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LINGUIST List 23.4432

Wed Oct 24 2012

Books: A Grammar of Neverver: Barbour

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Oct-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Grammar of Neverver: Barbour
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Title: A Grammar of Neverver
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 60

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
http://www.degruyter.com/mouton


Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/183228?format=G


Author: Julie Barbour

Electronic: ISBN: 9783110289619 Pages: 476 Price: Europe EURO 119.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110289459 Pages: 476 Price: Europe EURO 119.95


Abstract:

Neverver is an Oceanic language spoken by just over 500 people on the high island of Malekula in Vanuatu. Drawing on an extensive corpus of field recordings collected between 2004 and 2008, the analysis reveals a very interesting phonological system with six prenasalized segments, rich systems of possession, tense/aspect/mood marking, valence change, and verb serialization. The grammar is of interest to specialists in Oceanic and Austronesian linguistics, as well as to general linguists, especially those interested in linguistic typology.



Linguistic Field(s): Grammars
Language Documentation
Typology

Subject Language(s): Neverver (lgk)


Written In: English (eng)

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