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The articles in this volume came out of a workshop held by the editors in 1990 on the campus of Pattimura University, in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia. In these articles, the phonologies of the Sawai, Kisar, Larike, and West Tarangan languages are described. Also, maps and information about the languages’ locations, various ethnic features, and suggested classifications are included in the book.
Donald Burquest is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington and an International Linguistic Consultant with SIL International. He did fieldwork in Nigeria on the Ngas language and was involved in a language project completed in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 1973. He is the author of Phonological Analysis: A Functional Approach, 3rd edition, and numerous articles. He is also the coauthor of A Survey of Linguistic Theories, 3rd edition.
3. The Sawai seven-vowel system
2. System of phonemes
3. Ambivalent phonemes
4. Distribution of phonemes
3. Stress and the phonological word
4. Stress in contractions and compounds
5. Stress shift at clause level
7. Interlinearized text
3. Syllable and root structure
4. Lexical rules for affixation
6. Cliticization and other syntactic processes
7. Postsyntactic processes
8. Summary of rules
9. Summary of River dialect phonology