By Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen
Vaeakau-Taumako, sometimes called Pileni, is a Polynesian Outlier language spoken within the Reef and Duff Islands within the Solomon Islands' Temotu Province. this is often a space of significant linguistic variety and long-standing language touch which has had far-reaching results at the linguistic state of affairs.
Historically, audio system of Vaeakau-Taumako have been shipbuilders and navigators who made exchange voyages through the sector, bringing them into consistent touch with audio system of the Reefs-Santa Cruz, Utupua and Vanikoro languages. The latter languages are just distantly regarding Vaeakau-Taumako, making up an just recently pointed out first-order subgroup of Oceanic. Polynesian audio system first arrived within the region a few 700-1000 years in the past from the middle Polynesian parts to the east. whereas at the present time such a lot intra-group verbal exchange happens in Solomon Islands Pijin, frequently the location was once one in all huge multilingualism, and this has left profound lines within the grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako, which exhibits a couple of structural houses now not recognized from different Polynesian languages.
A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako is the main complete grammar of any Polynesian Outlier to this point, and the 1st full-length grammar of any language of Temotu Province. in line with broad fieldwork, it really is established as a reference grammar facing all points of language constitution, from phonology to discourse association, and together with a range of glossed texts. it will likely be of curiosity to typologists, Oceanic linguists, and researchers drawn to language touch.
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A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen