Oksapmin language - Oksapmin language
|nuxule meŋ 'our language'|
|Native to||Papua New Guinea|
|Region||Oksapmin Rural LLG, Telefomin District, Sandaun|
|(8,000 cited 1991)|
Map: The Oksapmin language of New Guinea
The Oksapmin language
Other Trans–New Guinea languages
Other Papuan languages
Oksapmin is a Trans–New Guinea language spoken in Oksapmin Rural LLG, Telefomin District, Sandaun, Papua New Guinea. The two principal dialects are distinct enough to cause some problems with mutually intelligibility.
Oksapmin has been influenced by the Mountain Ok languages (the name "Oksapmin" is from Telefol), and the similarities with those languages were attributed to borrowing in the classifications of both Stephen Wurm (1975) and Malcolm Ross (2005), where Oksapmin was placed as an independent branch of Trans–New Guinea. Loughnane (2009) and Loughnane and Fedden (2011) conclude that it is related to the Ok languages, though those languages share innovative features not found in Oksapmin. Usher finds Oksapmin is not related to the Ok languages specifically, though it is related at some level to the southwestern branches of Trans–New Guinea.
Oksapmin contrasts two tones: high and low.
- Oksapmin at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oksapmin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- The Oksapmin Kinship System Archived 2009-09-20 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved May 21, 2009.
- Saxe, Geoffrey B.; Moylan, Thomas (1982). "The development of measurement operations among the Oksapmin of Papua New Guinea". Child Development. 53 (5): 1242–1248. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.1982.tb04161.x. JSTOR 1129012..
- Loughnane (2009)
- Loughnane, Robyn; Fedden, Sebastian (2011). "Is Oksapmin Ok?—A Study of the Genetic Relationship between Oksapmin and the Ok Languages" (PDF). Australian Journal of Linguistics. 31 (1): 1–42. doi:10.1080/07268602.2011.533635.
- Loughnane, Robyn (2009). A grammar of Oksapmin (PhD thesis). The University of Melbourne. hdl:11343/35153.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Timothy Usher, New Guinea World, Oksap