Robert A. Blust

 
Professor
Department of Linguistics,
University of Hawaii at Manoa

 

 

Email:

blust@hawaii.edu

 

   Recent work

  • More odd conditions? Voiced obstruents as triggers and suppressors in Miri, Sarawak. Phonology 37:1-26.

  • Response to comments on “The resurrection of Proto-Philippines”. Oceanic Linguistics 59.1-2:450-479.

  • Pointing, rainbows, and the archaeology of mind. Anthropos 116:161- 177.
    Counting in the Admiralty Islands. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 39:19-55.

  • Some remarks on etymological opacity in Austronesian languages. Ms., 18pp. To appear in a festschrift.

  • Linguistic approaches to Austronesian culture history. Ms., 25pp. To appear in a volume edited by K.A. Adelaar and Antoinette Schapper.

  • Formosan languages and the Proto-Austronesian lexicon. Ms., 30 pp. To appear in the forthcoming Handbook of Formosan languages, ed. by Elizabeth Zeitoun, Paul J-K Li, and Rik de Busser.

  • The phonological systems of Formosan languages in Austronesian perspective. Ms., 27pp. To appear in the forthcoming Handbook of Formosan languages, ed. by Elizabeth Zeitoun, Paul J-K. Li, and Rik de Busser.

  • Three puzzles for phonological theory in Philippine minority languages Ms., 12 pp., Oceanic Linguistics (with Jason Lobel and Erik Thomas).

  • The Neogrammarian hypothesis and pandemic irregularity: take two. Ms., 23 pp., Journal of Historical Linguistics.

  • The myth of the Rainbow Serpent ‘myth’. Ms., 47 pp., to appear in Anthropos.