ICAAL 1 (1973): Honolulu

From the INTRODUCTION to Austroasiatic Studies (Jenner at al. eds. 1976) by Laurence Thompson:

During the first week of January 1973 scholars from all over the world met in Honolulu for the first International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics under the sponsorship of the Pacific and Asian Linguistics Institute of the University of Hawaii. About half of the papers presented were circulated in advance in draft form, making possible consideration of extensive detailed material and a number of broad general topics. The present publication makes available the revised versions of the conference communications, including formal interventions submitted in writing.

This gathering drew on a tradition established by two earlier conferences of broader scope, held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 1961 and 1965, where problems of other language families of the area were treated as well. (Papers presented at those meetings appeared in Linguistic Comparison in South East Asia and the Pacific, ed. by H. L. Shorto, London, 1963; and Indo Pacific Linguistic Studies, ed. by G. B. Milner and E. J. A. Henderson, [Lingua vols. 14 and 15] 1965.) The need for a congress centering on Austroasiatic languages was urged by Norman Zide, and the way was prepared by an organizing committee at the University of Hawaii and a program committee representing several institutions, functioning through correspondence. We are especially indebted to Professor Lawrence Reid of the University of Hawaii, who took much time from his own research in Austronesian linguistics to handle the administrative details that made this conference possible. His arrangements assured not only smooth operation of the sessions, but excellent opportunities for informal gatherings, as well as the appropriate sense of Hawaiian hospitality the Honolulu hosts wanted to extend to their guests.


We must all be especially grateful to Philip Jenner, who has cheerfully and efficiently assumed the main burden of shepherding this volume including the largest part of correspondence authors, liaison with the Press, establishment details of format, and a disproportionate share the work of preparing copy for the final typing. Throughout the preparation we much appreciate offices and cooperation of the University Press Hawaii. Finally, we thank Miss Evangeline Dunbar for invaluable assistance to the editors through meticulous proofreading during production, and Ms. Freda Hellinger, for the Social Sciences and Linguistics Institute, who lent her fine expertise to the project in the last stages, taking on the responsibility for final corrections, assembling the volume, and getting it to the Press with dispatch.

The papers published in the 2 proceedings volumes are listed below. PDFs of the papers can be downloaded here or by clicking on the links below.

Benedict, P.K. “Austro-Thai and Austroasiatic“, pp. 1-36.

Benjamin, G. “Austroasiatic Subgroupings and Prehistory in the Malay Peninsula“, pp. 37-128.

Benjamin, G. “An Outline of Temiar Grammar“, pp. 129-188.

Bhattacharya, S. “Gender in the Munda Languages“, pp. 189-212.

Dearmond, R.C. “Proto-Gutob-Remo-Gtaq Stressed Monosyllabic Vowels and Initial Consonants“, pp. 213-228.

Diffloth, G. “Minor-Syllable Vocalism in Senoic Languages“, pp. 229-248.

Diffloth, G. “Expressives in Semai“, pp. 249-264.

Filbeck, D. “On */r/ in T’in“, pp. 265-284.

Filbeck, D. “Toward a Grammar of Relative Clauses in T’in“, pp. 285-308.

Gorgoniev, Y. A. “The Relationship Between Reduplication and Some Other Grammatical Means in Khmer“, pp. 309-322.

Gregerson, K.J. “Tongue-Root and Register in Mon-Khmer“, pp. 323-370.

Gregerson, K., Smith, K. and Thomas, D. “The Place of Bahnar Within Bahnaric“, pp. 371-406

Guillon, E. “Some Aspects of Mon Syntax“, in Austroasiatic Studies, pp. 407-422.

Hamp, E.P. “On Mon-Khmer, Its Kin, and Principles“, pp. 423-430.

Headley, R.K.,Jr. “Some Considerations on the Classification of Khmer“, pp. 431-452

Headley, R.K.,Jr. “Some Sources of Chamic Vocabulary“, pp. 453-476.

Henderson, E.J.A. “Vestiges of Morphology in Modern Standard Khasi“, pp. 477-522.

Henderson, E.J.A. “Khasi Initial Clusters“, pp. 523-538.

Huffman, F.E.”The Relevance of Lexicostatistics to Mon-Khmer Languages“, pp. 539-574.

Huffman, F.E. “The Register Problem in Fifteen Mon-Khmer Languages“, pp. 575-590.

Jacob, J.M. “Affixation in Middle Khmer with Old and Modern Comparisons“, pp. 591-624.

Jacob, J.M. “Some Problems Arising from the Orthography of Consonants on the Khmer Inscriptions“, pp. 625-658.

Janzen, H. “The System of Verb-Aspect Words in Pale“, pp. 659-668.

Janzen, H. “Structure and Function of Clauses and Phrases in Pale“, pp. 669-691.

Jenner, P.N. “The Relative Dating of Some Khmer CPA’PA*“, pp. 693-710.

Jenner, P.N. “A Possible Case of Cosmological Gender in Khmer”, pp. 711-740.

Lewitz, S. “The Infix /-b-/ in Khmer“, pp. 741-760.

Lewitz, S. “Note on Words for Male and Female in Old Khmer and Modern Khmer“, pp. 761-772.

Liem, N.H. “Cases and Clauses in Vietnamese“, pp. 773-800.

Mahapatra, B.P. “Comparative Notes on Juang and Kharia Finite Verbs“, pp. 801-814.

Mahapatra, K. “Echo-Formation in Gta?“, pp. 815-832.

Manley, T.M. “Pharyngeal Expansion: Its Use in Sre Vowels and Its Place in Phonological Theory“, pp. 833-842

Munda, R.D. “Some Formal Features of Traditional Mundari Poetry“, pp. 843-872.

Karnchana Nacaskul. “Types of Elaboration in Some Southeast Asian Languages“, pp. 873-890.

Hla, N.P. “A Comparative Study of Old Mon Epigraphy and Modern Mon“, pp. 891-918

Binh-Ho’a, N. “Ditransitive Verbs in Vietnamese”, pp. 919-950.

Omar, A.H. “The Verb in Kentakbong“, pp. 951-970.

Rabel-Heymann, L. “Analysis of Loanwords in Khasi”, pp. 971-1034.

Radhakrishnan, R. “A Note on the Morphology of the Causative in Nancowry”, pp. 1035-1040.

Shorto, H.L. “The Vocalism of Proto-Mon-Khmer”, pp. 1041-1068.

Starosta, S. “Case Forms and Case Relations in Sora”, pp. 1069-1108.

Thomas, D. “Comment [Annex to Judith M. Jacob, “Affixation in Middle Khmer…”]”, pp. 1111-1112.

Thompson, L.C. “Proto-Viet-Muong Phonology”, pp. 1113-1204.

Nghia, T. “Some Characteristics of the Khmer-Mon Languages”, pp. 1205-1214.

T’sou, B.K. “The Structure of Nominal Classifier Systems”, pp. 1215-1248.

Sey, Y. “Similarities Between Old Khmer and Old Mon”, pp. 1249-1258.

Zide, A.R.K. “Nominal Combining Forms in Sora and Gorum”, pp. 1259-1294.

Zide, A.R.K. and Zide, N.H. “Proto-Munda Cultural Vocabulary: Evidence for Early Agriculture”, pp. 1295-1334.

Zide, N.H. “A Note on Gta? Echo Forms”, pp. 1335-1343.