Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics

| McGill University
| University of Florida
| McGill University
ISBN 9789027255501 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027287755 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

Blust, Robert
2011. Austronesian: A Sleeping Giant?. Language and Linguistics Compass 5:8  pp. 538 ff. Crossref logo
Johns, Alana
2017.  In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Second Edition,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 28 july 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2PG – Linguistics/Austronesian & Malayo-Polynesian languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010028219 | Marc record