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Title: Vitu Grammar Sketch
Written By: René van den Berg
Peter Bachet
Series Title: Data papers on Papua New Guinea languages, volume 51

This is the first description of Vitu, an Oceanic Austronesian language
spoken on islands northwest of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. A
first-order member of the Meso-Melanesian linkage, Vitu is a conservative
Oceanic language showing many typical Oceanic features such as dual
pronouns, a complex possessive system, prenominal articles, reduplication
and verb serialisation. Vitu is unusual in its lack of the phoneme /s/, the
absence of classifiers, the presence of a clear morphological passive and
the widespread and multifaceted use of tense-aspect-sequentiality markers.
The grammar is thoroughly data-driven and includes two interlinearised folk

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Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Muduapa
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 9980032073
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Pages: 248
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