A Grammar of Vur s Vanuatu

Catriona Malau. DE GRUYTER MOUTON Catriona Malau A GRAMMAR OF VURES, VANUATU Catriona Malau A Grammar of Vurës, Vanuatu Pacific Linguistics 651. Front Cover.

A Grammar of Vur  s  Vanuatu

This book is a comprehensive grammatical description of the Vurës language, spoken on the island of Vanua Lava, in the Banks group of islands, northern Vanuatu. Vurës is a previously undescribed language, with very few minor published works referring to the language.

A Descriptive Grammar of Merei Vanuatu

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.

A Descriptive Grammar of Merei  Vanuatu

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.

A Grammar of Unua

... Luke xx:xx: 'xx:xx' is chapter and verse from a portion of the Gospel of Luke ('The Prodigal Son' story) 4. ... Bembe (2006) Accompanying Bislama versions for New Testament texts are from: Christian Council of Vanuatu (1997).

A Grammar of Unua

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.

Dying Words

grammar overview semantics sounds Tukumba, Maggie turntaking undeciphered scripts Universal Grammar universalsxiv Vajda, E. Vansina, J. Vanuatu verbal art verse video recording visual symbols for language see also writing systems ...

Dying Words

The next century will see more than half of the world’s 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result. Explores the unique philosophy, knowledge, and cultural assumptions of languages, and their impact on our collective intellectual heritage Questions why such linguistic diversity exists in the first place, and how can we can best respond to the challenge of recording and documenting these fragile oral traditions while they are still with us Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, and draws on a wealth of vivid examples from his own field experience Brings conceptual issues vividly to life by weaving in portraits of individual ‘last speakers’ and anecdotes about linguists and their discoveries

Our World

A collection of poems from many Pacific secondary schools, which won prizes in the Pacific schools poetry-writing competition in 1990. Suggested level: secondary.

Our World

A collection of poems from many Pacific secondary schools, which won prizes in the Pacific schools poetry-writing competition in 1990. Suggested level: secondary.

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

Bikol grammar notes. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ... 'Anger and verse: two vocabulary subsets in Bikol.' In Harlow R (ed.) ... Bislama, an English-lexifier pidgin-creole, is the national language of Vanuatu, a republic in the ...

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia

Tamambo

Tamambo


Field Linguistics

This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to field linguistics.

Field Linguistics

This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to field linguistics. It deals in particular with the problems arising from the documentation of endangered languages. Terry Crowley shows how to prepare for that task, and how to record, analyse, and describe languages in the filed. Mixing formal instruction and anecdote, the author shares his rich experience with the new generation of linguistic fieldworkers.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

A94 BT Swine - Infections Aujeszky's disease vaccines ( May Subd Geog ) BT Herpesvirus vaccines Aujeszky's disease virus ( May Subd Geog ) [ QR400.2. ... A95 ( Pharmaceutical chemistry ) Aurora ( Vanuatu ) USE Maéwo ( Vanuatu ) Aurora 337.

Library of Congress Subject Headings


From Old English to Standard English

... William 452 Universal Grammar 396 unstressed syllable 70, 71, 87, 103, 105, 1l0,111,121,122, 199,250, 266, 294 Usk, Thomas, 14th C London dialect, section 12.3 227 Usk, Thomas' Appeal (1384) (i) Text 76 227 (ii) Text 77 228 Vanuatu ...

From Old English to Standard English

"This practical and informative course book is a fascinating, visual volume which leads the student through the development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century." "At the core of this substantially expanded second edition lies a series of nearly 200 historical texts, of which more than half are reproduced in facsimile, and which illustrate the progressive changes in the language. The book is firmly based upon linguistic description, with commentaries which form a series of case studies demonstrating the evidence for language change at every level - handwriting, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, grammar and meaning." "Such a wealth of texts, as well as the structured activities and the various case studies, allow the volume to be used not only as a stimulating course text, guiding students through the analysis of data, but also as a comprehensive resource book and invaluable reference tool for teachers and students at all levels."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Creoles their Substrates and Language Typology

Creole tense—aspect systems and universal grammar. Paper presented at the Society for Carib— bean ... Beach—la—Mar to Bislama: The Emergence ofa National Language in Vanuatu. ... Verse Analysis and its Theoretical Contribution to.

