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Verb studies in five New Guinea languages.

Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Verb studies in five New Guinea languages.

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Published in Norman, Okla .
Written in English

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  • New Guinea
    • Subjects:
    • New Guinea -- Languages.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesSummer Institute of Linguistics publications in linguistics and related fields,, no. 10
      ContributionsPike, Kenneth Lee, 1912-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPL6265 .S8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 182 p.
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5937701M
      LC Control Number65005924
      OCLC/WorldCa560320


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