For a full publication list, please see my CV. Many of the papers linked to here are prepublication versions only and may have undergone significant revision upon publication. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a copy of a paper that you do not see here.
Interdisciplinarity in areal documentation: Experiences from Lower Fungom, Cameroon. Submitted for a volume on interdisciplinary approaches to language documentation edited by Susan Penfield.
African languages and linguistic typology. Imelda Icheji Udoh and Eno-Abasi Essien Urua (eds.), A handbook of contemporary linguistics. Uyo, Nigeria: The Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Uyo.
Cultural distinctiveness and linguistic esoterogeny: The case of the Fang language of Lower Fungom, Cameroon. In Pius Akumbu and Esther P. Chie (eds.) Engagement with Africa. Linguistic essays in honor of Ngessimo M. Mutaka. 163–178. Köln: Köppe. (with Mve, Patrick, Nelson C. Tschonghongei, Pierpaolo Di Carlo)
Reflections on the scope of language documentation. In Bradley, McDonnell, Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, and Gary Holton (eds.), Reflections on Language Documentation 20 Years after Himmelmann 1998. Language Documentation & Conservation Special Publication no. 15:13–21.
Socio-spatial networks, multilingualism, and language use in a rural African context. In Paolo Fogliaroni, Andrea Ballatore, and Eliseo Clementini (eds.), Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017). Berlin: Springer. 35–39. (with Pierpaolo Di Carlo, Ling Bian, Yujia Pan and Penghang Liu)
East Benue-Congo noun classes, with a focus on their morphological behavior. In John Watters (ed.), Proto–East-Benue-Congo. Monographs on Comparative Niger-Congo. Berlin: Language Sciences Press. 27–57.
Ethics in language documentation and revitalization. In Kenneth Rehg and Lyle Campbell (eds.), Oxford handbook of endangered languages. Oxford: OUP. 419–440.
Modeling signifiers in constructional approaches to morphological analysis. In Geert Booij (ed.), The construction of words: Advances in Construction Morphology. Dordrecht: Springer. 19–57.
Remarks on the nasal classes in Mungbam and Naki. In Raija Kramer and Roland Kießling (eds.), Mechthildian approaches to Afrikanistik: Advances in language based research on Africa–Festschrift für Mechthild Reh. Köln: Köppe. 83–99. (with Jesse Lovegren)
Beyond the ancestral code: Towards a model for sociolinguistic language documentation. Language Documentation & Conservation 8:16–191. (with Tucker Childs and Alice Mitchell)
What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields. In Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank (eds.), Endangered languages: Beliefs and ideologies in language documentation and revitalization. Oxford: OUP. 229–262. (with Pierpaolo Di Carlo)
A (micro-)accretion zone in a remnant zone? Lower Fungom in areal–historical perspective. In Language Typology and Historical Contingency: In honor of Johanna Nichols. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 265–282.
Languoid, doculect, and glossonym: Formalizing the notion “language”. Language Documentation & Conservation 7:331–359. (with Michael Cysouw)
‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon. In Peter K. Austin and Stuart McGill (eds.), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 11. London: SOAS. 28–58.
Valuing technology: Finding the linguist's place in a new technological universe. In Louanna Furbee and Lenore Grenoble (eds.), Language documentation: Practice and values. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 111–131.
A Grand Challenge for Linguistics: Scaling Up and Integrating Models. White paper contributed to NSF's SBE 2020: Future Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences initiative. (with Emily M. Bender)
Topic and focus fields in Naki. In Ines Fiedler and Anne Schwarz (eds.), The Expression of Information Structure: A documentation of its diversity across Africa. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 35–68.
Modeling and encoding traditional wordlists for machine applications. Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on NLP and Linguistics: Finding the Common Ground, ACL 2010. Uppsala, Sweden: Association for Computational Linguistics. 1–9. (with Shakthi Poornima)
Modeling wordlists via Semantic Web technologies. In Paul Buitelaar, Philipp Cimiano, and Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (eds.), Proceedings of the First International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web (MSW 2010). Raleigh, North Carolina. (with Shakthi Poornima)
Loanwords in Saramaccan. In Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmoor (eds.), Loanwords in the world's languages: A comparative handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 918–943.
Implementation for discovery: A bipartite lexicon to support morphological and syntactic analysis. Proceedings of Chicago Linguistic Society 41: Panel on Computational Linguistics. 1–16. (with Emily M. Bender)
Slouching towards deponency: A family of mismatches in the Bantu verb stem In Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, and Andrew Hippisley (eds.), Deponency and morphological mismatches. Oxford: Oxford University. 203–230.
