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Sander Adelaar

Honorary
Austronesian
Asia
historical linguistics
languages
Historical Linguistics
Malay
Malagasy
Formosan Languages
Borneo Linguistics
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Sander Adelaar

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Austronesian Comparative-Historical Linguistics
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Sander Adelaar

 

Sander Adelaar studied Indonesian languages and cultures and Austronesian linguistics at Leiden University, where he also lectured. He was a research fellow in Linguistics at the Australian National University and a Humboldt Fellow at Goethe University (Frankfurt) before coming to the University of Melbourne.

His research includes comparative and descriptive linguistics with emphasis on varieties of Malay and the languages of Borneo (where he has conducted extensive field research), Madagascar and Taiwan. He is also interested in the oral and written literary traditions of Indonesia.

  • The linguistic history and variety of Malay
  • The linguistic history and culture history of Madagascar
  • Description of languages in West Kalimantan
  • Philological analysis of 17th century texts in Siraya, an extinct Formosan language (Taiwan)

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 64 most recent scholarly works by Sander Adelaar.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2007

FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities


1992

FHF - Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation


2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Asia Institute

Casual

Languages And Linguistics

Certified Specialist

Proyek Etimologi Kamus Dewan (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka)

Council For All Research Concerning Borneo

Borneo Research Council

Member Of Editorial Board

"Pacific Linguistics" Editorial Board

Member Of Editorial Board

"Moussons" Editorial Board

Member Of Editorial Board

"Jurnal Bahasa" Editorial Board

Member Of Editorial Board

"Etudes Ocean Indien" Editorial Board

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Leiden University

Master of Arts

Leiden University

Bachelor of Arts

Leiden University