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Name: John  Lynch
Institution: University of the South Pacific
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.vanuatu.usp.ac.fj/paclangunit/homepage.htm
State and/or Country: NA
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Lynch, John, Malcolm Ross & Terry Crowley. 2002. The Oceanic languages. London: Curzon Press.

Lynch, John (ed.). 2003. Issues in Austronesian historical phonology. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Lynch, John. 1993. Pacific languages: An introduction. Suva: University Extension (University of the South Pacific). [Revised edition submitted to University of Hawai`i Press.]

Lynch, John, & Julie Piau. 1990. Introduction to descriptive linguistics. Port Moresby: University of Papua New Guinea.

Lynch, John. 2004. Bilabial reflexes of Proto-Oceanic *q in Southern Vanuatu languages. Oceanic Linguistics 43,1:214-220.

Moyse-Faurie, Claire, and John Lynch. 2004. Coordination in Oceanic languages and Proto Oceanic. In Coordinating constructions, ed, by Martin Haspelmath, pp. 445-497. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins. [Typological Studies in Language.]
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Anejom~
 The Linguistic History of Southern Vanuatu
 Anejom~ Dictionary (Disonari blong Anejom~)
 Oceanic Studies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics
 Languages of Vanuatu: A new survey and bibliography
 Issues in Austronesian Historical Phonology
 The Avava language of Central Malakula (Vanuatu)
 Language Description, History and Development
Courses Taught: Comparative Linguistics
Languages of the Pacific

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