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Pearce, Elizabeth

A Grammar of Unua

Series:Pacific Linguistics [PL] 647


    129,95 € / $149.99 / £118.00*

    Publication Date:
    February 2015
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    Aims and Scope

    The book presents a description of Unua, one of two dialects of Unua-Pangkumu, an Oceanic language of Malakula Island, Vanuatu. Unua has about 700 speakers who are bilinguals using Unua in local interactions and using the national language, Bislama, non-locally, as well as in local public and religious settings.

    The description is based on material collected in the field from speakers of different age-groups in the five Unua villages. The data corpus includes a substantial body of material: contemporary translations of the New Testament gospels; audio-recorded transcribed and glossed texts; and elicited material collected with a range of speakers. The analysis includes comparisons with other Malakula languages and is both of typological and historical-comparative interest. The data documentation is substantial and detailed.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    xxx, 586 pages
    5 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Oceanic Languages; Vanuatu, Malakula; Endangered Languages

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    Elizabeth Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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    • Why is the information collected were not paid and the information are now on sale??? My Language! My people... Why???

      posted by: Albano Meten on 2015-02-26 03:28 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Can this book be a gift to the people of Unua! We don't except the book to be on sale like this! Sivar Elizabeth re da ga mu fase. Namar bi tog roni gai

      posted by: Albano Meten on 2015-02-26 03:32 AM (Europe/Berlin)

    • Albano, sivar xubasi. Nosisi xini De Gruyter, rate rabra robburet xeru vex Unua, soxa vex Nerab, soxa vex ji Kalangis Bembe, xini namar totox tin; go rroni robburet soxa vex Nasonel Laebri go soxa vex Malakula KS. Noravi vatu kiki vex ji arres nga rammajingen rroni xina. Ivo ma. Liz

      posted by: Elizabeth Pearce on 2015-02-28 04:59 AM (Europe/Berlin)