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Journal articles22 documents

  • Alexandre François. Verbal number in Lo–Toga and Hiw: The emergence of a lexical paradigm. Transactions of the Philological Society, Wiley, 2019, 117 (3), pp.338-371. ⟨10.1111/1467-968X.12168⟩. ⟨hal-02424889⟩
  • Alexandre François. The economy of word classes in Hiw, Vanuatu: Grammatically flexible, lexically rigid. Studies in Language, John Benjamins Publishing, 2017, Lexical Flexibility in Oceanic Languages, 41 (2), pp.294 - 357. ⟨10.1075/sl.41.2.03fra⟩. ⟨halshs-01593469⟩
  • Alexandre François. The historical morphology of personal pronouns in northern Vanuatu. Faits de langues, Brill, 2016, Reconstruction et classification : Tendances actuelles, 47, pp.25-60. ⟨halshs-01382593⟩
  • Elizaveta Klantsataya, Alexandre François, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Beniamino Sciacca, Agnieszka Zuber, et al.. Effect of surface roughness on metal enhanced fluorescence in planar substrates and optical fibers. Optical Materials Express, OSA pub, 2016, 6 (6), ⟨10.1364/OME.6.002128⟩. ⟨hal-01933240⟩
  • Boyd Michailovsky, Martine Mazaudon, Alexis Michaud, Séverine Guillaume, Alexandre François, et al.. Documenting and researching endangered languages: the Pangloss Collection. Language Documentation & Conservation, University of Hawaiʻi Press 2014, 8, pp.119-135. ⟨halshs-01003734⟩
  • Harold Koch, Robert Mailhammer, Robert A. Blust, Claire Bowern, Don Daniels, et al.. Research priorities in historical-comparative linguistics: A view from Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Diachronica, Netherlands: John Benjamins, 2014, 31 (2), pp.267 - 278. ⟨10.1075/dia.31.2.04koc⟩. ⟨halshs-01422306⟩
  • Alexandre François. In memoriam Darrell Tryon (1942-2013). Journal de la Société des Océanistes, Société des Océanistes, 2013, 136/137, pp.275 - 278. ⟨halshs-01422319⟩
  • Beniamino Sciacca, Alexandre François, Manuela Hoffmann, Julie Brazzatti, Megan Penno, et al.. Radiative-surface plasmon resonance for the detection of apolipoprotein E in medical diagnostics applications. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, 2013, 9 (4), pp.550 - 557. ⟨10.1016/j.nano.2012.10.007⟩. ⟨hal-01933180⟩
  • Beniamino Sciacca, Alexandre François, Peter Hoffmann, Tanya Monro. Multiplexing of radiative-surface plasmon resonance for the detection of gastric cancer biomarkers in a single optical fiber. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Elsevier, 2013, 183, pp.454 - 458. ⟨10.1016/j.snb.2013.03.131⟩. ⟨hal-01933187⟩
  • Alexandre François. Ditransitive alignment and referential hierarchies in Araki. Linguistic Discovery, Dartmouth College Library, 2012, Referential Hierarchies in Three-participant Constructions, 10 (3), pp.97-124. ⟨10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.418⟩. ⟨hal-01137690⟩
  • Alexandre François. The dynamics of linguistic diversity. Egalitarian multilingualism and power imbalance among northern Vanuatu languages. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, De Gruyter, 2012, Language Use in Melanesia, 214, pp.85-110. ⟨10.1515/ijsl-2012-0022⟩. ⟨hal-01137679⟩
  • Alexandre François. Where *R they all? The Geography and History of *R-loss in Southern Oceanic Languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 2011, 50 (1), pp.140 - 197. ⟨10.1353/ol.2011.0009⟩. ⟨hal-01137686⟩
  • Alexandre François. Social ecology and language history in the northern Vanuatu linkage: A tale of divergence and convergence. Journal of Historical Linguistics, 2011, 1, pp.175 - 246. ⟨10.1075/jhl.1.2.03fra⟩. ⟨hal-01137682⟩
  • Alexandre François. Phonotactics and the prestopped velar lateral of Hiw: Resolving the ambiguity of a complex segment. Phonology, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2010, 27 (03), pp.393 - 434. ⟨10.1017/s0952675710000205⟩. ⟨hal-01422309⟩
  • Alexandre François. Unraveling the history of the vowels of seventeen north Vanuatu languages. Oceanic Linguistics, 2005, 44 (2), pp.443 504. ⟨halshs-00524988⟩
  • Alexandre François. A typological overview of Mwotlap. Linguistic Typology, De Gruyter, 2005, 9(1), pp.115-146. ⟨halshs-00136308⟩
  • Alexandre François. Reconstructing the geocentric system of Proto Oceanic. Oceanic Linguistics, 2004, 43 (1), pp.1-32. ⟨halshs-00526846⟩
  • Alexandre François. La réduplication en mwotlap : les paradoxes du fractionnement.. Faits de langues, Brill, 2004, Les langues austronésiennes, 24, pp.177-194. ⟨halshs-01422314⟩
  • Alexandre François. Of men, hills and winds: Space directionals in Mwotlap. Oceanic Linguistics, 2003, 42 (2), pp.407-437. ⟨halshs-00526847⟩
  • Alexandre François. Dérivation lexicale et variations d'actance : Petits arrangements avec la syntaxe. Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Peeters Publishers, 2000, 95 (1), pp.15-42. ⟨halshs-00135830⟩
  • Alexandre François. L'illusion des classificateurs. Faits de langues, Brill, 2000, Classification, catégorisation, 14, pp.165-175. ⟨10.3406/flang.1999.1278⟩. ⟨halshs-01422315⟩
  • Alexandre François. Mouvements et clonages de voyelles en motlav: Entre phonologie et morphologie. Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Peeters Publishers, 1999, 94 (1), pp.437 - 486. ⟨10.2143/bsl.94.1.2002485⟩. ⟨halshs-01422316⟩

