A grammar of the Hoava language, Western Solomons

Malcolm Ross Malcolm.Ross at ANU.EDU.AU
Fri Jun 6 05:46:19 UTC 2003


PACIFIC LINGUISTICS is happy to announce the publication of:

Karen Davis
A grammar of the Hoava language, Western Solomons

This work is described below.

Prices are in Australian dollars (one Australian dollar is currently
equivalent to about US$ 0.65).

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Karen Davis
A grammar of the Hoava language, Western Solomons

This description of Hoava, an Oceanic Austronesian language spoken on
parts of New Georgia in the western Solomon Islands, is the first
published reference grammar of a language from this area. The islands
of the New Georgia group are home to a remarkable diversity of
languages, and their Austronesian languages bear an unusual mixture
of conservative and innovative features.

The author pays particular attention to verbal morphology and its
relation to argument structure and applicativisation, and her
description will interest Oceanists and typologists alike.

Hoava is genealogically quite a close relative of Roviana, aspects of
which are described in S.H. Corston's _Ergativity in Roviana, Solomon
Islands_ (Pacific Linguistics 1996). Nonetheless, the grammars of the
two languages differ quite sharply, in which ways which diachronic
syntacticians will find intriguing.

PL 535, 2003	ISBN 0 85883 502 9	xvi + 332 pp
Australia $75.90 inc. GST	International $69.00
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Dr Malcolm D. Ross
Senior Fellow
Department of Linguistics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
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