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2012 Core argument patterns and deep genetic relations: Hierarchical systems in Northern California. Typology of Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations. Bernard Comrie, ed. Studies in Language Companion Series. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 257-294. PDF
2012 Questionable relatives. Typological Aspects of Relative Clauses. Bernard Comrie and Zarina Estrada Fernandez, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 269-300. 32-50. PDF
2012 Field methods in syntactic research. Continuum Companion to Syntax and Syntactic Theory. Silvia Luraghi and Claudia Parodi, eds. London and New York: Continuum. PDF
2012

Tags: Cross-linguistic diversity and commonality. Journal of Pragmatics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2012.09.010.

2012

The deeper regularities behind irregularities. Irregularity in Morphology (and Beyond). Johan van der Auwera, Thomas Stolz, Aina Urdze, and Hitomi Otsuka, eds. Berlin: Akademia Verlag. 1-21. PDF

2012 Morphologies in contact: Form, meaning, and use in the grammar of reference. Morphologies in Contact. Studia Typologica 10. Thomas Stolz, Martine Vanhove, Hitomi Otsuka, and Anna Urdzu, eds. Berlin: Akademia Verlag. 15-36. PDF
2012 Exuberant complexity: The interplay of morphology, syntax, and prosody in Central Alaskan Yup’ik. Linguistic Discovery 10:1. (e-journal). PDF
2011 Grammaticalization and explanation. The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization. Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog, eds. Oxford: UK. Oxford University Press. 177-192. PDF
2011 Being special. Endangered Languages : Voices and Images / Voces et Imágenes de las Lenguas en Peligro. Marleen Haboud and Nicholas Ostler, eds. Proceedings of Foundation for Endangered Languages XV, Quito Ecuador. Bath, England : Foundation for Endangered Languages. PDF
2011 American Indian Languages. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. Mark Aronoff, ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
2010 The search for regularity in irregularity: Defectiveness and its Implications for our Knowledge of Words. Defective paradigms: Missing Forms and What they Tell us. Matthew Baerman, Greville Corbett, and Dunstan Brown, eds. Oxford: British Academy and Oxford University Press. 125-149. PDF
2010 The fluidity of recursion and its implications. Recursion and Human Language. Harry van der Hulst, ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 17-41. PDF
2010 Contact in North America. Handbook of Language Contact. Raymond Hickey, ed. Oxford: Blackwell. 673-694. PDF
2010 Constraints on compounding and incorporation. Compounding. Irene Vogel and Sergio Scalise, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 37-56. PDF
2010 Merci aux derniers locuteurs pour leur précieuse contribution. Linguistique de Terrain sur Langues en Danger: Locuteurs et Linguistes. Colette Grinevald et Michel Bert, eds. Faits des Langues: Revue de Linguistique Nos35-36. 179-187. PDF
2009 Re(e)volving complexity: Adding intonation. Syntactic Complexity: Diachrony, Acquisition, Neuro-cognition, Evolution. T. Givon and Masayoshi Shibatani, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 53-80. PDF
2009 Polysynthesis in the Arctic. Variations on Polysynthesis: The Eskimo-Aleut Languages. Marc-Antoine Mahieu and Nicole Tersis, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 3-18. PDF
2009 Syntax and the lexicon: Compounding in Mohawk. Oxford Handbook of Compounding. Rochelle Lieber and Pavel Stekauer, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 564-583. PDF
2008 The extension of dependency beyond the sentence. Language 83:69-119. PDF
2008 Borrowed rhetorical constructions as starting points for grammaticalization. Constructions and Language Change. Trends in Linguistics. Alexander Bergs and Gabriele Diewald, eds. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. PDF
2008 The emergence of agentive systems. The Typology of Semantic Alignment Systems. Mark Donohue and Soeren Wichmann, eds. Oxford University Press. 297-333 PDF
2008 Does passivization require a subject category? Case and Grammatical Relations. Greville Corbett and Michael Noonan, eds. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 211-240. PDF
2007 Grammar, contact, and time. Journal of Language Contact. (e-journal) THEMA 1:333-155. www.jlc-journal.org. PDF
2007 Integrating approaches to diversity: Argument Structure on the Northwest Coast. Diversity in Language. Yoshiko Matsumoto, David Oshima, Orrin Robinson, and Peter Sells eds. Stanford: CSLI (Center for the Study of Language and Information). 9-36. PDF
2007 Linguistics in the face of language endangerment. Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages. W. Leo Wetzels, ed. ILLA. Publications of the Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS). Leiden University, The Netherlands. 15-35. PDF
2007 Atlas of the World's Languages2nd edition. Section editor with Victor Golla, Ives Goddard, Lyle Campbell, and Mauricio Mixco: Section1: North America. London: Routledge. 5-44. PDF
2007 What is a language? Documentation for diverse and evolving audiences. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung (STUF: Language Typology and Universals). 60.1:42-55. PDF
2006 Threads in the tapestry of syntax: Complementation and Mohawk. Proceedings of the Forty-second Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society.Jacqueline Bunting, Sapna Desai, Robert Peachey, Christopher Straight, and Zuzana Tomkova, eds. Chicago: Chicago Linguistics Society 42.1:213-238. PDF
