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By Elizabeth Pearce

The booklet provides an outline of Unua, certainly one of dialects of Unua-Pangkumu, an Oceanic language of Malakula Island, Vanuatu. Unua has approximately seven hundred audio system who're bilinguals utilizing Unua in neighborhood interactions and utilizing the nationwide language, Bislama, non-locally, in addition to in neighborhood public and spiritual settings.

The description is predicated on fabric accrued within the box from audio system of other age-groups within the 5 Unua villages. the knowledge corpus incorporates a immense physique of fabric: modern translations of the recent testomony gospels; audio-recorded transcribed and glossed texts; and elicited fabric amassed with more than a few audio system. The research contains comparisons with different Malakula languages and is either one of typological and historical-comparative curiosity. the information documentation is sizeable and distinct.

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