The Oceanic Languages
This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. It provides sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists and comparativists a good idea of the nature of these languag
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4.2 Verbal clauses adjectives adverbial Austronesian banana canoe clitic coconut consonant Coordination core arguments deﬁnite demonstratives derived dialect enclitic example expressed ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁnish ﬁrst ﬁrst verb ﬁsh ﬁve forms function head noun imperative indeﬁnite independent pronoun Indirect possession inﬂection Interrogative sentences intransitive irrealis Islands lexical linkage locative Longgu marked marker Melanesia Micronesian morpheme Mwotlap Nadroga nominalised noun phrase object sufﬁx occur Oceanic languages orthography Papuan languages Papuan Tip peripheral arguments phonemes phonological Phonotactics phrase structure PHRASES 2.1 plural Polynesian possessive classiﬁer possessor sufﬁx postverbal preceding predicate preﬁx PREP preposition preverbal proclitic pronoun Proto quantiﬁers realis reduplication reﬂect reﬂexes relative clause Ross semantic SENTENCES 5.1 sequence singular speakers speciﬁc stative stress subgroup subject preﬁxes subordinate sufﬁx syllable taro temporal third person transitive verbs Vanuatu verb phrase verb root Verb serialisation Verbless clauses vowel woman word