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Voici un aperçu de mes publications scientifiques. Pour une liste plus complète, voir [ma page personnelle](http://alex.francois.online.fr/AFpub_articles_f.htm). Bonne lecture ! \*\*\* You will find here a sample of my scientific publications. For a complete list, visit [my homepage](http://alex.francois.online.fr/AFpub_articles_e.htm). Enjoy your reading!
Voici un aperçu de mes publications scientifiques. Pour une liste plus complète, voir [ma page personnelle](http://alex.francois.free.fr/AFpub_articles_f.htm). Bonne lecture ! \*\*\* You will find here a sample of my scientific publications. For a complete list, visit [my homepage](http://alex.francois.free.fr/AFpub_articles_e.htm). Enjoy your reading!

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The road to opacity: Reflexes of Proto-Oceanic *-akin in northern Vanuatu

Daniel Krauße , Alexandre François
NUSA: Linguistic studies of languages in and around Indonesia, 2023, Applicatives in Austronesian languages, 74, pp.41-82. ⟨10.15026/0002000018⟩
Journal articles halshs-04331907v1
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The seven lives of Lapérouse

Alexandre François , Teliki Thomas , Rubenson Lono , Emele Mamuli , Kaspa Niu Maketi
Synkrētic, 2022, 1, pp.156-171
Journal articles hal-03928761v1
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The genomic landscape of contemporary western Remote Oceanians

Lara R. Arauna , Jacob Bergstedt , Jeremy Choin , Javier Mendoza-Revilla , Christine Harmant
Current Biology - CB, 2022, 32 (21), pp.4565-4575.e6. ⟨10.1016/j.cub.2022.08.055⟩
Journal articles hal-03885644v2
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Lexical tectonics: Mapping structural change in patterns of lexification

Alexandre François
Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 2022, Semantic maps, 41 (1), pp.89‒123. ⟨10.1515/zfs-2021-2041⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092510v2
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Awesome forces and warning signs: Charting the semantic history of tabu words in Vanuatu

Alexandre François
Oceanic Linguistics, 2022, 61 (1), pp.212-255. ⟨10.1353/ol.2022.0017⟩
Journal articles halshs-03092520v1

When the waves meet the trees: A response to Jacques and List

Siva Kalyan , Alexandre François
Journal of Historical Linguistics, 2019, Journal of Historical Linguistics, 9 (1), pp.167-176. ⟨10.1075/jhl.18019.kal⟩
Journal articles hal-01967334v1

Verbal number in Lo–Toga and Hiw: The emergence of a lexical paradigm

Alexandre François
Transactions of the Philological Society, 2019, 117 (3), pp.338-371. ⟨10.1111/1467-968X.12168⟩
Journal articles hal-02424889v1

Problems with, and alternatives to, the tree model in historical linguistics

Siva Kalyan , Alexandre François , Harald Hammarström
Journal of Historical Linguistics, 2019, Journal of Historical Linguistics, 9 (1), pp.1-8. ⟨10.1075/jhl.00005.kal⟩
Journal articles hal-01967335v1

The economy of word classes in Hiw, Vanuatu: Grammatically flexible, lexically rigid

Alexandre François
Studies in Language, 2017, Lexical Flexibility in Oceanic Languages, 41 (2), pp.294 - 357. ⟨10.1075/sl.41.2.03fra⟩
Journal articles halshs-01593469v1
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The historical morphology of personal pronouns in northern Vanuatu

Alexandre François
Faits de langues, 2016, Reconstruction et classification : Tendances actuelles, 47, pp.25-60
Journal articles halshs-01382593v1
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Documenting and researching endangered languages: the Pangloss Collection

Boyd Michailovsky , Martine Mazaudon , Alexis Michaud , Séverine Guillaume , Alexandre François
Language Documentation & Conservation, 2014, 8, pp.119-135
Journal articles halshs-01003734v1

Research priorities in historical-comparative linguistics: A view from Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Harold Koch , Robert Mailhammer , Robert A. Blust , Claire Bowern , Don Daniels
Diachronica, 2014, 31 (2), pp.267 - 278. ⟨10.1075/dia.31.2.04koc⟩
Journal articles halshs-01422306v1

In memoriam Darrell Tryon (1942-2013)

