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This catalogue lists all of the Pacific Linguistics publications currently in print, ordered by Pacific Linguistics publication number. To access this catalogue by author, region or language, go back to Books. To order our publications, go to Ordering.

Since its inception in 1963, we at Pacific Linguistics have publishedalmost 500 books on languages of the Pacific, the Philippines, Indonesia,Southeast and South Asia, and Australia which have until recentlyappeared in four series:

  • Series A: Occasional Papers; collections of shorter papers, usually on asingle topic or area.
  • Series B: Monographs of intermediate length.
  • Series C: Books; publications of greater length, especially referencebooks such as dictionaries and grammars, and conference proceedings.
  • Series D: Special Publications; including archival materials, pedagogicalworks, maps, audiovisual productions, and materials that do not fit into the other series.

Times have changed, and over the years these categories have become lessand less appropriate. From the beginning of the year 2000 PacificLinguistics books will no longer be divided into four series but will benumbered sequentially from 501 onwards.

The on-line catalogue begins with the new Pacific Linguistics series books (i.e. from PL 501 onwards). After this, the catalogue is ordered according to the old PL series numbers (i.e. Series A, B, C, D).

(Class: Mon-Khmer)
Proto South Bahnaric: A reconstruction of a Mon-Khmer language of Indo-China
Paul Sidwell,
2000, ISBN 0 85883 444 8, ix + 225pp.
This volume is a reconstruction of the phonology and lexicon ofProto South Bahnaric, based on a detailed comparison of three languages,Chrau, Stieng and Köho. These Mon-Khmer (Austroasiatic) languages arespoken north and northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and inneighbouring areas of Cambodia. The comparative vocabulary presents 829etymologies with reconstructions, phonemic analyses and external comparisons.
AUS $62.70 ($57.00)

(Class: Tibeto-Burman)
Dictionary of Chepang: A Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal
Ross Caughley
2000 ISBN 0 85883 452 9 ix + 540 pp.
This dictionary contains a comprehensive record of the lexical items of a major Chepang dialect, along with references to other dialects. There are about 8,000 Chepang entries and close to 13,000 in the English-Chepang section. There are also several appendices listing vocabulary relating to various semantic fields, such as plant and animal names, kinship terms and manufactured items. The introduction gives an extensive background to the language.
AUS $88.00 ($80.00) Weight 1100g

(Class: Austronesian:CMP; Austronesian:WMP:Sulawesi)
Spices from the East: Papers in languages of Eastern Indonesia
Grimes, Charles E. Grimes (ed.)
2000 ISBN 0 85883 460 X ixi + 235 pp.
The volume contains original data and modern analyses from a number of poorly documented CMP languages of central and southern Maluku, as well a one WMP language of SE Sulawesi. The introduction by Charles E. Grimes ÎNew information filling old gaps in eastern Indonesiaâ addresses the theoretical and descriptive significance of each paper, as well as the general state of the classification of languages in the region. Papers are by David F. Coward and Naomi E. Coward (A phonological sketch of the Selaru language), Mark Donohue (Tukang Besi dialectology), Charles E. Grimes (Defining speech communities on Buru Island: a look at both linguistic and non-linguistic factors), Bryan Hinton (The languages of Wetar: recent survey results and word lists, with notes on Tugun grammar), Jock Hughes (The morphology of Dobel, Aru, with special reference to reduplication), and Craig Marshall (A phonology of Fordata).
AUS $69.30 $63.00) Weight 500g

(Class: Austronesian: Oceanic: Polynesian)
Topics in Polynesian language and culture history
Jeff Marck
2000 ISBN 0 85883 468 5 281 + xxi pp.
The present volume first re-examines Polynesian language subgrouping from the pint of view of shared sporadic sound change. The main conclusion of those chapters is to support Bill Wilsonâs idea that East Polynesian languages might be most closely related to the languages of Tuvalu northwest of Samoa, along with the ÎElliceanâ Outlieres. Later chapters cover cosmogony and kin terms for the various Polynesian subgroups, traditional interests of culture historians that were not much investiated prior to the work of this thesis. The volume ends with a discussion of how language and ethicity transformed over time in early Western Polynesia, both becoming more focused on particular island groups at about the time population pressures were first being felt in the larger island groups (Samoa and Tonga).
AUS $59.95 ($54.50) Weight 600g

(Class: Austronesian: Oceanic)
SICOL Proceedings of the Second International conference on Oceanic Linguistics:Vol. 2, Historical and decriptive studies
Palmer, Bill and Paul Geraghty (eds)
2000 ISBN 0 85883 476 6 408 + x pp.
In July 1995 the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, played host to the Second International Conference on Oceanic Languages, or SICOL the second in a successful series of international conferences devoted to the main language family of the South Pacific, the Oceanic branch of the large Austronesian stock.A special session of the conference was devoted to contact languages, and a number of papers from that session have already been published by Pacific Linguistics as the first volume of the proceedings. This second and final volume contains a selection of papers dealing with Oceanic languages themselves. The nineteen papers presented here range from descriptive studies of the morphology, syntax or lexicon of individual languages through work on subgrouping to aspects of Proto Oceanic. Together these papers give a taste of the diversity of Oceanic languages and the range of research carried out on this important language family.
AUS $93.50 ($85.00) Weight 800g

(Class: Pidgins)
Constraints on null subjects in Bislama (Vanuatu):Social and linguistics factors
Miriam Meyerhoff
2000 ISBN 0 85883 522 3 xi + 206 pp.
How can developments in a contact language inform the inquiry into the structural nature of language? How do they help us better understand the nature of language change and the processes of grammaticisation? Using data from everyday conversations in Bislama (the national language of Vanuatu), this book focuses on one variable, the alternation between overt pronominal and phonetically null subjects. It shows how an emergent system of subject-verb agreement in Bislama interacts with functional constraints on the interpretability of a subject; this interaction accounts for much of the alternation between the two forms of subject. The rich array of social functions that Bislama serves in the communities studied is examined in some detail, and yet it is shown that as Bislama becomes increasingly elaborate morphosyntactically, this kind of structural innovation takes place largely independently of social factors. By adopting the methods of sociolinguistics grounded in participant observation, and being grounded in theoretical treatments of subject agreement, this volume shows how the study of change in a contact language helps to bridge issues in different subfields of linguistics.
AUS $41.80 ($38.00) Weight 500g

