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Empty Categories in Tuvaluan: NP-trace, PRO, pro, or variable?

Empty Categories in Tuvaluan: NP-trace, PRO, pro, or variable? Review Article Yuko Otsuka university of hawai`i Niko Besnier. 2000. Tuvaluan. London and New York: Routledge. xxvi + 662 pp. $200, cloth. ISBN 0-415-02456-0. 1. INTRODUCTION.1 Besnier's (2000) Tuvaluan is the third book on a Polynesian language in the Routledge "Descriptive Grammars" series, following Maori (Bauer 1993) and Rapanui (Du Feu 1996). The series editor, Bernard Comrie, states that the aim of this series is to provide comparable descriptions of various languages that can serve as a common ground for theoretical and descriptive linguists and make a truly fruitful interaction between them possible. To achieve this goal, the series adopts the Questionnaire (originally published as Lingua 47) as a standard format. Hence, the organization of this book is based on this format. As a whole, this book is not for general readers who are interested in Tuvaluan. Those who are interested in pedagogical grammar are referred to Besnier (1981). In fact, the reader may need some basic knowledge of Polynesian languages in general to fully appreciate the information this book provides. The author covers a wide range of phenomena and presents a thorough and detailed description for each topic, including discourse-related information. Thus, those who know what to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Empty Categories in Tuvaluan: NP-trace, PRO, pro, or variable?

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 40 (2) – Jan 12, 2001

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Review Article Yuko Otsuka university of hawai`i Niko Besnier. 2000. Tuvaluan. London and New York: Routledge. xxvi + 662 pp. $200, cloth. ISBN 0-415-02456-0. 1. INTRODUCTION.1 Besnier's (2000) Tuvaluan is the third book on a Polynesian language in the Routledge "Descriptive Grammars" series, following Maori (Bauer 1993) and Rapanui (Du Feu 1996). The series editor, Bernard Comrie, states that the aim of this series is to provide comparable descriptions of various languages that can serve as a common ground for theoretical and descriptive linguists and make a truly fruitful interaction between them possible. To achieve this goal, the series adopts the Questionnaire (originally published as Lingua 47) as a standard format. Hence, the organization of this book is based on this format. As a whole, this book is not for general readers who are interested in Tuvaluan. Those who are interested in pedagogical grammar are referred to Besnier (1981). In fact, the reader may need some basic knowledge of Polynesian languages in general to fully appreciate the information this book provides. The author covers a wide range of phenomena and presents a thorough and detailed description for each topic, including discourse-related information. Thus, those who know what to

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