USP Electronic Research Repository

Gender and non - class marking in some languages of North and Central Vanuatu

Vari-Bogiri, Hannah (2014) Gender and non - class marking in some languages of North and Central Vanuatu. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 32 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0023-1959

[img] PDF
Download (523Kb)

    Abstract

    This paper investigates nominal classification in some Oceanic languages of north and central Vanuatu, an issue that was partly identified and documented as early as 1891. Through observation, this study shows how some languages classify gender morphologically through prefixation. Although literature documents both grammatical and natural genders, this study focuses on natural gender of real-world entities. Like the gender classification system, this study further shows how some birds and plants are also classified morphologically.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Language, Arts and Media
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 15:51
    Last Modified: 27 May 2016 10:07
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8214
    UNSPECIFIED

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...