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The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar

Author: K Alexander Adelaar; Nikolaus Himmelmann
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), ©2011.
Series: Routledge language family series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Some 800 Austronesian languages are spoken in the area extending from Madagascar to eastern Indonesia and, to the north, to Taiwan and the Philippines. They vary greatly in just about every possible respect, including the size and social make-up of the speech communities and their topological profiles. This book is designed to serve as a reference work and in-depth introduction to these languages, providing a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Alexander Adelaar; Nikolaus Himmelmann
ISBN: 9780415681537 0415681537 9780700712861 0700712860
OCLC Number: 777385527
Description: xxi, 841 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar : a historical perspective / Alexander Adelaar --
2. Language shift and endangerment / Margaret Florey --
3. Colonial history and language policy in insular Southeast Asia and Madagascar / Hein Steinhauer --
4. Ritual languages, special registers and speech decorum in Austronesian languages / James J. Fox --
5. The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar : topological characteristics / Nikolaus P. Himmelmann --
6. Old Malay / Waruno Mahdi --
7. Structural diversity in the Malayic subgroup / Alexander Adelaar --
8. Colloquial Indonesian / Michael C. Ewing --
9. Tsou / Elizabeth Zeitoun --
10. Seediq / Naomi Tsukida --
11. Iloko / Carl Rubino --
12. Tagalog / Nikolaus P. Himmelmann --
13. Sama (Bajau) / Akamine Jun --
14. Kimaragang / Paul Kroeger --
15. Belait / Adrian Clynes --
16. Malagasy / Janie Rasoloson and Carl Rubino --
17. Phan Rang Cham / Graham Thurgood --
18. Moken and Moklen / Michael D. Larish --
19. Karo Batak / Geoff Woollams --
20. Nias / Lea Brown --
21. Javanese / Alexander K. Ogloblin --
22. Buol / Erik Zobel --
23. Makassar / Anthony Jukes --
24. Mori Bawah / David Mead --
25. Kambera / Marian Klamer --
26. Tetun and Leti / Aone van Engelenhoven and Catharina Williams-van Klinken --
27. Taba / John Bowden --
28. Biak / Hein Steinhauer.
Series Title: Routledge language family series.
Responsibility: edited by Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus P. Himmelmann.

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An essential source of reference for this linguistic community, as well as for linguists working on typology and syntax.  Read more...

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