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Top-Down Historical Phonology of Rote-Meto

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Item Summary Edwards, Owen 2018-05-15T20:37:26Z 2018-05-15T20:37:26Z 2018-06-01
dc.identifier.issn 1836-6821
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the historical phonology of the Rote-Meto languages through a top-down perspective. It describes the sound changes which have taken place between Proto-Malayo-Polynesian and the present-day languages. This reveals a number of shared innovations between Meto and the languages of west Rote, as well as changes shared by the other languages of Rote. Thus, a West Rote-Meto subgroup is identified, as well as a Nuclear Rote subgroup. Within Austronesian, there are phonological innovations shared between Rote-Meto and a number of languages of Timor and surrounding islands. This provides evidence for a Timor-Wetar-Babar subgroup, though this group does not include all languages of Timor.
dc.format.extent 28 pages
dc.subject historical phonology
dc.subject subgrouping
dc.subject Timor
dc.subject Austronesian
dc.title Top-Down Historical Phonology of Rote-Meto
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.subject.languagecode bpz
dc.subject.languagecode row
dc.subject.languagecode dnk
dc.subject.languagecode llg
dc.subject.languagecode rgu
dc.subject.languagecode twu
dc.subject.languagecode txq
dc.subject.languagecode aaz
dc.subject.languagecode aoz
dc.subject.languagecode bkx
prism.publicationname Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
prism.volume 11
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 63
prism.endingpage 90
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