A Grammar of Savosavo
Series:Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 61
Aims and Scope
This is the first comprehensive description of Savosavo, a non-Austronesian (Papuan) language spoken by approximately 2,500 speakers on Savo Island, Solomon Islands. Based on primary field data recorded by the author, it provides an overview of all levels of grammar. In addition, a full chapter is dedicated to nominalization of verbs by means of one particular suffix, which occur in a number of constructions ranging from lexical to syntactic nominalization. The appendix provides glossed example texts and a list of lexemes.
- xvi, 400 pages
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
- Type of Publication:
- Papuan Languages; Melanesia; Solomon Islands; Grammar