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Books: Lang Documentation/Typology/General Ling: Næss, Hovdhaugen

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako: Næss, Hovdhaugen

Message 1: A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako: Næss, Hovdhaugen
Date: 20-Jun-2011
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako: Næss, Hovdhaugen
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Title: A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 52
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110238266-1

Author: Åshild Næss
Author: Even Hovdhaugen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110238273 Pages: 519 Price: Europe EURO 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110238266 Pages: 519 Price: Europe EURO 139.95
Abstract:

Vaeakau-Taumako, also known as Pileni, is a Polynesian Outlier language
spoken in the Reef and Duff Islands in the Solomon Islands' Temotu
Province. This is an area of great linguistic diversity and long-standing
language contact which has had far-reaching effects on the linguistic
situation.

Historically, speakers of Vaeakau-Taumako were shipbuilders and navigators
who made trade voyages throughout the area, bringing them into constant
contact with speakers of the Reefs-Santa Cruz, Utupua and Vanikoro
languages. The latter languages are only distantly related to Vaeakau-
Taumako, making up an only recently identified first-order subgroup of
Oceanic. Polynesian speakers first arrived in the area some 700-1000 years
ago from the core Polynesian areas to the east. While today most intra-group
communication takes place in Solomon Islands Pijin, traditionally the
situation was one of extensive multilingualism, and this has left profound
traces in the grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako, which shows a number of
structural properties not known from other Polynesian languages.
A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako is the most comprehensive grammar of
any Polynesian Outlier to date, and the first full-length grammar of any
language of Temotu Province. Based on extensive fieldwork, it is structured
as a reference grammar dealing with all aspects of language structure, from
phonology to discourse organization, and including a selection of glossed
texts. It will be of interest to typologists, Oceanic linguists, and researchers
interested in language contact.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Phonology
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Grammars
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Ayiwo (nfl)
                            Vaeakau-Taumako (piv)
                            Santa Cruz (stc)
                            Amba (utp)
                            Vano (vnk)

Written In: English (eng )

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