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The Languages of Island Melanesia

Eva Lindström, Angela Terrill, Ger Reesink, and Michael Dunn

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides an overview of the Papuan and the Oceanic languages (a branch of Austronesian) in Northern Island Melanesia, as well as phenomena arising through contact between these groups. ... More


The Distribution and Evolution of Oceanic Serial Verbs

Terry Crowley

in Serial Verbs in Oceanic: A Descriptive Typology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198241355
eISBN:
9780191712050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241355.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Families

Given that serial verbs appear to be widely distributed only within the Oceanic languages, the question that arises in this chapter is where patterns such as those previously described for Paamese ... More


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