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Eline Visser

Doctoral Student

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

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E-mail eline.visserling.luse

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Helgonabacken 12, Lund

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Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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Defense: 29 january 2021 10:15

I am currently finishing a grammar of a small language spoken in the east of Indonesia. It is called Kalamang and is used by around 130 people who live on a small island just off the west coast of New Guinea named Karas. Children are not learning the language, so Kalamang is bound to disappear within a few generations. No research on Kalamang has been done before. It looks like Kalamang belongs to one of the Papuan language families, but a precise classification requires more research. I have gathered data for the grammar by doing field work on Karas.

By writing a grammar I hope to contribute to putting more focus on small non-European languages, which often are quite different from the well-studied European ones.

A Kalamang dictionary and archive with linguistic and cultural material from Karas will soon become available.

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Eline Visser

Doctoral Student

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail eline.visserling.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20