2006 Grammars and the community. Studies in Language. 30.2:281-306. Reprinted in Perspectives on Grammar Writing. Thomas Payne and David Weber, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
2006 Voice without subjects, objects or obliques: Manipulating argument structure in Agent/Patient systems. Voice and Grammatical Relations. Tasaku Tsunoda, Yoshihiro Nishimitsu and Taro Kageyama, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
2006 The Iroquoian languages. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. 2nd edition. Oxford: Elsevier. 6:31-34. PDF
2006 How many Native American languages are there? The Five-Minute Linguist. E.M. Rickerson and Barry Hilton, eds. London: Equinox. 114-127.
2005 Beyond the core: Typological variation in the identification of participants. International Journal of American Linguistics. 71:445-472. PDF
2005 Ergativity and language contact on the Oregon Coast: Alsea, Siuslaw, and Coos. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley: University of California. 77-95. PDF
2005 On the assumption of the sentence as the basic unit of syntactic structure. Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories. Zygmunt Frajzyngier, ed. Studies in Language Companion Series. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing. 169-183.
2005 Linguistic analysis and notes for The Sugar Bear, story in Barbareno Chumash, told by Mary Yee, with illustrations by Ernestine de Soto. San Diego: Sunbelt Publications. PDF
2004 The value of linguistic diversity: Viewing other worlds through North American Indian languages. A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Allesandro Duranti, ed. Oxford: Blackwell's. 121-140. PDF
2004 Mohawk and the Iroquoian languages. Routledge Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Routledge. PDF
2003 Pronouns and agreement: The information status of pronominal affixes. Transactions of the Philological Society. London: Blackwell. 101.2:235-278. PDF
2003 Why prefixes? Acta Linguistica Hungarica 50:1-31. Special issue: Preverbs and prefixes. Ference Kiefer and Wolfgand Dressler, eds. PDF
2003 Functional perspectives on syntactic change. Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Richard Janda and Brian Joseph, eds. Oxford: Blackwell's. 552-572. PDF
2002 Rhetorical nominalization in Barbareno Chumash. Report #12: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. Lisa Conathan and Teresa McFarland, eds. Berkeley: University of California. 55-63. PDF
2002 An invisible hand at the root of causation: The role of lexicalization in the grammaticalization of causatives. New Reflections on Grammaticalization. Ilse Wischer and Gabriele Diewald, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 237-257. PDF
2002 Understanding and explaining applicatives. Proceedings of the Thirty-seventh Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society: Functionalism and formalism in Linguistic Theory.Mary Andronis, Christopher Ball, Heidi Elston, and Sylvain Neuvel, eds. Chicago. 37.2:73-98. PDF
2001 Lexical forces shaping the evolution of grammar. Historical Linguistics 1999.Laurel Brinton, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 241-252. PDF
2001 Actualization patterns in grammaticalization: From clause to locative morphology. Actualization: Linguistic Change in Progress. Henning Andersen, ed. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 219. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 143-168. PDF
2001 The difference a category makes in the expression of possession and inalienability. Dimensions of Possession. Typological Studies in Language 47. Michael Herslund, Finn Soerensen, and Irene Barobn, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 143-168. PDF
2001 Who shapes the record: The speaker and the linguist. Linguistic Fieldwork: Essays on the Practice Empirical Linguistic Research. Paul Newman and Martha Ratliff, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 34-54. PDF
2000 Incorporation. Morphologie/Morphology: A Handbook on Inflection and Word Formation: Ein internationales Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung.Geert Booij, Christian Lehmann, Joachim Mudgan, eds. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Vol 1:916-928. PDF
2000 The reordering of morphemes. Reconstructing Grammar: Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization. Spike Gildea, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 231-255. PDF
2000 The legacy of recycled aspect. Historical Linguistics 1995. Richard Hogg, John Charles Smith, Linda van Bergen, and Delia Bentley, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 261-277. PDF
2000 Valency-changing derivations in Central Alaskan Yup'ik. Changing Valency. R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Aikhenvald, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 84-114. PDF
2000 Noun and verb in Iroquoian languages: Multicategorisation from multiple criteria. An Anthology of Word Classes.Petra M. Vogel and Bernard Comrie, eds. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 379-420. PDF
1991/2001 The Languages of Native North America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 773 pages.
1999 The effect of noun incorporation on argument structure. With Greville Corbett. The Boundaries of Morphology and Syntax. Lunella Mereu, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 49-71. PDF
