Alexander D. Smith
List of John Benjamins publications for which Alexander D. Smith plays a role.
Reconstructing non-contrastive stress in Austronesian and the role of the mora in stress shift, gemination and vowel shift. Diachronica 40:1, pp. 111–1522023.
Competing schools of thought on the reconstruction of Proto-Austronesian stress contend that primary stress was either regular (falling on the penultimate syllable with possible phonetic conditions that triggered stress shift to the final syllable) or lexical (falling unpredictably either on the… read more | Article
2022. Environmental factors affect the evolution of linguistic subgroups in Borneo. Diachronica 39:2, pp. 193–225
This study investigates the relatedness and history of the Austronesian languages of Borneo, which is the third largest island in the world and home to significant linguistic diversity. We apply Bayesian phylogenetic dating methods to lexical cognate data based on four historical calibration points… read more | Article