Blust, R.A. 1977, "A Rediscovered Austronesian Comparative Paradigm", in Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 1--51. University of Hawai'i Press.
Blust, R.A. (1977). A Rediscovered Austronesian Comparative Paradigm. Oceanic Linguistics, 16 (1) , 1--51. University of Hawai'i Press.
Blust, Robert A. 1977. "A Rediscovered Austronesian Comparative Paradigm." In Oceanic Linguistics, 16 , no. 1: 1--51. University of Hawai'i Press.
Blust, Robert A. "A Rediscovered Austronesian Comparative Paradigm." Oceanic Linguistics. 16.1 (1977): 1--51.
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  source = {jstor},
  ISSN = {0029-8115},
  abstract = {The term 'comparative paradigm' is proposed as a general description for any algorithm used in the identification of cognate sets. A minor comparative paradigm apparently recognized by Dempwolff, but little exploited by him or by subsequent scholars, is revived both for its heuristic value in broad Austronesian comparative work and for the light it sheds on the systematic relations of Proto-Oceanic reconstructions until now treated as distinct. Careful comparison suggests that this paradigm is a product of recurrent haplology in the Oceanic reflexes of original reduplications with the transitive suffix *-i. The use of haplology as a mechanism of reduction in morphologically derived trisyllables can in turn be seen as a variation on a pan-Austronesian theme: the optimization of the disyllable. Recognition of this process, and its analogical extension to the reflexes of roots other than original reduplications, provides an unexpected explanation for the widespread correlation of reduplication and transitivity in Oceanic languages. As in the typological evolution of language, natural phonological change is thus seen as the trigger and partial motive force of syntactic drift.},
  author = {Blust, Robert A.},
  copyright = {Copyright 1977 University of Hawai'i Press},
  journal = {Oceanic Linguistics},
  jstor_articletype = {Full Length Article},
  jstor_date = {197722},
  jstor_formatteddate = {Summer, 1977},
  number = {1},
  pages = {1--51},
  publisher = {University of Hawai'i Press},
  title = {A Rediscovered Austronesian Comparative Paradigm},
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  volume = {16},
  year = {1977},