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The Oceanic Languages.

Author: Terry Crowley; John Lynch; Malcolm Ross
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge language family series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. It provides sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists and comparativists a good idea of the nature of these languages, and of how much typological variety there is in this single  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crowley, Terry.
Oceanic Languages.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Crowley; John Lynch; Malcolm Ross
ISBN: 9781136749858 1136749853
OCLC Number: 831119322
Notes: 4.1 The Meso-Melanesian linkage.
Description: 1 online resource (941 pages)
Contents: Cover; THE OCEANIC LANGUAGES; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; Chapter 1 The Oceanic languages; 1 The Austronesian family; 2 Geography; 2.1 Regional profile: Micronesia; 2.2 Regional profile: Polynesia and Fiji; 2.3 Regional profile: Melanesia; 3 Demography; 3.1 Populations; 3.2 Language and territory; 4 Language contact; 4.1 Oceanic-Papuan contact; 4.1.1 Papuan Tip OV order; 4.1.2 Allegedly 'mixed' languages; 4.2 Contact between Oceanic and non-Oceanic Austronesian languages; 4.3 Contact between different Oceanic languages. 4.3.1 Polynesian influence on non-Polynesian languages4.3.2 Direct and indirect inheritance in Rotuman; 4.4 Contact with intrusive languages; 5 Brief history of research; 5.1 Up until World War II; 5.2 More recent descriptive studies; 5.3 More recent comparative studies; 5.4 Current state of knowledge; 6 Language names; Chapter 2 Sociolinguistic background; 1 Socia-cultural background; 2 Language varieties; 3 Vernaculars and lingua francas; 4 Language status; 5 Written forms; 6 Oceanic languages into the future; Chapter 3 Typological overview; 1 Phonology; 2 Nouns and noun phrases. 2.1 Pronouns2.2 Nouns; 2.3 Articles and demonstratives; 2.4 Numerals and number-marking; 2.5 Adjectives and nominal modifiers; 2.6 Basic noun phrase structure; 2.7 Possession; 2.8 Relative clauses; 3 Verbs and verb phrases; 3.1 Verbal derivation and inflection; 3.2 Basic verb phrase structure; 3.3 Verb serialisation; 4 Clause structure; 4.1 Verbless clauses; 4.2 Verbal clauses: core arguments; 4.3 Verbal clauses: peripheral arguments; 4.4 Negative clauses; 5 Imperative and interrogative sentences; 5.1 Imperative sentences; 5.2 Interrogative sentences; 6 Complex sentences. Chapter 4 Proto Oceanic1 Theoretical and methodological preliminaries; 2 The position of Proto Oceanic within Austronesian; 2.1 Reconstructive and notational conventions; 2.2 Proto Oceanic and Proto Malayo-Polynesian; 3 A Proto Oceanic grammar sketch; 3.1 Phonology; 3.1.1 Phonemes; 3.1.2 Orthography; 3.1.3 Phonotactics; 3.1.4 Stress; 3.2 Nouns and noun phrases; 3.2.1 Pronouns; 3.2.2 Nouns; 3.2.3 Articles and demonstratives; 3.2.4 Numerals and number-marking; 3.2.5 Adjectives and nominal modifiers; 3.2.6 Basic noun phrase structure; 3.2.7 Possession; 3.2.8 Relative clauses. 3.3 Verbs and verb phrases3.3.1 Verbal derivation and inflection; 3.3.2 Basic verb phrase structure; 3.3.3 Verb serialisation; 3.4 Clause structure; 3.4.1 Verbless clauses; 3.4.2 Verbal clauses: core arguments; 3.4.3 Verbal clauses: peripheral arguments; 3.4.4 Negative clauses; 3.5 Imperative and interrogative sentences; 3.5.1 Imperative sentences; 3.5.2 Interrogative sentences; 3.6 Complex sentences; Chapter 5 Internal subgrouping; 1 Theoretical background; 2 Proto Oceanic and primary subgroups of Oceanic; 3 Admiralties subgrouping; 4 Western Oceanic subgrouping.
Series Title: Routledge language family series.

Abstract:

This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. It provides sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists and comparativists a good idea of the nature of these languages, and of how much typological variety there is in this single subgroup. The references will allow those interested in particular topics, geographical areas or specific languages to delve further. Divided into two major parts, the first five chapter.

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