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Carlson, Robert. 2006. Constructions with verbal nouns in Supyire. Gur Papers 7:45–54.
Carlson, Robert. 2003. Reflexives and reciprocals in Supyire. Gur Papers 6:43–55.
Carlson, Robert. 1994. A grammar of Supyire. Mouton Grammar Library 14. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Carlson, Robert. 1993. A sketch of Jɔ, a Mande language with a feminine pronoun. Mandenkan 25:1–109.
Carlson, Robert. 1992. Narrative, subjunctive, and finiteness. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 13(1):59–85.
Carlson, Robert. 1990. Grammaticalization of postpositions and word order in Senufo languages. In. Elizabeth Closs Traugott and Bernd Heine (eds.), Approaches to grammaticalization, 2:201–223. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Carlson, Robert. 1987. Narrative connectives in Supyire. In Russell Tomlin (ed.), Coherence and grounding in discourse. Typological Studies in Language 11:1–19. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Carlson, Robert. 1983. Downstep in Supyire. Studies in African Linguistics 14:35–45.
Carlson, Robert. 2012. Proto-Senufo noun phrase syntax and morphology. Paper presented at the Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction International Congress, Paris. September 18–21, 2012.
Carlson, Robert. 2012. Knowledge that sticks: Conceptual integration in a Supyire spell to make learning medicine. Paper presented at the 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, London. July 10–12, 2012.
Carlson, Robert. 2012. Conceptual blending in Supyire healing and protection spells. Paper presented at the 11th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. May 17–20, 2012.
Carlson, Robert. 2011. Some Supyire constructions borrowed from Bambara/Jula. Paper presented at the 3ième colloque internationale sur les langues et la linguistique Mande, Paris. France, September 14–17, 2011.
Carlson, Robert. 2011. The grammaticization of ‘go’ as an intensifier in Supyire. Paper presented at Societas Linguistica Europaea 44, Logroño, Spain. September 8–11, 2011.
Carlson, Robert. 2010. Hot too soon, and tired in vain: Subjectification and the development of “adverbial” serial verbs in Supyire. Paper presented at the International Conference on Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification, Brussels. November 11–13, 2010.
Carlson, Robert. 2007. Pronominal Possessa in Supyire. Paper presented at the 37th Conference on African Languages and Linguistics, University of Leiden, Netherlands. August 27–29, 2007.
Carlson, Robert. 2007. Focused and non-focused genitives in Supyire discourse. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Pragmatics Association, Götheborg, Sweden. July 8–13, 2007.
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