(Class: Oceanic: Vanuatu)
A grammar of Anejom~Lynch, John
2000 ISBN 0 85883 484 7 xiii + 180 pp
Anejom~~ is spoken on the island of Aneityum and is a member of the Southern Vanuatu subgroup of Oceanic. It is unusual among Vanuatu languages in having VOS as its normal phrase order. Its phonology is somewhat different from the phonologies of other members of the subgroup, and it is also in the process of making a number of morphosyntactic changes. This grammar provides a thorough treatment of the phonology and morphology of the language, as well as a solid outline of its syntax, and includes three texts.
AUS $41.80 ($38.00) Weight 500g

(Class: Oceanic: Vanuatu)
An Erromangan (Sye) dictionary
Crowley, Terry
2000 ISBN 0 85883 492 8 xxxi + 250 pp.
This volume represents the most complete compilation to date of vocabulary in the Erromangan (or Sye) language of southern Vanuatu, along with an English-Erromangan finderlist. The introduction provides relevant background to enable the reader to make maximum use of information contained within dictionary entries, as well as discussing relevant grammatical and sociolinguistic information. The dictionary also includes separate discussions of personal names and names of places in the Erromangan language. This volume is intended as a supplement to An Erromangan (Sye) grammar by the same author, as well as Ura: a disappearing language of Southern Vanuatu, which is a description of the most closely related language.
AUS $59.40 ($54.00) Weight 500g

The Linguistic History of Southern Vanuatu
Lynch, John
The languages of Erromango, Tanna and AneityumAneityum in Southern Vanutatu form a closed subgroup of Oceanic, and have often been regarded as ‘aberrant’, especially in terms of their phonological history. In this book Lynch shows that, under a cloak of aberrancy, they are in many ways quite conservative Oceanic languages. Three chapters are devoted to the phonological history of these languages, and there is also a detailed discussion of historical developments in their morphology and syntax. Appendices include lists of lexical reconstructions and of apparent lexical innovations.
2001  ISBN 0 85883 500 2 xi + 322 pp.

AUS $49.50 ($45.00)  Weight 600g

Anejom~ Dictionary
Disonari blong anejom~
Nitasviitai a nijitas antas anejom~

Lynch, John and Philip Tepahae
Anejom~ is the language of Aneityum, the southernmost island in Vanutatu. This dictionary, compiled by a professional Oceanic linguist and native speaker of the language, contains almost 5,000 Anejom~ lexical items, with definitions in both English and Bislama (the national language of Vanuatu). Both English-Anejom~ and Bislama-Anejom~ finderlists are provided to make the dictionary accessible both to linguists and to ni-Vanutatu who may not speak or read English. The dictionary uses a newly devised orthography, which more accurately reflects the phonology of the language than the one in current use. It is hoped that the dictionary will prove valuable to linguists, to native speakers, and to children learning to read and write in the language. It complements A grammar of Anejom~, also by John Lynch and published by Pacific Linguistics.
2001  ISBN  0 85883 507 X xxiii + 425 pp.
AUS $52.80 ($48.00)  Weight 900g

Sourcebook on Tomini-Tolitoli languages: General information and word lists
Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. (compiler)
This sourcebook presents an edited version of the fieldnotes gathered during an extensive linguistic survey of the Tomini-Tolitoli languages, a group of eleven languages spoken in northern Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The introductory sections present general information about the Tomini-Tolitoli languages and about the survey, including detailed maps and a few notes on phonology and morphology. The main part of the book consists of extensive word lists of each language (between 700 and 1,400 entries per language, often including information on dialect variation). The book thus makes available a rich collection pf primary data on which anyone interested in working on Tomini-Tolitoli languages may draw.
2001  ISBN: 0 85883 516 9 xxii + 436 pp.
AUS $59.40  International $54.00

Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages
Simpson, Jane, David Nash, Mary Laughren, Peter Austin and Barry Alpher
In 1959-60 Ken Haledocumented around seventy Australian languages using the methods of modern linguistics and anthropology. In the years since, Hale (now Emeritus Professor at MIT) has written and published numerous papers on theoretical and descriptive topics, made his field records available to several generations of linguists, and encouraged native speakers in studying and maintaining their languages.
The 36 contributions to this volume reflect the broad diversity of Hale’s pioneering work. The 38 contributors include linguists from Australia andNorth America, and three Australian language speakers.
The volume starts with several chapters dealing directly with Hale’s fieldwork, beginning as he did in Alice Springs with Arrernte and Warlpiri. These include first-hand accounts, by Sara Hale and others, of what it was like grappling with fresh ideas and being in the field in Australia in the 1960s, and serve to place his work in the broader context of Australian language studies. The breathtaking scope of Hale’s contribution, both in terms of languages documented and topics examined, is reflected in the diversity of languages and topics covered by the remaining chapters: theory, typology, methodology; syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, language change and creativity, and language policy implementation. The volume also includes an interview with Hale, two vocabularies collected by Hale and O’Grady in 1960, and a bibliography of Hale's Australian work.

