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A Comparative Study of the Melanesian Island Languages

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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107682023

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  • Sidney Herbert Ray (1858–1939) was a gifted linguist and teacher, known in particular for his study of the languages of Melanesia and the attendant islands. In this 1928 publication, one of his most famous works, Ray does an exhaustive study of the languages spoken on each island in the region from the Loyalty Islands to the Solomon Islands, and includes a brief survey of the early records of Melanesian languages. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of linguistics or the linguistics of the Pacific isles.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107682023
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 190 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    1. The early records
    2. The comparative study of Melanesian
    3. The representation of sounds
    4. Melanesian and Indonesian
    5. The root in Melanesian
    6. Word formation in Melanesian
    7. Indonesian grammar in Melanesia
    Part II:
    1. The Loyalty Islands
    2. The Southern New Hebrides
    3. The Central New Hebrides
    4. Espiritu Santo
    5. The North-eastern New Hebrides
    6. The Banks' Islands
    7. The Torres Islands
    8. The Santa Cruz archipelago
    9. The South-eastern Solomon Islands
    10. The Central Solomon Islands
    11. North-western Solomon Islands

  • Author

    Sidney Herbert Ray

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