Chapter 11Concluding reflections
- 1.2Isolating languages as unnatural
- 1.3Grounds for my hypothesis
- 2.Riau Indonesian
- 2.1Proto-Malayic and Proto-Malayo-Polynesian affixation is fatal to the
- 2.2Why is Malayic so modestly inflected overall?
- 2.3If Riau Indonesian is a Sprachbund language, why is it so unmixed?
- 2.4Are there actually dialects of other Indonesian languages as structurally reduced
as Riau Indonesian?
- 2.4.3Other cases?
- 2.5A note on the Jambi varieties
- 2.6An alternative story
- 3.1The Mekong-Mamberamo scenario leaves more questions than answers
- 3.2Why are West and East Flores languages more inflected?
- 3.3Mekong-Mamberamo traits and transferred numerals are compatible with adult
- 3.4Central Flores languages are not pidginised Sulawesi ones
- 4.East Timor
- 4.1Fossilised derivation
- 4.2The inflection question
- 4.3Signs of adult acquisition in Waima’a, Naueti, Tokodede, and Kemak
- 4.4Papuan languages
- 4.5Different paths to the same mountaintop?
- 5.A note on Chamic