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    Typologie Syntaxique des Langues des Philippines
    ( 2004) Reid, Lawrence A. ; Liao, Hsiu-Chuan
    Les langues des Philippines, au nombre d'une centaine, forment un groupe distinct parmi les langues austronésiennes. Malgré les ressemblances morphosyntaxiques qui les unissent, elles présentent une vaste variété typologique dont nous ne donnerons, qu’un bref aperçu dans cet article. Nous nous intéresserons plus particulièrement à l'ordre des mots dans les constructions prédicationnelles, à la structure des propositions verbales et à celle des syntagmes nominaux.
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    Southeast Asian linguistic traditions in the Philippines
    ( 1992) Reid, Lawrence A.
    The Philippines today is home to over one hundred different ethnolinguistic groups. These range from the Arta, a tiny group of Negrito hunter-gatherers with only about a dozen remaining speakers, living under highly adverse conditions in Quirino Province, to the 12,000,000 or so Tagalogs, a very diverse group primarily professing Catholicism, centered around Metro-Manila and surrounding provinces, but also widely dispersed throughout the archipelago. In between there are a wide range of traditional societies living in isolated areas, such as in the steep mountains of the Cordillera Central and the Sierra Madre of Northern Luzon, still attempting to follow their pre-Hispanic cultural practices amid the onslaught of modern civilization. And in the Southern Philippines there are the societies, who, having converted to Islam only shortly before Magellan arrived, today feel a closer allegiance to Mecca than they do to Manila. These peoples, despite the disparate nature of their cultures, all have one thing in common. They share a common linguistic tradition.
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    The Evolution of Focus in Austronesian (1981)
    ( 2009) Starosta, Stanley ; Pawley, Andrew ; Reid, Lawrence A.
    The present paper attempts to account for the evolution of Western Austronesian focus constructions by showing that they evolved as a result of the reinterpretation of nominalized equational constructions by analogy with functionally equivalent verbal constructions, i.e., *-en, *ni-/-in-, *-ana, *iSi-, and possibly *mu-/-um- were all noun-deriving affixes in PAN that their verbal focus usages in the Formosan and Philippine languages represent a secondary development.
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    Foreword to 'The Singing Rooster by Hazel Wrigglesworth'
    ( 2009) Reid, Lawrence A.
    It is a great honor to be asked to write the Foreword to the latest in the long series of books and articles that Hazel Wrigglesworth has published over the last forty years, providing the world with a lasting record of the oral traditions of the Ilianen Menuvù, one of the dozen or so Manobo ethnolinguistic groups whose languages are still spoken in Mindanao, the Philippines [ISO 639- 3: mbi]. These works, along with a number of others containing stories told by local raconteurs from other Manobo languages and translated by members of SIL, Philippines after decades of residence among these groups, provide a body of oral literature possibly unsurpassed among the other so-called “minor” languages of the Philippines.
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    On the Diachronic Development of C1V1 Reduplication in Some Austronesian Languages
    ( 2009) Reid, Lawrence A.
    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, C1 a-, that is commonly found in both Philippine and Formosan languages and which has been reconstructed for Proto-Austronesian. I will claim that the evidence suggests that this fixed vowel reduplicative pattern developed from C1V1- reduplication, and not the reverse. Various paths of semantic development are proposed which bridge the gap between iterative and other functions such as instrumental nominalization, human noun plurals and quantifiers. In the Philippines, the development of *C1V1- 'human noun plural' in some of the northern languages of Luzon has resulted in the loss of any reduplicative tie to the base, resulting in the development of unique plural morphemes. This will be discussed in the second half of the paper, utilizing the concepts of abduction and deduction to demonstrate how reduplicative processes which are structurally ambiguous have been re-interpreted and analogically spread to affect lexical items originally not in the domain of the reduplication. Adapted from the source document.