This site contains some selected publications and materials in progress by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. If you wish to have access to any publications not given here, please e-mail Alexandra.Aikhenvald@jcu.edu.au. Full list of publications is in Aikhenvald CV.

Papers

• 1994 'Classifiers in Tariana.' Anthropological Linguistics 36: 405-65.

1994 'Grammatical relations in Tariana.' Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 17: 201-18.

• 1995 'Person-marking and discourse in North-Arawak languages.' Studia Linguistica 49: 152-95.

1995 (with R.M.C.Amorim) 'Warekena in Brazil.' Opción 18: 29-44.

1996 'Areal diffusion in North-West Amazonia: the case of Tariana.' Anthropological Linguistics, 38: 73-116.

• 1996 'Multilingual and monolingual placenames in Tariana'. Names. A Journal of Onomastics 44: 272-90.

1996 'Words, pauses and boundaries: evidence from South-American languages.' Studies in Language 20: 487-517.

1998 Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon 'Evidentials and areal typology: a case study from Amazonia.' Language Sciences, 20: 241-57.

• 1998 'Transitivity increasing operations in Tariana', pp. 47-60 of Typology of Verbal Categories, edited by L. Kulikov and H. Vater. Linguistische Arbeiten 382. Niemeyer: Tübingen.

• 1998 'Warekena', pp. 215-439 of Handbook of Amazonian Languages, edited by D. C. Derbyshire and G. K. Pullum vol.4. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

• 1998 'Physical properties in a gender system: an example from Manambu, a Ndu language of New Guinea.' Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 27:2, pp. 175-87.

• 1998 Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon 'Dependencies between Grammatical Systems.' Language 74: 56-80.

• 1998 with D. Green 'Palikur and the Typology of Classifiers.' Anthropological Linguistics, 40: 429-480.

• 1999 'Double marking of syntactic function in Tariana', pp. 114-122 of Typology and Linguistic Theory. From Description to Explanation, edited by E. V. Rakhilina and Y. G. Testelets. Moscow: Languages of Russian Culture.

• 1999 'The Arawak language family,' pp. 65-105 of The Amazonian Languages, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge University Press.

1999 'Areal diffusion and language contact in the Içana-Vaupés basin, North West Amazonia,' pp. 385-415 of The Amazonian Languages, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge University Press.

• 1999 A. Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon 'Other small families and isolates', pp. 341-384 of The Amazonian Languages, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge University Press.

• 1999. R.M.W. Dixon and A.Y. Aikhenvald 'Introduction,' pp. 1-22 of The Amazonian Languages, edited by in R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• 1999 'Multiple marking of syntactic function and polysynthetic nouns In Tariana', Proceedings of the 35th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. The Panels. 235-48.

• 1999 'Serial verb constructions and verb compounding: evidence from Tariana (North Arawak)', Studies in Language 23:3. 479-508

• 2000 'Areal typology and grammaticalization: the emergence of new verbal morphology in an obsolescent language', pp. 1-37 of Reconstructing Grammar: Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization, edited by Spike Gildea. TSL 43. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2000 'Unusual classifiers in Tariana', pp. 93-113 of Systems of nominal classification, edited by Gunter Senft. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• 2000 'Transitivity in Tariana', pp. 145-72 of of Changing Valency: case studies in transitivity, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

2000. R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. Chapter 1. 'Introduction', pp. 1-29 of Changing Valency: case studies in transitivity, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• 2001 'Verb types, non-canonically marked arguments and grammatical relations: A Tariana perspective', pp. 177-99 of A. Y. Aikhenvald, R.M.W. Dixon and M. Onishi, eds. Noncanonically marked subjects and objects. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• 2001. 'Areal diffusion, genetic inheritance and problems of subgrouping: a North Arawak case study,' pp. 167-94 of Aikhenvald and Dixon, eds. Areal diffusion and genetic inheritance: problems in comparative linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2001. A. Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon. 'Introduction', pp. 1-26 of Areal diffusion and genetic inheritance: problems in comparative linguistics, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2001. 'Language awareness and correct speech among the Tariana of northwest Amazonia', Anthropological Linguistics 43: 411-30.

