Current Research:

• Ongoing grammatical studies of Riau Indonesian
• Identification and description of the Malayic language varieties spoken in Riau province:
• Mainstream varieties of Malay and Minangkabau
• Non-mainstream varieties: Orang Sakai, Orang Asli, Orang Akit, Orang Laut
• Outsider varieties

• Exploration of the prehistory of Sumatra:

• Comparative linguistics
• Genetics (collecting DNA samples)


Short Essay: Working on Riau Indonesian

Short Essay: A Language Without a Name


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