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A Descriptive Grammar of Merei (Vanuatu)

Ying Shing Anthony Chung

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ISBN 10: 0858835606 / ISBN 13: 9780858835603
Published by Australian National University, 2005
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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74 p. Includes: maps, bibliography. Pacific Linguistics 573. The Merei language is spoken by about four hundred people in the villages of Angoru, Navele, Tombet and Vusvogo in the interior of Espiritu Santo Island , Vanuatu . Merei, like most other languages from the interior of Espiritu Santo , has not previously been described. Merei is an SVO language with many typical Oceanic features such as a split between alienable and inalienable possession and frequent verb serialisation. Morphological structure is relatively simple, but bi-morphemic nouns are common. The language is rigidly head-marking and prepositional. This work is mainly based on language data collected by the author in Navele village in Espiritu Santo Island of Vanuatu, where he lived from May 1995 until March 1997. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0017379

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Title: A Descriptive Grammar of Merei (Vanuatu)

Publisher: Australian National University

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

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