Book chapters and conference presentations

  • Nordlinger, R. (in press). “Inflection in Murrinh-Patha,” in Baerman, M. (ed.,). Handbook on Inflection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Blythe, J. (2014). “Genesis of the Trinity: The Convergent Evolution of Trirelational Kinterms,” in McConvell, P. and Kelly, P. (eds.,). Skin, Kin and Clan: The Dynamics of Social Categories in Indigenous Australia. Canberra: ANU EPress
  • Kelly, B. F. and Nordlinger, R. (2014). “Fieldwork and First Language Acquisition,” in Gawne, L. and Vaughan, J. (eds.,). Selected papers from the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013. Melbourne: University of Melbourne. pp. 178-192
  • Blythe, J. et al. (2013). “Huh? What? – A first survey in 21 languages,” in Hayashi, M., Raymond, G. and Sidnell, J. (eds.,). Conversational Repair and Human Understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 343-380
  • Nordlinger, R. (2012). “Number Marking in the Daly Languages (Australia),” in Butt, M. and King, T.H. (eds.,). Proceedings of the LFG12 Conference. Stanford: CSLI Publications. pp. 422-439
  • Blythe, J. (2011). “Laughter is the Best Medicine: Roles for Prosody in a Murriny Patha Conversational Narrative,” in Baker, B., Mushin, I., Harvey, M. and Gardner, R. (eds.,). Indigenous Language and Social Identity: Papers in Honour of Michael Walsh. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 223-236


  • Dingemanse, M., Blythe, J., and Dirksmeyer, T. (2014). “Formats for Other-Initiation of Repair Across Languages: An Exercise in Pragmatic Typology,” in Studies in Language Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 5-43
  • Kelly, B., Wigglesworth, G., Nordlinger, R. and Blythe, J. (2014) “The Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages,” in Language and Linguistics Compass Vol.8, No. 2. pp. 51-64
  • Blythe, J. (2013). “Preference Organization Driving Structuration: Evidence from Australian Aboriginal Interaction for Pragmatically Motivated Grammaticalization,” in Language Vol. 89, No. 4. pp. 883-919. The research is also explained in layman’s terms on the Preference Organization Driving Structuration website
  • Blythe, J. (2012) “From Passing-Gesture to ‘True’ Romance: Kin-Based Teasing in Murriny Patha Conversation,” in Journal of Pragmatics Vol. 44. pp. 508-528. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2011.11.005
  • Nordlinger, R. and Caudal, P. (2012). “The Tense, Aspect and Modality System in Murrinh-Patha,” in Australian Journal of Linguistics Vol. 34, No.1. pp. 73-113
  • Nordlinger, R. (2011). “Transitivity in Murrinh-Patha,” in Studies in Language Vol. 35, No.3. pp. 702-734