Alexandre François
Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 2013, 136/137, pp.275 - 278
Journal articles halshs-01422319v1
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Ditransitive alignment and referential hierarchies in Araki

Alexandre François
Linguistic Discovery, 2012, Referential Hierarchies in Three-participant Constructions, 10 (3), pp.97-124. ⟨10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.418⟩
Journal articles hal-01137690v1
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The dynamics of linguistic diversity. Egalitarian multilingualism and power imbalance among northern Vanuatu languages

Alexandre François
International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2012, Language Use in Melanesia, 214, pp.85-110. ⟨10.1515/ijsl-2012-0022⟩
Journal articles hal-01137679v1
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Where *R they all? The Geography and History of *R-loss in Southern Oceanic Languages

Alexandre François
Oceanic Linguistics, 2011, 50 (1), pp.140 - 197. ⟨10.1353/ol.2011.0009⟩
Journal articles hal-01137686v1
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Social ecology and language history in the northern Vanuatu linkage: A tale of divergence and convergence

Alexandre François
Journal of Historical Linguistics, 2011, 1, pp.175 - 246. ⟨10.1075/jhl.1.2.03fra⟩
Journal articles hal-01137682v1

Phonotactics and the prestopped velar lateral of Hiw: Resolving the ambiguity of a complex segment

Alexandre François
Phonology, 2010, 27 (03), pp.393 - 434. ⟨10.1017/s0952675710000205⟩
Journal articles hal-01422309v1
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Unraveling the history of the vowels of seventeen north Vanuatu languages

Alexandre François
Oceanic Linguistics, 2005, 44 (2), pp.443 504
Journal articles halshs-00524988v1
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A typological overview of Mwotlap

Alexandre François
Linguistic Typology, 2005, 9(1), pp.115-146
Journal articles halshs-00136308v1
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Reconstructing the geocentric system of Proto Oceanic

Alexandre François
Oceanic Linguistics, 2004, 43 (1), pp.1-32
Journal articles halshs-00526846v1

La réduplication en mwotlap : les paradoxes du fractionnement.

Alexandre François
Faits de langues, 2004, Les langues austronésiennes, 24, pp.177-194
Journal articles halshs-01422314v1
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Of men, hills and winds: Space directionals in Mwotlap

Alexandre François
Oceanic Linguistics, 2003, 42 (2), pp.407-437
Journal articles halshs-00526847v1
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Dérivation lexicale et variations d'actance : Petits arrangements avec la syntaxe

Alexandre François
Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, 2000, 95 (1), pp.15-42
Journal articles halshs-00135830v1

L'illusion des classificateurs

Alexandre François
Faits de langues, 2000, Classification, catégorisation, 14, pp.165-175. ⟨10.3406/flang.1999.1278⟩
Journal articles halshs-01422315v1

Mouvements et clonages de voyelles en motlav: Entre phonologie et morphologie

Alexandre François
Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, 1999, 94 (1), pp.437 - 486. ⟨10.2143/bsl.94.1.2002485⟩
Journal articles halshs-01422316v1
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EvoSem: A database of polysemous cognate sets

Mathieu Dehouck , Alexandre François , David Kletz , Siva Kalyan , Martial Pastor
4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change (LChange'23), Dec 2023, Singapore (SG), Singapore
Conference papers hal-04334782v1
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Vers des ressources électroniques interconnectées : Lexica, les dictionnaires de la collection Pangloss

Rémy Bonnet , Céline Buret , Alexandre François , Benjamin Galliot , Séverine Guillaume
9èmes Journées Internationales de la Linguistique de corpus, Jul 2017, Grenoble, France. pp.48-51
Conference papers halshs-01557348v1

The coding of (in)definiteness in northern Vanuatu: Anaphora, specificity, topicality

Alexandre François
8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics (APLL8), May 2016, Londres, United Kingdom
Conference papers halshs-01481789v1

Documentation des traditions musicales au Vanuatu : Création et vie des archives à l’ère numérique

Alexandre François , Monika Stern
5e Congrès Asie et Pacifique , Sep 2015, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-01245938v1

