The languages of Southern New Guinea

Nicholas Evans, Wayan Arka, Mae Carroll, Yun Jung Choi, Christian Doehler, Volker Gast, Eri Kashima, Emil Mittag, Bruno Olsson, Kyla Quinn, Dineke Schokkin, Philip Tama, Charlotte van Tongeren, Jeff Siegel

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    Southern New Guinea (SNG) can be defined as the lowland area enclosed by the Digul River to the northwest, the Fly River to its northeast, an the waters of the Arafura Sea, the Torres Straight, and the Coral Sea to its south. Linguistically, it is one of the least known parts of the Melanesia. Yet, the glimpse we already have area enough to see that this zone has among the highest levels of linguistic diversity in New Guinea, arguably only exceeded by those found in the Sepik and north coast.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide
    EditorsBill Palmer
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
    ISBN (Print)9783110286427
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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