The Resurrection of Proto-Philippines

  title={The Resurrection of Proto-Philippines},
  author={Robert Blust},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
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In Memoriam
  • J. W. Lobel
  • Language and Linguistics / 語言暨語言學
  • 2022
The Neogrammarian hypothesis and pandemic irregularity*
  • Robert Blust
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Historical Linguistics
  • 2022
At least three types of sound change (prenasalization of obstruents, lenition of obstruents, conversion of labial consonants to the corresponding labiovelars) are widespread in the Austronesian
Some observations on the transeurasian language family, from the perspective of the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis
Abstract During my attendance at the ‘Transeurasian Millets and Beans, Words and Genes’ conference in Jena (January 2019), Martine Robbeets invited me to comment on the articles that are published in


Let's talk about trees: Genetic relationships of languages and their phylogenetic representation
  • R. Blust
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 2019
This volume contains an introduction and eight papers presented at an international symposium ‘Let's Talk about Trees’, which was organised by Ritsuko Kikusawa and hosted by the National Museum of
The Western Malayo-Polynesian Problem
Abstract:Since the 1970s, Austronesian higher-order subgrouping has often included a Western Malayo-Polynesian (WMP) node within the larger Malayo-Polyne- sian (MP) group. WMP includes all
The pitfalls of negative evidence: ‘Nuclear Austronesian’, ‘Ergative Austronesian’, and their progeny
Beginning with publications in the early 1980s there have been attempts to use syntactic data to determine the highest-order subgroups of Austronesian. These efforts fall into two categories: those
The Case-Markers of Proto-Austronesian
In striking contrast to the voice-marking affixes, for which there is universal agreement, the case-markers of Proto-Austronesian (PA<small class="caps">n </small>), and later protolanguages such as
Borrowability and the notion of basic vocabulary
This paper reports on a collaborative quantitative study of loanwords in 41 languages, aimed at identifying meanings and groups of meanings that are borrowing-resistant, and proposes a way of combining the factors to yield a new 100-item list of basic vocabulary, called the Leipzig-Jakarta list.
On the Development of Comitative Verbs in Philippine Languages
This paper deals with both the synchronic distribution and the diachronic change of comitative verbal forms in Philippine languages. Three research questions are addressed in this paper. First, how
Manide: An Undescribed Philippine Language
Manide is a language spoken by a population of about 4,000 indigenous Negrito Filipinos living in and around the province of Camarines Norte in the southern part of the large northern Philippine
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 a
The Austronesian Languages