2001  ISBN: 0 85883 524 X xvii + 528 pp.
AUS $55.00  International $50.00

The Western Desert Code: An Australian Cryptogrammar
David Rose
This volume is a description of the language of Australia’s Western Desert peoples, from the perspective of Western Desert culture, focusing on what M.A.K. Halliday has characterised as ‘ways of meaning’ in the culture. As a doctoral dissertation The Western Desert Code received exceptional praise from its examiners, C.M.I.M. Matthiessen (Macquarie University) called it ‘an outstanding contribution to semiotic and linguistic scholarship in general and to the description and understanding of Australian Aboriginal languages in particular…the first contribution ever to give a comprehensive account of the semiotic complex of an Australian Aboriginal language-culture, using the resources of a powerful theory to map out this complex along a number of dimensions…a monumental, brilliant achievement in absolute terms.… Rose thus clearly belongs to the class of once-in-a-blue-moon scholars that Whorf belonged to’. K. Davidse (University of Leeuven) writes: ‘…a tremendously inventive effort of interpretation…. I know of no other work which has so consistently related to the relation between code, register, semantics, lexicogrammar and phonology as this Ph.D. thesis’.
2001  ISBN:  0 85883 437 5 xvi + 482 pp.
AUS $59.40  International $54.00

(Class: Austronesian)
Papers in Austronesian linguistics No.1
Hein Steinhauer, ed.
1991, ISBN 0 85883 402 2, vii+225pp.
Papers by K.A. Adelaar (history of Malagasy, origin of Sri Lanka Malay), Margaret J. Florey (shifting language allegiance in eastern Indonesia), C.D. Grijns (Bahasa Indonesia in the 1920s), B. Dix Grimes (Ambonese Malay), Stephen H. Levinsohn (constituent order in Malay di- clauses), J. Noorduyn (languages of Sulawesi), Bernd Nothofer (languages of Brunei), H. Steinhauer (Malay in eastern Indonesia in the 19th century).
A$33.30  [US$23.50]

(Class: Austronesian)
Papers in Austronesian linguistics No.2
M.D. Ross, ed.
1992, ISBN 0 85883 407 3, 430pp.
Papers by Sarah Bell (nouns and modifiers in Cebuano), Robert Blust (Tiruray), Videa P. De Guzman (primacy of patient as subject in Tagalog), Bryan Ezard (Tawala derivational prefixes), Clif Olson (Gumawana grammar and texts), Stephen J. Schooling (Yuanga phonology).
A$45.30  [US$31.70]

(Class: Austronesian)
Papers in Austronesian linguistics No.3
Hein Steinhauer, ed.
1996, ISBN 0 85883 430 8, vi+232pp. (4 maps)
Papers by D.G. Arms (Sindangan Subanen verb), Rene van den Berg (history of verbs in Sulawesi languages), Beatrice Clayre (focus in Borneo languages), Aone van Engelenhoven (metathesis in Leti), Donna Evans (Kaili causation), Barbara Friberg (Konjo person markers), Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (person marking in Sulawesi languages), Paul R. Kroeger (Kimaragang Dusun affectedness morphology), Ülo Sirk (history of transitive verb suffixes in western Indonesia), Hein Steinhauer (metathesis in Dawanese).
A$35.20  [US$24.70]

(Class: Papuan)
Papers in Papuan linguistics No.2
Karl J. Franklin, ed.
1997, ISBN 0 85883 442 1, viii+361pp.
Papers by David Briley (Bauzi morphology), Duane A. Clouse (history of the Lakes Plain languages), Philip C. Fields (Orya nominalisation), Donald C. Laycock (Sanguma), J.A. Lloyd (Baruya tone).
A$42.00  [US$29.40]

(Class: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman)
Papers in Southeast Asian linguistics No.14: Tibeto-Burman languages
of the Himalayas

David Bradley, ed.
1997, ISBN 0 85883 456 1, vii+182pp.
Papers by Balthasar Bickel (Belhare possession), David Bradley (Tibeto-Burman classification), Ross C. Caughley (vowel graduation in Sunwar and Chepang), George van Driem (Limbu verbs), Novel Kishore Rai and Werner Winter (verbal adjuncts in Bantawa), Anju Saxena (Proto West Himalayish agreement), Richard Keith Sprigg (Lepcha orthography) and Gerard J. Tolsma (Kulungverbal morphology).
A$27.70  [US$19.10]

(Class: Papuan)
Papers in Papuan linguistics No.3
A.K. Pawley, ed.
1997, ISBN 0 85883 457, vi+238pp.
Papers by Mark Donohue (Hatam notes), James A. De Vries, Sandra De Vries (Kwerba verb morphology), Eileen Gasaway (Burum morpohophonemics), John R. Roberts (switch reference in Papua New Guinea).
A$32.20  [US$22.60]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Chamic)
Papers in Southeast Asian linguistics No. 15: Chamic studies
David Thomas, ed.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 465 0, iii+90pp.
This volume presents papers on Chamic languages by Neil Baumgartner (Western Cham grammar), Robert Headley (Cham evidence from Khmer sound changes), Ernest Lee (Cat Gia Roglai), Keng-Fong Pang (the ethnonym Utsat), and Graham Thurgood (Austronesian and Mon-Khmer elements in Chamic vowels).
A$31.80  [US$22.30]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Mon-Khmer, Sinitic)
Papers in Southeast Asian linguistics No.16
Marybeth Clark, ed.
1997, ISBN 0 85883 465 9, v+131pp.
Papers by Edmund A. Anderson (The use of speech levels in Sundanese), Ferdinand de Haan (Khmer and the theory of modality), Judy Ho (Socio-semantic aspects of human measure words in Cantonese), Kitima Indrambarya (The status of the word hay in Thai), Charles Paus (Variability in Cambodian copular constructions: a semantic analysis).
A$35.30  [US$24.75]

