[Lingtyp] Studies of discourse in ergative languages

Tasaku Tsunoda tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp
Thu Dec 10 09:04:28 UTC 2015

Dear Colleagues,

    I have forgotten (!!!) to mention the following scholar:

William Croft.

    My sincere apologies.

Tasaku Tsunoda

From:  角田 太作 <tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp>
Date:  2015年12月9日水曜日 19:12
To:  角田 太作 <tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp>, "Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org"
<Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>, 角田 太作 <tasakutsunoda at nifty.com>
Subject:  Re: [Lingtyp] Studies of discourse in ergative languages

Dear Colleagues,

Re: Ergativity discourse bibliography
    The following people kindly contacted me and provided very useful
Matthew Dryer, Daniel Everett, Spike Gildea, Geoffrey Haig, Siva Kalyan,
Gilbert Lazard, Marianne Mithun, and Elke Nowak.
    The information provided is the following.
    Many thanks to all,
Tasaku Tsunoda
Vázquez Álvarez, Juan Jesús and Roberto Zavala Maldonado. 2013. La
estructura argumental preferida en el chol, una lengua agentiva.
Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on the Indigenous Languages of Latin
America (CILLA). Ausitn: University of Texas.
Cooreman, Ann. 1988. Ergativity in Dyirbal discourse. Linguistics 26:717-46.
Croft, William. 2007. Intonation units and grammatical structure in Wardaman
and in cross-linguistic perspective. Australian Journal of Linguistics
Volume 27, Issue 1: 1-39.
Dryer, Matthew S. 1991. What determines antipassive in Dyirbal? In Yongkyoon
No & Mark Libucha (eds.), ESCOL '90 (Proceedings of the Seventh Eastern
States Conference on Linguistics), 90-101. Columbus: The Ohio State
Everett, Caleb. 2009. A reconsideration of the motivations for preferred
argument structure. Studies in Language, Volume 33, Number 1: 1-24.
Haig, Geoffrey & Stefan Schnell. (Year unknown) The discourse basis of
ergativity revisited. Available at the following site:
Mithun, Marianne. 1994. The implications of ergativity for a Philippine
voice system. In Barbara Fox & Paul J. Hopper (eds.), Voice[:] Form and
function, 247-277. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Mithun, Marianne. Forthcoming. Grammatical relations in Hiligaynon. In Alena
Witzlack-Makarevich & Balthasar Bickel (eds.), Grammatical relations in the
languages of the world. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Nowak, Elke. 2002. Creating discourse in Inuktitut. In Elke Nowak (ed.),
Morphology in comparison (Working Papers in Linguistics 37), 38-69. Berlin:
Institute for Language and Communication, Technical University of Berlin.
Nowak, Elke. 2009. Arguments and information management in Inuktitut. In
Nicole Tersis & Marc-Antoine Mahieu (eds.), Variations on polysynthesis: The
Eskimo-Aleut languages, 201-213. Amsterdam:
Pérez Vail, José Reginaldo. 2014. La inversión y obviación en el mam de
Cajolá. Mexico, D.F.: CIESAS MA Thesis.

Tasaku Tsunoda

From:  角田 太作 <tsunoda at ninjal.ac.jp>
Date:  2015年10月10日土曜日 19:04
To:  "Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org"
<Lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>, 角田 太作 <tasakutsunoda at nifty.com>
Subject:  [Lingtyp] Studies of discourse in ergative languages

Dear Colleagues,
    Would anyone please advise me of studies of discourse in ergative
     In particular, I would appreciate information on studies of discourse
in languages that have syntactic ergativity.
    Thanking you in advance,
Tasaku Tsunoda

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