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Publications - Evans, Nick

Please contact this author at Nick.Evans@anu.edu.au for other publications information.

Journal articles

  • Evans, N (2013). On projecting grammatical persons into social neurocognition: A view from linguistics Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Vol. 36 419-420.
  • San Roque, L, Rumsey, A, Gawne, L et al (2012). Getting the Story Straight: Language Fieldwork Using a Narrative Problem-Solving Task Language Documentation and Conservation. Vol. 6 135-174.
  • Majid, A, Evans, N, Gaby, A et al (2011). The grammar of exchange: a comparative study of reciprocal constructions across languages Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 2 Jan-15.
  • Levinson, S & Evans, N (2010). Time for a sea-change in linguistics: Response to comments on 'The Myth of Language Universals' Lingua. Vol. 120 2733-2758.
  • Evans, N, Gulloscio, L & Mellico, F (2010). La construcción diádica en mapudungun y sus implicancias tipológicas LIAMES: Linguas Indigenas Americanas. Vol. 10 49-66.
  • Evans, N, Ulm, S, Daniel, R et al (2010). Radiocarbon and linguistic dates for occupation of the South Wellesley Islands, Northern Australia Archaeology in Oceania. Vol. 45 39-43.
  • Evans, N & Johnson, P (2010). Bilda Miburiji Kurrij (Seeing with Far Eyes): The Root of Kaiadilt Women's Art Art Bulletin of Victoria. Vol. 49 55-64.
  • Evans, N (2010). Speak No Evil: Scientists, Responsibility, and the Public Understanding of Science NanoEthics. Vol. 4 215-220.
  • Evans, N (2009). Doubled up all over again: borrowing, sound change and reduplication in Iwaidja Morphology. Vol. 19 159-176.
  • Evans, N (2009). Two pus one makes thirteen: Senary numerals in the Morehead-Maro region Linguistic Typology. Vol. 13 321-335.
  • Evans, N & Levinson, S (2009). With diversity in mind: Freeing the language sciences from Universal Grammar Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Vol. 32 472-492.
  • Evans, N & Levinson, S (2009). The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Vol. 32 429-448.
  • Evans, N (2008). Book Review: Essentials of language documentation Language Documentation and Conservation. Vol. 2 340-350.
  • Evans, N, Fletcher, J & Ross, B (2008). Big words, small phrases: Mismatches between pause units and the polysynthetic word in Dalabon Linguistics: an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences. Vol. 46 89-129.
  • Evans, N (2007). Reciprocals, grammar-writing and typology Revue de linguistique roumaine. Vol. II 479-506.
  • Evans, N & Sasse, H (2007). Searching for meaning in the Library of Babel: field semantics and problems of digital archiving Archives and Social Studies: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. Vol. 1 63-123.
  • Evans, N, Gaby, A & Nordlinger, R (2007). Valency mismatches and the coding of reciprocity in Australian languages Linguistic Typology. Vol. 11 541-597.
  • Barwick, L, Birch, B & Evans, N (2007). Iwaidja Jurtbirrk songs: Bringing language and music together Australian Aboriginal Studies. Vol. 2007 Jun-34.
  • Memmott, P, Evans, N & Robins, R (2006). Understanding isolation and change in island human populations through a study of indigenous cultural patterns in the Gulf of Carpentaria Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. Vol. 130 29-47.
  • Evans, N (2006). Who said polysynthetic languages avoid subordination? Multiple subordination strategies in Dalabon Australian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 26 31-58.
  • Evans, N (2006). Commentary, on Mark Clendon, 'Reassessing Australia's Linguistic Prehistory' Current Anthropology. Vol. 47 53.
  • Evans, N & Osada, T (2005). Author's response: Mundari and argumentation in word-class analysis Linguistic Typology. Vol. 9 442-457.
  • Evans, N (2005). Australian languages reconsidered: a review of Dixon (2002) Oceanic Linguistics. Vol. 44 242-286.
  • Evans, N (2005). Listening to the Pacific: In remembrance of Terry Crowley Linguistic Typology. Vol. 9 157-163.
  • Evans, N & Osada, T (2005). Mundari: The myth of a language without word classes Linguistic Typology. Vol. 9 351-390.
  • Evans, N (2003). Context, culture and structuration in the languages of Australia Annual Review of Anthropology. Vol. 32 13-40.
  • Evans, N (2003). Typologies of agreement: some problems from Kayardild Transactions of the Philological Society. Vol. 101 203-234.
  • Fletcher, J & Evans, N (2002). An acoustic phonetic analysis of intonational prominence in two Australian languages Journal of the International Phonetic Association. Vol. 32 123-140.
  • Evans, N, Brown, D & Corbett, G (2002). The semantics of gender in Mayali: partially parallel systems and formal implementation Language (Washington). Vol. 78 109-153.

