On the diachronic development of C1V1- reduplication in some Austronesian languages

  title={On the diachronic development of C1V1- reduplication in some Austronesian languages},
  author={Lawrence Andrew. Reid},
  • L. A. Reid
  • Published 27 November 2009
  • Linguistics
  • Morphology
This paper traces the diachronic developments of C1V1- reduplicative processes and their functions in some Austronesian languages. In the first half of the paper, we first examine the possible precursors of this reduplication, in particular the wide range of meanings that are associated with C1V1- reduplication in Formosan languages. One of the issues that is addressed is the diachronic relationship of C1V1- reduplication to the fixed vowel reduplicative pattern, C1a-, that is commonly found in… 
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