Loren Billings billings at NCNU.EDU.TW
Mon Jul 14 04:01:08 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Fay Wouk <fwouk at comcast.net> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm currently working in central Flores and Bima, so I've been
> wondering about the CEMP level of the family. What, if anything, has
> been done on reconstructing the language this level, and by whom? I'm
> particularly interested in whether anyone has postulated presence or
> absence of any focus morphology, or other verbal marking, and if
> there's any thoughts on what basic word order was at that point.
> Being strictly synchronic myself, I'd be really happy for any
> diachronic information that's available.
> thanks,
> Fay

Fay (CC: an-lang, <mark at donohue.cc>),

To add to what Malcolm wrote on this thread, I had a conversation with
Mark Donohue recently. He says he has reason to challenge CEMP as a
subgroup (I think). If I recall Mark's very brief comment, CMP is a
valid subbroup, as is EMP, but the two together as a subgroup is not.
Perhaps Mark could chime in with the details.

Regards, --Loren


Loren A. Billings, Ph.D.
Associate professor of linguistics
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
National Chi Nan University
Puli, Nantou County 545 Taiwan

My office location: Humanities room 516

E-mail: billings at ncnu.edu.tw
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