1999 What are S, A, and O?. With Wallace Chafe. Studies in Language23.3:579-606. PDF
1999 The status of tense within inflection. Yearbook of Morphology.Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle, eds. Amsterdam: Kluwer. 23-44. PDF
1998 The codification of time on the North American Pacific Rim. Time, Language, and Cognition. Yasuhiko Nagano, ed. Osaka, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology. 251-280. PDF
1998 The sequencing of grammaticization effects. Historical Linguistics 1997. Monika S. Schmidt, Jennifer R. Austin, and Dieter Stein, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 291-314. PDF
1998 The significance of diversity in language endangerment and preservation. Endangered Languages: Loss and Community Response. Lenore Grenoble and Lindsay Whalley, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 163-191. Reprinted 2010 in Austin, Peter K. Critical Concepts in Language Studies. Oxford, UK: Routledge. PDF
1998. Yup'ik roots and affixes. Languages of the North Pacific Rim4. Osahito Miyaoka and Minoru Oshima, eds. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters. 63-76. PDF
1998 Fluid aspects of negation in Central Pomo. Studies in American Indian Languages: Description and Theory. University of California Publications in linguistics 131. Leanne Hinton and Pamela Munro, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press. 77-86. PDF
1998 Word. Handbook of Pragmatics 1988. Jan-Ola Ostman, Jef Vershueren, and Jan Blommaert, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2-17. PDF
1998 Native American languages. With Lyle Campbell. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. Redmond, Washington: Microsoft. PDF
1997 Lexical affixes and morphological typology. Essays on Language Function and Language Type.John Haiman, Joan Bybee, and Sandra Thompson, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 357-372. PDF
1997 The regression of sibilant harmony through the life of Barbareno Chumash. The Life of Language. Trends in Linguistics. Jane Hill, P.J. Mistry, and Lyle Campbell, eds. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 221-242. PDF
1996 General characteristics of North American Indian languages. Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17: Languages. Ives Goddard, ed. Washington: Smithsonian Institution. 137-157. PDF
1996 The description of the Native languages of North America: Boas and after. Handbook of North American Indians Volume 17: Languages. Ives Goddard, ed. Washington D.C: Smithsonian Institution. 43-63. PDF
1996 New directions in referentiality. Studies in Anaphora. Barbara Fox, ed. Typological Studies in Language 33. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 413-435. PDF
1996 The Mohawk languge. Quebec's Aboriginal Languages: History, Planning and Development. Jacques Maurais, ed. Clevedon, Avon, England: Multilingual Matters. 159-173. PDF
1996 Prosodic clues to accessibility. Reference and Referent Accessibility. Thorstein Fretheim and Jeanette Gunderl, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 225-233. PDF
1996 Associative forms in a typology of number systems: Evidence from Yup'ik. With Greville Corbett. Journal of Linguistics32:1-17. PDF
1996 The elaboration of aspectual categories: Central alaskan Yup'ik. With Elizabeth Ali. Folia Linguistica Europaea. 30.1-2:111-127. PDF
1996 Prosody, Grammar, and Discourse in Central Alaskan Yup'ik. Edited volume with introduction. Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics 7. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California.
1996 Multiple reflections of inalienability in Mohawk. The Grammar of Inalienability: A Typological Perspective on Body Parts and the Part-Whole Relation.Hilary Chappell and William McGregor, eds. Empirical Approaches to Language Typology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 633-649. PDF
1995 The relativity of irreality. Modality in Grammar and Discourse. Joan Bybee and Suzanne Fleischman, eds. Typological Studies in Language 32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 367-388. PDF
1995 Morphological and prosodic forces shaping word order. Word Order in Discourse. Pamela Downing and Michael Noonan, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamin's. 387-423. PDF
1995 Affixation and morphological longevity. Yearbook of Morphology 1994. Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle, eds. Amsterdam: Kluwer. 73-97. PDF
1994 Word-Formation: Incorporation. The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. R.E. Asher, ed. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 9:5024-5026. PDF
1994 Hokan languages. The Encyclopedia of Language and Lingusitics. R.E. Asher, ed. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 3:1588-1590. PDF
1994 The implications of ergativity for a Philippine voice system. Voice: its Form and Function. Typological Studies in language 27. Barbara Fox and Paul Hopper, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamin's. 247-277. PDF
1994 The shifting status of initial glottal stop in Barbareno Chumash. With Tsuyoshi Ono and Suzanne Wash. Proceedings of the Hokan-Penutian Conference 1993. Berkeley: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages 9:208-217. PDF
1994 Final glottalization in Barbareno Chumash and its neighbors. With Tsuyoshi Ono and Suzanne Wash. Proceedings of the Hokan-Penutian Conference 1993. Berkeley: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages 9:208-217. PDF
1993

