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Grammaire du Nalögo, langue océanienne de l'île Santa Cruz (Archipel des îles Salomon)

Abstract : This thesis provides the first description of Nalögo, a language spoken on Santa Cruz Island (Temotu Province, Solomon Islands). Nalögo is an Oceanic language belonging to the Reefs-Santa Cruz (RSC) group. This thesis is based on primary data collected by the author in the villages of Nea and Nemboi during approximately six months of fieldwork. RSC languages are regarded as ‘aberrant’ within the Oceanic family. Their origins have been debated for years before being finally classified as belonging to the Austronesian family. RSC languages show some unusual grammatical features, especially in terms of clausal structure. Äiwoo, one of the RSC languages spoken in the Reef Islands, displays a symmetrical voice system, which is thought to have been lost by the time the Proto-Oceanic broke off the rest of the Austronesian family. The goal of this thesis is to describe the main phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of Nalögo, as well as analysing its clausal structure and grammatical relations. Nalögo has a transitivity-based system with a good number of valency-changing devices. Despite the considerable differences between the two systems, Nalögo shows some properties in common with Äiwoo, and more generally, with Western Austronesian languages.
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Valentina Alfarano. Grammaire du Nalögo, langue océanienne de l'île Santa Cruz (Archipel des îles Salomon). Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales- INALCO PARIS - LANGUES O', 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021INAL0020⟩. ⟨tel-03421587⟩



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