A Review About Family Context and Reconstruction Problems in the Austronesian Languages Family

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Title A Review About Family Context and Reconstruction Problems in the Austronesian Languages Family
 
Creator Cho, Minsung
 
Subject Austronesian language; reconstruction; family ties
 
Description Austronesian languages are one of the largest language groups in terms of the number of speakers and also its spread area around the world. The Austronesian languages are assumed to be branched, developed and spread extensively as a result of migration from Taiwan to the south, including the Nusantara archipelago. This literature-based paper attempted to examine the spread and development of the Austronesian languages family as well as the problems in reconstructing the Austronesian languages in the Nusantara archipelago. This writing examined the process and form of words’ reconstruction problems, in Austronesian languages and its relation with its parent form that eventually created the languages that existed in the Malay Archipelago. The results of the reconstruction demonstrated that the inheritance of the language from one generation to the next had created a significant relationship of the current language employed in the Nusantara archipelago with its parent language as well as proved kinship based on elements of similarity as well as innovation or change from its parent, the ancient Austronesian language (proto). The research also discovered that the family relationship of the languages is manifested through the similarity of pronunciation sound form, vocabulary and grammar structure when reconstructed based on the sound similarity found in the languages compared.
 
Publisher Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia Universitas Andalas
 
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Date 2020-10-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://arbitrer.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/arbitrer/article/view/208
10.25077/ar.7.2.210-220.2020
 
Source JURNAL ARBITRER; Vol 7, No 2 (2020); 210-220
2550-1011
2339-1162
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://arbitrer.fib.unand.ac.id/index.php/arbitrer/article/view/208/147
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Minsung Cho
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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