Internal Subgrouping

Authored by: John Lynch , Malcolm Ross , Terry Crowley

The Oceanic Languages

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

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


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As we noted in Ch. 1, §1, the Oceanic languages constitute a subgroup within the Austronesian language family. Figure 1.1 in Chapter 1 shows how the Oceanic subgroup fits into the Austronesian family tree; that is, it shows the external subgrouping of Oceanic. Our purpose in this chapter is to give an overview of the present status of research into the internal subgrouping of Oceanic. The subgroups listed here form the basis of the subgrouping information used in the language listing in the appendix.

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