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Title: A Grammar of Tawala: An Austronesian Language of the Milne Bay Area, Papua New Guinea
Written By: Bryan Ezard

This volume presents a grammar of the Tawala language. Tawala is a radically head-marking language and this grammar takes explicit account of attendant analytic issues. Considerable attention is also given to derivation which, in Tawala, is a function of the grammar rather than the lexicon. Also a holistic model of the clause accounts for both verbal and non-verbal construction.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Tawala
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0858834588
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
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