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To appear a. "Yagua (Peba-Yaguan)."
Morphology. A Handbook on Inflection and Word Formation, ed. by
        Geert Booij, Christian Lehmann, and Joachim Mugdan.
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

(In Press Nov 2004). (with Susan Guion and Mark Post).  Phonetic correlates of tongue root vowel contrasts in Maa.  Journal of Phonetics.

Submitted (2004).  Color Terms.  Encyclopedia of Linguistics, volume on Lexical Semantics, ed. by Keith Allen.  Elsevier.

Submitted.  (2003) The source and function of Yagua classifiers.  International Journal of American Linguistics.

Submitted (2002).  A contrastive study of Panare oral and written narratives.  Festschrift for Paola Bentivoglio. [Venezuela]





2004.  “Functions of Maa pe + Low Tone:  a Case Study of Discourse Driven Polysemy.”  Journal of Language Sciences [Korea] 11.97-139. [Also available as .pdf file]




2003.       Maa Color Terms and Their Use as Human Descriptors. (with Leonard Ole-Kotikash and Keswe Ole-Mapena.)  Anthropological Linguistics 45.169-200.

2003.  Review of Dimensions of Possession, ed. by Irene Baron, Michael Herslund and Finn Sorensen.  Functions of Language 10.109-116.

2003.  Review of  A Dictionary of the Nandi Language by Jane Tapsubei Creider and Chet A. Creider.  Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. 24.195-201.



2001. "A Frame Semantics Approach to Lexemic Structure: Uncovering the Truth about Maa a-sip." Journal of
African Languages and Linguistics.

2001. "The Explanation of Argument Structure: Lexicalization or Discourse Use?" Proceedings of the Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics, 532-556. Seoul: Korean Society of Discourse and Cognition.

2001. "How to Develop a New Intransitive: The Story of Maa sip 'make smooth, lick clean, bless, kill, tell the truth', and 'be certain'. Proceedings of the Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics, 339-362. Seoul: Korean Society of Discourse and Cognition.

2001.  "Review of Amazonian Languages, ed. by Alexandra Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon."  Language 77.594-598.

(ed., with Immanuel Barshi). External Possession. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [20 papers]

1999b. (with Immanuel Barshi). "External Possession: What, Where, How, and Why." External Possession,
        ed. by Doris Payne and Immanuel Barshi, 3-29. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1999c. "What counts as explanation? A functionalist approach to word order." Functionalism and Formalism
        in Linguistics, vol 1, ed. by Michael Darnell, Edith Moravcsik, Frederick J. Newmeyer, Michael Noonan,
        Kathleen Wheatley, 135-163. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1999d.   Review of Endangered Languages, ed. by Lenore Grenoble and Lindsey Whaley.  Journal of Linguistics 35-3.

1999e.  Review of Gramática del idioma bora, by Wesley Thiesen.  Language 75.

(with Immanuel Barshi). "Argument structure and Maasai possessive interpretation: Implications for
        language learning." Foreign Language Acquisition: Psycholinguistic Experiments on Training and
        Retention. Edited by Alice F. Healy and Lyle E. Bourne, Jr., 213-229. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

1998b. "Maasai gender in typological perspective." Studies in African Linguistics 27.159-175.

1998c. (with Indira Bakshi). "Vowel harmony and transitive verb classes in Panare: Where are the
        consonant-initial roots?" Encuentro de Linguística en el Noroeste 4, Volumen 1, Tomo 1, 95-155.
        Hermosillo: Universidad de Sonora.


"The Maasai External Possessor Construction." Essays on Language Function and Language Type,
        dedicated to T. Givon, ed. by Joan Bybee, John Haiman, and Sandra Thompson., 395-422. Amsterdam:
        John Benjamins.

1997b. Review of Approaches to Discourse, by Deborah Schiffrin. Language 73.2.

1997c. "Semantic role and argument structure in the Maasai "external possession" construction."
        Proceedings of the 1997 23rd Meetings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.


1996. (with Immanuel Barshi). "The interpretation of "possessor raising" in a Maasai dialect." Proceedings of
        the Sixth International Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Conference.
Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere 45.207-226,
        ed. by Lionel Bender and Tom Hinnebusch.
Universität zu Köln.


"Verb initial languages and information order." Word Order in Discourse, ed. by Mickey Noonan and
        Pamela Downing, 449-485. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1995b. Review of Aspekt Im Maa, by Christa König. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 16.191-194.


"OVSu versus VSuO in Panare (Cariban): do syntax and discourse match?" Text, 14.581-609. (Special
        volume edited by Sandra A. Thompson and Paul Hopper.)

1994b. "The Tupí-Guaraní inverse." Voice: Form and Function, ed. by Paul Hopper and Barbara Fox. Amsterdam:
        John Benjamins.

1994c. (with Mitsuyo Hamaya and Peter Jacobs). "Active, passive, and inverse in Maasai." Voice in Discourse,
        ed. by T. Givón.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1994d. "Menciones no-referenciales en 'o'odham." Encuentro de Lingüístico en el Noroeste, Tomo 1, ed. by
        Zarina Estrada, 325-350. Hermosillo, Mexico: Universidad de Sonora.


