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THE HIGHER PHYLOGENY OF AUSTRONESIAN AND THE POSITION OF TAI-KADAI: ANOTHER LOOK1

@inproceedings{Blust2014THEHP,
  title={THE HIGHER PHYLOGENY OF AUSTRONESIAN AND THE POSITION OF TAI-KADAI: ANOTHER LOOK1},
  author={Robert Blust},
  year={2014}
}
Sagart (2004) introduced a radical new view of the higher-level branching of Austronesian languages that has been challenged by others, but that he has continued to maintain and develop over the succeeding decade. The purpose of this paper is to show that his numeral-based phylogeny is built on straightforward errors of fact, and that once corrections are made in this flawed empirical foundation his attempt to derive the consensus PAN numerals *pitu ‘7’, *walu ‘8’, and *Siwa ‘9’ from earlier… 
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