By Elizabeth Pearce
The e-book offers an outline of Unua, one in all dialects of Unua-Pangkumu, an Oceanic language of Malakula Island, Vanuatu. Unua has approximately seven-hundred audio system who're bilinguals utilizing Unua in neighborhood interactions and utilizing the nationwide language, Bislama, non-locally, in addition to in neighborhood public and non secular settings.
The description relies on fabric accrued within the box from audio system of other age-groups within the 5 Unua villages. the information corpus contains a large physique of fabric: modern translations of the hot testomony gospels; audio-recorded transcribed and glossed texts; and elicited fabric amassed with more than a few audio system. The research comprises comparisons with different Malakula languages and is either one of typological and historical-comparative curiosity. the information documentation is titanic and targeted.
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