A Grammar of Lavukaleve

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Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 562 pages
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Lavukaleve is 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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Contents

The Russell Islands
2
Phonology and Morphophonology
17
Word Classes
43
n ARGUMENTS AND ADJUNCTS
75
Noun Formation
99
Gender
131
Nominal Adjuncts
149
Deictics
169
Wordlevel Derivation
347
Complex Predicates
373
INTERCLAUSAL SYNTAX
403
Subordinate Clauses
423
DISCOURSE ORGANISATION
451
Discourse Organisation
469
Texts
491
List of affixes
533

Overview of Clause Structure Predicate Types and Core Participant
223
The Agreement Suffix
251
Focus Constructions
269
Tense Aspect and Mood
323
Notes
541
References
547
Index
555
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Angela Terrill is a research assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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