By Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen
Vaeakau-Taumako, often referred to as 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 serious linguistic range and long-standing language touch which has had far-reaching results at the linguistic scenario.
Historically, audio system of Vaeakau-Taumako have been shipbuilders and navigators who made exchange voyages during the quarter, bringing them into consistent touch with audio system of the Reefs-Santa Cruz, Utupua and Vanikoro languages. The latter languages are just distantly relating to Vaeakau-Taumako, making up an just recently pointed out first-order subgroup of Oceanic. Polynesian audio system first arrived within the zone a few 700-1000 years in the past from the center Polynesian components to the east. whereas at the present time so much intra-group conversation happens in Solomon Islands Pijin, ordinarily the location was once considered one of huge multilingualism, and this has left profound strains within the grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako, which indicates a few structural houses no longer identified 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 response to broad fieldwork, it's established as a reference grammar facing all features of language constitution, from phonology to discourse association, and together with a variety of glossed texts. it is going to 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