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Wed Dec 12 2007

Books: Language Documentation/General Linguistics: Musgrave

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        1.    Julie Manley, A Grammar of Neve'ei, Vanuatu: Musgrave


Message 1: A Grammar of Neve'ei, Vanuatu: Musgrave
Date: 11-Dec-2007
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: A Grammar of Neve'ei, Vanuatu: Musgrave
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Title: A Grammar of Neve'ei, Vanuatu
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Published: 2007
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Author: Jill Musgrave
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858835 Pages: 146 Price: AUS $ 36.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858835 Pages: 146 Price: AUS $ 39.05 Comment: for Australia; includes GST
Abstract:

The Neve'ei language is a member of the Oceanic subgroup of the
Austronesian language family. It is spoken in the village of Vinmavis on
the west coast of the island of Malakula in the Republic of Vanuatu in the
southwestern Pacific. It is estimated that there are approximately 500
primary speakers of Neve'ei and around 750 speakers in total.

The aim of this work is to present a description of the phonology,
morphology and syntax of the Neve'ei language by providing clear statements
with appropriate linguistic examples. A synchronic approach is taken with
no attempt being made to focus on earlier stages of the history of related
languages. Likewise, no attempt is made to focus on linguistic theory or on
comparisons of Neve'ei with related languages. However, references to other
Oceanic languages and other studies are made where these seem to be
particularly relevant to the description of Neve'ei.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Vinmavis (vnm)

Written In: English (eng )

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