New PDF release: A Grammar of Lavukaleve

By Angela Terrill

ISBN-10: 3110178877

ISBN-13: 9783110178876

Lavukaleve is a Papuan Language spoken at the Russell Islands within the relevant Province of the Solomon Islands. The phonology and morpho-phonology of Lavukaleve are defined, in addition to arguments adjuncts, the Lavukaleve predicate constitution (including predicate varieties and center player marking, the contract suffix, concentration structures, stressful, element and temper, word-level derivation, advanced predicates), interclausal syntax, and the Lavukaleve discourse enterprise. The ebook incorporates a record of affixes, an inventory of lexemes, and an appendix with Lavukaleve texts. the information utilized in this paintings used to be accumulated through the writer in the course of 5 box journeys.

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This chapter describes Lavukaleve sounds in terms of phonemes and their allophones. The chapter contains an inventory of the phonemes, followed by a description of their major allophones and their phonetic realisations. The phonological structure of words is described, followed by an analysis of stress rules. Intonation is dealt with briefly, in the final section of the phonological description. After this comes a discussion of the few morpho-phonemic processes in the language. A discussion of orthographic issues forms the final part of this chapter.

2% (comparison of 195 words). Most other languages of the Solomons share around 4% or 5% with Lavukaleve. These shared lexical percentage figures are very low. As a comparison, Austronesian languages in the Solomon Islands tend to share around 30%-50% vocabulary with each other. 8% with any other Austronesian language (Paripao, a Lengo language from north-east Guadalcanal). Thorough comparison of Lavukaleve's grammar with the grammars of nearby Austronesian languages is necessary to determine whether, and what kind of, linguistic borrowing has taken place between them.

This demonstrative is used to switch attention between more than one referent in a discourse. The demonstrative modifier and this demonstrative pronoun, along with various other spatial deictics, have derived presentative forms, and also derived predicative forms. There is also a set of demonstrative identifiers which occur in a similar functional domain to the deictic predicates. Verbs are the most morphologically complex of Lavukaleve words. Person, gender, number and syntactic role (subject and object) are marked by two prefix slots, and suffixes mark tense, aspect, mood and derivational categories such as causative, reciprocal, locativisation, nominalisation, intransitivisation, and other minor categories.

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