Abstract

In the article mentioned in the title, Klamer appears to say that typological features may be used to help determine whether a particular language is Austronesian or Papuan. I argue here that this is not so, as typological features are often shared as a result of language contact. Genealogical relatedness is demonstrated by the presence of what Johanna Nichols has called "individual-identifying features."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 506-510
Launched on MUSE
2003-12-30
Open Access
No
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