Books

  • Evans, N (2013). Kikigengo - gengo no shoometsu de wareware wa nani o ushinau no ka. Endangered languages - what we will lose when languages become extinct . Tokyo: Kyoto University Press and Trans Pacific Press.
  • Evans, N & Klamer, M (2012). Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century . Honolulu Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Evans, N, Gaby, A, Levinson, S et al (2011). Reciprocals and Semantic Typology . Amsterdam Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N (2010). Dying Words: Endangered languages and what they have to tell us . Chichester UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Evans, N, Martin-Chew, L & Memmott, P (2008). The Heart of Everything: The art and artists of Mornington & Bentinck Islands . Melbourne Australia: McCulloch & McCulloch.
  • Evans, N, Malwagag, J & Marrala, K (2006). Majila Inkawart: Six stories in Marrku, the traditional language of Croker Island, translated into Iwaidja and English . Jabiru, NT: Iwaidja Inyman.
  • Ameka, F, Dench, A & Evans, N (2006). Catching language: the standing challenge of grammar writing . Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, N, Besold, J, Stoakes, H et al (2005). Materials on Golin: Grammar, texts and dictionary . The University of Melbourne: Unknown.
  • Evans, N, Merlan, F & Tukumba, M (2004). A first dictionary of Dalabon (Ngalkbon) . Maningrida: Maningrida Arts and Culture.
  • Evans, N (2003). The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region . Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N (2003). The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region . Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N (2003). Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali, Kunwinjku and Kune . Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N & Sasse, H (2002). Problems of Polysynthesis . Berlin, Germany: Akademie Verlag GmbH.

