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Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian languages of Western Melanesia

Ross, Malcolm David

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The main objective of this work is to elucidate the higher-order genetic relationships of the Austronesian languages of western Melanesia within the framework of Dempwolff's 'Oceanic hypothesis". The west Melanesian Oceanic languages investigated here consist of all the Austronesian languages of Papua New Guinea and of the Solomon Islands as far east as Santa Ysabel. Chapter 1 deals with matters of presentation and then offers a model of language diversification and a methodology as a...[Show more]

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Date published: 1986-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/133651

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