By Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen
Vaeakau-Taumako, sometimes called Pileni, is a Polynesian Outlier language spoken within the Reef and Duff Islands within the Solomon Islands' Temotu Province. this can be a space of serious linguistic variety and long-standing language touch which has had far-reaching results at the linguistic scenario.
Historically, audio system of Vaeakau-Taumako have been shipbuilders and navigators who made alternate voyages through the zone, bringing them into consistent touch with audio system of the Reefs-Santa Cruz, Utupua and Vanikoro languages. The latter languages are just distantly on the topic of Vaeakau-Taumako, making up an only in the near past pointed out first-order subgroup of Oceanic. Polynesian audio system first arrived within the region a few 700-1000 years in the past from the center Polynesian parts to the east. whereas this day so much intra-group verbal exchange happens in Solomon Islands Pijin, frequently the location used to be one among wide multilingualism, and this has left profound strains within the grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako, which indicates a couple of structural homes no longer recognized from different Polynesian languages.
A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako is the main accomplished grammar of any Polynesian Outlier thus far, and the 1st full-length grammar of any language of Temotu Province. according to huge fieldwork, it's dependent as a reference grammar facing all points of language constitution, from phonology to discourse association, and together with a variety of glossed texts. it will likely be of curiosity to typologists, Oceanic linguists, and researchers drawn to language touch.
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A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) by Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen