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LINGUIST List 21.63

Wed Jan 06 2010

Books: General Linguistics: Blust

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        1.    Julie Manley, The Austronesian languages: Blust

Message 1: The Austronesian languages: Blust
Date: 22-Dec-2009
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: The Austronesian languages: Blust
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Title: The Austronesian languages
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Published: 2009
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Author: Robert A Blust
Paperback: ISBN: 9780858836 Pages: 852 Price: AUS $ 180.00 Comment: In Australia add 10% GST
Abstract:

This is the first single-authored book that attempts to describe the
Austronesian language family in its entirety. It includes chapters or
chapter sections on: the physical and cultural background in which these
languages are embedded, official and national languages, largest and
smallest languages in all major geographical regions, speech levels and
respect language, male/female speech differences, vituperation and
profanity, secret languages, ritual languages, language contact, a survey
of the sound systems of both typical and atypical languages in all major
geographical regions, numerals and numeration, colour terminology,
demonstratives, locatives and directions, pronouns, metaphor, language
names and greetings, semantic change, lexical change, linguistics
paleontology, morphology, syntax, the history of scholarship on
Austronesian languages, a critical assessment of the reconstruction of
Proto Austronesian phonology, a survey of types of sound change, a critical
assessment of claims regarding the external relations of the Austronesian
languages, subgrouping, size of the scholarly community and major centres
of Austronesian scholarship, periodic meetings and periodic publications,
landmarks of scholarship with regard to other language families, a survey
of bibliographies of Austronesian linguistics, and an extensive list of
references to the published literature.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology
Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Written In: English (eng )

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