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12. Other Publications of Interest

Studies in Langs of N. Pakistan:
vol. 1 - Languages of Kohistan

1st Publication: 1992, 2nd Printing: 2002

Publishers: National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad, and Summer Institute of Linguistics

Authors: Calvin R. Rensch, Sandra J. Decker, Daniel G. Hallberg

Paperback: ISBN: 969-8023-11-9, Pages: xxii+263

The report on the Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan, carried out by SIL researchers in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Government of Pakistan, and several Pakistani institutions between 1986 and 1991, was first published in 1992 in five volumes. These volumes have been out of print for some time, but a reprint is currently being undertaken. Volume 1, which deals with the languages of Dir, Swat and Indus Kohistan, is now off the press.

Contents of this volume:
Patterns of language use among the Kohistanis of the Swat
Valley--by Calvin R. Rensch
Ushojo--by Sandra J. Decker
The languages of Indus Kohistan--by Daniel G. Hallberg

vol. 2 - Languages of Northern Areas

1st Publication: 1992, 2nd Printing: 2002

Publishers: National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad, and Summer Institute of Linguistics

Authors: Peter C. Backstrom, Carla F. Radloff

Paperback: ISBN: 969-8023-12-7, Pages: xxiv+417

The report on the Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan, carried out by SIL researchers in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Government of Pakistan, and several Pakistani institutions between 1986 and 1991, was first published in 1992 in five volumes. These volumes have been out of print for some time, but a reprint is currently being undertaken. Volume 2, which deals with the languages of the region known as the Northern Areas of Pakistan, is now off the press.

Contents of this volume:
Balti--by Peter C. Backstrom
Burushaski--by Peter C. Backstrom
Wakhi--by Peter C. Backstrom
Domaaki--by Peter C. Backstrom
The Dialects of Shina--by Carla F. Radloff

vol. 3 - A Look at Hunza Culture; Second Edition.

Year of Publication: 2002 (first edition 1999).

Publishers: National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad, and Summer Institute of Linguistics.

Author: Stephen R. Willson.

Paperback: ISBN: 969-8023-16-X, Pages: xvi+336.

Nestled high in the majestic Karakoram mountains of northern Pakistan lies the land of Hunza, and its people, the Hunzakuts. Only a few decades ago, Hunza was almost inaccessible except for the most intrepid traveller. Partly because of its remoteness, Hunza gained an almost mythical reputation as 'the land that time forgot', a place of eternal health, long life, and happiness. Modern-day Hunza may have lost some of its past mystique, but it still has a special charm and uniqueness that makes it unforgettable to the visitor.

This book is about Hunza, its people, and their culture. Both the current culture as well as some of the more important customs of the past are described. A minimum of anthropological jargon is used. On the other hand, a wealth of Burushaski terms, phrases, and sometimes full sentences and paragraphs are quoted, with English translations. This work updates and complements work of earlier students of Hunza culture such as D.L.R. Lorimer and H. Sidky.

This second edition includes many corrections as well as some additional information as compared to the first edition.

Other titles in this series:
Joan L.G. Baart (1997): The Sounds and Tones of Kalam Kohistani.
Carla F. Radloff with Shakil Ahmad Shakil (1998): Folktales in the Shina of Gilgit.
Carla F. Radloff (1999): Aspects of the Sound System of Gilgiti Shina.
Joan L.G. Baart (1999): A Sketch of Kalam Kohistani Grammar.
Stephen R. Willson (1999): Basic Burushaski Vocabulary.
Ronald L. Trail and Gregory R. Cooper (1999): Kalasha Dictionary; with English and Urdu.
Daniel G. Hallberg and Calinda E. Hallberg (1999): Indus Kohistani; a Preliminary Phonological and Morphological Analysis.

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Joel Bradshaw and Kenneth Rehg (eds) - Issues in Austronesian Morphology: A festschrift for Byron W. Bender

PL 519: This volume contains original contributions by leading scholars in the field of Austronesian linguistics. All the articles focus on issues in morphology, with special attention to the interface of morphology with phonology, syntax, and semantics, from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. This work will be of interest not only to Austronesianists, but to anyone concerned with the ongoing debates about the role of morphology in linguistic theory.

2001 ISBN 0 85883 485 5 vii + 287 pp.
Australia A$64.90 International A$59.00
Alexandre François - Araki: A disappearing language of Vanuatu

PL 522: Araki, an unwritten Austronesian language belonging to the Oceanic subgroup, is now spoken by less than a dozen people in a small islet of Vanuatu; it is likely to disappear very soon. As the first ever publication about this language, the present study covers all that it has been possible to gather from it.

The core of this book is a grammatical description of Araki: attention has been paid to its phonology and morphology, the inventory of syntactic categories, the internal organisation of noun and verb phrases, the semantics of aspect and mood, complex sentence construction, and many other topics which illustrate the originality of this language. A bilingual lexicon is also provided, as well as a selection of texts.



2002 ISBN 0 85883 493 6 xxi + 353 pp
Australia A$69.30 International A$63.00
Giovanni Bennardo (ed.) - Representing space in Oceania

PL 523: Oceania has traditionally been the 'place' in which great debates about the human condition have been started, conducted, and sometimes resolved. The articles in this volume prove once more the vitality of the research conducted in this geographically vast and culturally varied area of the world. This book contributes to the investigation of space as a knowledge domain, in particular to the linguistic, mental and cultural representations of spatial relationships in Oceania. It emphasises the significance and usefulness of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research, and cultural area surveys. This volume is of interest not only to cultural and linguistic anthropologists, but also to linguists and cognitive psychologists, and to scholars and students of Oceania.

