Eastern Indonesian kinship terminology in Austronesian perspective

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 11 March 2015
9.30am–11.15am

Venue

Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

Speaker

James J. Fox

Contacts

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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