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This volume provides descriptive sketches of the Papuan languages scattered over the islands of Timor, Alor, and Pantar at the western perimeter of Melanesia. Timor-Alor-Pantar languages are a group of related "Papuan outliers," which until recently were largely undocumented. This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the unique and diverse grammars of the Timor-Alor-Pantar languages.

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Antoinette Schapper, University of Cologne, Germany.


"Crucially, the volume gives a much-needed new balance to the overall study of Papuan languages." Lourens de Vries in: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunden 171/2015

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Audience: Typologists; Linguistic Anthropologists; Papuanists; Austronesianists