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Nina Dumas, Nov. 7, 2011

Vanuatu Languages: A world-first study is about to begin into an intriguing feature of the languages used by Vanuatu’s indigenous populations. While other languages indicate whether an event is in the past, present or future, the Oceanic languages of the French Pacific republic look at whether something is real or unreal. New Zealand linguistics lecturer Julie Barbour has been given a $345,000 grant from her country’s Marsden research fund to carry out the study. More here:


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