• 2002. 'Traditional Multilingualism and Language Endangerment', pp. 24-33 of Language Maintenance for endangered languages: an active approach, edited by David Bradley and Maya Bradley. London: Curzon Press.

2002. 'Language obsolescence: Progress or decay? The emergence of new grammatical categories in 'language death', pp. 144-55 of Endangered Languages, edited by David Bradley and Maya Bradley. London: Curzon Press.

• 2002. 'A typology of clitics, with special reference to Tariana', pp. 42-78 of Word: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A.Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• 2002. R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald, 'Word', pp. 1-41 of Word: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A.Y. Aikhenvald. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2003. 'Multilingualism and ethnic stereotypes: the Tariana of northwest Amazonia', Language in Society 32: 1-21.

• 2003. 'Evidentiality in typological perspective', pp. of 1-31 of Studies in evidentiality, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2003. 'Evidentials in Tariana', pp. 131-64 of Studies in evidentiality, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• 2003. 'Teaching Tariana, an endangered language of northwest Amazonia'. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 161: 125-39.

• 2003. 'Mechanisms of change in areal diffusion: new morphology and language contact', Journal of Linguistics 39: 1-29.

• 2003. 'Traditional culture, ethnic stereotypes and globalization in the Tariana discourse'. Journal of Iberian and latin American studies 9: 29-48.

• 2003. 'Language contact and language change in Amazonia', pp. 1-20 of Historical linguistics 2001. Selected papers from the 15th International Conference of Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001, edited by B. Blake and K. Burridge. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2003. 'Classifiers in spoken and signed languages: how to know more', pp. 87-90 of Perspectives on classifier constructions in Sign language, edited by Karen Emmorey. Laurence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, Inc.

• 2004. 'Nominal classification: towards a comprehensive typology', pp. Nominal classification, Special issue of Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 57 2/3, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald, pp. 105-16.

• 2004. 'The adjective class in Tariana', pp. 97-124 of Adjectives: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by R.M.W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2004. 'Evidentiality: problems and challenges', pp. 1-29 of Linguistics today — facing a greater challenge, edited by Piet van Sterkenbourg. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2004. 'Gender', Article 98 of Morfologie/Morphology. Ein Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung/A Handbook on Inflection and Word Formation, 2 Halbband. ed. Geert E. Boij, Christian Lehmann, Joachim Mugdan and Stavros Skopetas. Mouton de Gruyter. 1031-45.

• 2004. 'Language endangerment in the Sepik area of Papua New Guinea', pp. 97-142 of Lectures on endangered languages: 5 — From Tokyo and Kyoto Conferences 2002, edited by O. Sakiyama and F. Endo. The project 'Endangered languages of the Pacific Rim'. Suita, Osaka, pp. 97-142.

• 2005. 'Arawak languages', Encyclopedia of Linguistics, ed. by P. Strazny. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers: Chicago (pp. 81-4).

2006. 'Serial verb constructions in a typological perspective', pp. 1-87 of Aikhenvald and Dixon eds. Serial verb constructions: a cross-linguistic typology. OUP.

• 2006. 'Serial verb constructions in Tariana', pp. 178-201 of Aikhenvald and Dixon eds. Serial verb constructions: a cross-linguistic typology. OUP.

2006. 'Reflections on language contact, areal diffusion, and mechanisms of linguistic change', pp. 23-36 of Sprachbund in the West African Sahel, edited by B. Caron and P. Zima. Louvain-Paris: Peeters.

2006. 'Classifiers and noun classes, semantics', pp. 463-70 of Volume 1 (article 1111) of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

• 2006. 'Evidentiality in grammar', pp. 320-5, Volume 4 (article 0252), of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

2006. 'Arawak languages', pp. 446-8 of Volume 1 (article 2292) of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

2006. 'Tariana', pp. 506-7 of Volume 12 (article 4489) of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

2006. 'Manambu' (with P. Laki), pp. 475-6 of Volume 7 (article 4491), of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

2006. 'Dixon, R. M. W.', pp. 737-8 of Volume 3 (article 5157) of Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, edited by Keith Brown. Elsevier: Oxford.

