LINGUIST List 10.878

Tue Jun 8 1999

Books: Austronesian

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Austronesian: Urak Lawoi'

Message 1: Austronesian: Urak Lawoi'

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 12:11:07 +0200
Subject: Austronesian: Urak Lawoi'

David Hogan

Urak Lawoi' is a language of the Austronesian family woth close
linguistic links with Malai. It is similar to the village level of the
Malay language, without the refinements introduced in modern Bahasa
Malaysia. Most of its vocabulary has cognates in Malay, but it has been
influenced by the predominant Thai language of South Thailand. It is
spoken by between 3000 and 4000 people who are strand-dwellers living on
the islands from Phuket south to the Malaysian border. it has little in
the way of inflectional morpholgy with most morphosyntactic categories
expressed at the level of teh phrase. Its pronoun system distinguishes
singular and plural number and distinguishes between exclusive and
inclusive first person.
	This sketch of Urak Lawoi' grammar vovers all levels of the language up
to the discourse structure, and includes some sample texts showing the
application of the syntactic structure. It includes a detailed analysis
of the verb phrase and insights into the international patterns.
	David Hogan is a retired missionary linguist who has worked in this
language for over thirty years. He gained his M.A. degree from William
carey International University, Pasadena, through the Pacific College of
Graduate Studies, Melbourne.

ISBN 3 929075 94 6. 
Languages of the World/ Materials 268. 
Ca. 60 pp. USD 31 / DM 47 / pound sterling 18. June 1999.

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