Historical changes in pronoun positions in extra-Formosan languages

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Date:
2008
Part Of Series:
Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures; 10-ICAL Pronoun Papers; Volume 17 (2008)
Extent:
pages 66-76
Abstract:
This paper first provides a description of three different types of pronominal systems observed in Extra-Formosan languages: a Philippine-type, a Malay-type, and an Oceanic-type. Each of these systems will be illustrated and probable paths of development outlined. It will be shown that each system, rather than being a development from one of the other systems, appears to have developed directly from a reconstructed Proto-Extra-Formosan system. Pre-existing conditions that probably motivated the described developments are touched upon, and subsequent changes that took place to bring about some of the diversity that is currently found are also discussed.
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Published
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Subject:
historical linguistics
Pronoun positions
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Entry Number:
42059