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Payne, Thomas E., Joan Baart, and Henrik Liljegren (eds.). In press. Languages of northern Pakistan and surrounding regions: Linguistic studies dedicated to the memory of Carla Radloff. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
Payne, Thomas E. 2017. Morphological typology. In Alexandra Aikhenvald, and R. M. W. Dixon (eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic typology, 39–77. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Payne, Thomas E., and Doris L. Payne. 2012. A typological grammar of Panare: A Cariban language of Venezuela. Brill’s Studies in the Indigenous Languages of Latin America 5. Leiden: Brill Publishers.
Jang, Taeho, and Thomas E. Payne. 2012. Dependency and clause combining in Xibe. In Lindsay J. Whaley and Andrej L. Malchukov (eds.), Recent advances in Tungusic linguistics, 229–256. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.
Payne, Thomas E., and Taeho Jang. 2012. Topic marking and the construction of narrative in Xibe. In Pirkko Suihkonen, Bernard Comrie, and Valery Solovyev (eds.), Argument structure and grammatical relations: A crosslinguistic typology. Studies in Language Companion Series 126. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Payne, Thomas E. 2011. Understanding English grammar: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Payne, Thomas E., and Ivan Derzhanski. 2010. The Linguistics Olympiads: Academic competitions in linguistics for secondary school students. In Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck (eds.), Linguistics at school. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Payne, Thomas E., and David J. Weber (eds.). 2007. Perspectives on grammar writing. Benjamins Current Topics 11. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Payne, Thomas E. 2006. Exploring language structure: A student's guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Payne, Thomas E. 1999. A functional typology of inverse constructions. In Ekatarina V. Rakhilina and Yakov G. Testelets (eds), Typology and linguistic theory: From description to explanation, 245–254. Moscow: Languages of Russian Culture.
Payne, Thomas E. 1997. Describing morphosyntax: A guide for field linguists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Payne, Thomas E., and Thomas Laskowske. 1997. Voice in Seko Padang. In Joan Bybee, John Haiman, and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), Essays on language function and language type, 423–436. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Payne, Thomas E. 1995. Object incorporation in Panare. International Journal of American Linguistics 61(3):295–311.
Payne, Thomas E. 1994. The pragmatics of voice in a Philippine language: Actor-focus and goal-focus in Cebuano narrative. In Talmy Givón (ed.), Voice and inversion. Typological Studies in Language 28:317–364. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Payne, Thomas E. 1992. The twins stories: Participant coding in Yagua narrative. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Payne, Thomas E. 1991. Medial clauses and interpropositional relations in Panare. Cognitive Linguistics 2(3):247–281.
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