Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics

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| McGill University
| University of Florida
| McGill University
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The Austronesian language family is the largest language family in the world, yet its members are relatively little studied, particularly from a formal perspective. Interestingly, because these languages exhibit typologically unusual properties, they pose important challenges to linguistic theory. Any theory that postulates a grammar that is common to all languages must take into account the particular characteristics of this language family. The contributions to this volume comprise five chapters on phonology and twelve chapters on syntax, all addressing aspects of these Austronesian challenges. The volume presents new data, new analyses of old data, and comparisons of closely related languages, as well as comparisons to languages outside of the language family. Taken together they form a unique picture of Austronesian linguistics. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and language typology, as well as scholars of Austronesian languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 167]  2010.  vii, 379 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
Introduction
1–6
Phonetics/Phonology/Morphology
The role of larynx height in the Javanese tense ~ lax stop contrast
Marc Brunelle
7–24
Reduplication in Tanjung Raden Malay
Yanti and Eric Raimy
25–44
Discontiguous reduplication in a local variety of Malay
Justin Nuger
45–64
Phonological evidence for the structure of Javanese compounds
Katrina Schack Tang
65–80
Intonation, information structure and the derivation of inverse VO languages
Mara Frascarelli
81–102
Syntax
The case of possessors and ‘subjects’
Cathryn Donohue and Mark Donohue
103–116
Genitive relative constructions and agent incorporation in Tongan
Yuko Otsuka
117–140
Possession syntax in Unua DPs
Elizabeth Pearce
141–162
Seediq adverbial verbs: A review of the evidence
Arthur Holmer
163–182
On the syntax of Formosan adverbial verb constructions
Henry Y. Chang
183–212
Specification and inversion: Evidence from Malagasy
Ileana Paul
213–230
VSO word order in Malagasy imperatives
Eric Potsdam
231–248
A unified analysis of Niuean Aki
Douglas Ball
249–270
Deriving inverse order: The issue of arguments
Diane Massam
271–296
The impersonal construction in Tagalog
Paul Law
297–326
Anaphora in traditional Jambi Malay
Peter Cole, Gabriella Hermon and Yanti
327–344
On parameters of agreement in Austronesian languages
Mark C. Baker
345–374
Index
375–380
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2PG – Linguistics/Austronesian & Malayo-Polynesian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010028219