14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
Some lesser-known Austronesian languages, with relatively simple phonological inventories, nevertheless have very complex phonotactic structures. The presence of a wide range of typologically unusual cluster combinations in word-initial position has important implications for generally accepted notions about Austronesian languages and about segment sequencing and the sonority hierarchy.
Bibliographic reference. Hajek, John / Bowden, John (1999): "Taba and Roma: clusters and geminates in two austronesian languages", In ICPhS-14, 1033-1036.