A grammar of Kalamang

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords


  • Papuan languages, language documentation, language description, phonology, morphology, Syntax, Indonesia


Description of the Papuan language Kalamang, spoken by 130 people on Karas island in east Indonesia. Focus on phonology, morphology and syntax. Accompanied by a corpus (50.000 tokens, 15 hours of transcribed material) and a wordlist (2700 words).

Layman's description

I wrote book with the rules of one of the world's languages: Kalamang, spoken in the east of Indonesia by 130 people. I describe the sound system, how words are formed, and how one makes grammatical sentences in Kalamang. I also compiled a simple dictionary, and gathered video recordings of people speaking (including translations) in a corpus.
Effective start/end date2016/09/012021/01/31


Related research output

Marieke Olthof, Eva van Lier, Tjeu Claessen, Swintha Danielsen, Katharina Haude, Nico Lehmann, Maarten Mous, Elisabeth Verhoeven, Eline Visser, Marine Vuillermet & Arok Wolvengrey, 2021 Jun 29, In: Linguistic Typology. 25, 2, p. 211-256 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eline Visser, 2020 Oct, Demonstratives in discourse. Treis, Y., Næss, Å. & Margetts, A. (eds.). Language Science Press, p. 103 121 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Eline Visser, 2020, Lund University. 684 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

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