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Austronesian Languages

Welcome

Welcome to the course guide for Linguistics 312: The Structure of Austronesian Languages (Topics in Linguistic Analysis). This guide provides access to Austronesian resources from the Library. Check the Linguistics subject guide for additional resources and tools to assist with your research project. 

Definition

Austronesian: A huge family of languages extending from Madagascar to the Pacific, and including Malagasy (in Madagascar), all the Philippine languages, the indigenous languages of Taiwan, Malay-Indonesian and nearly all the languages of Indonesia and the Pacific (Hawaiian, Fijian, Samoan, and many others). (From Trask's A Student’s Dictionary of Language and Linguistics).

Introductory Texts

Background Information