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Publications - Rumsey, Alan

Please contact this author at Alan.Rumsey@anu.edu.au for other publications information.

Journal articles

  • Rumsey, A (2014). Bilingual language learning and the translation of worlds in the New Guinea Highlands and beyond HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Vol. 4 119-140.
  • Eves, R, Haley, N, May, R et al (2014). Purging Parliament: A New Christian Politics in Papua New Guinea? State Society and Governance in Melanesia. Vol. 2014 Jan-20.
  • Rumsey, A (2013). Anthropology, Linguistics, and the Vicissitudes of Interdisciplinary Collaboration Collaborative Anthropologies. Vol. 6 268-289.
  • Rumsey, A (2013). Intersubjectivity, deception and the 'opacity of other minds': Perspectives from Highland New Guinea and beyond Language and Communication. Vol. 33 326-343.
  • Danziger, E & Rumsey, A (2013). Introduction: From Opacity to intersubjectivity across languages and cultures Language and Communication. Vol. 33 247-250.
  • 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.
  • Rumsey, A & Stasch, R (2012). Interlingual Articulations in Asia and the Pacific: Figuring Sociocultural Otherness through Otherness of Linguistic Codes Australian Journal of Anthropology. Vol. 1 ?.
  • Rumsey, A (2012). Introduction: The linguistic anthropology of interlingual articulations in Asia and the Pacific Australian Journal of Anthropology, The. Vol. 23 269-273.
  • Rumsey, A (2010). 'Optional' ergativity and the framing of reported speech Lingua. Vol. 120 1652-1676.
  • Rumsey, A (2009). War and Peace in Highland PNG: Some recent developments in the Nebilyer Valley, Western Highlands Province State Society and Governance in Melanesia. Vol. 2009 Jan-15.
  • Rumsey, A (2008). Confession, anger and cross-cultural articulation in Papua New Guinea AQ Anthropological Quarterly. Vol. 81 455-472.
  • Robbins, J & Rumsey, A (2008). Introduction: Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology and the Opacity of other minds AQ Anthropological Quarterly. Vol. 81 407-420.
  • Rumsey, A (2007). Musical, Poetic and Linguistic Form in Tom Yaya Sung Narratives from Papua New Guinea Anthropological Linguistics. Vol. 49 235-282.
  • Rumsey, A (2006). The articulation of indigenous and exogenous orders in Highland New Guinea and beyond Australian Journal of Anthropology, The. Vol. 17 47-69.
  • Rumsey, A (2005). Comment on W. F. Hanks: Explorations in the Deictic Field Current Anthropology. Vol. 46 215-16.
  • Rumsey, A (2004). Ethnographic macro-tropes and anthropological theory Anthropological Theory. Vol. 4 267-298.
  • Rumsey, A (2004). Book Review: Christianity, Culture change, and the Anthropology of ethics AQ Anthropological Quarterly. Vol. tba 581-593.
  • Rumsey, A (2003). Comment on A. Duranti- Language as Culture in U.S. Anthropology: Three Paradigms Current Anthropology. Vol. 44 338-339.
  • Rumsey, A (2003). Language, desire, and the ontogenesis of intersubjectivity Language and Communication. Vol. 23 169-187.
  • Rumsey, A (2002). Book review: Language, identity and marginality in Indonesia: The changing nature of ritual speech on the Island of Sumba Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Vol. tba 293-295.
  • Rumsey, A & Weiner, J (2002). Comment on Fredrik Barth: An Anthropology of Knowledge Current Anthropology. Vol. 43 13-14.
  • Rumsey, A (2001). Tom yaya kange: a metrical narrative genre from the New Guinea Highlands Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Vol. 11 193-239.
  • Rumsey, A (2001). CA Comment on S. Shanker, What children know when they know what a name is: the non-Cartesian view of language acquisition Current Anthropology. Vol. 42 501-502.
  • Rumsey, A (2000). Book Review: Jandamara and the Bunuba Resistance by H Pederson and B Woorunmurra Aboriginal History. Vol. 22 240-243.
  • Rumsey, A (2000). Orality Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Vol. 9 170-172.
  • Rumsey, A (2000). Agency, personhood and the I of discourse in the Pacific and beyond Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol. 6 101-115.
  • Rumsey, A (1999). Social segmentation, voting, and violence in Papua New Guinea The Contemporary Pacific. Vol. 11 305-333.

Books

  • Rumsey, A & Niles, D (2011). Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context . Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • McGregor, W & Rumsey, A (2009). Worrorran Revisited: The case for genetic relations among languages of the Northern Kimberley region of Western Australia . Canberra Australia: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Rumsey, A & Weiner, J (2004). Mining and Indigenous Life Worlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea . Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing.
  • Rumsey, A & Weiner, J (2001). Emplaced Myth: Space, Narrative, and Knowledge in Aboriginal Australia and Papua New Guinea . Honolulu, USA: University of Hawaii Press.

