with John-Paul Hemine, Noah Agino, Michael Lulu, James Knox, and Brent Macpherson The Pacific Islands region is one of the global hot spots of linguistic diversity. However, Indigenous sign languages have rarely been documented so far. Papua New Guinea Sign Language (PNGSL) is an Indigenous sign language that has not been previously docu-mented. Deaf representatives from all provinces of Papua New Guinea have collaborated to document and further develop this Indigenous sign language, which has also been endorsed by the government as the fourth official language. This is the first volume of the PNGSL picture dictionary. The signs in this book have been agreed on by the Deaf community as a first standard to be used for Deaf education, teacher training and interpreting services, while acknowledging the value and coexistence of various regional varieties and of PNGSL. ISBN 9783862901425. Papua New Guinea Sign Language 01. 556pp. 2020. Longgu Grammar Deborah Hill University of Canberra RMW Dixon (series ed.) Longgu is an Oceanic language spoken on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. This grammar is based on fieldwork carried out in the village of Bambasu in 1989 and 1991. The grammar provides a description of the main areas of Longgu grammar. The focus of the grammar is the morphosyntax of the language. Like other Oceanic languages, Longgu exhibits complexity in the areas of transitivity and possession and, while the sections on transitivity and possession provided here could be further elaborated and clarified based on later fieldwork and research on related Oceanic languages, the grammar covers these topics in some detail. The grammar includes a very brief summary of the phonology of the language, and provides an overview of basic clause structure in Longgu. It provides information about word classes and describes the internal structure of the verb phrase (or verb complex), noun phrase, and prepositional phrase. In addition, it describes dependent clauses, co-ordination, and outlines the structure of interrogative clauses. Longgu Grammar is an introduction to the grammar of the language and reflects an initial understanding of a language about which little had been written before this grammar. ISBN 9783862880959. Outstanding grammars from Australia 04. 340pp. 2011.