• 2006. 'Complement clauses and complementation strategies in Tariana', pp. 178-203 of Dixon and Aikhenvald eds. Complement clauses and complementation strategies: a cross-linguistic typology. OUP.

• 2006. 'Grammars in contact: a cross-linguistic perspective', 1-66 of Aikhenvald and Dixon eds. Grammars in contact: a cross-linguistic typology.

• 2006. 'Semantics and pragmatics of grammatical relations in the Vaupés linguistic area', 237-66 of Aikhenvald and Dixon eds. Grammars in contact: a cross-linguistic typology.

• 2007. 'Reciprocals and reflexives in North-Arawak languages of the Upper Rio Negro', to appear in V.P. Nedialkov, E. Genius&iene( and Z. Guentchéva (eds). Typology of Reciprocals (TSL 71). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 845-55.

• 2007. 'Reciprocal and associative in Tariana: their genetic and areal properties', to appear in V.P. Nedialkov, E. Genius&iene( and Z. Guentchéva (eds). Typology of Reciprocals (TSL 71). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1351-66.

• 2007. 'Typological dimensions in word formation', pp. 1-65 of Language Typology and Syntactic Description, volume 3, edited by T. Shopen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007. 'Linguistic fieldwork: setting the scene', in Linguistic Fieldwork. A Special issue of Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald, 60: 1-11.

• 2007. 'Languages of the Pacific Coast of South America', pp. 183-205 of Vanishing Languages of the Pacific, edited by O. Miyaoka, O. Sakiyama and M. Krauss. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2007. A. Y. Aikhenvald and T. Stebbins. 'Languages of New Guinea', pp. 239-66 of Vanishing Languages of the Pacific, edited by O. Miyaoka, O. Sakiyama and M. Krauss. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2007. ' Classifiers in multiple environments: Baniwa of Içana/Kurripako: a North Arawak perspective', International Journal of American Linguistics, 27: 475-500.

• 2007. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Randy J. LaPolla. 'New perspectives on evidentials: a view from Tibeto-Burman'. LTBA 30.2, Special issue on Evidentiality, edited by A. Aikhenvald and R. J. LaPolla, 1-12.

2008. 'Multilingual imperatives: the elaboration of a category in north-west Amazonia', International Journal of American Linguistics 74: 189-225.

• 2008. 'Semi-direct speech: Manambu and beyond'. Language Sciences 30: 383-422.

2008. 'Versatile cases'. Journal of Linguistics 44: 565-603.

• 2008.' Information source and evidentiality: what can we conclude?, Rivista di Linguistica 19: 1, Mario Squartini (ed.). Special issue on Evidentiality between lexicon and grammar, pp. 207-227 (accepted in June 2007; published in September 2008).

• 2008. Reciprocals in the making: multiple gramaticalization in Manambu', pp. 157-68 of Studies on grammaticalization, edited by Elisabeth Verhoeven et al. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

• 2009. 'Eating, drinking and smoking: a generic verb and its semantics in Manambu', pp. 92-108 of The linguistics of eating and drinking, edited by John Newman. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2009. 'Syntactic ergativity in Paumarí', pp. 111-27 of Topics in descriptive and African linguistics. Essays in Honor of Distinguished Prof4essor Paul Newman, edited by Samuel Dyasi Obeng. Munich: Lincome Studies in African Linguistics.

• 2009. ' Semantics of clause linking in Manambu', pp. 118-144 of Semantics of clause linking: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by R. M. W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald (Explorations in linguistic typology, vol. 5). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2009. 'Semantics and grammar in clause linking', pp. 380-402 of Semantics of clause liking: a cross-linguistic typology, edited by R. M. W. Dixon and A. Y. Aikhenvald (Explorations in linguistic typology, vol. 5). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2009. 'Language contact along the Sepik River'. Anthropological Linguistics 50: 1-66 (dated 2008, published 2009).

