Language Description, History and Development

Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley

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  • Editors: Jeff Siegel1, John Lynch2, and Diana Eades1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027292940

This volume in memory of Terry Crowley covers a wide range of languages: Australian, Oceanic, Pidgins and Creoles, and varieties of English. Part I, Linguistic Description and Typology, includes chapters on topics such as complex predicates and verb serialization, noun incorporation, possessive classifiers, diphthongs, accent patterns, modals in Australian English and directional terms in atoll-based languages. Part II, Historical Linguistics and Linguistic History, ranges from the reconstruction of Australian languages, to reflexes of Proto-Oceanic, to the lexicon of early Melanesian Pidgin. Part III, Language Development and Linguistic Applications, comprises studies of lexicography, language in education, and language endangerment and language revival, spanning the Pacific from South Australia and New Zealand to Melanesia and on to Colombia. The volume will whet the appetite of anyone interested in the latest linguistic research in this richly multilingual part of the globe.

Subjects: Languages of Australasia and the Pacific; Contact Linguistics; Historical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of New England, Australia; 2: University of the South Pacific

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