Title: *Leo Tuai:
Subtitle: A comparative lexical study of North and Central Vanuatu languages
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
Author: Ross Clark
Paperback: ISBN: 7808588360 Pages: 297 Price: AUS $ 89.00 Comment: In Australia add 10% GST
More than eighty Oceanic languages are spoken in the northern and central island of Vanuatu. This book provides the first detailed internal comparison of these languages. Several hundred cognate sets and reconstructed proto forms provide a basis for an account of the phonological history of fifteen selected languages. An argument is made for a unified origin of these languages from an ancestor not far removed from Proto Oceanic.