Bound Nominal Elements in Äiwoo (Reefs): A Reappraisal of the "Multiple Noun Class Systems"

  title={Bound Nominal Elements in {\~A}„iwoo (Reefs): A Reappraisal of the "Multiple Noun Class Systems"},
  author={{\AA}shild N{\ae}ss},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={269 - 296}
The little-described Reefs-Santa Cruz (RSC) languages are usually assumed to be of mixed Papuan-Austronesian origin, though attempts at linking them systematically either to known Papuan or Austronesian languages have yielded meager results. One of the main arguments in the literature for the presence of "Papuan structures" in the RSC languages has been the claim that the languages have complex systems of noun classes, described in any detail only for the largest RSC language, Reefs or Äiwoo… Expand

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