Strong linearity, weak linearity, and the typology of templates. In Matti Miestamo and Bernhard Waelchli (eds.), New challenges in typology: Broadening the horizons and redefining the foundations. Berlin: Mouton. 11–33.
When arguments become adjuncts: Negation and object preposing in Leggbó. In Jonathan E. Cihlar, Amy L. Franklin, David W. Kaiser and Irene Kimbara (eds.), Proceedings of Chicago Linguistic Society 39: Main session. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. 110–129.
The ecology of documentary and descriptive linguistics. In Peter K. Austin (ed.), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 4. London: SOAS.
Modeling contested categorization in linguistic databases. Proceedings of the EMELD Workshop 2006: Digital Language Documentation: Tools and Standards: The State of the Art. Lansing, Michigan. July 20–22, 2006.
Morphosyntax of two Turkish subject pronominal paradigms. In Lorie Heggie and Francisco Ordóñez (eds.). Clitic and affix combinations: Theoretical perspectives. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 315–341. (with Alan Yu)
Can GOLD ‘cope’ with WALS? Retrofitting an ontology onto the World Atlas of Languages Structures. Proceedings of the E-MELD Workshop 2005: Linguistic Ontologies and Data Categories for Language Resources, July 1–3, 2005, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (with Michael Cysouw, Hans-Jörg Bibiko, and Mihai Albu)
The descriptive grammar as a (meta)database. Proceedings of the E-MELD Workshop 2004: Linguistic Databases and Best Practice, July 15–18, 2004, Detroit, Michigan.
Montage: Leveraging advances in grammar engineering, linguistic ontologies, and mark-up for the documentation of underdescribed languages. Proceedings of the Workshop on First Steps for Language Documentation of Minority Languages: Computational Linguistic Tools for Morphology, Lexicon and Corpus Compilation, LREC 2004. (with Emily M. Bender, Dan Flickinger, and Ivan A. Sag)
Morphosyntactic tone raising in Saramaccan: The reanalysis of substrate phonology as tonal morphology. In Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle (eds.), Yearbook of Morphology 2002. Dordrecht: Kluwer. 105–134.
Strong linearity: Three case studies towards a theory of morphosyntactic templatic constructions. UC Berkeley, Ph.D. Dissertation.
A gentle introduction to metadata. Open Language Archives Community Note.
The vowel systems of California Hokan. Survey Report #12: Papers from the 50th anniversary conference of the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages.
Creating a database and query-tools for the TELL multi-speaker linguistic corpus. Proceedings from the IRCS Workshop on Linguistic Databases, University of Pennsylvania, December 11–13, 2001. (with Ronald Sprouse)
SGML markup of dictionaries with special reference to comparative and etymological data. Proceedings from the Workshop on Web-Based Language Documentation and Description, University of Pennsylvania, December 12–15, 2000.
Interoperability for Language Documentation The Role of Semantic Web Tools. (with Tom Myers and Alexander Nakhimovsky)
Reassessing Western Beboid. Presented at Bantu 3: Third International Conference on Bantu Languages. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, March 26. (with Jesse Lovegren)
Information structure, argument linearization, and word order typology in Bantoid. Presented at the annual meeting of the L.S.A., Chicago, January 6, 2008.
The Bantu verbal prefixes and S-Aux-O-V order in Benue-Congo. Presented at the Special Session on the Synchrony and Diachrony of the Bantu Verb at the Bantu Grammar: Description and Theory conference, SOAS. April 22. (with Tom Güldemann)
Rarum begets rarum: A rare clitic and morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush. Presented at the Rara and Rarissima conference, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, March 29.
Constraining morphosyntactic templates: A case study of Bantu verbal suffixes. Presented at the annual meeting of the LSA, Albuquerque, January 2006.
A sketch of Atsugewi phonology. Presented at the annual winter meeting of SSILA. Boston, January 8–11, 2004.
Reconstructing Achumawi and Atsugewi: Proto-Palaihnihan revisited. Presented at the annual winter meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Atlanta, January 2–5. (with Mary Paster and Teresa McFarland)
On the origin of a verb phrase template in Chechen and Ingush. Presented at the meeting of the LSA San Francisco, January 3–6, 2002.