(Class: P&C)
Papers in Pidgin and Creole linguistics No. 5
Peter Mühlhäusler ed.
This volume brings together lexicographic and sociolinguistic descriptions of some of the less well-documented Pidgins, creoles and contact languages of the Pacific region, adding many important details to current knowledge. Papers by Peter Mühlhäusler (pidgins and creoles in Western Australia), Robert Foster, Peter Mühlhäusler and Philip Clarke (the 'classification' of Aboriginals in colonial South Australia), Terry Crowley (Bislama lexicon), Anders Källgård (Pitkern word list), Warren Shibles (phonetics of pidgins and creoles)
1998, ISBN 0 85883 474 X, v+213pp.
A$41.40  [US$29.00]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
Papers in Austronesian linguistics No. 5
Darrell Tryon ed.
Papers by Robert Blust (A Lou vocabulary, with phonological notes), Terry Crowley (A salvage sketch of Nati, southwest Malakula, Vanuatu), David Lithgow (Muyuw: its relationship with its neighbours and the bilingualism of its speakers), D.J. Bennett and R.J. Bennett (Awad Bing grammar essentials).
1998, ISBN 0 85883 450 2, vii+275pp.
A$46.20  [US$32.35]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Philippines)
Theme, result and contrast: A Study in expository discourse in Upper Tanudan Kalinga (Philippines)
Sherri Brainard
1991, ISBN 0 85883 405 7, ix+203pp.
A$25.80 - limited copies -  [US$18.10]

(Class: Papuan)
Forms and functions in Kombai, an Awyu language of Irian Jaya
Lourens De Vries
1993, ISBN 0 85883 416 2, x+130pp.
A$24.80  [US$17.50]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Philippines)
Selected topics in the grammar of Limos Kalinga, the Philippines
Naomi Ferreirinho
1993, ISBN 0 85883 4197, vii+125pp.
A$25.80  [US$18.10]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Philippines)
The phonology of Karao, the Philippines
Sherri Brainard
1994, ISBN 0 85883 420 0, vi+259pp.
A$33.00  [US$23.10]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Sulawesi)
The Verb Morphology of Mori, Sulawesi
Linda A. Barsel
1994, ISBN 0 85883 421 9, x+139pp.
A$25.50  [US$17.90]

(Class: Papuan)
Phonology and grammar of Yele, Papua New Guinea
James Henderson
1995, ISBN 0 85883 428 6, vii+110pp.
A$25.80  [US$18.10]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
Ergativity in Roviana, Solomon Islands
S.H. Corston
1996, ISBN 0 85883 448 0, vi+84pp.
A$18.00  [US$12.60]

(Class: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman)
Sino-Tibetan numeral systems: Prefixes, protoforms and problems
James A. Matisoff
1997, ISBN 0 85883 464 2, xi+136pp.
A$36.30  [US$25.40]

(Class: Papuan)
A description of Abun: A West Papuan language of Irian Jaya
Keith and Christine Berry
This volume presents a description of the phonology, morphology and grammar of the Abun language, spoken in the northern Bird’s Head region of Irian Jaya. There is also a discussion of various clauses types, including relative, complement and adverbial clauses.
1999, ISBN 0 85883 482 0. Softcover.

C-66, C-67
Language atlas of the Pacific area:
Part 1: New Guinea Area, Oceania, Australia
Part 2: Japan Area, Philippines and Formosa, mainland and insular South-East Asia
S.A. Wurm and Shiro Hattori, eds
1981, ISBN 0 85883 239 9 and 0 85883 240 2, ii+74pp.
1983, ISBN 0 85883 239 9 and 0 85883 290 9, ii+72pp.
Part 1 and 2 - boxed set (incl. 47 multicoloured maps, text material, indexes)
A$360.00  [US$252.00]
Part 2 (unboxed) may also be purchased separately:
A$150.00  [US$105.00]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Sabah)
Languages of Sabah: A survey report
Julie King and John Wayne King, eds
1984, ISBN 0 85883 456 0, vi+359pp.
A$52.30 - reprint, limited copies  [US$36.60]

(Class: Papuan)
A Baruya-Tok Pisin-English dictionary
J. A. Lloyd,
1992, ISBN 0 85883 403 0, x+685pp.
A$54.40  [US$38.10]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
A grammar of Mangap-Mbula: an Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea
Robert D. Bugenhagen
1995, ISBN 0 85883 426 X, xiii+418pp.
A$53.00  [US$37.10]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
A grammar and lexicon of Loniu, Papua New Guinea
Patricia J. Hamel
1994, ISBN 0 85883 410 3, x+275pp.
A$37.40  [US$26.20]

(Class: P&C)
Broken: An introduction to the Creole language of Torres Strait
Anna Shnukal
1988; 1998 (reprint), ISBN 0 85883 381 6, iii+328pp. (3 maps, 8 photos)
A$36.20  [US$25.40]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
The Markham languages of Papua New Guinea
Susanne Holzknecht
1989, ISBN 0 85883 394 8, viii+228pp.
A$32.40 - limited copies -  [US$22.70]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Sabah)
Thematic continuity and development in languages of Sabah
Stephen H. Levinsohn, ed.
1991, ISBN 0 85883 406 5, iv+162pp.
A$34.00  [US$23.80]

(Class: Papuan)
A First dictionary of Koiari
Tom Dutton
1992, ISBN 0 85883 414 6, vii+178pp.
A$32.20  [US$22.55]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
Cook Islands Maori dictionary with English-Cook Islands Maori finderlist
Jasper Buse, with Raututi Taringa, edited by Bruce Biggs and Rangi Moeka'a
1996, ISBN 0 85883 415 4, vii+712pp. (1 map)
A$65.00  [US$45.50]

(Class: Australian)
Martuthunira: A language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia
Alan Charles Dench,
1995, ISBN 0 85883 422 7, xvii+390pp.
A$44.00  [US$30.80]

(Class: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman)
A dictionary of the Northern Dialect of Lisu (China and southeast Asia)
David Bradley
1994, ISBN 0 85883 423 5, xii+257pp.
A$33.30  [US$23.30]

(Class: Australian)
Further aspects of the grammar of Yanyuwa, Northern Australia
Jean Kirton and Bella Charlie
1996, ISBN 0 85883 433 2, xiv+216pp.
A$34.10  [US$23.90]

