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Title: Towards a reanalysis of Oceanic possessives
Authors: MacDonald, Lorna A
Keywords: Linguistics;Morphology;Proto-Eastern-Oceanic language;Proto-Oceanic language;Austronesian languages;Grammar, Comparative and general--Possessives;Oceanic languages;Roviana language;Fijian language;Tolai language;Mota language;Nguna language;Rarotongan language;Mele-Fila language
Issue Date: May-1979
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: MacDonald, L. A. (1979). Towards a reanalysis of Oceanic possessives. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 5(Spring), 1-18.
Abstract: The Oceanic languages, which constitute a major subgroup of the Austronesian language family, consist of over 400 languages spoken in Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Although the exact subgrouping of Oceanic is uncertain, Pawley (1972) provides support for an Eastern Oceanic subgroup, which consists of languages from the Southeast Solomon Islands, the New Hebrides and Banks Islands, Polynesia, and Fiji, as well as Rotuman and Gilbertese (Pawley 1972:7).
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 5, Spring 1979

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