Creoles  their Substrates  and Language Typology

Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their superstrate languages (Chaudenson 2003), with their substrate languages (Lefebvre 1998), or even, creole languages are alike (Bickerton 1984) such that they constitute a “definable typological class” (McWhorter 1998). This book contains 25 chapters bearing on detailed comparisons of some 30 creoles and their substrate languages. As the substrate languages of these creoles are typologically different, the detailed investigation of substrate features in the creoles leads to a particular answer to the question of how creoles should be classified typologically. The bulk of the data show that creoles reproduce the typological features of their substrate languages. This argues that creoles cannot be claimed to constitute a definable typological class.

A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900

verse on a traditionalist detour , yet taken too literally this assertion shortchanges the fine poetry this era did end up ... the story of the seventeenth - century Portuguese explorer , working for Spain , who got as far as Vanuatu .

A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900

A fresh, twenty-first-century look at Australian literature in a broad, inclusive, and multicultural sense.

Her Brilliant Career

has no appreciation of blank verse poetry and I think would wither me in a fortnight , and as I feel a gamer flip now ... On 31 May 1902 , Paterson left on an imperialistic assignment in the New Hebrides ( now Vanuatu ) .

Her Brilliant Career

Born in the Australian bush, Stella Miles Franklin became an international publishing sensation in 1901, at the age of 21, with My Brilliant Career, whose portrayal of an ambitious and independent woman defying social expectations still captivates readers. In a magisterial biography, Jill Roe details Miles' extraordinary life. Early success launched Miles into influential literary and socialist circles in Sydney and Melbourne, where she met Banjo Paterson (composer of “Waltzing Matilda” and author of The Man from Snowy River) and suffragist Vida Goldstein (who introduced her to Christian Science). Researching the lives of working women, Miles disguised herself as a domestic for a year. She then lit out for adventure abroad, landing in San Francisco just after the Great Earthquake. At Jane Addams' Hull House in Chicago, she joined the women's labor movement, working for the National Women's Trade Union League and writing for its magazine. Moving to Britain in 1915, Miles joined the war cause and served in Macedonia as a hospital orderly and then worked in London for various feminist and progressive causes, including the National Housing Council. Always she wrote, becoming a prolific author of plays as well as novels and archetypal bush stories. Returning to Australia in the 1930s, she supported women's causes and promoted Australian writers, leaving her estate to endow the nation's premier literary award. The culmination of decades of research in thousands of papers left by Miles, Her Brilliant Career stands as the definitive life of this remarkable writer and feminist.

Islands Business

In times of drought cures used by a selection ... All areas in Vanuatu I find they are much more ( USP ) and worked in agriculture . these other issues like agriculture , fisheries and aware of the value of their environment comFor the ...

Islands Business


Max and Moritz

Max and Moritz


Formal Proceedings

An influenza virus H1N1 ( the Orthomyxoviridae family ) was isolated from unengorged Ixodid ticks . ... The phonology and grammar of Proto - Southern Vanuatu will be reconstructed in some detail , and this proto - language will then be ...

Formal Proceedings


Pidgins and Creoles

(1986) The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse, Harmondsworth, Penguin.Byrne, F. and J. Holm (1993) Atlantic Meets ... Corne, C. (1977) Seychelles Creole Grammar: elements for Indian Ocean Proto-Creole Reconstruction, Tübingen, Gunter Narr.

Pidgins and Creoles

The focus of this study is upon those pidgins and creoles which are English based and which have arisen since the fifteenth century. The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence. The author considers the potential of pidgins and creoles as literary media and as vehicles for education. She looks at the sociological and psychological implications of using pidgins and creoles in the classroom and examines the position of American `Black English' and `London Jamaican' in the pidgin/creole continuum.

Oceanic Studies

The Big Nambas New Testament had half a verse missing in John's Gospel , for which we created a printed sticker to ... SUB - DIALECT USED AMONG BIG NAMBAS WOMEN DIFFICULTIES IN TRANSLATION AND PUBLICATION IN THE LANGUAGES OF VANUATU 373.

Oceanic Studies