Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific.

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-02-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This grammar is the first detailed description of the structure of Tuvaluan, a language spoken in Polynesia. While the language shares features commonly found amongst Polynesian languages, it exhibits a number of divergent features of interest to scholars of Pacific languages, comparative linguistics, language typology, and language universals.

Table of Contents

Editorial Statementp. v
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Abbreviations and Grammaticality Conventionsp. xvi
Introductionp. xvii
Syntaxp. 1
Morphologyp. 264
Phonologyp. 608
Ideophones and Interjectionsp. 623
Lexiconp. 626
Referencesp. 647
Indexp. 656
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