Book chapters

  • Evans, N (2013). Instability in Stability: Therapeutic and Elaborative Periphrasis in the Dalabon Pronominal Prefix Paradigm. In Marina Chumakina and Greville G. Corbett (Ed.), Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms (pp. 53-76) Oxford, UK: British Academy and Oxford University Press.
  • Evans, N (2013). Some problems in the typology of quotation: a canonical approach. In Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina and Greville G. Corbett (Ed.), Canonical Morphology and Syntax (pp. 66-98) Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Evans, N & Fenwick, E (2013). Marking versus indexing: Revisiting the Nichols marking-locus typology. In Balthasar Bickel, Lenore A. Grenoble, David A. Peterson and Alan Timberlake (Ed.), Language Typology and Historical Contingency. In honor of Johanna Nichols (pp. 69-89) Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N (2013). Language Diversity as a Resource for Understanding Cultural Evolution. In Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen (Ed.), Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion (pp. 233-268) Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press.
  • Dediu, D, Cysouw, M, Levinson, S et al (2013). Cultural Evolution of Language. In Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen (Ed.), Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion (pp. 303-332) Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press.
  • Bulbulia, J, Geertz, A, Atkinson, Q et al (2013). The Cultural Evolution of Religion. In Peter J. Richerson and Morten H. Christiansen (Ed.), Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion (pp. 381-404) Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press.
  • Evans, N (2012). Author's Introduction to the Korean Edition. In not known (Ed.), Korean translation of: Dying Words: endangered languages and what they have to tell us (pp. 20-29) Korea: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Evans, N (2012). Nen assentives and the phenomenon of dialogic parallelisms. In Andrea C. Schalley (Ed.), Practical Theories and Empirical Practice: A linguistic perspective (pp. 159-183) Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N (2012). Even more diverse than we had thought: The multiplicity of Trans-Fly languages. In Nicholas Evans and Marian Klamer (Ed.), Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century (pp. 109-149) Honolulu Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Evans, N & Klamer, M (2012). Introduction: Linguistic challenges of the Papuan region. In Nicholas Evans and Marian Klamer (Ed.), Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century (pp. 1-Dec) Honolulu Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Evans, N (2012). Anything Can Happen: The Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork. In Nicholas Thieberger (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork (pp. 183-208) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Majid, A, Evans, N, Gaby, A et al (2011). The semantics of reciprocal constructions across languages: An extensional approach. In Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson, Asifa Majid (Ed.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology (pp. 29-59) Amsterdam Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N, Majid, A, Levinson, S et al (2011). Introduction: Reciprocals and semantic typology. In Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson, Asifa Majid (Ed.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology (pp. Jan-28) Amsterdam Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N & Osada, T (2011). Mundari reciprocals. In Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson, Asifa Majid (Ed.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology (pp. 115-127) Amsterdam Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N (2010). Complex Events, Propositional Overlay, and the Special Status of Reciprocal Clauses. In Sally Rice and John Newman (Ed.), Empirical and Experimental Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research (pp. Jan-39) Stanford, CA, USA: CSLI Publications.
  • Evans, N (2010). A tale of many tongues: documenting polyglot narrative in north Australian oral traditions. In Brett Baker, Ilana Mushin, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner (Ed.), Indigenous Language and Social Identity: papers in honour of Michael Walsh (pp. 275-295) Canberra, ACT: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N (2010). Semantic Typology. In Jae Jung Song (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology (pp. 504-533) Oxford/ New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Evans, N (2009). Kijutsusarete inai gengo no bunpoo wo kakuniwa (How to write a grammar of an undescribed language). In Masayoshi Onishi & Kazuya Inagaki (Ed.), Chikyuuken gengo-kijutsu-onshuu (Journal of RIHN Descriptive Linguistics) Volume 1 (pp. Jan-34) Kyoto: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.
  • Evans, N (2009). On never quite becoming a linguist. In Zarina Estrada Fernández, Albert Álvarez González, María Belén Carpio (Ed.), Ser lingüista: un oficio diverso y polifacético. Diez años de una Maestría en Lingüística (pp. 77-98) Mexico: Editorial Unison.
  • Evans, N (2008). Reciprocal constructions: Towards a structural typology. In Ekkehard Konig and Volker Gast (Ed.), Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations (pp. 33-104) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, N (2007). Warramurrungunji Undone: Australian languages in the 51st millennium. In Matthias Brenzinger (Ed.), Language Diversity Endangered (pp. 342-373) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, N (2007). Standing up your mind: remembering in Dalabon. In Mengistu Amberber (Ed.), The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective (pp. 67-95) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N (2007). Pseudo-argument affixes in Iwaidja and Ilgar: a case of deponent subject and object agreement. In Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, Dunstand Brown & Andrew Hippisley (Ed.), Deponency and Morphological Mismatches: Proceedings of the British Academy 145 (pp. 271-296) UK: British Academy and Oxford University Press.
  • Evans, N (2007). Insubordination and its uses. In Irina Nikolaeva (Ed.), Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations (pp. 366-431) New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Evans, N (2006). Verbos de parentesco en Ilgar y Iwaidja. In Zarina Estrada Fernandez (Ed.), Octavo Encuentro Internacional de Linguistica en el Noroeste (8th ed) (pp. Nov-49) Hermosillo, Mexico: Editorial Unison.
  • Evans, N & Dench, A (2006). Introduction: Catching language. In Felix K. Ameka, Alan Dench, Nicholas Evans (Ed.), Catching language: the standing challenge of grammar writing (pp. Jan-39) Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, N (2005). Some distinctive characteristics of the vocabulary of Australian languages. In D Alan Cruse, Franz Hundsnurscher, Michael Job and Peter Rolf Lutzeier (Ed.), Lexikologie/Lexicology. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Natur und Struktur von Wortern und Wortschatzen. Vol 2 (pp. 1076-1083) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Evans, N (2005). East Across a Narrow Sea: Micro-colonization and Synthetic Prehistory in the Wellesley Islands, Northern Australia. In Toshiki Osada (Ed.), Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past (Occasional Paper 1) (pp. Sep-39) Kyoto, Japan: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.
  • Evans, N & Stoakes, H (2005). Golin tonology: a preliminary account. In Nicholas Evans, Jutta Besold, Hywel Stoakes and Alan Lee (Ed.), Materials on Golin: Grammar, texts and dictionary (pp. Mar-29) The University of Melbourne: Unknown.
  • Evans, N (2005). Introduction: Materials on Golin: Grammar, texts and dictionary. In Nicholas Evans, Jutta Besold, Hywel Stoakes and Alan Lee (Ed.), Materials on Golin: Grammar, texts and dictionary (pp. v-vii) The University of Melbourne: Unknown.
  • Evans, N (2004). Bininj Gun-wok. In PJL Arnaud (Ed.), Le Nom compose: Donnees sur seize langues (pp. 71-100) France: Presses Universitaires de Lyon.
  • Evans, N (2004). Experiencer objects in Iwaidjan languages (Australia). In Bhaskararao Peri and Subbarao Karumuri Venkata (Ed.), Non-nominative Subjects (pp. 169-192) Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Evans, N & Merlan, F (2003). Dalabon verb conjugations. In Nicholas Evans (Ed.), The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region (pp. 269-283) Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N (2003). Introduction: Comparative non-Pama-Nyungan and Australian historical linguistics. In Nicholas Evans (Ed.), The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region (pp. Mar-25) Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Alpher, B, Evans, N & Harvey, M (2003). Proto-Gunwinyguan verb suffixes. In Nicholas Evans (Ed.), The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent's most linguistically complex region (pp. 305-352) Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Evans, N (2002). Country and the Word: Linguistic evidence in the Croker Sea claim. In Henderson, John. Nash, David (Ed.), Language in Native Title (pp. 53-99) Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
  • Evans, N & Sasse, H (2002). Introduction: problems of polysynthesis. In Nicholas Evans and Hans-Jurgen Sasse (Ed.), Problems of Polysynthesis (pp. Jan-13) Berlin, Germany: Akademie Verlag GmbH.
  • Evans, N (2002). The true status of grammatical object affixes: evidence from Bininj Gun-wok. In Nicholas Evans and Hans-Jurgen Sasse (Ed.), Problems of Polysynthesis (pp. 15-50) Berlin, Germany: Akademie Verlag GmbH.

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