Eastern Indonesian kinship terminology in Austronesian perspective

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Wednesday 11 March 2015


Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language


James J. Fox


Alan Rumsey,

The paper is concerned with regional variation in terminological relations: what terminological patterns have carried through to eastern Indonesia from the western Austronesian region; what patterns have been transformed; what patterns are distinctive of the region; and what relational patterns continue on into Oceania. Eastern Indonesia is a transition zone and is by no means uniform: hence the paper is also concerned to identify patterns of local variation within eastern Indonesia and, by extension, Oceania.

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