Recent publications from Pacific Linguistics

Malcolm Ross Malcolm.Ross at ANU.EDU.AU
Wed Nov 20 12:50:57 UTC 2002


PACIFIC LINGUISTICS is happy to announce the publication of the
following works:

Joel Bradshaw and Kenneth Rehg (eds)
Issues in Austronesian Morphology: A festschrift for Byron W. Bender

Alexandre François
Araki: A disappearing language of Vanuatu

Giovanni Bennardo (ed.)
Representing space in Oceania

Ger Reesink (editor)
Languages of the Eastern Bird's Head

Angela Terrill
Dharumbal: The language of Rockhampton, Australia

Robert S. Bauer (ed.)
Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages

Justin Watkins
The phonetics of Wa:  Experimental phonetics, phonology, orthography
and sociolinguistics


These works are described below.

Prices are in Australian dollars (one Australian dollar is currently
equivalent to about US$ 0,56.).

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Joel Bradshaw and Kenneth Rehg (eds)

Issues in Austronesian Morphology: A festschrift for Byron W. Bender

PL 519

This volume contains original contributions by leading scholars in
the field of Austronesian linguistics.  All the articles focus on
issues in morphology, with special attention to the interface of
morphology with phonology, syntax, and semantics, from both
synchronic and diachronic perspectives.  This work will be of
interest not only to Austronesianists, but to anyone concerned with
the ongoing debates about the role of morphology in linguistic theory.

2001	ISBN 0 85883 485 5	vii + 287 pp.
Australia A$64.90	International A$59.00
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Alexandre François

Araki: A disappearing language of Vanuatu

PL 522

Araki, an unwritten Austronesian language belonging to the Oceanic
subgroup, is now spoken by less than a dozen people in a small islet
of Vanuatu; it is likely to disappear very soon. As the first ever
publication about this language, the present study covers all that it
has been possible to gather from it.

The core of this book is a grammatical description of Araki:
attention has been paid to its phonology and morphology, the
inventory of syntactic categories, the internal organisation of noun
and verb phrases, the semantics of aspect and mood, complex sentence
construction, and many other topics which illustrate the originality
of this language. A bilingual lexicon is also provided, as well as a
selection of texts.

2002		ISBN 0 85883 493 6		xxi + 353 pp
Australia A$69.30	International A$63.00

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Giovanni Bennardo (ed.)

Representing space in Oceania

PL 523

Oceania has traditionally been the 'place' in which great debates
about the human condition have been started, conducted, and sometimes
resolved.  The articles in this volume prove once more the vitality
of the research conducted in this geographically vast and culturally
varied area of the world. This book contributes to the investigation
of space as a knowledge domain, in particular to the linguistic,
mental and cultural representations of spatial relationships in
Oceania.  It emphasises the significance and usefulness of
cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research, and cultural area
surveys. This volume is of interest not only to cultural and
linguistic anthropologists, but also to linguists and cognitive
psychologists, and to scholars and students of Oceania.

2002	ISBN 0 85883 454 5	vii + 260 pp
Australia A$64.90	International A$59.00

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Ger Reesink (ed.)

Languages of the Eastern Bird's Head

PL 524

This book is the first detailed introduction to languages of the
Bird's Head peninsula of Indonesia's Irian Jaya (Papua) province.
Detailed data on these languages have only become available in the
last decade, and the papers in this volume present some of the
results of this new research.
The first article sketches out the relationships between the eastern
Bird's Head languages - both with each other and with other languages
in the surrounding area. Following the introduction are short
descriptions of three languages, Mpur (by Cecilia Odé), Meyah (by
Gilles Gravelle), Sougb and Mansim (both by Ger Reesink). Each of
these contributions is presented as an independent unit, with
illustrative text material. The article on Mansim is of particular
importance. Until Reesink's fieldwork in the region, Mansim was
thought to be extinct. While the language has few speakers left, it
is not quite extinct: Ger Reesink was fortunate enough to collect
some materials from a few of the last remaining speakers.  Mansim is
closely related to Hatam, a language already described in an earlier
Pacific Linguistics volume by Reesink.

