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Name: Malcolm  D. Ross
Institution: Australian National University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/people/personal/rossm_ling.php
State and/or Country: Australia   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Austronesian; /L//L/Papuan; /L//L/Language Contact
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian languages of western Melanesia, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 1988.
Durie, Mark and Malcolm D. Ross, ed. The comparative method reviewed: irregularity and regularity in linguistic change. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
(with Andrew Pawley and Meredith Osmond) The lexicon of Proto Oceanic vol 1: Material culture; vol 2: The physical environment; vol 3: Plants . Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 1998, 2003, 2008.

2005 Pronouns as a preliminary diagnostic for grouping Papuan languages. In: Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide and Jack Golson, eds, Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples, 15–65. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2006 Formosan languages. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopedia of language and linguistics. 2nd edition, 4:587–590. Oxford: Elsevier.
2006 Language families and linguistic diversity. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopedia of language and linguistics. 2nd edition, 6:499–508. Oxford: Elsevier.
2006 Malayo-Polynesian languages. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopedia of language and linguistics. 2nd edition, 7:457–462. Oxford: Elsevier.
2006 Metatypy. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopedia of language and linguistics.2nd edition, 8: 95–99. Oxford: Elsevier.

2007 Calquing and metatypy. Journal of Language Contact, Thema 1:116–143. http://www.jlc-journal.org/
2007 Two kinds of locative construction in Oceanic languages: a robust distinction. In Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diane Eades, eds, Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley, 281–295. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2009 Proto Austronesian verbal morphology: A reappraisal. In Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley (eds), Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Robert Blust. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies in Languages of New Britain and New Ireland. Volume 1: Austronesian languages of the North New Guinea cluster in Northwestern New Britain
 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society
 Austronesian Terminologies: Continuity and Change
 The Language Game: Papers in Memory of Donald C. Laycock.
 The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems
 The boy from Bundaburg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honour of Tom Dutton
 The lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The culture and environment of ancestral Oceanic society
 The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems
 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society 3
 A Journey Through Austronesian and Papuan Linguistic and Cultural Space
 The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic
Dissertation Director * of: Reconstructing Linguistic History in a Dialect Continuum: The Kamta, Rajbanshi, and Northern Deshi Bangla subgroup of Indo-Aryan
(Matthew Toulmin, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Tukang Besi Language
(Mark Donohue, Author)
Reviewer of: Syntax: Pintzuk, Tsoulas & Warner, eds. (2000) (LL Issue 12.1886)
Lang Description/Papuan Lang: Holton (2003) (LL Issue 17.292)
Language and Text in the Austronesian World (LL Issue 20.1943)
The Continuum Companion to Historical Linguistics (LL Issue 22.3338)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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