Comparative Austronesian Relationship Terminologies

Comparative Austronesian Relationship Terminologies

This is an exercise in what may be deemed ‘old fashioned’ anthropology. Based on a database of approximately 450 Austronesian terminologies and a methodology that defines particular relational patterns, I outline the formal structures of Austronesian relationship terminologies extending from Taiwan to Timor and from Madagascar to Hawaii, concentrating on specific patterns whose distribution distinguishes different parts of the Austronesian-speaking world. Then, if time remains, I sketch various migration ‘pathways’ for the variable distribution of particular patterns based on the coincidence of formal and linguistic evidence. 

 

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https://anu.zoom.us/j/93792104939?pwd=U25OUWlmamFGTkxjSnF6aE9EK3JNQT09

Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 

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Date & time

Mon 28 Sep 2020, 3–4pm

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Speakers

James Fox, ANU

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Yasmine Musharbash

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