Abstract

A closer look shows that rather than constituting a linguistic area on its own, the region between Lombok and Papua is simply part of a typological continuum that runs from the northern Austronesian languages in Taiwan and the Philippines through Malaysia and western Indonesia east toward Melanesia, without any linguistically definable borders on either side.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 221-239
Launched on MUSE
2004-07-26
Open Access
No
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