Language Contact and Change in the Austronesian World

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Thomas Edward Dutton, Darrell T. Tryon
Berlin, Jan 1, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 683 pages
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The Austronesian language family, the most widespread language family in the world, stretches from Madagascar in the west to Easter Island in the east and includes the geographical areas of Indonesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. The contributions to this volume cov

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Language change on Umboi Island
The Polynesian Outliers as a locus of language contact
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