By Angela Terrill
Read or Download A grammar of Lavukaleve: A Papuan Language of the Solomon Islands PDF
Best grammar books
This groundbreaking undergraduate textbook on glossy typical English grammar is the 1st to be in response to the progressive advances of the authors' prior paintings, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). The textual content is meant for college students in schools or universities who've very little prior history in grammar, and presupposes no linguistics.
Smooth English buildings is a transparent and obtainable textual content that follows a structural method of instructing uncomplicated English grammar. The ebook is split into 3 components: what a sentence constituent is, what a sentence constituent does, and the place a sentence constituent goes―Form, functionality, and place. the target of the publication is to convey scholars to a greater realizing of sentence components and sentence constructions, supplying them with acceptable terminology to debate those kinds and relationships.
First released in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
First released in 1988, this e-book is worried with the convinced and indefinite articles in English. It offers an built-in pragmatic-semantic conception of certain and indefinite reference, at the foundation of which, many co-occurance regulations among articles and non-modifiers are defined. on the common theoretical point, this e-book appears on the function of semantics within the prediction of all and in basic terms the grammatical sentences of a language.
- Mood in the Languages of Europe (Studies in Language Companion Series)
- Dutch Translation in Practice
- Intl Stdt Ed-Top 10: Great Grammar for Great Writing
- Interface and Interface Conditions (Language, Context and Cognition 6) (Language, Context, and Cognition)
Additional resources for A grammar of Lavukaleve: A Papuan Language of the Solomon Islands
For these reasons, my corpus consists entirely of the speech variety of the West Russells. 7 TYPOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF LAVUKALEVE Lavukaleve has a medium-sized consonant phoneme inventory, with three places of articulation for stops (b, t, k) and nasals (m, n, ng). There is a marginal voicing distinction, in the two bilabial stops (p, b) and the two alveolar stops (t, d), but this distinction pertains mostly to loan words. There are three fricative phonemes (f, s, h), two approximants: a voiced velar approximant (g) and an unrounded bilabial approximant (v), and one rhotic and one lateral.
These three linguistic areas are characterised by different intonation patterns, all defined with respect to the language of the western area, which is considered by Lavukals of all three areas to be the real language, and the most conservative. The Hae language is characterised by a so-called sing-song intonation pattern. The speech of eastern Lavukals is said to be strong and harsh. The eastern areas have also had far more influence from Solomon Island Pijin and Guadalcanal languages through intermarriage, and there is substantial language mixing.
The Russell Islands are surrounded on three sides by islands with Austronesian-speaking people. Lavukal stories tell of a long history of contact between the people of New Georgia, Santa Isabel and Guadalcanal and the Russells. For this reason, I generally make comparisons with Austronesian languages from those areas. Because of the scarcity of linguistic data from many of these areas, I make most reference to Tolo, a language from south-east Guadalcanal, which has a dictionary and grammatical sketch (Smith Crowley 1986); Cheke Holo, a Santa Isabel language with a dictionary and grammatical sketch (White 1988); and Roviana, a New Georgia language, again with a dictionary and grammatical sketch (Whitehead 1949).