Book chapters

  • Rumsey, A (2014). Language and human sociality. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology (pp. 400-422) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rumsey, A, San Roque, L & Schieffelin, B (2013). The acquisition of ergative marking in Kaluli, Ku Waru and Duna (Trans New Guinea). In Edith L. Bavin and Sabine Stoll (Ed.), The Acquisition of Ergativity (pp. 133-182) Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Rumsey, A (2011). Empathy and Anthropology: An Afterword. In Douglas W. Hollan and C. Jason Throop (Ed.), The Anthropology of Empathy: Experiencing the Lives of Others in Pacific Societies (pp. 215-224) Oxford UK: Berghahn Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2011). Style, Plot, and Character in Tom Yaya Tales from Ku Waru. In Alan Rumsey & Don Niles (Ed.), Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context (pp. 247-273) Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Niles, D & Rumsey, A (2011). Introducing Highlands Sung Tales. In Alan Rumsey & Don Niles (Ed.), Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context (pp. Jan-38) Canberra Australia: ANU ePress.
  • Rumsey, A (2010). Lingual and Cultural Wholes and Fields. In Ton Otto and Nils Bubandt (Ed.), Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Anthropology (pp. 127-149) Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Rumsey, A (2010). Ethics, Language, and Human Sociality. In Lambek, Michael (Ed.), Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and Action (pp. 105-122) US: Fordham University Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2010). A metrical system that defies description by ordinary means. In John Bowden, Nikolaus P Himmelmann and Malcolm Ross (Ed.), A journey through Austronesian and Papuan linguistic and cultural space: Papers in honour of Andrew Pawley (pp. 39-56) Canberra, ACT: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Rumsey, A (2009). L'anthropologie a-t-elle besoin de sa propre pragmatique? [Anthropology does it need its own pragmatic?]. In Bonhomme, Julien and Severi, Carlo (Ed.), Paroles en actes [Words into action] (pp. 43-62) Paris: Editions de L'Herne.
  • Rumsey, A (2009). Rhetoric, Truth, and the work of trope. In Strecker, Ivo and Tyler, Stephen (Ed.), Culture & Rhetoric; Studies in Rhetoric and Culture (pp. 117-149) New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • Rumsey, A (2006). Verbal art, politics, and personal style in Highland New Guinea and beyond. In Catherine O'Neil, Mary Scoggin & Kevin Tuite (Ed.), Language, Culture and the Individual: A Tribute to Paul Friedrich (pp. 319-346) Munich: Lincom Europa.
  • Rumsey, A (2005). Chanted Tales in the New Guinea Highlands of Today: A comparative study. In Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern (Ed.), Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Taiwan (pp. 41-81) England, USA: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
  • Rumsey, A (2003). Tribal warfare and transformative justice in the New Guinea Highlands. In Sinclair Dinnen, with Anita Jowitt and Tess Newton Cain (Ed.), A Kind of Mending: Restorative Justice in the Pacific Islands (pp. 73-93) Canberra: Pandanus Books.
  • Rumsey, A (2002). Aspects of Ku Waru Ethnosyntax and Social Life. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Ethnosyntax: Explorations in grammar and culture (pp. 259-286) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2002). Men stand, women sit: On the grammaticalization of posture verbs in Papuan languages, its bodily basis and cultural correlates. In John Newman (Ed.), The Linguistics of Sitting, Standing, and Lying (pp. 179-211) The Netherlands, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Rumsey, A (2001). Introduction. In Rumsey, A & Weiner, J. (Ed.), Emplaced Myth: Space, Narrative, and Knowledge in Aboriginal Australia and Papua New Guinea (pp. Jan-18) Honolulu, USA: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2001). Tracks, traces, and links to land in Aboriginal Australia, New Guinea, and beyond. In Rumsey, A & Weiner, J. (Ed.), Emplaced Myth: Space, Narrative, and Knowledge in Aboriginal Australia and Papua New Guinea (pp. 19-42) Honolulu, USA: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2001). On the syntax and semantics of trying. In Simpson J, Nash D, Laughren M, Alpher B, Austin P (Ed.), Forty Years On: Ken Hale and Australian Languages (pp. 353-363) Canberra, Australia: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Merlan, F & Rumsey, A (2001). Aspects of ergativity and reported speech in Ku Waru. In A. Pawley, M. Ross and D. Tryon (Ed.), The Boy from Bundaberg: Studies in Melanesian Linguistics in Honour of Tom Dutton (pp. 215-231) Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Rumsey, A (2000). Women as Peacemakers in the New Guinea Highlands: a case from the Nebilyer Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. In Dinnen, S.; Ley, A. (Ed.), Reflections on Violence in Melanesia (pp. 139-155) Leichhardt, NSW and Canberra: Hawkins Press and Asia Pacific Press.
  • Rumsey, A (2000). Bunuba. In Dixon, R M W; Blake, Barry J (Ed.), The Handbook of Australian Languages vol 5: Grammatical sketches of Bunuba, Ndjebbana and Kugu Nganhcara (pp. 35-152) Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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