Malakula Internal Subgrouping: Phonological Evidence

  title={Malakula Internal Subgrouping: Phonological Evidence},
  author={John D. Lynch},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={399 - 431}
  • J. Lynch
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Oceanic Linguistics
Abstract:The languages of Malakula belong to the Central Vanuatu subgroup of Southern Oceanic. Although many of them are not well described grammatically or lexicographically, there is sufficient information available to attempt a preliminary classification. Building on earlier work by Tryon and Clark, evidence of a phonological nature will be presented below to show that there appear to be three major lower-order groupings of Malakula languages: a Northern subgroup, an Eastern linkage, and a… Expand

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