Rejang Language Archive

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 2012 (forthcoming).  Book Review, Discovering history through language:  Papers in honor of Malcolm Ross, ed. by Bethwyn Evans.
        Diachronica 29.

2011a (forthcoming).  Forward to Keaksaraan Bahasa Inggris untuk Pembelajar Muda:  Pendekatan dan Strategi Pengajaran
        dan Pembelajaran 
3-L (English Literacy for Young Learners:  3-L Approaches and Strategies for Teaching and Learning),
        by Prof. Dr. Chuzaimah Diem, University of Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia.

 
  2011b (forthcoming).  Forward to Pragmatik, Analysis Wacana, dan Guru Bahasa, by Prof. Dr. Diemroh Ihsan.  University of Sriwijaya,
        Palembang, Indonesia.

 
  2011c (forthcoming, co-authored with Dr. Zainubi Arbi). Serial Buku Bacaan Bahasa Rejang untuk 
Kanak-kanak.  
        (12 children's Readers in six dialects).


  2009. A subgrouping hypothesis for Rejang:  Re-weighing the Evidence. In Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history:  
        a festschrift for Robert Blust. 
Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley, eds.  
Canberra: Australian National University, pp. 411-424.

  2007  Asal Bahasa Rejang. Lingua, Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra Vol 9, No. 1, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, pp. 12-24.

        2005.  What the Rawas Dialect Reveals About the Linguistic History of Rejang.  Oceanic  Linguistics Vol. 44. no. 1, pp. 12-64.

        2003.  Raising of PMP *a in Bukar-Sadong Land Dayak and Rejang Issues in Austronesian Historical Phonology, ed. by John Lynch. 
            Pacific Linguistics Series C.  Canberra:  Australian National University, pp. 37-64.

        2002. Review Article: Pacific Languages: An Introduction by John Lynch. In Pacific Studies Vol. 24, Nos.3/4—Sep.-Dec. 2001.

                Honolulu: Brigham Young Institute for Polynesian Studies, pp. 93-100.

        2000. Where Did the Rejangs Come From? In Marlys Macken (ed.), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference of the Southeast 

                Asian Linguistics Society, University of Arizona.

        1999. The Position of the Rejang Language of Sumatra in Relation to Malay and the 'Ablaut' Languages of Northwest Borneo. In 

                Elizabeth Zeitoun and Paul Jen-kuei Li (eds.), Selected Papers from the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics

                Taipei: Academia Sinica Institute of Linguistics, 205-226.

        1998. Anti-ECP Effects in the Rejang Language of SumatraCanadian Journal of Linguistics 43(3/4): 359-376.

        1997 Some Irregular Reflexes of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Vowels in the Rejang Language of Sumatra. Diachronica XIV.1:67-108.

        1994 COTSEAL Tenth Anniversary Address. Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teaching III:34-40.

        1991 Pronouns, Politeness and Hierarchy in Malay. In Robert Blust (ed.), Currents in Pacific Linguistics: Festschrift in Honor of 

                George W. Grace.  Canberra, Australian National University: Pacific Linguistics C-117, pp. 197-221.

        1989 The Animacy Hierarchy and Western Austronesian Languages. The Ohio State University: ESCOL '89, pp. 207-217.

        1988a Book editor, with Introduction. Studies in Austronesian Linguistics. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Monographs in International 

                Studies, Southeast Asia Series No. 76, 492 pp.

        1988b Government and Case in Tagalog.  Studies in Austronesian Linguistics, McGinn (ed.), pp. 275-294.

        1985a Introduction to Interpretive Approaches to Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures (with Susan Rodgers). Journal of Asian 

                Studies , XLIV No. 4, pp. 735-742.

        1985b A Principle of Text Coherence in Indonesian Languages. Journal of Asian Studies XLIV No. 4, pp. 743-753.

        1982a Outline of Rejang Syntax.  Jakarta: Series NUSA, Linguistic Studies in Indonesian and Languages of Indonesia.

        1982b On the So-Called Implosive Nasals of Rejang (with James Coady), Gava` 17: Studies in Austronesian Languages and Cultures: 

                Festschrift for Hans Kahler. Reiner Carle (ed), pp. 437-449. 

                                                                        Papers Presented at Conferences

2006.  Indirect Licensing at the Interface of Syntax and Semantics in Rejang.  Paper delivered at the XVI-th annual meeting of the Southeast 

        Asian Linguistics Society, Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, September 20-22.

2002 McGinn, Richard. Raising of PMP *a in Bukar-Sadong Land Dayak and Rejang. Paper delivered at the 9th International Conference on 

    Austronesian Linguistics, Canberra, Australia, January 8-10.

2000 Where Did the Rejangs (And the Malays) Come From? Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeast Asia Linguistics Society, 

    Madison, Wisconsin, May 5-7.

1997 The Position of Rejang among the Malayo-Polynesian Languages. Presented at the Eighth International Conference for Austronesian 

    Linguistics, Taiwan, R. O. C., December 28-30.

1997 Syllable Reduction in Rejang and Malay.  Workshop in Comparative Linguistics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, October 15-16.

1997 Isolation vs. Adaptability in Rejang Language and Culture, Association for Asian Studies annual meeting, Chicago, IL, March 16-18.

1995 Discourse, Markedness, and the Evolution of Focus in Rejang. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) annual meeting, Montreal.

1994 The Role of Dialect Evidence in Rejang Historical Phonology. Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. 

    University of Leiden.

1994 The Empty Category Principle and Western Austronesian Languages. University of Toronto. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 

    (AFLA) annual meeting, Toronto.

1991 Some Indirect Object Properties in Philippine Languages. Sixth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Honolulu, Hawaii.

            Research in Progress

THE REJANG LANGUAGE: VOLUME I - MUSI DIALECT:  PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX

THE REJANG LANGUAGE: VOLUME II - MUSI DIALECT:  TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS 

REJANG READERS IN TRILINGUAL FORMAT (12 CHILDREN'S BOOKS -- TWO EACH PREPARED FOR SIX DIALECT AREAS)