Conference papers6 documents

  • Rémy Bonnet, Céline Buret, Alexandre François, Benjamin Galliot, Séverine Guillaume, et al.. Vers des ressources électroniques interconnectées : Lexica, les dictionnaires de la collection Pangloss. 9èmes Journées Internationales de la Linguistique de corpus, Jul 2017, Grenoble, France. pp.48-51. ⟨halshs-01557348⟩
  • Alexandre François. The coding of (in)definiteness in northern Vanuatu: Anaphora, specificity, topicality. 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics (APLL8), May 2016, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-01481789⟩
  • Alexandre François, Monika Stern. Documentation des traditions musicales au Vanuatu : Création et vie des archives à l’ère numérique . 5e Congrès Asie et Pacifique , Sep 2015, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01245938⟩
  • Monika Stern, Alexandre François. Musiques du Vanuatu. Fêtes et Mystères. Musiques du Vanuatu. Fêtes et mystères., Dec 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-00921139⟩
  • Alexandre François. Vowel shifting and cloning in Motlav: historical explanation vs. formal description. 2000, pp.49-68. ⟨halshs-00135836⟩
  • Alexandre François. Ben en français oral, l'énonciateur (dés)engagé. 1998, 24 p. ⟨halshs-00135832⟩

Books3 documents

Book sections24 documents

  • Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François, Harald Hammarström. Problems with, and alternatives to, the tree model in historical linguistics. Siva Kalyan; Alexandre François; Harald Hammarström. Understanding language genealogy: Alternatives to the tree model, 9 (1), Benjamins, pp.1-8, 2019, Journal of Historical Linguistics, ⟨10.1075/jhl.00005.kal⟩. ⟨hal-01967335⟩
  • Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François. When the waves meet the trees: A response to Jacques and List. Siva Kalyan; Alexandre François; Harald Hammarström. Understanding language genealogy: Alternatives to the tree model, 9 (1), Benjamins, pp.167-176, 2019, Journal of Historical Linguistics, ⟨10.1075/jhl.18019.kal⟩. ⟨hal-01967334⟩
  • Alexandre François. A proposal for conversational questionnaires. 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. ⟨hal-02061237⟩
  • Alexandre François. In search of island treasures: Language documentation in the Pacific. 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. ⟨hal-01967332⟩
  • Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François. Freeing the Comparative Method from the tree model: A framework for Historical Glottometry. 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. ⟨hal-01967249⟩
  • Alexandre François. Olfactory words in northern Vanuatu: Langue vs. parole. Łukasz Jedrzejowski & Przemysław Staniewski. The Linguistics of Olfaction, Benjamins, In press, Typological Studies in Language. ⟨hal-01967331⟩
  • Alexandre François. Méthode comparative et chaînages linguistiques : Pour un modèle diffusionniste en généalogie des langues. Jean-Léo Léonard. Diffusion : implantation, affinités, convergence, XXIV, Peeters, pp.43-82, 2017, Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique de Paris. ⟨hal-01692136⟩
  • Alexandre François. The ins and outs of 'up' and 'down': Disentangling the nine geocentric space systems of Torres and Banks languages. 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. ⟨halshs-01186010⟩
  • Alexandre François. Temperature terms in northern Vanuatu. Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm. The Linguistics of Temperature, 107, John Benjamins, pp.832-857, 2015, Typological Studies in Language, 9789027206886. ⟨10.1075/tsl.107.28fra⟩. ⟨halshs-01249249⟩
  • Alexandre François, Michael Franjieh, Sébastien Lacrampe, Stefan Schnell. The exceptional linguistic density of Vanuatu: Introduction to the volume. 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. ⟨halshs-01186007⟩
  • Alexandre François. Trees, Waves and Linkages: Models of Language Diversification. Bowern, Claire; Evans, Bethwyn. The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Routledge, pp.161-189, 2014, 978-0-41552-789-7. ⟨10.4324/9781315794013.ch6⟩. ⟨halshs-00874726v2⟩
  • Alexandre François. Shadows of bygone lives: The histories of spiritual words in northern Vanuatu. 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⟩. ⟨halshs-00869690⟩
