The Reconstruction of a Dual Pronoun to Proto Malayo-Polynesian

dc.contributor.author Reid, Lawrence A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-07T17:27:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-07T17:27:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The presence of first person dual pronouns in contrast with first person inclusive pronouns in many Western Malayo-Polynesian languages such as those in the Philippines is common knowledge. Cysouw (2003:154) labels such systems as ‘Maranao-type’ and renames ‘dual’ and ‘inclusive’ as ‘minimal inclusive (1+2),’ and ‘augmented inclusive (1+2+3),’ respectively, noting their widespread occurrence in other language families.2 The form of the dual pronoun, especially in many Philippine languages, kita ‘NEUT 1+2’,3 =ta ‘genitive 1+2’, compared with reconstructed Proto Austronesian *ita ‘NEUT 1+2+3’ (Ross 2006) suggests that the dual pronoun was originally a first person inclusive pronoun, the reference of which has been restricted to a single first person and a single second person. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Reid, Lawrence. "The Reconstruction of a Dual Pronoun to Proto Malayo-Polynesian." In Discovering History Through Language. Papers in Honour of Malcolm Ross, edited by Bethwyn Evans, 461-477. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2009. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/33039
dc.subject Proto-Malayo-Polynesian en_US
dc.subject Pronominal systems en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Historical linguistics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistic change en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Proto-Polynesian language en_US
dc.title The Reconstruction of a Dual Pronoun to Proto Malayo-Polynesian en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
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