2002 ISBN 0 85883 454 5 vii + 260 pp
Australia A$64.90 International A$59.00

Ger Reesink (ed.) - Languages of the Eastern Bird's Head

PL 524: This book is the first detailed introduction to languages of the Bird's Head peninsula of Indonesia's Irian Jaya (Papua) province. Detailed data on these languages have only become available in the last decade, and the papers in this volume present some of the results of this new research.

The first article sketches out the relationships between the eastern Bird's Head languages - both with each other and with other languages in the surrounding area. Following the introduction are short descriptions of three languages, Mpur (by Cecilia Odé), Meyah (by Gilles Gravelle), Sougb and Mansim (both by Ger Reesink). Each of these contributions is presented as an independent unit, with illustrative text material. The article on Mansim is of particular importance. Until Reesink's fieldwork in the region, Mansim was thought to be extinct. While the language has few speakers left, it is not quite extinct: Ger Reesink was fortunate enough to collect some materials from a few of the last remaining speakers. Mansim is closely related to Hatam, a language already described in an earlier Pacific Linguistics volume by Reesink.

2002 ISBN 0 85883 494 4 ix + 340 pp
Australia A$84.00 International A$77.00
Angela Terrill - Dharumbal: The language of Rockhampton, Australia

PL 525 Shorter Grammar: Dharumbal is the language associated with the area around Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland. Structurally, Dharumbal is in many ways typical of what are generally known as Pama-Nyungan languages. It is particularly notable in the extreme conservatism of its morpho-syntax, while at the same time it has the unusual feature in this area of a phonemic distinction between voiced and voiceless stops. This work is based on earlier written and taped materials on Dharumbal, as well as primary fieldwork carried out by the author. It aims to be a comprehensive synthesis of all available information on the Dharumbal language, and as such is intended to be a useful resource for Dharumbal people, linguists, and other people interested in the language of Rockhampton.

2002 ISBN 0 85883 462 6 ix + 108 pp
Australia A$29.70 International A$27.00

Robert S. Bauer (ed.) - Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages

PL 530: The languages investigated in these papers represent the five major language families or subfamilies (depending on one's classification schema) of mainland and insular Southeast Asia, viz., (1) Tibeto-Burman with Meiteilon (Manipuri);
(2) Mon-Khmer with Alak, Bru, Chatong, Dak Kang, Kaseng, Katu, Laven, Lavi, Nge', Nyah Kur, Suai, Ta Oi', Tariang, Tariw, Vietnamese, Yaeh;
(3) Tai with Nung An, Lao, and Hlai;
(4) Austronesian with Chamorro; and
(5) the Malayo-Polynesian family itself.

The eleven papers have been classified under five broad linguistic topics:

I. Linguistic analysis with A.G. Khan's 'Impact of linguistic borrowing on Meiteilon (Manipuri)'; N.J. Enfield's 'Functions of 'give' and 'take' in Lao complex predicates'; and Sophana Srichampa's 'Vietnamese verbal reduplication'.

II. Language classification includes Jerold A. Edmondson's 'Nùng An: origin of a species'; Lawrence A. Reid's 'Morphosyntactic evidence for the position of Chamorro in the Austronesian family'; and Theraphan L.-Thongkum's 'A brief look at the thirteen Mon-Khmer languages of Xekong Province, Southern Laos'.

III Discourse analysis with John and Carolyn Miller's 'The tiger mother's child and the cow mother's child: a preliminary look at a Bru epic'; and Somsonge Burusphat's 'The temporal movement of the hlai (li) origin myth'.

IV. Sociolinguistics with Suwilai Premsrirat's 'The future of Nyah Kur'.

V. Historical linguistics with Graham Thurgood's 'A comment on Gedney's proposal for another series of voiced initials in Proto Tai'; and Stanley Starosta's 'The rise and fall and rise and fall of Proto Malayo-Polynesian'.

2002 ISBN 0 85883 407 7 x + 203 pp Australia A$53.90 International A$49.00

Justin Watkins - The phonetics of Wa: Experimental phonetics, phonology, orthography and sociolinguistics

PL 531: This is a linguistic phonetic study of the Northern Mon-Khmer language Wa, spoken by about one million people in an area on the border between China's Yúnán Province and Burma's (Myanmar's) Shan State. The aim of this book is to describe the phonetic facts of the sounds of Wa in terms of the simplest segment types without compromising detail, and to illustrate the types of contrasts which distinguish them from one another, so that they may be viewed in a wider, phonetic linguistic, context. It is hoped that sufficient material is presented here to inform a comparison of dialectal variants of Wa and that the instrumental data may be of value in comparing a sound in Wa with similar sounds in other languages.

This study aims to be accessible to all those who are interested by the relevance of phonetics to linguistics. It is hoped that certain sections, in particular the background information and the discussion of topics relating to the historical phonology of Wa may be of interest to a wider readership, namely Mon-Khmerists, those working on other minority languages of South East Asia or elsewhere, or those with a general interest in Wa language, culture or society.

2002 ISBN 0 85883 486 3 xxvii + 226 pp Australia A$47.85 International A$43.50