Borneo and the Homeland of the Malays :
James T. Collins & Awang Sariyan [eds]
A collection of papers presented at a colloquium in 2000 entitled 'Borneo as the Homeland of Malay', which differs somewhat from the misleading title of this book. The five papers by James Collins, Peter Bellwood, Robert Blust, Bernd Nothofer & Bernard Sellato, respectively. discuss the idea of language homelands with special reference to Austronesian languages, the archaeological and linguistic evidence for Borneo being the Malay language homeland, the comparative claims of Indo-China being the homeland of the language, the place of Sasak and Madurese in the Malay language spectrum and the geographic, historic implications of Borneo being the language's homeland. 135 pages with a bibliography and index.
Published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 2006 First edition. ISBN: 9789836287250
Condition: New. Paperback