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Department of Linguistics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 300
fax: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Past Research

Endangered Moluccan Languages: Eastern Indonesia & the Dutch diaspora

This project aims to document five previously undescribed languages: Allang (Ambon Island), Haruku (Haruku Island), the language spoken in the villages of Amahei, Makariki, Ruta, and Soahuku (Seram Island), Nusalaut (Nusalaut Island), and the language spoken in the villages of Tenga-Tenga, Tial, Tulehu, Liang and Waai (Ambon Island). A cross-linguistic analysis of several grammatical aspects of Central Moluccan languages will also draw on four previously documented languages (Alune, Buru, Larike, Nuaulu).

Project Members

  • Betty Litamahuputty
  • Margaret Florey (Monash University, Australia) 
  • Michael Ewing (Melbourne University, Australia) 
  • Simon Musgrave (Monash University, Australia) 
  • Nikolaus Himmelmann, (Ruhr-Universitt Bochum, Germany)

Links to web pages with more information about the project