—. and R. M. W. Dixon. 2009. 'Speaking Greek in diaspora: language contact and language change'. Hellenic Studies 17: 55-76 (special issue edited by Anastasios Tamis).

2010. 'Gender and noun class in Paumarí in a typological perspective'. Linguistics and archeology in the Americas, edited by E.B. Carlin and Simon van de Kerke. Leiden: Brill, pp. 236-52.

2010. 'Language contact and pragmatic notions: Tariana in the light of language contact', pp. 17-38 of Information structure in languages of the Americas, edited by Liliana Sanchez and José Camacho. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

• 2010. 'The social life of a language: will Manambu survive?'. pp. 13-28 of New Perspectives on Endangered Languages. Bridging gaps between sociolinguistics, documentation and language revitalization, by Flores Farfán, José Antonio and Fernando Ramallo (eds.) [CLU 1], Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2010. 'Mood', in Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences, edited by Patrick Hogan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (contract signed March 2007, proofs checked March 2010).

• 2010. 'Evidentiality', in Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences, edited by Patrick Hogan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (contract signed March 2007, proofs checked March 2010).

• 2010. ' Typological plausibility and historical reconstruction: a puzzle from New Guinea', pp. 308-17 of Studies in linguistics and semiotics, edited by T. M. Nikolaeva. Moscow: Jazyki slavjanskikh kultur.

• 2011. 'Le tariana', pp. 1483-88 of Dictionnaire des langues, sous la direction de Emilio Bonvini, Joëlle Busuttil et Alain Peyraube. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

• 2011. 'Multiverb constructions: setting the scene', pp. 1-26 of Multiverb constructions: a view from the Americas, edited by A. Y. Aikhenvald and Pieter Muysken. Leiden: Brill.

• 2011.'Areal features and linguistic areas: contact-induced change and geographical typology', pp. 13-39 of Geographical typology and linguistic areas, with special focus on Africa, edited by Osamu Hieda, Christa König and Hirosi Nakagawa. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• 2011. 'The grammaticalization of evidentiality', pp. 602-10 of The Oxford handbook of grammatcalization, edited by Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

• 2011. 'The wonders of the Chacos: setting the scene'. Revista Indiana 28: 171-81.

2011. Classifiers. Oxford Bibliography online. Oxford University Press. New York.

2011. Evidentials. Oxford Bibliography online. Oxford University Press. New York.

• 2012 'Invisible loans: how to borrow a bound form', pp. 167-85 of Morphology: between copies and cognates, edited by Lars Johanson and Martine Robeets. Leiden: Bril.

• forthcoming. 'Multilingual fieldwork, and emergent grammars', to appear in Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: UCB.

• forthcoming. 'Language contact', to appear in How languages work, edited by Carol Genetti. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (commissioned in January 2007).

• forthcoming. 'Manambu', to appear in How languages work, edited by Carol Genetti. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (commissioned in January 2007).

• forthcoming. 'Language contact in language obsolescence', to appear in Cross-linguistic tendencies in Contact-induced change. A typological approach based on morphosyntactic studies, edited by Claudine Chamoreau and Isabelle Bril. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

• forthcoming. 'A story of love and debt: the give and the take of linguistic fieldwork'. To appear in The Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology (accepted December 2011).

forthcomng. Arawak languages. Oxford Bibliography online. Oxford University Press. New York.

forthcoming. The essence of mirativyt. Linguistic Typology.

Unpublished talks (a selection)

• 'Imperative: the grammar of a clause type', plenary address at Omotic Utterance type, Mood and Attitude Markers and Linguistic Typology Leiden University, 23-25 October 2008

• "Double talk": parallel structures in the songs of the Middle Sepik area of Papua New Guinea', International Workshop 'Strategies of Translation: language contact and poetic language', 17 – 18 December 2010, Institut für Linguistik – Abt. Historisch-Vergl. Sprachwissenschaft, University of Cologne

The value of language and the language of value: the case of Tariana, from north-west Amazonia. Workshop on Value, JCU, 15-17 December 2011, organized by Ton otto and Rane Willerslev.