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Title: A Grammar of Lavukaleve
Written By: Angela Terrill
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library 30
Description:

This book provides the first detailed grammar of Lavukaleve, a Papuan Language spoken on the Russell Islands in the Central Province of the Solomon Islands.

The phonology and morpho-phonology of Lavukaleve are described, as well as arguments adjuncts, the Lavukaleve predicate structure (including predicate types and core participant marking, the agreement suffix, focus constructions, tense, aspect and mood, word-level derivation, complex predicates), interclausal syntax, and the Lavukaleve discourse organisation.

The book includes a list of affixes, a list of lexemes, and an appendix with Lavukaleve texts. The data used in this work was collected by the author during five field trips.


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Lavukaleve
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110178877
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Pages: xxv, 562
Prices: €148.00 /approx. US$ 148.00