2002		ISBN 0 85883 494 4	ix + 340 pp
Australia A$84.00	International A$77.00

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Angela Terrill

Dharumbal: The language of Rockhampton, Australia

PL 525 Shorter Grammar

Dharumbal is the language associated with the area around
Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland. Structurally, Dharumbal is in
many ways typical of what are generally known as Pama-Nyungan
languages. It is particularly notable in the extreme conservatism of
its morpho-syntax, while at the same time it has the unusual feature
in this area of a phonemic distinction between voiced and voiceless
stops. This work is based on earlier written and taped materials on
Dharumbal, as well as primary fieldwork carried out by the author. It
aims to be a comprehensive synthesis of all available information on
the Dharumbal language, and as such is intended to be a useful
resource for Dharumbal people, linguists, and other people interested
in the language of Rockhampton.

2002		ISBN 0 85883 462 6	ix + 108 pp
Australia A$29.70	International A$27.00

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Robert S. Bauer (ed.)

Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages

PL 530

The languages investigated in these papers represent the five major
language families or subfamilies (depending on one's classification
schema) of mainland and insular Southeast Asia, viz.,
(1) Tibeto-Burman with Meiteilon (Manipuri);
(2) Mon-Khmer with Alak, Bru, Chatong, Dak Kang, Kaseng, Katu, Laven,
Lavi, Nge', Nyah Kur, Suai, Ta Oi', Tariang, Tariw, Vietnamese, Yaeh;
(3) Tai with Nung An, Lao, and Hlai;
(4) Austronesian with Chamorro; and
(5) the Malayo-Polynesian family itself.

The eleven papers have been classified under five broad linguistic topics:

I. Linguistic analysis with A.G. Khan's 'Impact of linguistic
borrowing on Meiteilon (Manipuri)'; N.J. Enfield's 'Functions of
'give' and 'take' in Lao complex predicates'; and Sophana Srichampa's
'Vietnamese verbal reduplication'.

II. Language classification includes Jerold A. Edmondson's 'Nùng An:
origin of a species'; Lawrence A. Reid's 'Morphosyntactic evidence
for the position of Chamorro in the Austronesian family'; and
Theraphan L.-Thongkum's 'A brief look at the thirteen Mon-Khmer
languages of Xekong Province, Southern Laos'.

III Discourse analysis with John and Carolyn Miller's 'The tiger
mother's child and the cow mother's child: a preliminary look at a
Bru epic'; and Somsonge Burusphat's 'The temporal movement of the
hlai (li) origin myth'.

IV. Sociolinguistics with Suwilai Premsrirat's 'The future of Nyah Kur'.

V. Historical linguistics with Graham Thurgood's 'A comment on
Gedney's proposal for another series of voiced initials in Proto
Tai'; and Stanley Starosta's 'The rise and fall and rise and fall of
Proto Malayo-Polynesian'.

2002	ISBN  0 85883 407 7	x + 203 pp
Australia A$53.90	International A$49.00
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Justin Watkins

The phonetics of Wa:  Experimental phonetics, phonology, orthography
and sociolinguistics

PL 531

This is a linguistic phonetic study of the Northern Mon-Khmer
language Wa, spoken by about one million people in an area on the
border between China's Yúnán Province and Burma's (Myanmar's) Shan
State.  The aim of this book is to describe the phonetic facts of the
sounds of Wa in terms of the simplest segment types without
compromising detail, and to illustrate the types of contrasts which
distinguish them from one another, so that they may be viewed in a
wider, phonetic linguistic, context.  It is hoped that sufficient
material is presented here to inform a comparison of dialectal
variants of Wa and that the instrumental data may be of value in
comparing a sound in Wa with similar sounds in other languages.

This study aims to be accessible to all those who are interested by
the relevance of phonetics to linguistics.  It is hoped that certain
sections, in particular the background information and the discussion
of topics relating to the historical phonology of Wa may be of
interest to a wider readership, namely Mon-Khmerists, those working
on other minority languages of South East Asia or elsewhere, or those
with a general interest in Wa language, culture or society.

2002	ISBN 0 85883 486 3	xxvii + 226 pp
Australia A$47.85	International A$43.50
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Other enquiries (but not orders) should go to:

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Pacific Linguistics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

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Dr Malcolm D. Ross
Senior Fellow
Department of Linguistics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
CANBERRA A.C.T. 0200
Australia

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