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Title: A Journey Through Austronesian and Papuan Linguistic and Cultural Space
Subtitle: Papers in honour of Andrew K. Pawley
Edited By: John Bowden
Nikolaus P. Himmelmann
Malcolm D. Ross
URL: http://pacling.anu.edu.au/catalogue/book_pages/600-plus/615.html
Description:

The papers in this volume have been presented to Andrew K. Pawley in honour
of his extensive work on Austronesian and Papuan languages and cultures.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language description to historical
linguistics and from archaeology and population genetics to the
anthropology of performance and the typology of poetic meter. The book
provides a fascinating snapshot of current work across the fields of
Austronesian and Papuan linguistics and culture history and the papers in
it will be important reading for anyone working in these fields.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
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ISBN-13: 9780858836204
Pages: 689
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