The Oxford Guide to the Malayo-Polynesian Languages of Southeast Asia
 
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The Oxford Guide to the Malayo-Polynesian Languages of Southeast Asia

 
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This volume presents the most wide-ranging treatment available today of the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Southeast Asia and their outliers. It offers a comprehensive account of the historical relations and typological diversity in the group, including current debates in their prehistories and descriptive priorities for future study.

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This volume presents the most wide-ranging treatment available today of the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Southeast Asia and their outliers, a group of more than 800 languages belonging to the wider Austronesian family. It brings together leading scholars and junior researchers to offer a comprehensive account of the historical relations, typological diversity, and varied sociolinguistic issues that characterize this group of languages, including current debates in their prehistories and descriptive priorities for future study.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with historical linguistics, including discussion of human genetics, archaeology, and cultural history. Chapters in Part II explore language contact between Malayo-Polynesian and unrelated languages, as well as sociolinguistic issues such as multilingualism, language policy, and language endangerment. Part III provides detailed overviews of the different groupings of Malayo-Polynesian languages, while Part IV offers in-depth studies of important typological features across the whole linguistic area. The Oxford Guide to the Malayo-Polynesian Languages of Southeast Asia will be an essential reference for students and researchers specializing in Austronesian languages and for typologists and comparative linguists more broadly.
Table of Contents:
Detailed contents
Series preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and conventions
The contributors
Introduction
Part I: Historical Linguistics
Proto-Malayo-Polynesian: Its place within the Austronesian language family, reconstruction, and daughters
Methods in Malayo-Polynesian comparative-historical linguistics
Linguistic approaches to Austronesian culture history
Human genetic approaches to Malayo-Polynesian prehistory
Archaeological correlations for the dispersal of the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Southeast Asia, western Micronesia and Madagascar
Historical linguistics of the Philippines
Historical linguistics of Borneo
Historical linguistics of the Malayic subgroup
Historical linguistics of the languages of Sumatra, Java, the Lesser Sunda Islands, and Moken Moklen
Historical linguistics of the Chamic languages
Sulawesi historical linguistics
Historical linguistics of the Central Malayo-Polynesian languages
Historical linguistics of the South Halmahera-West New Guinea subgroup
Part II: Sociolinguistics and Language Contact
Vitality, maintenance, and documentation among the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Southeast Asia
Multilingualism
Language policy and the politics of language
Malayo-Polynesian contact languages in Southeast Asia and the creole controversy
Heritage languages and the study of Malayo-Polynesian diasporas
Language contact in Mainland Southeast Asia: Historical impacts on Malayo-Polynesian languages
Language contact in Africa
Papuan contact and its impact on Malayo-Polynesian languages
Non-areal contact
Part III: Areal Overviews
Languages of the northern Philippines
Languages of central and southern Philippines
Sama-Bajaw languages
Non-Malayic languages of Borneo
Non-Malayic languages of Sumatra and the Barrier Islands
Malayic languages
Chamic languages
Languages of Java
Balinese, Sasak, and Sumbawa
Languages of Sulawesi
Languages of Flores and its satellites
Languages of Timor and southern Maluku
Languages of Central Maluku
The languages of Halmahera and West New Guinea
Chamorro
Palauan
Malagasy
Part IV: Featural Overviews
Segment inventories
Suprasegmental phonology
Phonotactics and morphophonology
Morphology
Reduplication
Word order
Voice and transitivity
Adnominal possession
Spatial orientation
Negation
Phasal polarity
Personal pronouns
References
Index