  • Alexandre François, Maïa Ponsonnet. Descriptive linguistics. 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⟩. ⟨hal-01422308⟩
  • Alexandre François. Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in Lo Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu). Isabelle Bril. Clause hierarchy and Clause linking: The Syntax and Pragmatics interface, John Benjamins, pp.499 - 548, 2010, 9789027205889. ⟨10.1075/slcs.121.16fra⟩. ⟨halshs-01422311⟩
  • Alexandre François. Des valeurs en héritage: Les isomorphismes sémantiques et la reconstruction des langues. Injoo Choi-Jonin, Marc Duval & Olivier Soutet. Typologie et comparatisme, Louvain: Peeters, pp.129-145, 2010, Orbis-Supplementa 29. ⟨halshs-00525552⟩
  • Alexandre François. The languages of Vanikoro: Three lexicons and one grammar. Bethwyn Evans. Discovering history through language: Papers in honour of Malcolm Ross, Canberra: Australian National University, pp.103-126, 2009, Pacific Linguistics 605. ⟨halshs-00525557⟩
  • Alexandre François. Verbal aspect and personal pronouns: The history of aorist markers in north Vanuatu. 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. ⟨halshs-00525561⟩
  • Alexandre François. Mystère des langues, magie des légendes. Association Salomon. Le mystère Lapérouse ou le rêve inachevé d’un roi, Éditions de Conti, pp.230 - 233, 2008, 9782351030127. ⟨halshs-01422318⟩
  • Alexandre François. Semantic maps and the typology of colexification: Intertwining polysemous networks across languages. Martine Vanhove. From Polysemy to Semantic change: Towards a Typology of Lexical Semantic Associations, Benjamins, pp.163-215, 2008, Studies in Language Companion Series. ⟨halshs-00526845⟩
  • Alexandre François. Noun articles in Torres and Banks languages : Conservation and innovation. 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. ⟨halshs-00135828⟩
  • Alexandre François. Diversité des prédicats non verbaux dans quelques langues océaniennes. 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. ⟨halshs-00135826⟩
  • Alexandre François. Serial verb constructions in Mwotlap. 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. ⟨halshs-00135834⟩
  • Alexandre François. Chains of freedom: Constraints and creativity in the macro-verb strategies of Mwotlap. 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. ⟨halshs-00135833⟩
  • Alexandre François. Le mwotlap. 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. ⟨halshs-00136306⟩

Directions of work or proceedings2 documents

  • Siva Kalyan, Alexandre François, Harald Hammarström. Understanding language genealogy: Alternatives to the tree model. Journal of Historical Linguistics, 9 (1), John Benjamins, 2019. ⟨hal-01967333⟩
  • Alexandre François, Sébastien Lacrampe, Michael Franjieh, Stefan Schnell. The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity. Alexandre François; Sébastien Lacrampe; Michael Franjieh; Stefan Schnell. France. 5, Asia Pacific Linguistics Open Access, 2015, Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 9781922185235. ⟨halshs-01186004⟩

Other publications1 document

  • Alexandre François, Monika Stern. Music of Vanuatu : Celebrations and mysteries. 2013, ⟨hal-00871879⟩

Preprints, Working Papers, ...1 document

  • Alexandre François. Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in Lo Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu). 2010. ⟨halshs-00525547⟩

Theses1 document

  • Alexandre François. Contraintes de structures et liberté dans l'organisation du discours. Une description du mwotlap, langue océanienne du Vanuatu. Linguistique. Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris IV, 2001. Français. ⟨tel-00136463⟩

Habilitation à diriger des recherches1 document

  • Alexandre François. Structures et dynamiques des systèmes linguistiques: Documentation, description, comparaison des langues océaniennes. Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), 2014. ⟨tel-02004673⟩

Videos1 document

  • Philippe Fleury, Sophie Madeleine, Alix Barbet, Noémie Gautier, Alexandre François, et al.. Les Nocturnes du Plan de Rome : Les maisons de Rome. 2014. ⟨medihal-02156218⟩