Articles & Chapters


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[Alexandre François & Siva Kalyan] Subgrouping: Trees vs. waves. In Claire Bowern & Bethwyn Evans (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Second edition. New York: Routledge.

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Non-verbal predicates in Oceanic languages. In Denis Creissels, Pier Marco Bertinetto & Luca Ciucci (eds), Non-verbal Predication: A Typological Survey. (Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics.) Berlin: DeGruyter.
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Negation in Dorig. In Matti Miestamo & Ljuba Veselinova (eds), in prep. The Typology of Negation. Language Science Press.
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Explicit apprehensions, implicit instructions: An indirect speech act in the grammar. In Marine Vuillermet, Eva Schultze-Berndt & Martina Faller (eds), A typology of apprehensives. Studies in Diversity Linguistics. Language Science Press.
lchange[Mathieu Dehouck, Alexandre François, Siva Kalyan, Martial Pastor & David Kletz]
pdf 𝓔𝓿𝓸Sem: A database of polysemous cognate sets.
In Nina Tahmasebi et al. (conv.), Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change, 66–75.
Singapore. Association for Computational Linguistics.
[Daniel Krauße & Alexandre François]
nusapdf The road to opacity: Reflexes of Proto-Oceanic *-akin in northern Vanuatu.
In Jocelyn Aznar, Christian Döhler & Jozina Vander Klok (eds),
Applicatives in Austronesian languages.
NUSA: Linguistic studies of languages in and around Indonesia 74, 41‒82.
Biology[Lara R. Arauna, Jacob Bergstedt, Jérémy Choin, Javier Mendoza-Revilla, Christine Harmant, Maguelonne Roux, Alex Mas-Sandoval, Laure Lémée, Heidi Colleran, Alexandre François, Frédérique Valentin, Olivier Cassar, Antoine Gessain, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Étienne Patin]
The genomic landscape of contemporary western Remote Oceanians.
Current Biology 32 (21), 4565-4575.
Zeitschriftpdf  Lexical tectonics: Mapping structural change in patterns of lexification.
In Thanasis Georgakopoulos & Stéphane Polis (eds), Semantic maps.
Special issue of Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 41/1: 89‒123.
[Alex François, Teliki Thomas, Rubenson Lono, Emele Mamuli, Kaspa Niu Maketi, Willy Usao]Synkretic
The seven lives of Lapérouse
. Synkrētic № 1 (Feb 2022): 156-171. Ed. & transl. Daryl Morini.
Dictionaria online   Teanu dictionary (Solomon Islands). Dictionaria 15. 1–1877.
Dictionaria version (on
Lexica version of the same dictionary (here)
pdf Printable introduction to the Teanu dictionary [24 pp.]
olfaction pdf Olfactory words in northern Vanuatu: Langue vs. parole.
In Łukasz Jedrzejowski & Przemysław Staniewski (eds), The Linguistics of Olfaction: Typological and diachronic approaches to synchronic diversity, 277–304. (Typological Studies in Language 131.) Amsterdam: Benjamins.
TPhSpdf Verbal number in Lo-Toga and Hiw:  The emergence of a lexical paradigm.
In Frans Plank & Nigel Vincent (eds), The life-cycle of suppletion. Special issue of Transactions of the Philological Society. Vol. 117, issue 3 (Dec 2019). 338-371.

[Siva Kalyan & Alexandre François] JHL pdf When the waves meet the trees: A response to Jacques & List. In Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François & Harald Hammarström (eds), Understanding language genealogy: Alternatives to the tree model. Special issue of Journal of Historical Linguistics 9/1: 167–176.


[Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François & Harald Hammarström] pdf Problems with, and alternatives to, the tree model in historical linguistics. In Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François & Harald Hammarström (eds), Understanding language genealogy: Alternatives to the tree model. Special issue of Journal of Historical Linguistics 9/1: 1–8.


pdf A proposal for conversational questionnaires LDC. In Aimée Lahaussois & Marine Vuillermet (eds.), Methodological Tools for Linguistic Description and Typology. Special issue of Language Documentation & Conservation 16, 155-196.


LDCpdf In search of island treasures: Language documentation in the Pacific. In Bradley McDonnell, Andrea Berez-Kroeker & Gary Holton (eds.), Reflections on Language Documentation 20 years after Himmelmann 1998. Special issue of Language Documentation & Conservation 15, 276–294.

senri(Siva Kalyan & Alex François) pdf Freeing the Comparative Method from the tree model: A framework for Historical Glottometry. In Ritsuko Kikusawa & Lawrence Reid (eds), Let's talk about trees: Genetic Relationships of Languages and Their Phylogenic Representation (Senri Ethnological Studies, 98). Ōsaka: National Museum of Ethnology. 59–89.
etympdf Méthode comparative et chaînages linguistiques : Pour un modèle diffusionniste en généalogie des langues. In Jean-Léo Léonard (ed.), Diffusion : implantation, affinités, convergence. Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, XXIV, 43–82. Louvain : Peeters.

