Date: 25-Jan-2006 From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au> Subject: The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems: Arka, Ross (Eds)
Title: The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems
Subtitle: Some new empirical studies
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
Editor: I Wayan Arka, Australian National University
Editor: Malcolm Ross, Australian National University
Paperback: ISBN: 0858835568 Pages: v + 278 Price: AUS $ 63.00 Comment: In Australia, A$69.30 (incl. GST)
The Ninth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics and the Fifth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics were both held at The Australian National University in Canberra during January 2002. Rather than publish a single very diverse collection of conference papers, the organisers favoured a series of smaller compilations on specific topics. One such volume, on Austronesian historical phonology, has already been published by Pacific Linguistics as Issues in Austronesian historical phonology by John Lynch.
The present volume represents another such compilation. It contains an introduction by the editors and ten papers on voice in Austronesian languages which provide both fresh data and some new perspectives on old problems. The papers touch on the many faces of Austronesian voice systems, ranging geographically from Teng on Puyuma in Taiwan to Otsuka on Tongan, typologically from voice in agglutinative languages in Taiwan and the Philippines to voice in isolating languages (Arka and Kosmas on Manggarai and Donohue on Palu'e), and in approach from Clayre's areal/historical survey of Kelabitic languages in Borneo to single-language studies of voice like Davies on Madurese, Quick on Pendau, and the Andersens on Moronene. Katagiri and Kaufman each take a fresh look at an aspect of Tagalog voice.