René van den Berg

Contact

PO Box 226
Ukarumpa EHP 444
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (675)737-4109

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Degrees

Current positions

Other experience

Language proficiency

Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

2009. “Possession in South-Halmahera - West New Guinea: typology and reconstruction” In K.A. Adelaar and A. Paley (eds), Austronesian Historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Robert Blust; pp. 327-358. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2008. (with Greg Pearson) Lote Grammar Sketch. Data Papers on Papua New Guinea Languages, volume 54. Ukarumpa: SIL. vii + 160 pp.

2008. “Notes on the historical phonology and classification of Wolio” In: Yury A. Lander and Alexander K. Ogloblin (eds), Language and Text in the Austronesian World. Studies in Honour of Ülo Sirk; pp. 89-114. München: Lincom Europe.

2007. “An unusual passive in Western Oceanic: the case of Vitu. ”Oceanic Linguistics 46:54-70.

2006. (with Peter Bachet) Vitu Grammar Sketch. Data Papers on PNG Languages 51. Ukarumpa: SIL.

2004. “Some notes on the origin of Malay di-. ” Bijdragen KITLV 160:532-554.

2003. “The place of Tukang Besi and the Muna-Buton languages. ” In Issues in Austronesian historical phonology. John Lynch, ed. Pp. 87-114. Pacific Linguistics 550. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2000. (with La Ode Sidu) Kamus Muna-Indonesia. Kupang: Artha Wacana.

1996. “The demise of focus and the spread of conjugated verbs in Sulawesi. ” In Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 3. Hein Steinhauer, ed. Pp. 89-114. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

1996. (in collaboration with La Ode Sidu) Muna-English dictionary Leiden: KITLV.

1989. A grammar of the Muna language. Dordrecht/Providence: Foris.

Selected papers presented

2009. “Did Proto-Oceanic have a passive? A look at Bola ni and its implications for Proto-Oceanic. ” Paper presented at the 11th Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Aussois, June 2009.

2007. “A typological look at Lote, an Oceanic language of East New Britain. ” Presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of PNG, Madang, PNG.

2007. “Relative clauses in Acts: structure, function and translation. ” Presented at the Interact conference, Ukarumpa, PNG.

2006. “Compound verbs or serial verbs? An analytical problem in Vitu. ” Presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of PNG, Madang, PNG.

Works online

2008. (with Greg Pearson) Lote Grammar Sketch. Data Papers on PNG Languages, volume 54. Ukarumpa: SIL. vii + 160 pp. Online. URL http://www.sil.org/pacific/png/abstract.asp?id=50351

2006. (with Peter Bachet) Vitu Grammar Sketch. Data Papers on PNG Languages 51. Ukarumpa: SIL. Online. URL http://www.sil.org/pacific/png/abstract.asp?id=47977