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Name: George  W  Grace
Institution: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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State and/or Country: HI
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Tok Pisin
Selected Publications: 1. Indirect inheritance and the aberrant Melanesian languages. Studies in Pacific languages and cultures in honour of Bruce Biggs. Ed. by Jim Hollyman and Andrew Pawley, 255-68. Auckland: Linguistic Society of New Zealand. (1981).

2. Review article: S. A. Wurm and Lois Carrington (eds.). Second International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics: Proceedings. Journal of the Polynesian Society 90: 426-30. (1981, actually published 1982).

3. On the explanation of sound changes: Some Polynesian cases. In Veneeta Z. Acson and Richard L. Leed (eds.). For Gordon Fairbanks. Oceanic Linguistics Special Publications, no. 20, 1985, pp. 56-63.

4. Oceanic Subgrouping: Retrospect and Prospect. In Andrew Pawley and Lois Carrington (eds.). Austronesian Linguistics at the 15th Pacific Science Congress. Pacific Linguistics, C-88, 1985, pp. 1-18.

5. Further thoughts on Oceanic Subgrouping. In Paul Geraghty, Lois Carringtion, and S. A. Wurm (eds.). FOCAL II: Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Pacific Linguistics, C-94. 1986, pp. 1-12.

6. Hypotheses about the phonological history of the language of Canala, New Caledonia. In Chris Corne and Andrew Pawley (eds.). Le coq et le cagou: Essays on French and Pacific languages in honour of Jim Hollyman. Te Reo, Vol. 29, 1986, pp. 55-76.

7. Genetic classification revisited. In Donald C. Laycock and Werner Winter (eds.). A world of language: Papers presented to Professor S. A. Wurm on his 65th birthday. Pacific Linguistics C-100, 1987, pp. 221-26.

8. Do languages change at a constant rate: An alternative view of basic vocabulary replacement. In Roger L. Hadlich and J. D. Ellsworth (eds.). East meets West: Homage to Edgar C. Knowlton, Jr. Honolulu: Department of European Languages and Literature, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaii, 1988, pp. 72-79.

9. The meaning of meaning (Review article of Mark Johnson, The body in the mind: The bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason). Semiotica 73: 351-62, 1989.

10. The 'aberrant' (vs. 'exemplary') Melanesian languages. In Philip Baldi (ed.). Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 45. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990, pp. 155-73.

11. 'Consonant grade' in Oceanic languages. In J.H.C.S. Davidson (ed.). Pacific Island Languages: Essays in honour of G.B. Milner. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and University of Hawaii Press, 1990, pp. 41-49.

12. Syntactic change in progress? The Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Vol LIX, Part II, 1988 [actually 1991], pp. 329-37.

13. How do languages change? (More on 'aberrant' languages). Oceanic Linguistics 31: 115-30, 1992.

14. Regularity of change in what? In Mark Durie and Malcolm Ross (eds.). The comparative method reviewed: Regularity and irregularity in language change. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 157-79.

15. On the changing context of Austronesian historical linguistics. In: Cecilia Odé and Wim Stokhof (eds.). Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Editions Rodopi B.V, 1997, pp. 15-32.

16. Some puzzles that arise from the assumption that to learn a language is to construct a grammar. In Mark Janse (ed.)(with the assistance of An Verlinden). Productivity and creativity: Studies in general and descriptive linguistics in honor of E. M. Uhlenbeck. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 1998, pp. 69-81.
Dissertation Director * of: Verb Subcategorization and Verb Derivation in Marshallese: A lexicase analysis
(Louise Pagotto, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: On-Stage Calls: An ethnolinguistic analysis of spoken language in professional flamenco performance
(Mariana Maduell, Author)

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