Logo_JLC2017[Bonnet, Rémy, Céline Buret, Alexandre François, Benjamin Galliot, Séverine Guillaume, Guillaume Jacques, Aimée Lahaussois, Boyd Michailovsky, Alexis Michaud] 2017. pdf Vers des ressources électroniques interconnectées : Lexica, les dictionnaires de la collection Pangloss. Actes des 9èmes Journées Internationales de la Linguistique de corpus, Jul 2017, Grenoble, France. 48–51.


etympdf The historical morphology of personal pronouns in northern Vanuatu. In Konstantin Pozdniakov (ed.), Comparatisme et reconstruction : tendances actuelles. Faits de Langues. Bern: Peter Lang. 25–60.


dia[A. François; M. Franjieh; S. Lacrampe & S. Schnell] pdf The exceptional linguistic density of Vanuatu. In The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, ed. by A. François, S. Lacrampe, M. Franjieh & S. Schnell. Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 5. Canberra: Asia Pacific Linguistics Open Access. 1–21.


spacepdf The ins and outs of up and down: Disentangling the nine geocentric space systems of Torres and Banks languages. In The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, ed. by A. François, S. Lacrampe, M. Franjieh & S. Schnell. Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 5. Canberra: Asia Pacific Linguistics Open Access. 137-195.


etympdf Temperature terms in northern Vanuatu. In Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm (ed.). The Linguistics of Temperature. Amsterdam, New York: John Benjamins. 832-857.


dia[Harold Koch, Robert Mailhammer, Robert Blust, Claire Bowern, Don Daniels, Alexandre François, Simon Greenhill, Brian Joseph, Lawrence Reid, Malcolm Ross & Paul Sidwell] pdf Research priorities in historical-comparative linguistics: A view from Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Diachronica, 31: 2, 267–278. 


linkages pdf Trees, Waves and Linkages: Models of Language Diversification. In Claire Bowern & Bethwyn Evans (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. New York: Routledge, 161-189. (ISBN 978-0415527897)


etym[Boyd Michailovsky, Martine Mazaudon, Alexis Michaud, Séverine Guillaume, Alexandre François & Evangelia Adamou] pdf Documenting and Researching Endangered Languages: The Pangloss Collection. Language Documentation & Conservation 8 (2014), 119-135.


IJSL (with Maïa Ponsonnet) pdf Descriptive linguistics. In Jon R. McGee and Richard L. Warms (ed.), Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, vol.1, 184-187. SAGE.


etympdf Shadows of bygone lives: The histories of spiritual words in northern Vanuatu. In Robert Mailhammer (ed.). Lexical and structural etymology: Beyond word histories. Studies in Language Change, 11. Berlin: DeGruyter Mouton. 185-244.


puf Le mwotlap. In Emilio Bonvini, Joëlle Busuttil & Alain Peyraube (eds), Dictionnaire des Langues. Quadrige. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. 1247-1253.


Ross pdf Des valeurs en héritage: Les isomorphismes sémantiques et la reconstruction des langues. In Injoo Choi-Jonin, Marc Duval & Olivier Soutet (eds), Typologie et comparatisme. Orbis-Supplementa 29. Louvain: Peeters. 129-145.


Ross pdf The languages of Vanikoro: Three lexicons and one grammar. In Bethwyn Evans (ed). Discovering history through language: Papers in honour of Malcolm Ross. Pacific Linguistics 605. Canberra: Australian National University. 103-126.


Blustpdf Verbal aspect and personal pronouns: The history of aorist markers in north Vanuatu. In Andrew Pawley & Alexander Adelaar (eds). Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: A festschrift for Bob Blust. Pacific Linguistics 601. Canberra: Australian National University. 179-195.


Crowleypdf Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages: Conservation and innovation. In Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades (eds), Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley. Creole Language Library 30. Amsterdam, New York: Benjamins. 313-326.


Dixpdf  Serial verb constructions in Mwotlap. In R.M.W. Dixon & Alexandra Aikhenvald (eds), Serial Verb Constructions: A cross-linguistic typology, Explorations in Linguistic Typology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 223-238.



pdf Unraveling the history of the vowels of seventeen northern Vanuatu languages. Oceanic Linguistics 44 (2): 443-504. Dec 2005. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.


OLpdf Diversité des prédicats non verbaux dans quelques langues océaniennes. In Jacques François et Irmtraud Behr, Les constituants prédicatifs et la diversité des langues: Actes de la Journée de la Société de Linguistique de Paris. Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris. Louvain: Peeters. 179-197.


OzRpdf Chains of freedom: Constraints and creativity in the macro-verb strategies of Mwotlap. In I. Bril et F. Ozanne-Rivierre (eds), Complex predicates in Oceanic languages: Studies in the dynamics of binding and boundness. Empirical Approaches to Language Typology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 107-143.


reduppdf La réduplication en mwotlap : les paradoxes du fractionnement. In É. Zeitoun (ed.), Les langues austronésiennes. Faits de langues n°24: 177–194.


OL pdf Of men, hills and winds: Space directionals in Mwotlap.
Oceanic Linguistics 42 (2): 407-437. Dec 2003. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.


OzR Gabarit de procès et opérations aspectuelles en motlav (Océanie). Actances (Papers of the RIVALDI research group) 11, 145-175.


 Vowel shifting and cloning in Motlav: historical explanation vs. formal description. In Marian Klamer (ed.), Proceedings of AFLA 7 (The Seventh Meeting of Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: Amsterdam. 49-68.


fdl14pdf L'illusion des classificateurs. In La catégorisation dans les langues. Faits de Langues 14: 165-175.


 Ben en français oral, l’énonciateur (dés)engagé. In Bernard Caron (ed.), Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Linguists. Pergamon: Oxford. 24 pages [CD-Rom].