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A Grammar of Sawu

Walker, Alan T.


A description is given of the Sawu language spoken on Sawu Island, Indonesia. Detailed discussions are provided of phonology & word classes. Syntactic components discussed include noun phrase constituents, verbs, excess adverbs, & particles. Several other syntactic components are described: interrogative, imperative, & reflexive clauses; negation; coordination; comparison; complementation; & word order. Comparisons are made with the Ndao language spoken on an island approximately 90 kilometers...[Show more]

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Date published: 1982
Type: Book
Source: NUSA: Linguistic Studies in Indonesian and languages in Indonesia
Access Rights: Open Access


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