A typological overview of Mwotlap, an Oceanic language of Vanuatu

  title={A typological overview of Mwotlap, an Oceanic language of Vanuatu},
  author={Alexandre François},
Abstract The typologist reader is presented here with an overview of the most interesting characteristics of Mwotlap, an Oceanic language of Vanuatu. After a short presentation of its phonology, its main morphosyntactic categories are described and explored from a functional angle. The construal of noun phrases reveals a cognitive asymmetry between human individuals and other referents. Nouns, just like verbs or adjectives, are predicative, and are even sensitive to tense-aspect-mood markers… 

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