Chamic and Beyond: Studies in Mainland Austronesian Languages
Anthony Grant, Paul Sidwell
Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Jan 1, 2005 - Austronesian languages - 271 pages
A collection of papers dealing with issues in the 'Mainland Austronesian Languages', Chamic, Acehnese and Moken/Moklen - not a single genetic sub-grouping but a number of related languages that have undergone parallel typological restructuring away from their Austronesian heritage, converging on a type that places them on the southern periphery of the broader Mainland Southeast Asian Linguistic Area . In prehistoric times speakers of these languages migrated to the Asian mainland from insular Southeast Asia . Over many years of independent development plus prolonged contact with mainland languages, they have shifted typologically, particularly towards reduced word structure, increased phoneme inventory, and more isolating syntax. The emphasis of the papers is on historical change, particularly in respect of lexical borrowings and the evolution of phonological systems.
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The effects of intimate multidirectional linguistic contact in Chamic
prosodic alignment versus segmental faithfulness
Moken as a mainland Southeast Asian language
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Aceh Aceh-Chamic Acehnese aligned ALIGNSYLL ALLFTLEFT allophones Austronesian languages Bahnaric languages Blust Blust list borrowed Chamic languages Champa Chinese Chru clusters codas cognates consonants constraints contrast creaky creaky voice deletion dialects disyllabic Dyen Eastern Cham final glottal stop forms genetic Gloss glottal stop Hainan Hainanese Haroi historical Hlai infix influence inherited initial innovations Jarai Katuic Khmer Khmer languages Khmu Kwara'ae Larish lexical lexicon lexicostatistics loans low register Mainland Malay Malayic Malayo-Chamic Malayo-Polynesian MAX-C minor syllable Moken Mon-Khmer languages Mon-Khmer origin monosyllabic morphology morphs Northern Roglai occurred onset Pacific Linguistics pattern Phan Rang Cham phonetic phonological pitch prosodic word Proto Proto-Austronesian Proto-Chamic proto-language Proto-Malayic Proto-Malayo-Chamic Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Rade reconstruction reflexes result Rotuman segmental shared speakers stress subgroup Swadesh Tagalog Thurgood tone Tsat typological verbs Vietnam Vietnamese vocabulary voice quality vowel Western wordlist Written Cham yes yes