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Title: A Dictionary of Owa
Subtitle: A Language of the Solomon Islands
Written By: Greg Mellow
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/206551?format=G
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics [PL] 639
Description:

The Solomon Islands has a rich linguistic heritage of over 60 languages, many of which have not been described in detail. This first dictionary of Owa, a South East Solomonic Language, contains over 3900 entries, which are typically illustrated with examples of natural language. An overview of the phonology, morphology, and syntax is supplemented by notes on discourse features.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Lexicography
Grammars
Subject Language(s): Owa
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614513988
Pages: 821
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614513612
Pages: 821
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95