Linguistic Perspectives on the Romance Languages. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 103. Ed. with William Ashby, Giorgio Perissinott, and Eduardo Raposo. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1993 Prosodic determinants of syntactic form: Central Pomo constituent order. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Special Session, The Syntax of North American Indian Languages. Berkeley: University of California. 86-96. PDF
1993

The preservation of North American Indian languages. Languages of the World 6: 43-45.
Reprinted 1994 in Academic News and Reviews, North America Branch Academic Affairs Department, Summer Intitute in Linguistics 25:1-2. PDF

1993 ‘Switch reference’: Clause linking in Central Pomo. International Journal of American Linguistics 59: 119-137. PDF
1993 Languages, Indian: Introduction. Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 3: 29-34. PDF
1993 Languages, Indian: Iroquoian. Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 3: 37-39. PDF
1993 Reconstructing the unidentified. Historical Linguistics 1989. Henk Aertsen and Robert Jeffers, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 329-47. PDF
1992 Le mohawk. Les langues autochtones du Québec. Jacques Maurais, ed. Québec: Gouvernement du Québec, Conseil de la langue française. 235-45. PDF
1992 Typology and deep genetic relations in North America. Reconstructing Languages and Cultures. Edgar Polomé and Werner Winter, eds. Berlin: Mouton. 91-108. PDF
1992 External triggers and internal guidance in syntactic development: Coordinating conjunction. Internal and External Factors in Syntactic Change. Trends in Linguistics 61. Marinel Gerritsen and Dieter Stein, eds. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. 89-129. PDF
1992 The substratum in grammar and discourse. Language Contact. Ernst Håkon Jahr, ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 102-115. PDF
1992 The impact of sudden literacy on text comprehensibility. Pragmatics and Comprehension of Written Texts. Dieter Stein, ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 179-199. PDF
1991 The role of motivation in the emergence of grammatical categories: The grammaticization of subjects. Approaches to Grammaticalization. Bernd Heine and Elizabeth Traugott, eds. Amsterdam: John  Benjamin’s. II: 159-184. PDF
1991 Active/Agentive case marking and its motivations. Language 67: 510-546. PDF
1991 Iroquoian. Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. 2: 233-236. PDF
1991 Orthography planning. Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. III: 141-144. PDF
1991 The development of bound pronominal paradigms. Language Typology: Typological Models in Reconstruction. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 81. Winfred P. Lehman and Helen-Jo Jakusz Hewitt, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
1991 The role of lexicalization in shaping aspectual systems. Proceedings of the 1990 Hokan-Penutian Languages Workshop. James Redden, ed. Occasional Papers in Linguistics 15. Southern Illinois University: Carbondale. 62-74. PDF
1990 Studies in North American Indian Languages. Annual Review of Anthropology. 19: 309-330. PDF
1990

Third person reference and the function of pronouns in Central Pomo natural speech. International Journal of American Linguistics. 56: 361-376. PDF

1990

The role of typology in North American Indian linguistics. Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology. Philip Baldi, ed. Trends in Linguistics 45. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 33-55. Reprinted in Patterns of Change, Change of Patterns. Philip Baldi, ed. Berlin: Mouton. 1991: 31-53. PDF