Musiques du Vanuatu. Fêtes et Mystères

Monika Stern , Alexandre François
Musiques du Vanuatu. Fêtes et mystères., Dec 2013, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-00921139v1
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Vowel shifting and cloning in Motlav: historical explanation vs. formal description

Alexandre François
2000, pp.49-68
Conference papers halshs-00135836v1
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Ben en français oral, l'énonciateur (dés)engagé

Alexandre François
1998, 24 p
Conference papers halshs-00135832v1
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[Non-verbal predication in] Oceanic languages

Alexandre François
Denis Creissels; Pier Marco Bertinetto; Luca Ciucci. Non-verbal predication: A typological survey, DeGruyter, In press, Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics
Book sections halshs-04383439v1
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Subgrouping: Trees vs. waves

Alexandre François
Bowern, Claire; Evans, Bethwyn. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Routledge, In press, Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics
Book sections halshs-04383480v1
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Explicit apprehensions, implicit instructions: An indirect speech act in the grammar

Alexandre François
Marine Vuillermet; Eva Schultze-Berndt; Martina Faller. A typology of apprehensives, Language Science Press, In press, Studies in Diversity Linguistics
Book sections halshs-04383353v1
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Negation in Dorig

Alexandre François
Matti Miestamo; Ljuba Veselinova. The Typology of Negation, Language Science Press, In press, Studies in Diversity Linguistics
Book sections halshs-04383387v1

Explicit apprehensions, implicit instructions

Alexandre François
Marine Vuillermet; Eva Schultze-Berndt. A typology of apprehensives, Language Science Press, In press, Studies in Diversity Linguistics
Book sections halshs-03092513v1

Olfactory words in northern Vanuatu: Langue vs. parole

Alexandre François
Łukasz Jedrzejowski; Przemysław Staniewski. The Linguistics of Olfaction, 131, Benjamins, pp.277-304, 2021, Typological Studies in Language, 9789027208408. ⟨10.1075/tsl.131.10fra⟩
Book sections hal-01967331v1
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A proposal for conversational questionnaires

Alexandre François
Aimée Lahaussois; Marine Vuillermet. Methodological Tools for Linguistic Description and Typology, 16, , pp.155-196, 2019, Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publications, 978-0-9973295-5-1
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Freeing the Comparative Method from the tree model

Siva Kalyan , Alexandre François
Ritsuko Kikusawa & Lawrence Reid. Let's talk about trees: Genetic relationships of languages and their phylogenic representation, 98, , pp.59-89, 2018, Senri Ethnological Studies, 9784906962617
Book sections hal-01967249v1
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In search of island treasures: Language documentation in the Pacific

Alexandre François
Bradley McDonnell; Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker; Gary Holton. Reflections on Language Documentation, 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998, 15, pp.276-294, 2018, Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication, 978-0-9973295-3-7
Book sections hal-01967332v1
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Méthode comparative et chaînages linguistiques : Pour un modèle diffusionniste en généalogie des langues

Alexandre François
Jean-Léo Léonard. Diffusion : implantation, affinités, convergence, XXIV, Peeters, pp.43-82, 2017, Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris
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Temperature terms in northern Vanuatu

Alexandre François
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm. The Linguistics of Temperature, 107, John Benjamins, pp.832-857, 2015, Typological Studies in Language, 9789027206886. ⟨10.1075/tsl.107.28fra⟩
Book sections halshs-01249249v1
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The exceptional linguistic density of Vanuatu

Alexandre François , Michael Franjieh , Sébastien Lacrampe , Stefan Schnell
Alexandre François; Sébastien Lacrampe; Michael Franjieh; Stefan Schnell. The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, 5, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access, pp.1-21, 2015, Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 9781922185235
Book sections halshs-01186007v1
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The ins and outs of 'up' and 'down': Disentangling the nine geocentric space systems of Torres and Banks languages

Alexandre François
Alexandre François; Sébastien Lacrampe; Michael Franjieh; Stefan Schnell. The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, 5, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access, pp.137-195, 2015, Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 9781922185235
Book sections halshs-01186010v1
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Trees, Waves and Linkages: Models of Language Diversification

Alexandre François
Bowern, Claire; Evans, Bethwyn. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Routledge, pp.161-189, 2014, 978-0-41552-789-7. ⟨10.4324/9781315794013.ch6⟩
Book sections halshs-00874726v2
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Shadows of bygone lives: The histories of spiritual words in northern Vanuatu

