Prof. Alexander Adelaar

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Dr. Alexander Adelaar is a Principal Fellow in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Academy of Humanities Australia. His research is on the structure and history of Austronesian languages, with emphasis on varieties of Malay and the languages of Borneo, Madagascar and Taiwan. He is currently involved in a study of the linguistic and migration history of Madagascar with a grant from the Australian Research Council. Since his retirement from the University of Melbourne in 2009, Dr. Adelaar has been a research fellow at Institutes of Advanced Studies in Belgium (2010) and the Netherlands (2013), the National Museum of Ethnography in Osaka (2011), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (2014-2015) and the University of Cologne (2016).