1990 Language obsolescence and linguistic description. International Journal of American Linguistics. 56: 1-26. PDF
1989 The acquisition of polysynthesis. Journal of Child Language 16: 285-312. PDF
1989 Historical linguistics and linguistic theory: Reducing the arbitrary and constraining explanation. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Kira Hall, Michael Meacham, and Richard Shapiro, eds. Berkeley: University of California. 391-408. PDF
1989 The subtle significance of the locus of morphologization. International Journal of American Linguistics  55: 265-283. PDF
1989 The grammaticization of coordination. Clause Combining in Grammar and Discourse. Typological Studies in Language 18. John Haiman and Sandra Thompson, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 331-359. PDF
1989 Moribundity: Incipient obsolescence of Oklahoma Iroquois. Investigating Obsolescence: Studies in Language Contraction and Death. Nancy Dorian, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 243-257. PDF
1988 System-defining structural properties in polysynthetic languages. Zeitschrift für Phonetic, Sprachwissenschaft, und Kommunikationsforschung. (Berlin). 41.4: 442-52. PDF
1988 Lexical categories and the evolution of number marking. Theoretical Morphology. Michael Hammond and Michael Noonan, eds. New York: Academic Press. 211-234. PDF
1988 “Passive” in an active language. Proceedings of the 1987 Hokan-Penutian Conference. James E. Redden, ed. Occasional Papers on Linguistics 14. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University. 39-45.
1988 Lexical categories and number in Central Pomo. In Honor of Mary Haas. William Shipley, ed. Berlin: Mouton. 517-537.
1987 The grammatical nature and discourse power of demonstratives. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Laura Michaelis et al., eds. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California. 184-194. PDF
1987

Is basic word order universal?  Grounding and Coherence in Discourse. Russell Tomlin, ed. Typological Studies in Language 11.Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 281-328. Reprinted 1992 in The Pragmatics of Word-Order Flexibility. Typological Studies in Language 22. Doris Payne, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 15-61. PDF

1987 The phonology of Selayarese. With Hasan Basri. Oceanic Linguistics. XXV.1-2: 210-254. PDF
1986 Disagreement: the case of pronominal affixes and nouns. Proceedings of the Georgetown University Round Table Conference on Languages and Linguistics. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 50-66.
1986 Evidential diachrony in Northern Iroquoian. Evidentiality: The Linguistic Coding of Epistemology. Wallace Chafe and Johanna Nichols, eds. Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex. 89-112. PDF
1986 When zero isn’t there. Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society. Vassiliki Nikiforidou, Mary Van Clay, Mary Niepokuj, and Deborah Feder, eds. Berkeley: University of California. 195-211. PDF
1986 The convergence of noun classification systems. Noun Classes and Categorization. Typological Studies in Language Vol 7. Colette Craig, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 379-397. PDF
1986 On the nature of noun incorporation. Language. 62: 32-37. PDF
1985 Untangling the Huron and the Iroquois. International Journal of American Linguistics. 51: 504-507. PDF
1985

Diachronic morphologization: The circumstances surrounding the birth, growth, and decline of noun incorporation. Papers from the Sixth International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 6. Jacek Fisiak, ed. Amsterdam-Poznan: John Benjamins-Adam Mickiewicz University. 365-394. PDF

1985 When speakers write. Proceedings of the Eleventh Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society. Mary Niepokuj, Deborah Feder, Vassiliki Nikiforidou, and Mary Van Clay, eds. Berkeley: University of California. 259-272. PDF
1985 Maman: l’évolution d’un terme de parenté dans les langues iroquoiennes. Langues et realités sociales. Lynn Drapeau, ed. Recherches amérindiennes au Québec.  14.4: 17-23.
1985 American Indian languages. With Lyle Campbell. Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia 12-20.
1984 Extending the Rafters: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Iroquois. Ed. with Jack Campisi and Michael K. Foster. Albany: SUNY Press. 422 pages.
1984 The evolution of noun incorporation. Language 60: 847-894. PDF
1984 How to avoid subordination. Papers Selected from the Parassession on Subordination, Berkeley Linguistics Society 10. Amy Dahlstrom and Monica Macauley, eds. Berkeley: University of California. 493-524. PDF
1984 The Proto-Iroquoians: Cultural reconstruction from lexical materials. Extending the Rafters. Jack Campisi, Michael K. Foster, and Marianne Mithun, eds. Albany: SUNY Press. 259-282. PDF
1984 Levels of linguistic structure and the rate of change. Historical Syntax. Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs 23. Jacek Fisiak, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. PDF
1984 Principles of naming in Mohawk. Naming Systems. Proceedings of the American Ethnological Society. 4: 40-53. PDF
1983 The genius of polysynthesis. North American Indians: Humanistic Perspectives. James S. Thayer, ed. University of Oklahoma Papers in Anthropology 24(2): 221-242. PDF
1982

A Cayuga Grammar. With Reginald Henry. Brantford, Ontario: Woodland Indian Cultural and Educational Centre. 616 pages.

