Renger van Dasselaar

DPhil candidate in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics

Thesis project: A Typology of Tone in the Kainantu languages of Papua New Guinea

With my DPhil project, I aim to contribute to phonological theory by analysing data from underdocumented languages. My research focuses on tone in the Kainantu languages of Papua New Guinea.

Research interests: phonetics, phonology, language description and documentation, Papuan languages.



Peer-reviewed journal article

van Dasselaar, R. (2020). ‘Binumarien (Papua New Guinea) — Language Snapshot.’ Language Documentation and Description 17, 111-117. London: EL Publishing.

Conference presentations

‘Tone in Binumarien (Trans-New Guinea): Mora-based melodies.’ At the 11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (15 June 2019).

‘Tone in the Kainantu Languages of Papua New Guinea: Shared Features and Knowledge Gaps.’ At the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea Conference 2022 (21 September 2022).

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