Search for dissertations about: "Papua New Guinea"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Papua New Guinea.

  1. 1. Topics in the grammar of Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

    Author : Eva Lindström; William McGregor; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Deskriptiv grammatik; papuanska språk; kuot; descriptive linguistics; descriptive grammar; Papuan languages; New Ireland; Papua New Guinea; Papua nya guinea; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Social anthropology ethnography; Socialantrolopologi etnografi; General Linguistics; allmän språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis describes certain areas in the grammar of the little-known Kuot language, spoken by some 1,500 people in New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea. Kuot is an isolate, and is the only non-Austronesian (Papuan) language of that province. The analyses presented here are based on original data from 18 months of linguistic fieldwork. READ MORE

  2. 2. Having head and showing knowledge : language shift, Christianity and notions of self in a Papua New Guinean village

    Author : Don Kulick; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Socialantropologi; Etnografi; Papua; Nya Guinea;

    Abstract : In the swampy jungles of northern Papua New Guinea lies an isolated little villagepopulated by about 100 people called Gapun. The majority of the villagers of Gapun are biormultilingual, but their mother tongue is a vernacular language which they call Taiap. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fighting Lucifer : the state and its enemies in Papua New Guinea

    Author : Alexander Wanek; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

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  4. 4. Language, literacy and code-switching in a Papua New Guinean village

    Author : Christopher Stroud; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Papuaner; Nya Guinea; Papuaspråk;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the language and sociolinguistic practices of a small group of people living in a village called Gapun in the Papua New Guinean swamps. Gapun has traditionally been a highly multilingual society, but today two languages dominate the villagers’ verbal repertoire, the lingua franca Tok Pisin and the local vernacular Taiap. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sagali and the Kula : A Regional Systems Analysis of the Massim

    Author : Johnny Persson; Socialantropologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political organization; exchange systems; structural transformations; reproductive models; regional analysis; kula; Trobriands; Massim; Melanesia; Papua New Guinea; Cultural anthropology; ethnology; Kulturantropologi; etnologi;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with developing a consistent regional perspective on the Massim peoples of southeastern Papua New Guinea, a task largely neglected by earlier anthropological studies, it is claimed, or, when sometimes attempted, unsuccessfully accomplished for a number of reasons, both methodological and theoretical. The author uses a comparative approach for investigating a selection of Massim societies. READ MORE