(Class: Mon-Khmer)
Katuic comparative dictionary (Southeast Asia)
Ilia Peiros
1996, ISBN 0 85883 433 2, xiv+216pp.
A$33.00  [US$23.10]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
Oceanic Studies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Oceanic linguistics
John Lynch and Fa'afo Pat, eds
1996, ISBN 0 85883 440 5, x+499pp.
Papers by Robert Blust (linguistic position of the Western Islands, PNG), Ann Chowning (Proto Oceanic *mata), Tom Dutton (Lau'una: an Austronesian remnant in S.E. Papua), Paul Geraghty (Proto Central Pacific), John Lynch (Proto Oceanic possession), Meredith Osmond (Proto Oceanic fishing and hunting terms), Andrew Pawley (Proto Oceanic terms for reef and shoreline invertebrates), Malcolm Ross (Proto Oceanic food plant terms), Robin Hooper (Tolelauan nominalisations), Wassissi Konyi (Nengone accent, in French), Bill Palmer (Simbo mood and aspect), Fa'afo Pat (Hula transitives), Melenaite Taumoefolau (Tongan possession), Darrell Tryon (Mae-Morae and Epi languages), Bill Camden (Bislama transitives and long), Nicholas Faraclas (literacy in Papua New Guinea), Greg Fox (translation and publication in Vanuatu languages), Helen Fox (Big Nambas women’s honorific sub-dialect), Ernest W. Lee (Solomons Pijin prepositions), Heather Lotherington (Melanesian Pidgin in literacy education in Vanuatu and the Solomons), Ross McKerras (Uripiv borrowings), Gillian Sankoff (the Oceanic substrate in Melanesian Pidgin), Craig Volker (variation in Nalik grammar), D.S.Walsh and Richard Leona (Raga bird names), Afamasaga Malia Malaki Williams (Pacific island language groups in the development of Pacific island language nests in Aotearoa), Deanne Wilson (kava on the marae in Aotearoa).A$51.20  [US$35.90]

(Class: Papuan)
A dictionary of Kwoma: A Papuan language of north-east New Guinea
R. Bowden
1997, ISBN 0 85883 441 3, xxxi+339pp.
A$61.00  [US$42.70]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, PNG)
Studies in languages of New Britain and New Ireland. Volume 1: Austronesian languages of the North New Guinea Cluster in northwestern New Britain
M.D. Ross, ed.
Papers by Ann Chowning (Relations among languages of West New Britain), Rick Goulden (The Maleu and Bariai languages of West New Britain), Graham Haywood (A Maleu grammar outline and text) and William R. Thurston (Amara: an Austronesian language of Northwestern New Britain; The Bibling languages of Northwestern New Britain).
1996, ISBN 0 85883 443 X., ix+392pp. (incl. 1 map)
A$47.00  [US$32.90]

(Class: Australian)
Boundary Rider: Essays in honour of Geoffrey O'Grady
Darrell Tryon and Michael Walsh, eds
Papers by Barry Alpher (final n in Cape York noun stems), Peter Austin (Proto Central New South Wales phonology), Paul Black (lexicostatistics and Australian languages), Gavan Breen (taps, stops and trills), Neil Chadwick (The Barkly and Jaminjungan languages: a north Australian genetic group), Alan Dench (complex kin terms), Nick Evans (flora-fauna polysemy), Susan Fitzgerald (the laminal lateral in Pama-Nyungan languages), Cliff Goddard and Nick Thieberger (lexicographic research on Australian languages 1968-1993), Ken Hale (Linngithigh vocabulary), Ken Hale and David Nash (Damin and Lardil phonotactics), Luise Hercus (Adverbs with the verbaliser -ma-, Harold Koch (Pama-Nyungan reflexes in Arandic), Patrick McConvell (Semantic shifts between fish and meat in Pama-Nyungan), Janet Sharp (Nyangumarta pronouns), Margaret C. Sharpe (Yungambeh-Bundjalung dialects), Michael Walsh (How many Australian languages were there?), David P. Wilkins (Handsigns and hyperpolysemy: cultural foundationms of semantic association).1997, ISBN 0 85883 440 2, viii+444pp.
A$65.00  [US$45.50]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, PNG)
A grammar of Tawala: An Austronesian language of the Milne Bay area, Papua New Guinea
Bryan Ezard
1997, ISBN 0 85883 458 8, xiv+320pp.
A$59.60  [US$41.80

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, PNG)
Towards a lexicogrammar of Mekeo (An Austronesian language of west central Papua)
A.A. Jones
In this volume Jones compares the four dialects of Mekeo, which vary widely in terms of mutual intelligibility, and suggests that Mekeo is a predominantly head-marking language in which ‘non-verbs’ function as topics or predicates. A high level of referential indeterminacy complicates discourse.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 473 3, xx+600pp.
A$62.90  [US$41.00]

(Class: Australian)
Dictionary of Yugambeh (including neighbouring dialects)
Margaret Sharpe
This book brings together all published or recorded information known to the compiler on the language of the Gold Coast, Queensland and its hinterlands, and neighbouring dialects extending to Minyangbal (Minjungbal) in the Brushwick River area, New South Wales, and the dialects spoken around Warwick, Queensland. Dialects of the same language were spoken in New South Wales, e.g. Gidhabal and Bundjalung. While Yugambeh appears to have gone out of widespread use possibly sixty years ago, there are many valuable word lists and grammars dating back to the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. All entries in the dictionary are in modern phonemic transcription (with pronunciation guides), with all sources and source spellings included under each entry. The dictionary includes grammatical notes and an English finder list.1998, ISBN 0 85883 480 4, xix+223pp.
A$42.20  [US$29.60]

(Class: Australian)
A grammar of Wambaya, Northern Territory (Australia)
Rachel Nordlinger
This work describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of a Wambaya non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Barkly Tablelands region of the Northern Territory. Particular attention is paid to the complex including morphology the gender and case suffixes on nominals, the interaction between the tense marking on both verb and auxiliary and the use of case in subordinate clauses. A collection of texts and wordlists is also included.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 481 2, xvi+320pp.
A$48.90  [US$34.30]

