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Documentation of Ponosakan, an Austronesian Language of Sulawesi, Indonesia: Transcription and Translation of Recordings
Jason Lobel, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Ponosakan: A Dying Language of Northeastern Sulawesi (Article)
Title: Ponosakan: A Dying Language of Northeastern Sulawesi
Author: Jason Lobel
Abstract: Ponosakan, a Greater Central Philippine language of the Mongondow-Gorontalo branch, is spoken by only a few elderly residents of the town of Belang in Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Unlike its better-described and more widely spoken relatives Mongondow and Gorontalo, it has received virtually no dedicated attention in the literature, outside of being included in historical-comparative studies of the Mongondow-Gorontalo subgroup. This paper presents a sketch of the phonology and functors of Ponosakan, and provides historical and sociolinguistic information about the language and its century-long journey to extinction.
Year: 2015
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Oceanic Linguistics 54(2): 396-435