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Title: Languages of Vanuatu: A new survey and bibliography
Written By: Terry T. Crowley
John Lynch
Series Title: PL 517
Description:

Vanuatu has more languages for its population size than any other country in the world. Many of these are almost completely undescribed, while differing amounts of information have been recorded on (and in) other languages. This volume sets out to survey in the linguistic geography of the entire country in the light of the most recent documentation. It also provides intending and experienced linguistic researchers, as well as the literacy and educational policy practitioners, with an exhaustive up-to-date annotated bibliographical listing for every language.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands
Central Vanuatu
East Vanuatu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0858834693
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 187
Prices: AUS $44.55