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Reconstructing Proto Austronesian verb classes

Ross, Malcolm


Although morphological innovations are usually regarded as important in reconstructing the histories of language families, relatively little attention has been paid to the reconstruction of Proto Austronesian (PAn) verbal morphology, and this paper aims to take a step in this direction. Morphological classes of verbs have been reconstructed for several Formosan languages, and this paper offers a preliminary reconstruction of PAn verb classes, examines the challenges inherent in that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Language and Linguistics
DOI: 10.1177/1606822X15569162


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