Publications & Presentations

Dissertation
2014. Windesi Wamesa Morphophonology. Committee: Profs. Claire Bowern, Stephen R. Anderson, Ryan Bennett, and Mary Dalrymple (Oxford).

Papers
2017. Papuan-Austronesian Language Contact on Yapen Island: A Preliminary Account. Antoinette Schapper, ed. NUSA 62, Contact and Substrate in the Languages of Wallacea: 101-155.

2017. The Right to Say Yes: Language Documentation in West Papua. Australian Journal of Linguistics 37(4), 502-526. Accepted manuscript Published version

If you’d like access to the version of record and don’t have institutional access, please email me for a link to a free eprint download.

2015. The development of verbal infixation in Cenderawasih Bay. In Malcolm D. Ross and I Wayan Arka (eds.), Language Change in Austronesian Language: Papers from 12-ICAL, vol. 3. A-PL 018/SAL 004. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

2014. Gasser, Emily & Claire Bowern. Revisiting phonological generalizations in Australian languages. In John Kingston, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater, and Robert Staubs (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of Phonology 2013. Washington DC: Linguistic Society of America.

2014. Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The case of Bima-Sumba. In Jeffrey Connor-Linton and Luke Wander Amoroso (eds.), Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation, 63-78. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Submitted Manuscripts
Gasser, Emily, Byron Ahn, Donna Jo Napoli, & Z.L. Zhou. Quantifying Newsiness: Production, Perception, and Communicative Goals of Newscaster Speech.

VRK Mutation and the Limits of an Unnatural Rule.

Borrowed Color and Flora/Fauna Terminology in W. Papuan Languages.

Invited Talks
2016. Shifting Words: Language Pride and Language Endangerment in Indonesia. Southeast Asia Seminar, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, May 11.

2015. Computational Biology Meets Language Evolution: Untangling Family Trees in W. Papua. Swarthmore College Faculty Lunch Series, Dec. 2.

2015. Cenderawasih Bay and the Structure of SHWNG. Paper presented at the ‘Integrating Inferences About Our Past: New Findings and Current Issues in the Peopling of the Pacific and South East Asia’ workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, June 22-23.

2015. Crazy Rules and Family Trees: Phonological Change in Papua. Tri-College Linguistics Department Faculty Talk Series, Swarthmore College, April 7.

2014. Back of the Bird’s Head: Linguistic Fieldwork in West Papua. Invited by the Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies and the Yale Indonesia Forum. April 8th.

Conference Presentations

2018. Gasser, Emily, Byron Ahn, Donna Jo Napoli, & Z.L. Zhou. Prosodic Features of Newscaster Intonation: Production, Perception, and Communicative Use. Paper to be presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody (ETAP4). UMass Amherst, October 11-13.

2018. VRK Mutation: Distribution of a Crazy Rule in Cenderawasih Bay. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (14ICAL), Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar, July 17-20.

2018. Affixing Clitics: Definite Determiners in Windesi Wamesa. Paper presented
at the 20th International Congress of Linguistics: Dynamics of Language, Cape
Town, July 2-6. handout. slides.

2017. Creating Language Support Materials in the Undergraduate Classroom. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Languages of Papua 3, Universitas Papua, January 23-26.

2016. Crazy Clusters in SHWNG: Synchronic Questions, Historical Answers. Paper presented at the 8th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics conference (APLL8), SOAS University of London, May 13-14.

2015. /β, r, k/ in Wamesa: A Historical Route to a Crazy Rule. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, January 8-11.

2014. Stress Shift and Prosodic Structure in Wamesa. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Languages of Papua 3, Universitas Negeri Papua, January 20-24.

2014. Stress Shift and Prosodic Structure in Wamesa. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, January 2-5.

2014. (with Claire Bowern.) Revisiting Phonotactic Generalizations in Australian Languages. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, January 2-5. Poster Handout

2013. (with Claire Bowern.) Reconsidering Australian Phonotactic Generalizations. Poster presented at Phonology 2013, UMass Amherst, November 8-10. PDFs: Poster  Handout

2013. Exchanging Words and Skills: Language Documentation in West Papua. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC3), University of Hawaii at Manoa, February 28 – March 3. (Title links to audio and slides.)

2012. Verbal Agreement in Wamesa: No ONSET Required. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (12ICAL), Udayana University, July 2-6.

2012. The Use of Bahasa Daerah by Young People: Observations from West Papua. Paper presented at the ‘Language Ideologies in Indonesia’ Workshop, Yale University, March 30-31.

2012. Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The Case of Bima-Sumba. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages & Linguistics (GURT), Georgetown University, March 8-11.

2011. Linguistic Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The Case of Bima-Sumba. Paper presented at the 6th Biannual Northeast Conference on Indonesian Studies (NCIS6), Yale University, February 19.

2010. Nasal Substitution and Reduplication in Indonesian. Paper presented at SYNC 12, SUNY Stonybrook, December 4.

Talking Dictionaries

2018. Biak Talking Dictionary. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/biak.

2017. Serewen Talking Dictionary. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/serewen.

2017. Ansus Talking Dictionary. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/ansus.

2017. Pom Talking Dictionary. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/pom.

2016. (with David Gil.) Roon Talking Dictionary. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/roon.

2015. Wamesa Talking Dictionary, pilot version. Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. http://talkingdictionary.org/wamesa.

Wamesa Data
My Wamesa recordings and fieldnotes are archived with PARADISEC in the collection EAG1.

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