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By Åshild Næss,Even Hovdhaugen

Vaeakau-Taumako, sometimes called Pileni, is a Polynesian Outlier language spoken within the Reef and Duff Islands within the Solomon Islands' Temotu Province. this is often a space of significant linguistic range and long-standing language touch which has had far-reaching results at the linguistic scenario.
Historically, audio system of Vaeakau-Taumako have been shipbuilders and navigators who made alternate voyages during the sector, bringing them into consistent touch with audio system of the Reefs-Santa Cruz, Utupua and Vanikoro languages. The latter languages are just distantly with regards to Vaeakau-Taumako, making up an only in the near past pointed out first-order subgroup of Oceanic. Polynesian audio system first arrived within the zone a few 700-1000 years in the past from the middle Polynesian components to the east. whereas at the present time so much intra-group communique occurs in Solomon Islands Pijin, usually the location used to be one in every of broad multilingualism, and this has left profound strains within the grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako, which indicates a few structural houses no longer identified from different Polynesian languages.
A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako is the main entire grammar of any Polynesian Outlier thus far, and the 1st full-length grammar of any language of Temotu Province. in line with wide fieldwork, it truly is established as a reference grammar facing all elements of language constitution, from phonology to discourse association, and together with a range of glossed texts. will probably be of curiosity to typologists, Oceanic linguists, and researchers attracted to language touch.
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