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Title: Ergativity in Roviana, Solomon Islands
Written By: H. S. Corston

This monographs describes the typologically unusual split-ergativity in Roviana, a language spoken in New Georgia, Solomon islands. The ergative making is shown to have risen as the grammaticalization of tendencies evident in discourse, by which new mentions favour absolutive roles.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Roviana
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0858834278
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 84
Prices: A$18.00