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Roberts, John R. 2012. Serial verbs in English: An RRG analysis of catenative verb constructions. Functions of Language 19(2):201–234.
Roberts, John R. 2011. Review of: Investigations of the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface, Robert D. Van Valin (ed.). Functions of Language 18(1):108–118.
Roberts, John R., with Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz, and Carina Jahani. 2009. A Study of Persian Discourse Structure. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Iranica Upsaliensia 12. Uppsala University Library.
Roberts, John R. 2001. Impersonal constructions in Amele. In Alexandra Y. Aikenvald, R. M. W. Dixon, and Masayuki Onishi (eds.), Non-canonical marking of subjects and objects. Typological Studies in Language 46, 201–250. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Roberts, John R. 1997. “Give” in Amele. In J. Newman, (ed.), The Linguistics of Giving. Typological Studies in Language 36, 1–33. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Roberts, John R. 1997. The syntax of discourse structure. Notes on Translation 11(2):15–34.
Roberts, John R. 1997. Switch-reference in Papua New Guinea: A preliminary survey. In A. Pawley (ed.), Papers in Papuan linguistics 3, 101–241. Pacific Linguistics, A87.
Roberts, John R. 1996. A Government and Binding analysis of the verb in Amele. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 27(1):1–66.
Roberts, John R. 1993. Review of: Hua-English Dictionary, by J. Haiman. Studies in Language 17(2):504–506.
Roberts, John R. 1991. A study of the dialects of Amele. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 22(1–2):67–126.
Roberts, John R. 1991. Reduplication in Amele. In T. Dutton (ed.), Papers in Papuan linguistics 1, 115–146. Pacific Linguistics, A73.
Roberts, John R. 1990. Modality in Amele and other Papuan languages. Journal of Linguistics 26:363–401.
Roberts, John R. 1988. Switch-Reference in Papuan languages: A syntactic or extrasyntactic device? Australian Journal of Linguistics 8:5–118.
Roberts, John R. 1988. Amele switch-reference and the theory of grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 19(1):45–63
Roberts, John R. 1987. Amele. London: Croom Helm.
Roberts, John R. (2013) Linguistic prerequisites for Bible translation: Amele case study. SIL Electronic Working Papers, (forthcoming).
Roberts, John R. 2011. The cosmology of Genesis 1–11: The implications for Bible translation. Paper presented at the Bible Translation Conference, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, Texas. October 14–18, 2011.
Roberts, John R. 2009. How to find serial verbs in English: An RRG analysis of phase verb constructions. Paper presented at the Role and Reference Grammar International Conference, Berkeley University, California. August 7–9, 2009.
Roberts, John R. 2005. Scrambling in Persian: An RRG approach. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Iranian Linguistics, Uppsala University, Sweden. September 11–13, 2005.
Roberts, John R. 1992. The Category irrealis in Papuan medial verbs. Paper presented at the Symposium on Mood and Modality, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. May 8–10, 1992.
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