Eva Lindström


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Works at Department of Linguistics
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Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 2-3
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Postal address Institutionen för lingvistik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Researcher in General Lingustics


My research is focused on Kuot, a language spoken by some 1000 people on the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. It is an isolate, with no demonstrable relatives, and it is endangered as children are not learning it.

I have been working on Kuot since 1997, with a total of c. 2.5 years in the field. Apart from the grammar and vocabulary of Kuot, I am interested in its long history of contact with neighbouring languages, which belong to the Oceanic branch of Austronesian, and the various imprints this contact has left in Kuot.

Last updated: January 7, 2019

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