Reefs–Santa Cruz as Oceanic: Evidence from the Verb Complex

  title={Reefs–Santa Cruz as Oceanic: Evidence from the Verb Complex},
  author={{\AA}shild N{\ae}ss and {\AA}shild Brenda H. Boerger},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={185 - 212}
Recent research has shown that the long-standing assumption that the Reefs– Santa Cruz languages have a non-Austronesian substrate is unlikely to be valid: the languages do show regular sound correspondences with Proto-Oceanic (Ross and Næss 2007), and the alleged noun classes cannot felicitously be analyzed as such (Næss 2006). This paper addresses the third argument given in previous work for a non-Austronesian substrate: the complex verb structures. Presenting data from both Natügu (Northern… Expand

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