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The Oceanic Languages

Edited by: John Lynch , Malcolm Ross , Terry Crowley

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  March  2013

Print ISBN: 9780700711284
eBook ISBN: 9780203820384
Adobe ISBN: 9781136749858

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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 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 chapters of the book place the Oceanic languages in their geographic, demographic and social context. Both the place of the Oceanic subgroup within the wider Austronesian family, and the internal subgrouping of Oceanic itself are dealt with. A typological overview of Oceanic languages is provided, as well as an outline of the reconstructed phonology and morphosyntax of Proto Oceanic. The second part of the book consists of grammar sketches of 43 Oceanic languages that are not at all well known in the linguistic literature. For many of these languages, the sketch in this volume is the first grammatical treatment to appear in print.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Oceanic Languages Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sociolinguistic Background Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Typological Overview Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Proto Oceanic Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Internal Subgrouping Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Kele Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mussau Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sobei Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Tobati Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kairiru Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Takia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Arop-Lokep Download PDF
Chapter  13:  JabÊm Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gapapaiwa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sudest Download PDF
Chapter  16:  ‘Ala‘Ala Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bali-Vitu Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Kaulong Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Siar Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Taiof Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Banoni Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sisiqa Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Roviana Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Kokota Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gela Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Longgu Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Arosi Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Buma Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mwotlap Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sakao Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Tamabo Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Raga Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Vinmavis Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Port Sandwich Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Southeast Ambrym Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Lamen Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Ifira-Mele Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sye Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Anejo  Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Cѐmuhî Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Xârâcùù Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Iaai Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Ulithian Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Puluwatese Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Rotuman Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Nadrogā Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Niuafo‘ou Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Marquesan Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Listing of Oceanic Languages, By Subgroup Download PDF
References Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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