The Austronesians : historical and comparative perspectives /

The Austronesian-speaking population of the world are estimated to number more than 270 million people, living in a broad swathe around half the globe, from Madagascar to Easter Island and from Taiwan to New Zealand. The seventeen papers in this volume provide a general survey of these diverse popul...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Bellwood, Peter S. (Editor), Fox, James J., 1940- (Editor), Tryon, D. T. (Darrell T.) (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Canberra, ACT : ANU E Press, [2006]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • The Austronesians in History: Common Origins and Diverse Transformations
  • Section I. Origins and Dispersals
  • Proto-Austronesian and the Major Austronesian Subgroups
  • The Prehistory of Oceanic Languages: A Current View
  • Borneo as a Cross-Roads for Comparative Austronesian Linguistics
  • Austronesian Prehistory in Southeast Asia: Homeland, Expansion and Transformation
  • The Lapita Culture and Austronesian Prehistory in Oceania
  • The Austronesian Conquest of the Sea
  • Upwind
  • Domesticated and Commensal Mammals of Austronesia and Their Histories
  • Section II. Transformations and Interactions
  • Homo Sapiens is an Evolving Species: Origins of the Austronesians
  • A Study of Genetic Distance and the Austronesian/Non-Austronesian Dichotomy
  • Language Contact and Change in Melanesia
  • Austronesian Societies and Their Transformations
  • Sea Nomads and Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers: Foraging Adaptations in the Indo-Malaysian Archipelago
  • Exchange Systems, Political Dynamics, and Colonial Transformations in Nineteenth Century Oceania
  • Indic Transformation: The Sanskritization of Jawa and the Javanization of the Bharata
  • Continuity and Change in the Austronesian Transition to Islam and Christianity
  • Christianity and Austronesian Transformations: Church, Polity and Culture in the Philippines and the Pacific.