A Typology of First Person Dual Pronouns and Their Reconstructibility in Philippine Languages

@article{Liao2008ATO,
  title={A Typology of First Person Dual Pronouns and Their Reconstructibility in Philippine Languages},
  author={Hsiu-chuan Liao},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={1 - 29}
}
This paper provides an overview of the distribution of first person dual pronouns in Philippine languages and addresses the issue as to whether or not first person dual pronouns can be reconstructed for the ancestral language of all Philippine languages. Based on data from different microgroups of Philippine languages, the following conclusions are reached. First, no first person dual pronouns can be reconstructed for the parent of the Philippine languages. Second, the wide distribution of… Expand
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