Title

A typology of first person dual pronouns and their reconstructibility in Philippine languages

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Oceanic Linguistics

Volume

47

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

29

Publication Date

6-1-2008

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the distribution of first person dual pronouns in Philippine languages and addresses the issue as to whether or not first person dual pronouns can be reconstructed for the ancestral language of all Philippine languages. Based on data from different microgroups of Philippine languages, the following conclusions are reached. First, no first person dual pronouns can be reconstructed for the parent of the Philippine languages. Second, the wide distribution of first person dual pronouns in different microgroups of Philippine languages is due to drift rather than direct inheritance from the parent of the Philippine languages. © by University of Hawai'i Press. All rights reserved.

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1353/ol.0.0002

Disciplines

South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies

Keywords

Philippine languages—Pronoun

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