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LINGUIST List 16.1408

Tue May 03 2005

Books: Language Description, Ida'an: Goudswaard

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        1.    K. van den Heuvel, The Begak (Ida'an) Language of Sabah: Goudswaard


Message 1: The Begak (Ida'an) Language of Sabah: Goudswaard
Date: 02-May-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: The Begak (Ida'an) Language of Sabah: Goudswaard


Title: The Begak (Ida'an) Language of Sabah
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 107
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic
                http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Nelleke Goudswaard, Arts Faculty of Amsterdam Free University
Electronic: ISBN: 907686473X Pages: 540 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 907686473X Pages: 540 Price: Europe EURO 42.85
Abstract:

This work contains the first comprehensive description of Begak (Ida'an),
an Austronesian language spoken by approximately 6,000 speakers at the east
coast of Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. The language currently consists of two
dialects: Ida'an, which has the largest number of speakers, and Begak,
which is the focus of this study.

Begak (Ida'an) is an isolate within the Sabahan subgroup. Unlike most other
Sabahan languages, which display four or more voices, Begak (Ida'an) has
only two voices: Actor Voice and Undergoer Voice. On the phonological
level, the language presents an interesting case of infix allomorphy and
vowel coalescence. Its syntax is characterised by a rigid word order.

The study is based on primary data gathered by the author during fieldwork
in Sabah. The book has not been written against a particular theoretical
background, although insights from several linguistic theories are used to
support the analysis. The numerous example sentences are mainly taken from
spontaneous speech. The appendix contains Begak texts of several genres and
a preliminary word list of over 2,300 items. An index is provided for easy
reference. The book is of interest to scholars of Austronesian languages
and linguistic typology.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Ida'an (DBJ)

Written In: English (ENG )

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