New publications on Austronesian languages

Malcolm Ross Malcolm.Ross at
Thu Dec 2 05:59:59 UTC 1999

Announcing books published by Pacific Linguistics, Research School of
Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra:


C-143	Sinaugoro Grammar, Papua New Guinea
        Tauberschmidt, Gerhard

This volume contains a description of the grammar and
phonology of the Sinaugoro language, which is an Austronesian
language spoken by approximately 15,000 people living in
the Central Province south-east of Port Moresby, Papua New
1999	ISBN 0 85883 490 1
In press

C-151	Kamus Basa Acèh-Kamus Bahasa Aceh: Acehnese-
        Indonesian-English Thesaurus
        Daud, Bukhari and Durie, Mark

Spoken by over two million people in the Special Region of
Aceh, Acehnese is one of the major regional languages of
Indonesia.  A community of speakers is also found in Kedah,
Malaysia.  The Acehnese people have a highly developed
literary tradition, and a rich history.  This is the only
published lexicon which supports translation into Acehnese -
 previous Acehnese dictionaries have been Acehnese-Dutch or
Acehnese-Indonesian.  The Thesaurus is a valuable tool for
language learners and for others such as health
professionals or agricultural consultants working amongst
Acehnese people.
1999	ISBN 0 85883 506 1	xiii+269pp
AUS$46.50	Weight 500g

C-155	A Grammar of the Fehan Dialect of Tetun, an
        Austronesian Language of West Timor
        Catherina van Klinken
Tetun is an Austronesian language spoken in the central and
eastern parts of the island of Timor.  It is widely used
throughout East Timor as a lingua franca, in addition to
being a first language in some regions.  this description
comprises a detailed grammar of the conservative Fehan
dialect, spoken near the south coast of West Timor.  It is
primarily based on a  corpus of spoken and written texts,
supplemented by elicitation and daily exposure to the
language.  The description covers a phonology and morphology,
 as well as phrase, clause and sentence-level syntax.
	This is the first detailed grammar of any of the
dozen or so Austronesian language spoken in central and
eastern Timor.  It complements earlier Dutch descriptions
of Dawan and Roti, spoken in West Timor and the neighbouring
island of Roti respectively.
1999	In press.

C-156	Ura: A Disappearing Language of Southern Vanuatu
        Crowley, Terry

This description comprises a detailed grammar sketch of the
moribund Ura language of southern Vanuatu, along with a
compilation of texts, as well as the author's entire lexical
corpus.  Given that Crowley was working with a small group
of elderly speakers, it is likely that this account with
represent the final word on this language.  Until the 1970s,
the languages of southern Vanuatu represented one of the
least-known groupings of Oceanic languages, but descriptive
work in the last two decades has resulted in this being one
of the more comprehensively described groupings, with this
description filling one of the remaining gaps in our
1999	ISBN 0 85883 520 7	xiii+226pp (maps)
AUS$45.00	Weight 500g

D-93  	Grammatical Relations in Bahasa Indonesia
        Vamarasi, Marit Kana

This is an analysis of the sentential syntax of Bahasa
Indonesia from the theoretical perspective of Relational
Grammar.  Separate chapters deal with intransitive verbs
and the Unaccusative Hypothesis, advancements to subject
(passive), advancements to direct object, ke- -an
adversatives and clause union, ascensions, and equi
constructions. The syntactic functions of the affixes di-,
meN-, -i, -kan, per- -an, peN- -an, and ke- -an are all
In press

D-91	The Bungku-Tolaki Languages of South-Eastern
        Sulawesi, Indonesia
        Mead, David E.
This monograph is a handbook for anyone who wants to know
more about the current language situation in the Bungku-
Tolaki languages area of south-eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia.
 In addition to providing an overall classification the
author describes the location, dialect situation, economy
and patterns of language use for each of fifteen individual
languages. Includes maps, twenty seven wordlists, and
comprehensive bibliography.
1999	ISBN 0 85883 473 1	xi+188pp
AUS$40.00	Weight 500g

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