(Class: P&C)
SICOL: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on< Oceanic linguistics: vol.1, Language contact
Jan Tent and France Mugler eds
This volume contains most of the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Oceanic linguistics session on language contact. The papers range far afield, but the bulk are about the Pacific and in particular Melanesia, the part of the region with the greatest linguistic diversity and a rich history of language contact. The topics relate to: Fiji Hindi (David Tayo language of New Caledonia (Chris Corne), Belizean creole (Genevieve Escure), Singapore Colloquial English (Anthea Fraser Gupta), French Antillean creoles (William Jennings), Melanesian pidgins and creoles (Ernest W. Lee), Bislama ( Miriam Meyerhoff), South Indian languages in Fiji (France Mugler), language use and attitudes in Fiji (France Mugler and Jan Tent) and the language of adolescent first language Tok Pisin speakers (Geoff P. Smith)
1998, ISBN 0 85883 448 X, ix+146pp.
A$36.20  [US$25.40]

(Class: Kadai, Miao-Yao, Mon-Khmer, Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman)
Comparative linguistics in Southeast Asia
Ilia Peiros
This book is about the linguistic prehistory of major language families of mainland Southeast Asia: Kadai (Tai-Kadai), Miao-Yao, Mon-Khmer and Sino-Tibetan. For each family Ilia Peiros discusses internal structure, classification and results of its comparative investigation. Special attention is paid to various hypotheses of remote relations of the families. The book also contains Proto Kadai and Proto Miao-Yao phonological reconstructions.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 489 9, ix+320pp.
A$46.10  [US$32.30]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, Western)
Sinaugoro grammar, Papua New Guinea
Gerhard Tauberschmidt
This volume contains a description of the grammar and phonology of the Sinaugoro language, an Austronesian language of south-east Papua.
1999, ISBN 0 85883 490 1, x+114 pages Softcover.
A$43.50 Weight 300g.

(Class: Papuan)
Morphology, syntax and cohesion in Nabak
Grace Fabian, Edmund Fabian And Bruce Waters
This is a grammar of the Nabak language of the Huon Peninsula, PNG; a non-Austronesian language. It is a language with extensive morphophonemics. The grammar includes numerous glossed examples, together with several texts and a dictionary. A major focus is an informal account of Nabak cohesion.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 491 X, x+490pp.
A$59.00  [US$41.30]

(Class: Tai)
A dictionary of Dehong, southwest China
Luo Yongxian
This volume offers a detailed description of Dehong, a language spoken in Yunnan Province on the Sino-Burmese border near the Golden Triangle. Closely related to Burmese Shan, Dehong is a member of the Tai language family, one of the largest language groups in Southeast Asia. As such the material provides much-needed data for anthropologists, ethnographers, historians and Tai comparativists as well as general readers who are concerned with the languages and cultures in Southeast Asia and the surrounding regions.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 496 0, viii+307pp.
A$43.20  [US$30.20] in press

(Class: Papuan)
A grammar of Hatam, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Ger P. Reesink
This volume presents a description of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Hatam, which is spoken on the Bird’s Head Peninsula of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Hatam is a Papuan language with a basic SVO order, and many verb sequences. Phonological features include initial geminates and an utterance-level stress pattern. The volume contains a number of annotated texts.
1999, ISBN 0 85883 497 9, xv+215pp. Softcover. A$42.30 [US$29.60]

(Class: Australian)
Wathawurrung and the Colac language of southern Victoria
Barry J. Blake
This book comprises a classification of Victorian Aboriginal languages illustrated with a comparative word list, a summary of what can be gleaned of the grammar and vocabulary of Wathawurrung (Geelong-Ballarat area) from nineteenth-century sources and a similar, shorter summary of the Colac language.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 504 5, x+177pp.
A$35.90  [US$25.20]

(Class: Papuan)
The interface between syntax and discourse in Korafe: A Papuan language of Papua New Guinea
Cynthia J.M. Farr
This volume presents an overview of the morphological and syntactic structures of Korafe, a Papuan language spoken inthe Oro Province of Papua New Guinea. Its focus is on the structure and functions of three types of complex constructionsin sentences and discourse: (1) serial verb constructions, (2) switch reference constructions and (3) co-ranking constructions. Attention is also given to defining information units that segment serial verb constructions and co-ranking structures, and to examining information packaging in discourse.
Forthcoming mid-1999, , ISBN 0 85883 499 5. Softcover.

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, Vanuatu)
Dictionary of the Mele language (Atara Imere), Vanuatu
Ross Clark
This dictionary describes the Mele dialect of the Ifira-Mele language of Efate, in central Vanuatu. This Polynesian Outlier language has been extensively influenced by the neighbouring non-Polynesian language of Efate which have contributed at last one-third of its total vocabulary.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 504 5, xv+158pp.
A$31.80  [US$22.25]

(Class: Australian)
A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia,
Luise Hercus
This is a grammar and vocabulary of an endangered language, the Wirangu language of the west coast of South Australia. The work discusses similarities between Wirangu and other South Australian Aboriginal languages.
1999, ISBN 0 85883 505 3, xxii+217pp. Softcover.
A$43.20 [US$30.20]

(Class: Austronesian)
Kamus Basa Acèh–Kamus Bahasa Aceh: Acehnese–Indonesian–English Thesaurus
Bukhari Daud and Mark Durie
Spoken by over two million people in the Special Region of Aceh, Acehnese is one of the major regional languages of Indonesia. A community of speakers is also found in Kedah, Malaysia. The Acehnese people have a highly developed literary tradition, and a rich history. This is the only published lexicon which supports translation into Acehnese - previous Acehnese dictionaries have been Acehnese-Dutch or Acehnese-Indonesian. The Thesaurus is a valuable tool for language learners and for others such as health professionals or agricultural consultants working amongst Acehnese people.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 506 1 xiii+269pp
AUS$46.50 Weight 500g