1982 The synchronic and diachronic behavior of plops, squeaks, croaks, and moans. International Journal of American Linguistics  48: 49-58. PDF
1982 The mystery of the vanished Laurentians. Papers from the Fifth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Galway. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 21. Anders Ahlqvist, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 230-42. PDF
1982 On comparative syntax. With Lyle Campbell. Papers from the Third International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Hamburg. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 13. J.P. Maher, A.R. Bomhard, and E.F. Koerner, eds. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 273-91. PDF
1981 Stalking the Susquehannock. International Journal of American Linguistics. 47: 1-26. PDF
1980 Ruya’kwáhehr (in Tuscarora). With Elton Greene. Iroquoian Texts. IJAL-NATS Memoir 4. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 104-109.
1980 Gę:nõ:sgwa (in Seneca). With Myrtle Peterson. Iroquoian Texts. IJAL-NATS Memoir 4. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 110-122.
1980 Shę nika:yę a:hato:wá:t kwa’yõ’ (in Cayuga). With Reginald Henry. Iroquoian Texts. IJAL-NATS Memoir 4. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 123-133.
1980 Rù:nę:θkwarę’ (in Tuscarora). With Elton Greene. Iroquoian Texts. IJAL-NATS Memoir 4. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 156-157.
1980 Northern Iroquoian dating strategies. Studies on Iroquois Culture. Occasional Publications in Northeastern North America Series 6. Man in the Northeast. Nancy Bonvillain, ed.131-146. PDF
1980 A functional approach to syntactic reconstruction. Papers Selected from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Current Issues in Linguistics Series 14. Elizabeth Traugott, ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 87-96. PDF
1980

The priorities and pitfalls of syntactic reconstruction. With Lyle Campbell. Folia Linguistica Historica, Acta Societas Linguisticae Europeae 1.1: 19-40.

1980 Northern Iroquoian Texts. Ed. with Hanni Woodbury. International Journal of American Linguistics, Native American Texts Series Memoir 4. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 162 pages.
1979 The consciousness of levels of phonological structure. International Journal of American Linguistics. 45: 343-348. PDF
1979

Iroquoian. The Languages of Native America: A Historical and Comparative Assessment. Lyle Campbell and Marianne Mithun, eds. Austin: University of Texas Press. 133-212.

1979 North American Indian historical linguistics in current perspective. With Lyle Campbell. The Languages of Native America: A Historical and Comparative Assessment. Lyle Campbell and Marianne Mithun, eds. Austin: University of Texas Press. 3-69.
1979 The semantics of polysynthesis. The Fifth LACUS Forum (Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States). Adam Makkai, ed. New York: Hornbeam Press. 37-44. PDF
1979 Recapturing the Mohawk Language. With Wallace Chafe. Languages and their Status. Timothy Shopen, ed. New York: Winthrop Press. 1-34.
1979 Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar. ed. with Stephen Davis. Austin: University of Texas Press. 336 pages.
1979 The Languages of Native America: A Historical and Comparative Assessment. Ed. with Lyle Campbell. Austin: Unversity of Texas Press. 1034 pages.
1977 Iontenwennaweienstáhkhwa’: Mohawk Spelling Dictionary. New York State Museum Bulletin 429. 102 pages.
1976 Kahnawà:ke Aokara’shòn:’a: Mohawk Legends. New York State Museum Bulletin 427. 265 pages.
1976 A Grammar of Tuscarora. New York: Garland Press. 315 pages.
1975 Kahnawà:ke orthography. Mohawk Questions and Answers. by Josephine Horn. Marianne Mithun, ed,. La Macaza, Quebec: Thunderbird Press.
1974 Word order in Tuscarora. Mercury Series 10. Ottawa: National Museum of Man. 27-35.
1973 A case of unmarked subordination in Tuscarora. Papers from the Ninth Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago: University of Chicago. 89-95.
1972 On the respective interpretations of distribution and sequence. Linguistic Inquiry 3.4.

 

 

 

 

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