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Title: Language and Text in the Austronesian World
Subtitle: Studies in Honour of Ülo Sirk
Edited By: Yury A. Lander
Alexander K. Ogloblin
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Austronesian Linguistics 06
Description:

This volume, dedicated to Ülo Sirk, one of the most prominent Russian
Austronesianists, includes about twenty papers devoted to languages
belonging to the Austronesian family. The contributions to the volume cover
both synchronic and diachronic issues and explore various levels:
phonology, grammar, text structure, etc. While presenting both new data and
new interpretations, the collection of papers may be of interest for
scholars of different disciplines: linguists and philologists,
anthropologists, historians.

Contents:

Yury A. Lander and Alexander K. Ogloblin: On Ülo Sirk and His Work

Part 1. Diachrony

Alexander Adelaar: On the Classifiability of Malayic

Sergey Kullanda: Old Javanese Kinship Terminology: Some
Historical-Typological Implications

Alexander K. Ogloblin: In Search of Middle Javanese

Andrew Pawley: Where and When Was Proto Oceanic Spoken? Linguistic and
Archaeological Evidence

Ilia Peiros: Malayic, Chamic and Aceh: Some Lexicostatistical Remarks

René van den Berg: Notes on the Historical Phonology and Classification of
Wolio

John U. Wolff: The Reconstruction of the Proto-Austronesian Phoneme *g

Part 2. Synchrony

T. David Andersen & Robin McKenzie: Word Order of Prepositional Phrases in
Aralle-Tabulahan and Moronene

Mikhail A. Chlenov & Svetlana F. Chlenova: The Damar Batumerah (West Damar
Language) of South-Eastern Indonesia

Svetlana F. Chlenova: Preliminary Grammatical Notes on Damar Batumerah or
West Damar, a Language of Southwest Maluku

Mark Donohue: Obligatory Incorporation and ‘Have’ in Tukang Besi

Barbara Friberg & Timothy Friberg: -ka, a Marginalized Grammatical Morpheme
in Konjo

David Mead: Functions of the Mori Bawah Indefinite Particle ba: Towards a
Comparative Study

Bernd Nothofer: E-mel sebagai bahan pengajaran

Maria Polinsky: The Existential Construction in Malagasy

Lina I. Shkarban: Some Aspects of Relations between Deixis and Syntax in
Philippine Languages

Hein Steinhauer: Synchronic Metathesis and Apocope in Three Austronesian
Languages of the Timor Area

Part 3. Text studies

Ian Caldwell: Form Criticism and Its Applicability to Bugis Historical Texts

Aone van Engelenhoven: Ktunu: Clues in the Quest of the Sailfish:
Linguistic Insights in Southwest Malukan Narratives (East-Indonesia)

Sirtjo Koolhof: Sureq versus lontaraq: The Great Divide?

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Genetic Classification
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895868833
ISBN-13: 9783895868832
Pages: 340
Prices: Europe EURO 122.80