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
The lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The culture and environment of ancestral Oceanic society. Vol.1: Material culture
Malcolm Ross, Andrew Pawley and Meredith Osmond
This volume, the first of a planned series of five, consists of a number of essays, each dealing with a particular semantic field within the domain of technology and material culture: settlement and building terms (Roger Green and Andrew Pawley), household artefacts including pottery (Meredith Osmond and Malcolm Ross), gardening practices (Meredith Osmond), food preparation (Frantisek Lichtenberk and Meredith Osmond), canoes (Andrew Pawley and Medina Pawley), and fishing and hunting implements (Meredith Osmond). Over 1000 reconstructed terms are listed with supporting evidence. Also included are a brief outline of Proto Oceanic derivation and morphology (Malcolm Ross), a number of maps and an index of reconstructions. This is invaluable reference for anyone working in Oceanic linguistics and archaeology.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 507 x, xxi+350pp. (incl. 10 maps)
A$59.00  [US$41.30]

(Class: Papuan)
Bosavi-English-Tok-Pisin dictionary
Bambi B. Schieffelin and Steven Feld
This is a first dictionary of the language called Bosavi, spoken by less than two thousand people who live on the Great Papuan Plateau north of Mount Bosavi, a collapsed volcano in the Southern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea. Bosavi is a Papuan (i.e.,non-Austronesian) language that is part of the Central and South New Guinea stock of the Trans-New Guinea Phylum. The variety of the Bosavi language represented in the dictionary is principally that spoken in the central Bosavi area where people identify themselves and their language as Kaluli. Kaluli is one of four mutually intelligible dialects spoken in Bosavi. This book's contents include a 20 page introduction to the Bosavi language, a 150 page Bosavi-English-Tok Pisin dictionary, a 20 page concise English-Bosavi dictionary and 8 appendices covering key areas of core vocabulary: family and relationship terms; body terms and counting system; the Bosavi longhouse; fish, reptiles, insects, animals and birds; forest, place and environment; food, food gathering and cooking; ways of speaking; sound words.
1998, ISBN 0 85883 513 6, xx+219pp.
A$31.60  [US$22.10]

(Class: Australian)
The Yorta Yorta (Bangerang) Language of the Murray Goulburn Including Yabula Yabula
Heather Bowe and Stephen Morey
This work on Yorta Yorta was begun in response to an invitation by Yorta Yorta woman Lois Peeler to review the available written material on Yorta Yorta to complement the Yorta Yorta language knowledge of her mother, Mrs Geraldine Briggs, O.A., and to compile a resource book on Yorta Yorta for language revival purposes.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 513 4 xiii+286pp
AUS$51.00 Weight 600g

(Class: Austronesian)
A Grammar of the Fehan Dialect of Tetun, an Austronesian Language of West Timor
Catharina van Klinken
Tetun is an Austronesian language spoken in the central and eastern parts of the island of Timor. It is widely used throughout East Timor as a lingua franca, in addition to being a first language in some regions. This description comprises a detailed grammar of the conservative Fehan dialect, spoken near the south coast of West Timor. It is primarily based on a corpus of spoken and written texts, supplemented by elicitation and daily exposure to the language. The description covers a phonology and morphology, as well as phrase, clause and sentence-level syntax. This is the first detailed grammar of any of the dozen or so Austronesian language spoken in central and eastern Timor. It complements earlier Dutch descriptions of Dawan and Roti, spoken in West Timor and the neighbouring island of Roti respectively.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 514 2 xxx+355pp
AUS$70.00 Weight 700g

(Class: Austronesian)
Ura: A Disappearing Language of Southern Vanuatu
Terry Crowley
This description comprises a detailed grammar sketch of the moribund Ura language of southern Vanuatu, along with a compilation of texts, as well as the authorÕs entire lexical corpus. Given that Crowley was working with a small group of elderly speakers, it is likely that this account with represent the final word on this language. Until the 1970s, the languages of southern Vanuatu represented one of the least-known groupings of Oceanic languages, but descriptive work in the last two decades has resulted in this being one of the more comprehensively described groupings, with this description filling one of the remaining gaps in our knowledge.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 520 7 xiii+226pp (maps)
AUS$45.00 Weight 500g

(Class: P&C)
A new course in Tok Pisin (New Guinea Pidgin)
Tom Dutton, in collaboration with Dicks Thomas
Tok Pisin is one of the two major lingue franche of Papua New Guinea. It has at present close to two million speakers and their number is still increasing, as is that of those who speak Tok Pisin as their first language. Throughout Papua New Guinea, speakers of Tok Pisin can now be encountered increasingly in areas which have otherwise been the exclusive realm of Hiri Motu, the other major lingua franche of the area. However, Tok Pisin always has been, and continues to be, the major means of intercommunication amongst Papuans and New Guineans who have no other language in common.1985   ISBN 0 85883 341 7   xxviii+407pp (3 maps, 110 photos)
Book   AUS $50.45 ($46.50)   Weight 800g
Set 14 cassettes (optional)
AUS $107.45   ($99.00)   Weight 850g
Set 15 CDs (optional)
AUS $121.00   ($110.00)   Weight 400g

(Class: P&C)
Bislama: An introduction to the national language of Vanuatu
Darrell Tryon
1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1998 (reprints)
ISBN 0 85883 361 1, xiv+261pp.
The book A$35.30  [US$24.70]
Set of 8 cassettes (optional) A$70.00  [US$49.50]

Languages of South Sulawesi
Grimes, Charles E. and Barbara D. Grimes
1987   viii + 208 pp.
ISBN  0 85883 352 2
Price: International   $32.50   Aust: $35.75

(Class: Australian)
Notes on some Queensland languages
Nils M. Holmer
1988, ISBN 085883 372 7, iv+167pp.
A$23.40 - limited copies -  [US$16.30]

