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The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems: Some New Empirical Studies (review)

The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems: Some New Empirical Studies (review) Book Reviews I Wayan Arka and Malcolm Ross, eds. 2005. The many faces of Austronesian voice systems: Some new empirical studies. PL 571. Canberra: Paci²c Linguistics. v + 278 pp. ISBN 0-85883556-8. Aus$63.00, paper. In January 2002, the Australian National University in Canberra hosted both the Ninth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics and the Fifth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics. Rather than collecting all the papers from these conferences into conference proceedings, the editors have decided to produce more thematically uni²ed volumes; this particular volume contains the papers on Austronesian "voice" (along with a handful of other related papers that were not presented at either conference). The resulting collection of papers brings a variety of perspectives to bear on a number of quite distinct types of languages. The book contains a pair of papers on Tagalog, but no other language is analyzed in more than one paper; other languages discussed include Puyuma, Tongan, and many languages of Indonesia. As we might expect from a set of papers from a conference, the goals and approaches of the papers differ fairly sharply (the introduction does an excellent job of relating the papers to each other and to a number of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems: Some New Empirical Studies (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 45 (2) – Jan 24, 2006

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Book Reviews I Wayan Arka and Malcolm Ross, eds. 2005. The many faces of Austronesian voice systems: Some new empirical studies. PL 571. Canberra: Paci²c Linguistics. v + 278 pp. ISBN 0-85883556-8. Aus$63.00, paper. In January 2002, the Australian National University in Canberra hosted both the Ninth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics and the Fifth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics. Rather than collecting all the papers from these conferences into conference proceedings, the editors have decided to produce more thematically uni²ed volumes; this particular volume contains the papers on Austronesian "voice" (along with a handful of other related papers that were not presented at either conference). The resulting collection of papers brings a variety of perspectives to bear on a number of quite distinct types of languages. The book contains a pair of papers on Tagalog, but no other language is analyzed in more than one paper; other languages discussed include Puyuma, Tongan, and many languages of Indonesia. As we might expect from a set of papers from a conference, the goals and approaches of the papers differ fairly sharply (the introduction does an excellent job of relating the papers to each other and to a number of

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 24, 2006

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