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The prehistory of the Austronesian-speaking peoples: A view from language
Prior to the European colonial expansions of the past several centuries the Austronesian (AN) language family had the greatest geographical extent of any on earth, including in its territory areasExpand
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Chamorro Historical Phonology
After a brief look at the synchronic phonology of this language of the Mariana Islands, the details of its development from Proto-Austronesian are set forth. Questions of subgrouping withinExpand
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The Austronesian Homeland: A Linguistic Perspective
THE DISCOVERY OF the Indo-European language family has been called one of the great intellectual achievements of the nineteenth century. In important respects it contributed to the Romantic movementExpand
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CENTRAL AND CENTRAL- EASTERN MALAYO-POLYNESIAN
Malayo-Polynesian (CEMP). CEMP, encompassing all of the approximately 600 Austronesian languages of eastern Indonesia and the Pacific apart from Palauan, Chamorro, and possibly Yapese, is justifiedExpand
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The Greater Central Philippines Hypothesis
Classification des langues appartenant au groupe des Philippines centrales. Reconstruction d'un proto-philippines centrales
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Beyond the Austronesian homeland : The austric hypothesis and its implications for archaeology
TW lhen it comes to questions of distant genetic relationship in linguistics I must confess that I have always come down very decidedly on the side of skepticism. To some extent this orientation mayExpand
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The History of Faunal Terms in Austronesian Languages
This paper offers an overview of reconstructed faunal terms primarily at the Proto-Austronesian, Proto--Malayo-Polynesian, and Proto--Western MalayoPolynesian levels, with some additionalExpand
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Notes on Pazeh Phonology and Morphology
Pazeh, once the heritage of a substantial language community in the Puli basin of central Taiwan, appears to be down to its last fluent speaker. Several linguists have worked on the language inExpand
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The Greater North Borneo Hypothesis
Blust (1969) recognized a North Sarawak subgroup of Austronesian languages based on a single highly distinctive sound change, namely the split of Proto-Austronesian *b, *d/j, *z, and *g into aExpand
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The Proto-Oceanic Palatals
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