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LINGUIST List 17.3245

Tue Nov 07 2006

Books: Language Description: Chung

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        1.    Julie Manley, A descriptive grammar of Merei (Vanuatu): Chung


Message 1: A descriptive grammar of Merei (Vanuatu): Chung
Date: 04-Nov-2006
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: A descriptive grammar of Merei (Vanuatu): Chung


Title: A descriptive grammar of Merei ( Vanuatu )
Series Title: Shorter Grammars
Published: 2006
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Author: Ying-shing Anthony Chung
Paperback: ISBN: 058835649 Pages: Price: AUS $ 54.50 Comment: In Australia AUS $59.95 (incl. GST)
Abstract:

The Merei language is spoken by about four hundred people in the villages
of Angoru, Navele, Tombet and Vusvogo in the interior of Espiritu Santo
Island , Vanuatu . Merei, like most other languages from the interior of
Espiritu Santo , has not previously been described. Merei is an SVO
language with many typical Oceanic features such as a split between
alienable and inalienable possession and frequent verb serialisation.
Morphological structure is relatively simple, but bi-morphemic nouns are
common. The language is rigidly head-marking and prepositional. This work
is mainly based on language data collected by the author in Navele village
in Espiritu Santo Island of Vanuatu, where he lived from May 1995 until
March 1997.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Merei (lmb)

Written In: English (eng )

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