Alexandre François
Robert Mailhammer. Lexical and structural etymology: Beyond word histories, DeGruyter Mouton, pp.185-244, 2013, Studies in Language Change, 978-1614510598. ⟨10.1515/9781614510581.185⟩
Book sections halshs-00869690v1

Descriptive linguistics

Alexandre François , Maïa Ponsonnet
Jon R. McGee; Richard L. Warms. Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, 1, SAGE, pp.184-187, 2013, 978-1412999632. ⟨10.4135/9781452276311.n61⟩
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Des valeurs en héritage: Les isomorphismes sémantiques et la reconstruction des langues

Alexandre François
Injoo Choi-Jonin, Marc Duval & Olivier Soutet. Typologie et comparatisme, Louvain: Peeters, pp.129-145, 2010, Orbis-Supplementa 29
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Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in Lo Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu)

Alexandre François
Isabelle Bril. Clause hierarchy and Clause linking: The Syntax and Pragmatics interface, John Benjamins, pp.499 - 548, 2010, 9789027205889. ⟨10.1075/slcs.121.16fra⟩
Book sections halshs-01422311v1
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Verbal aspect and personal pronouns: The history of aorist markers in north Vanuatu

Alexandre François
Andrew Pawley & Alexander Adelaar. Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: A festschrift for Bob Blust, Canberra: Australian National University, pp.179-195, 2009, Pacific Linguistics
Book sections halshs-00525561v1
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The languages of Vanikoro: Three lexicons and one grammar

Alexandre François
Bethwyn Evans. Discovering history through language: Papers in honour of Malcolm Ross, Canberra: Australian National University, pp.103-126, 2009, Pacific Linguistics 605
Book sections halshs-00525557v1
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Semantic maps and the typology of colexification: Intertwining polysemous networks across languages

Alexandre François
Martine Vanhove. From Polysemy to Semantic change: Towards a Typology of Lexical Semantic Associations, Benjamins, pp.163-215, 2008, Studies in Language Companion Series
Book sections halshs-00526845v1

Mystère des langues, magie des légendes

Alexandre François
Association Salomon. Le mystère Lapérouse ou le rêve inachevé d’un roi, Éditions de Conti, pp.230 - 233, 2008, 9782351030127
Book sections halshs-01422318v1
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Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages : Conservation and innovation

Alexandre François
Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades (eds). Linguistic Description and Linguistic Applications: Studies in Memory of Terry Crowley, New York: John Benjamins, 15p., 2007
Book sections halshs-00135828v1
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Diversité des prédicats non verbaux dans quelques langues océaniennes

Alexandre François
Jacques François et Irmtraud Behr. Les constituants prédicatifs et la diversité des langues: Actes de la Journée de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Louvain: Peeters, pp.179-197, 2005, Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris
Book sections halshs-00135826v1
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Serial verb constructions in Mwotlap

Alexandre François
R.M.W. Dixon & Alexandra Aikhenvald (eds). Serial Verb Constructions: A cross-linguistic typology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.223-238, 2005, Explorations in Linguistic Typology
Book sections halshs-00135834v1
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Chains of freedom: Constraints and creativity in the macro-verb strategies of Mwotlap

Alexandre François
I. Bril et F. Ozanne-Rivierre (eds). Complex predicates in Oceanic languages: Studies in the dynamics of binding and boundness, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp.107-143, 2004, Empirical Approaches to Language Typology
Book sections halshs-00135833v1
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Le mwotlap

Alexandre François
Emilio Bonvini & Alain Peyraube (eds). Dictionnaire des Langues, vol. 3 of Encyclopédie des Sciences du Langage -- Sylvain Auroux (ed.), Presses Universitaires de France, Paris., 8p., 2001
Book sections halshs-00136306v1
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Music of Vanuatu : Celebrations and mysteries

Alexandre François , Monika Stern
2013, http://www.maisondesculturesdumonde.org/sites/default/files/albums/booklet260147.pdf
Other publications hal-00871879v1
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Structures et dynamiques des systèmes linguistiques: Documentation, description, comparaison des langues océaniennes

Alexandre François
Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), 2014
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