Series MELGRAM - Melanesia
Various languages

Date Range01-04-1961 - 01-12-1969
Quantity0.84 cm, 5 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material regarding languages of Melanesia, including vocabularies and references to Capellís Oceanic linguistic work.

Melanesia is a region extending from the western side of East Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. The term was first used by Jules Dumont d'Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia. Today d'Urville's racial classification is known to be inaccurate because it obscures Melanesia's cultural, linguistic, and genetic diversity. Most importantly, this term combines two quite distinct groups, the Austronesians and the Papuans (who themselves can be considered as comprising a number of distinct groups).

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AC2-MELGRAM101 Les Oposition "alienable: inalienable" et "anime: inamime" en Melanesian by H. K. J. Cowan
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18 page text.

Les Oposition "alienable: inalienable" et "anime: inamime" en Melanesian by H. K. J. Cowan. reprint from Homage [to] A Martinet III, Word 25(1-3) 70-86. Contains frequent references to Capell's Oceanic linguistics work.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MELGRAM101
Date range 01-04-1969 - 01-12-1969    Quantity 0.3 cm,
Formats Books and Journals
Inventory Identifier ELGRAM101 Series MELGRAM
AC2-MELGRAM102 Melanesian Languages
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19 page text.

Melanesian languages [in Japanese]. Reprint (courtesy copy to Capell). By Takashi Kushihara. Gives comparative vocabularies for numbers in 46 MN languages, as well as examples in Malay, Indonesian and Javanese.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MELGRAM102
Date range 01-01-1964    Quantity 0.3 cm,
Formats Books
Inventory Identifier ELGRAM102 Series MELGRAM
AC2-MELGRAM103 The Melanesian Languages: A Summary (draft) by A. Capell
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10 page typed manuscript.

The Melanesian Languages: A Summary [Partial first draft]. By Capell.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MELGRAM103
Quantity 0.2 cm, Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier ELGRAM103 Series MELGRAM
AC2-MELGRAM104 Subjects for S. S. Analysis in Melanesia [Guidelines]
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1 page typed text.

Subjects for S. S. Analysis in Melanesia [Guidelines]. Prepared by Capell.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MELGRAM104
Quantity 0.02 cm, Formats Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier ELGRAM104 Series MELGRAM
AC2-MELGRAM105 Research reports: New Guinea Languages by S. A. Wurm
New Guinea
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3 page text.

Research Reports: New Guinea Languages. By S. A. Wurm. From Current Anthropology 2 (2) 114-116. A condensed but detailed version of a paper that was to be part of Capell's important Linguistic Survey of the South Pacific, SPC Tech Paper, 136.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-MELGRAM105
Date range 01-04-1961    Quantity 0.02 cm,
Formats Journals
Inventory Identifier ELGRAM105 Series MELGRAM

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