"On the function of word order in Yagua narrative." International Journal of American Linguistics

1993b. "Meaning and pragmatics of order in selected South American Indian languages." The Role of Theory in
        Language Description, ed. by William A. Foley, 281-314. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

1993c. "Nonconfigurationality and discontinuous expressions in Panare." Proceedings of the 19th Berkeley
        Linguistics Society, Special volume on Syntax of Native American Languages, ed. by David Peterson.

1993c. Review of Categories, Constitutents and Constituent Order in Pitjantjatjara: an Aboriginal Language
        of Australia, by Heather J. Bowe. Language 69.1.


(ed.) Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1992d. "Introduction." Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility, ed. by Doris Payne, 1-13. Amsterdam: John

1992c. "Narrative continuity vs. discontinuity in Yagua." Discourse Processes 15.375-394.

1992d. "Towards a more adequate approach to "focus" phenomena." (Review article on Generating Narratives:
        Interrelations of Knowledge, Text Variants, and Cushitic Focus Strategies, by Klaus Wedekind.) Journal of
        African Languages and Linguistics 13.205-217.

1992e. "Nonidentifiable mentions and order in 'O'odham." Pragmatics of Word Order Flexibility, ed. by Doris
        Payne, 137-166. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1992f. Review of Handbook of Amazonian Languages 3, ed. by Desmond Derbyshire and Geoffrey Pullum.
        Language 68.423-424.


1991. Review of The Complete Works of Edward Sapir: Wishram Texts, ed. by William Bright. Journal of
        Linguistic Anthropology 2.231-232.


The Pragmatics of Word Order: Typological Dimensions of Verb Initial Languages. Berlin: Mouton de

1990b. (ed.) Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages. Austin: University of Texas

1990c. (with Thomas Payne). "Yagua." Handbook of Amazonian Languages, 2, ed. by Desmond Derbyshire and
        Geoffrey Pullum, 249-474. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

1990d. "Introduction." Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages, ed. by Doris
        Payne, 1-10. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

1990e. (with Desmond Derbyshire). "Noun classification systems in Amazonian Languages." Amazonian
        Linguistics: Studies in Lowland South American Languages, ed. by Doris Payne, 243-271. Austin, Texas:
        University of Texas Press.

1990f. "Morphological characteristics of Amazonian languages." Amazonian Linguistics: Studies in Lowland
        South American Languages, ed. by Doris Payne, 213-241. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

1990g. Review of Discourse and Communication: New Approaches to the Analysis of Mass Media Discourse
        and Communication, ed. by Teun A. Van Dijk. Language 66.175-180.

1990h. Review of Pragmatics in Non-Western Perspective, ed. by George Huttar and Kenneth Gregerson.
        Language 66.417.

1990i. Review of Morfología del caquinte (arawak preandino), by Kenneth E. Swift. Language 66.886-887.


1989. (with Robert Carlson). "Genitive classifiers." Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Pacific Linguistics
        Conference, 87-119. Eugene: University of Oregon.


1988. "Sufijos transitivos del idioma yagua." Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Etnolingüísticos 5.33-50.


"Noun classification in the Western Amazon." Language Sciences 9.21-44.

1987b. "Information structuring in Papago narrative discourse." Language 63.783-804.

1987c. "A survey of morphological theories." Notes on Linguistics 38.7-25.

1987d. Review of From Phonology to Discourse: Studies in Six Colombian Languages, ed. by Ruth M. Brend.
        Language 63.444-445.

1987e. Review of English for Science and Technology, by Louis Trimble. Language 63.452-453.


"Noun classification in Yagua." Noun Classes and Categorization, ed. by Colette Craig, 113-131.
        Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1986b. "Basic word order in Yagua clauses: implications for word order universals." Handbook of Amazonian
        Languages, vol. 1, ed. by Desmond Derbyshire and Geoffrey Pullum, 440-465. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

1986c. "Inflection versus derivation: is there a difference?" Proceedings of the First Annual Pacific Linguistics
Eugene: University of Oregon.


"Degrees of inherent transitivity in Yagua verbs." International Journal of American Linguistics 51.19-37.

1985b. "-ta in Zaparoan and Peba-Yaguan." International Journal of American Linguistics 51.529-531.

1985c. Review of Word Order Universals, by John Hawkins. Language 61.462-466.


1984. "Evidence for a Yagua-Zaparoan connection." Workpapers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics,
        University of North Dakota Session, 28.131-156, ed. by Desmond Derbyshire.


1983. Review of The Case for Surface Case, by Anna Wierzbicka. Notes on Linguistics 26.40-42.


1982. "Chickasaw agreement morphology: a functional explanation." Studies in Transitivity. (Syntax and
        Semantics 15), ed. by Paul Hopper and Sandra A. Thompson, 351-378. New York: Academic Press.


1980. "Switch-reference in Chickasaw." Studies of Switch-Reference. (UCLA Papers in Syntax, No. 8), ed. by
        Pamela Munro, 89-118. Los Angeles: UCLA.


1978. "Grammatical versus referential structure illustrated in English definition." Proceedings from the Fourth
        LACUS Forum, ed. by Michel Paradis, 650-659. Columbia, S.C.: Hornbeam Press.

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