Alexandre François

Professor
Lacito (Laboratoire des Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
E-mail: francois@vjf.cnrs.fr
Page: http://alex.francois.free.fr/AF-eng.htm

Fields of interest:

Languages of Vanuatu, Oceanic languages, language description, phonology, polysemy and lexical semantics, space systems, historical linguistics, language geography and areal phenomena, oral literature and poetics

Recent publications:

A. François, J.-M. Charpentier,
Atlas Linguistique de Polynésie Française – Linguistic Atlas of French Polynesia,
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (in press)

A. François, M. Stern,
Music of Vanuatu: Celebrations and mysteries. Ebook released with the CD album “Musiques du Vanuatu: Fêtes et Mystères – Music of Vanuatu: Celebrations and Mysteries”. Label Inédit, W 260147.
Paris: Maison des Cultures du Monde 2013.

A.François,
Shadows of bygone lives: The histories of spiritual words in northern Vanuatu
Lexical and Structural Etymology, R. Mailhammer (ed.), Walter de Gruyter, Germany 2013, pp. 185-244.

A.François, M. Ponsonnet,
Descriptive Linguistics
Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia, R. J. McGee, R. L. Warms (ed.),Sage Publications Inc, Los Angeles 2013, pp. 184-187.

A. François,
The dynamics of linguistic diversity: Egalitarian multilingualism and power imbalance among northern Vanuatu languages
International Journal of the Sociology of Language, no. 214, 2012, pp. 85-110

A. François,
Ditransitive alignment and referential hierarchies in Araki
Referential Hierarchies in Three-participant Constructions. Special issue of Linguistic Discovery, Eva van Lier (ed), 10: 3 (Nov 2012).

A. François,
Social ecology and language history in the northern Vanuatu linkage: A tale of divergence and convergence
Journal of Historical Linguistics, vol. 1, no. 2, 2011, pp. 175-246.

A. François,
Phonotactics and the prestopped velar lateral of Hiw: resolving the ambiguity of a complex segment
Phonology, vol. 27, no. 3, 2010, pp. 393-434.

A. François,
Semantic maps and the typology of colexification: Intertwining polysemous networks across languages.
From Polysemy to Semantic change: Towards a Typology of Lexical Semantic Associations, M. Vanhove (ed.). New York: Benjamins, 2008, pp.163-215.

A. François,
La Sémantique du Prédicat en Mwotlap (Vanuatu)
Collection Linguistique de la Société de Linguistique de Paris. Leuven-Paris: Peeters 2003.