Publications in Linguistics

Publications in Linguistics, is a venue for works covering a broad range of topics in linguistics, especially the analytical treatment of minority languages from all parts of the world. While most volumes are authored by members of SIL International, suitable works by others also occasionally form part of the series. From 1976 to 2010, Publications in Linguistics was published jointly by SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Strom, Clay

Describes the grammar of the central Tucanoan language spoken by the Retuarã and Tanimuca people of southeastern Colombia.

Radloff, Carla F

Discusses the use of sentence repetition testing in predicting second-language proficiency.

Frank, Paul S

Presents Ika grammar from a typological and functional perspective, which provides a good framework for writing broadly useful, descriptive grammars.

Blair, Frank

Shows how to conduct sociolinguistic surveys on a small scale without access to funding sometimes available to national language planners.

Adive, John R

Describes the verbal piece of Ebira (a Nigerian language), the most complex unit in the language from the mother tongue speaker's point of view.

Edmondson, Jerold A. and David B. Solnit, editors

Contains thirteen papers on these Kadai languages: Kam, Sui, Maonan, Mulam, Mak, Then, Ai-Cham, Be, Hlai (Li) and Lakkia.

Studerus, Lenard, editor

A sampling of some of the diverse studies recently carried out by investigators with varying divergent yet partially overlapping interests in the Spanish language.

Abangma, Samson Negbo
This study shows how discourse structure influences the use of verb forms. It looks at modes in narrative, procedural, expository, and hortatory discourse. The study includes five texts.
Hall, William C

Describes the speech behavior of the Western Subanon people (southwestern Mindanao, Philippines) in formal situations such as ceremonies or litigation.

Derbyshire, Desmond C

Presents a grammatical sketch of Hixkaryana (Carib language family of northern Brazil) and suggests its place in syntactic typology.