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Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay world
Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay World both derive in large measure from the emergence of certain structural features – relative-age, unifiliative bias, preferential marriage patterns, and so on – all serving to ...
Deponent verbs and middle-voice nouns in Temiar
The infix -a- in Temiar (Central Aslian, Peninsular Malaysia) covers a wide range of functions, both productive and non-productive. In Temiar morphology generally it serves iconically to indicate an embedded object. As a ...
Belief and believing
As the secular state of Singapore enters the 21st century, religions and religiosity seem to be going through a phase of revival in the country. As Singapore continues in its relentless effort to become a ‘global city’, ...
Temiar religions, 1994–2008
The Temiars are a Mon-Khmer-speaking upland population of northern Peninsular Malaysia. In the 46 years that the author has been investigating their religious life, they have added several exogenous religious traditions ...