Item 02d - Papers regarding Pacific linguistics, Reel 2, pp.482-646

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Papers regarding Pacific linguistics, Reel 2, pp.482-646


  • 1897-1938 (Creation)

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Papers regarding Pacific linguistics, Reel 2, pp.482-646. Papers compiled by linguist Otto Dempwolff (1871-1938). Unless otherwise stated items are hand written in pencil in the old German (‘Stütterlin’) system of writing on A4 paper.
Includes: Blue folder, 'Corrections to Dempwolff's Tuna manuscript by his missionary informant',~10 typed pp.; Yellow folder 'Tuna mss ("to be kept until Dempwolff's manuscript has been printed")', letters with typed transcript and translation, ~50pp.; and Blue folder containing - 'Deduction of Tuna words from Proto-Austronesian', ~7pp., 'On some grammatical peculiarities of the Tuna language (New Britain)', notes + 11 typed pp. + English translation of 7 typed pp. (translated by his nephew in New York), 'On Father Schebesta's manuscript about the Sepa language', ~20pp., and 'On people of Oceania'.

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