Six more years of Pacific linguistics: An Index of Contributions to Pacific Linguistic Studies 1981-1987
Lois Carrington
1987, ISBN 0 85883 362 X, v+209pp.
A$26.30  [US$18.50]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, PNG)
Topics in the description of Kiriwina
Ralph Lawton, edited by Malcolm Ross
and Janet Ezard
1993, ISBN 0 85883 413 8, xii+348pp.(incl.2 maps)
A$41.10  [US$28.75]

(Class: P&C)
Traim tasol: Vocabulary testing in Tok Pisin
Karl J. Franklin
1992, ISNB 0 85883 417 0, viii+73pp.
A$17.60  [US$12.50]


(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Indonesia)
Language of development and development of language: The case of IndonesiaAriel Heryanto
1995, ISBN 0 85883 429 4, vi+60pp.
A$15.70  [US$11.00]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic, PNG)
Kitawa oral poetry: An example from Melanesia
Giancarlo M.G. Scoditti
1996, ISBN 0 85883 434 0, xviii+416pp. (incl. 2 maps)
A$47.00  [US$32.90]

(Class: Austronesian, Oceanic)
Say it in Samoan
La'i Ulrike Mosel and Ainslie So'o
1997, ISBN 0 85883 434 0, ix+188.
A$34.00  [US$23.80]

(Class: Papuan)
Materials on languages in danger of disappearing in the Asia-Pacific region No.1. Some endangered languages of Papua New Guinea: Kaki Ae, Musom, and Aribwatsa
S.A. Wurm, ed.
This volume, the first of similar volumes of reports on endangeredlanguages in the Pacific and Southeast Asian area, contains grammaticaloutlines, word lists and texts with interlinear translation of three PapuaNew Guinea languages in danger of disappearing: Kaki Ae (Papuan,potentially endangered), Musom (Austronesian, endangered) and Aribwatsa(Austronesian, almost extinct).
Papers by S.A. Wurm Materials on languages in danger of disappearing inthe Asia-Pacific region; S.A. Wurm, Kaki Ae (formerly known as Raepa Tati),a potentially endangered language in southern Papua New Guinea, John M.Clifton, The Kaki Ae language; S.A. Wurm, Musom, an endangered language innortheastern Papua New Guinea; Susanne Holzknecht, Musom morphology andgrammar sketch, Susanne Holzknecht, Musom word list; S.A. Wurm, Aribwatsa,an almost extinct language in northeastern Papua New Guinea; SusanneHolzknecht, Aribwatsa: a 'lost' language of the Markham family, Papua NewGuinea?; Susanne Holzknecht, Aribwatsa word list, S.A. Wurm, Publicationson languages in danger of disappearing in the Asia-Pacific region.

1997 ISBN 0 85883 467 7 vi+183pp, (3 maps)
AUS$40.00  [US$28.00]. Weight 350g

A linguistic bibliography of the New Guinea area
Lois Carrington
1996, ISBN 0 85883 449 9, x+476pp.
A$55.00  [US$38.50]

(Class: Austronesian, WMP, Sulawesi)
The Bungku–Tolaki languages of South-Eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia
David E. Mead
This monograph is a handbook for anyone who wants to know more about the current language situation in the Bungku-Tolaki languages area of south-eastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In addition to providing an overall classification the author describes the location, dialect situation, economy and patterns of language use for each of fifteen individual languages. Includes maps, twenty seven wordlists, and comprehensive bibliography.
1999, ISBN 0 85883 473 1, xi+188pp. Softcover. A$39.80 [US$27.85]

(Class: Australian, Papuan)
OZBIB: A linguistic bibliography of Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands
Lois Carrington and Geraldine Triffitt
This bibliography aims to include all published works on Australiana and Torres Strait Islands languages and linguistics, with the addition of relevant theses. There is a natural watershed in the listing, in that prior to 1959 emphasis is on vocabularies, texts, or songs, whereas for the past 40 years the emphasis is on linguistics and applied linguistics: analysis and comparisons, dictionaries and grammars, surveys, works on bilingual education, language policy, pidgins and crŽoles and Aboriginal English.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 505 0 x+282 pages
AUS$38.00 Weight 650g

(Class: Austronesian)
Grammatical relations in Bahasa Indonesia
Marit Vamarasi
This is an analysis of the sentential syntax of Bahasa Indonesia from the theoretical perspective of Relational Grammar. Separate chapters deal with intransitive verbs and the Unaccusative Hypothesis, advancements to subject (passive), advancements to direct object, ke- -an adversatives and clause union, ascensions, and equi constructions. The syntactic functions of the affixes di-, meN-, -i, -kan, per- -an, peN- -an, and ke- -an are all addressed.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 521 5 viii+173 pages
AUS$52.50 Weight 400g

(Class: Austronesian)
Fundaments of Austronesian Roots and Etymology
Kempler Cohen, E.M.
This work presents massive evidence that all wordbases inProto-Austronesian and its early descendants were coined exclusively fromCVC morphemes. All wordbases in the most common form, CVCVC, that havebeen analysed otherwise by other writers are here analysed as having beencoined by merger of two CVC morphemes, i.e., by overlap of the final ofthe first one and the initial of the other so that those two(nearly-)identical consonants are expressed as one. It is seen that inevery case each of the two morphemes thus identified is well evidenced alsoin other wordbases. It is also seen that there are only a few canonicalforms other than CVCVC, each produced by a respective simple coiningmethod. Also identified are various phonological processes that deleted ormodified phonemes. An appendix provides analyses of over 3,700reconstructed wordbases and some 800 attested ones. Another appendixindexes the reconstructions, showing the published source(s) for each; itthus serves as a dictionary which in itself is an invaluable resource forresearch. Yet another appendix lists the more than 200 CVC morphemes thatfigure in the analyses, and groups them into cognate sets. Anyoneinterested in the Austronesian family will find this volume to be ofconsiderable interest.
1999 ISBN 0 85883 436 7 458 pp.
AUS$89.50 Weight 900g

Atlas of the world's languages in danger of disappearing
S.A. Wurm, ed.
1996, ISBN 92 3 103255 0, x+32 pages text and 12 maps (4 colours)
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