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On the position of Bugotu and Gela in the Guadalcanal-Nggelic subgroup of Oceanic

Pawley, Andrew


Guadalcanal-Nggelic (GN) is one of two branches of the Southeast Solomonic subgroup of Oceanic. Citing phonological and lexicostatistical evidence, several scholars have proposed an internal classification of GN in which Bugotu is an isolate, coordinate with a branch consisting of all remaining languages including Gela. This paper will argue that there are stronger grounds for an earlier and contrary hypothesis of mine that Bugotu and Gela form a closed, second-order subgroup of GN, here...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceanic Linguistics
DOI: /10.1353/ol.2011.0010


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