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East Nusantara: Typological and areal analyses ed. by Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer (review)

East Nusantara: Typological and areal analyses ed. by Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer (review) Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer, eds. 2010. East Nusantara: Typological and areal analyses. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 618. 319 pp. ISBN 978-085-88-3610-5. $Aust. 96.80 (Australia), $Aust 88.00 (elsewhere), paper. Ewing and Klamer's edited volume consists of an extensive introductory chapter by the editors, followed by twelve additional chapters, including one chapter by each editor. In the introductory chapter, they explain that the title of the book refers to a "geographical area"; however, the description provided of this area coincides with five political units: four provinces of Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Timur, Maluku, North Maluku, and West Papua) and all of the nation East Timor. That this "linguistic area" in large part parallels the region discussed by J. C. G. Jonker (1914) perhaps rests on the largely syntactic and morphological basis of both this volume and Jonker's essay. Indeed, of the twelve analyses (chapters) of this book, two specifically address phonological topics, while the other ten discuss alignment systems and argument encoding, serial verb constructions, and negation, as well as other syntactic and morphological phenomena. Indeed, one of the strengths of this book rests on the editors' achievement in bringing together analyses of both Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages in the region. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

East Nusantara: Typological and areal analyses ed. by Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 54 (2) – Nov 23, 2015

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Michael Ewing and Marian Klamer, eds. 2010. East Nusantara: Typological and areal analyses. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 618. 319 pp. ISBN 978-085-88-3610-5. $Aust. 96.80 (Australia), $Aust 88.00 (elsewhere), paper. Ewing and Klamer's edited volume consists of an extensive introductory chapter by the editors, followed by twelve additional chapters, including one chapter by each editor. In the introductory chapter, they explain that the title of the book refers to a "geographical area"; however, the description provided of this area coincides with five political units: four provinces of Indonesia (Nusa Tenggara Timur, Maluku, North Maluku, and West Papua) and all of the nation East Timor. That this "linguistic area" in large part parallels the region discussed by J. C. G. Jonker (1914) perhaps rests on the largely syntactic and morphological basis of both this volume and Jonker's essay. Indeed, of the twelve analyses (chapters) of this book, two specifically address phonological topics, while the other ten discuss alignment systems and argument encoding, serial verb constructions, and negation, as well as other syntactic and morphological phenomena. Indeed, one of the strengths of this book rests on the editors' achievement in bringing together analyses of both Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages in the region.

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 23, 2015

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