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Dr. Linda Konnerth

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In my research, I combine historical and functional-typological approaches to language. I am interested in how grammar changes over time, and what motivates those changes. Most recently, I have become particularly interested in the grammatical category of 'person' and the dynamics we find in this category despite the common perception of this category as a diachronically stable one.

My research has been focusing on the Trans-Himalayan (TH; a.k.a. Sino-Tibetan or Tibeto-Burman) languages of Northeast India. This is where I have a strong background in language description and documentation. My PhD dissertation was A grammar of Karbi, a TH language of Assam, Northeast India. I am currently working on a second grammatical description, of Monsang, a TH language of Manipur, Northeast India. I strongly believe in the mission of the Northeast Indian Linguistics Society, i.e. to build and maintain a reliable and enthusiastic network of international scholars, local Northeast Indian scholars, as well as community activists, to collaborate on the common goals of gaining a better understanding of the Northeast's linguistic diversity.

Through my research on TH languages of Northeast India, my goal is also to contribute to a better understanding of the prehistory of the Eastern Himalayan Region. Here, TH languages have for centuries been in contact with languages of the Indo-European (i.e. Indo-Aryan), Austroasiatic and Tai-Kadai families. Besides, this area is home to the highest density and diversity of TH languages. Historical linguistic research on these languages thus also represents a crucial window into the prehistory of Trans-Himalayan, one of the world's largest language families.

Since arriving in Regensburg, I have been lucky to be joined in my research by a number of highly motivated and enthusiastic students, student assistants, and interns:

Luca Gacs: A Corpus of Monsang, Copy-editing of the first issue of Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayas (SHK)

Marlene Kaminski: A Grammar of Monsang (SHK)

Tamara Kreissl: Status of Hmar in South-Central (internship)

Veronika Landfarth: Diachronic typology of independent person marker in South-Central (BA-thesis, exact title TBA), Archiving (SHK)

Dominique Loviscach: The inclusive in Karbi (BA thesis, exact title TBA)

Ronja Memminger: A Corpus of Monsang, A Grammar of Monsang (SHK), Historical Phonology of Chiru (internship)


CV

Employment

September 2019 - now
Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) (Akademische Rätin a.Z.), Department of Linguistics, University of Regensburg

October 2016 - August 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Project: Hierarchical indexation in Kuki-Chin languages, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

June 2014 - September 2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, NSF Grant # BCS-1360632 "Documenting the languages of Manipur: Clues to the prehistory of Sino-Tibetan languages" (Co-PI), Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon 

March - June 2014
Adjunct Instructo, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon

September 2007 - March 2014
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Linguistics/German, University of Oregon

Education

Ph.D. 2014 (Linguistics)
The University of Oregon, Dissertation: A grammar of Karbi, Committee: Scott DeLancey (chair), Spike Gildea, Doris Payne, Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

M.A. 2009 (Linguistics)
The University of Oregon, Thesis: The nominalizing prefix *gV - in Tibeto-Burman, Committee: Scott DeLancey (chair), Spike Gildea


Research

My current research projects include:

1) Uncovering the dynamics of person marking: A construction-based approach in historical microtypology (To commence in 2021; Emmy Noether program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation))

This project investigates the diachronic dynamics of person markers. That is, how particular person markers (rather than entire paradigms) change, and more specifically, how this happens in particular constructions. This project offers the first systematic approach to understanding the specific ways in which person markers can and do change over time, through a historical microtypology study. The South-Central (SC; “Kuki-Chin”) branch of Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan) serves as an excellent language 'sample' to track the dynamics of person markers. Prior research shows that this branch of around 50 languages displays a remarkable rate of changes in the domain of person marking. At the same time, the tight-knit phylogenetic nature of this branch creates what comes closest to laboratory conditions: A range of variables can be held constant, from overall typological profile to phonological setting to inventories of particular constructions and specific grammatical forms. Focusing on SC, the project will be able to examine variation both diachronically across related languages as well as synchronically in corpora of individual languages. This gives us a new angle to examine the impact of factors such as tense/aspect, transitivity, sentence polarity, or (socio-)pragmatics, among others. This in turn will provide us with a much deeper understanding of the general interactions between the category of person and other grammatical categories.

2) A grammar of Monsang (funded by the National Science Foundation, USA, Grant # BCS-1360632 "Documenting the language of Manipur: Clues to the prehistory of Sino-Tibetan languages" to Scott DeLancey (PI), University of Oregon, USA, 2014-2020)

A comprehensive state-of-the-art grammar of Monsang, a South-Central Trans-Himalayan language of Manipur, Northeast India. Main Monsang collaborator: Mr. Koninglee Wanglar. Two major outcomes are a diverse corpus of Monsang (Konnerth and Wanglar 2019) and a grammatical description, currently in preparation. Further outcomes of this project are reported in the following publications:

Ozerov, Pavel and Linda Konnerth. Under review. "Versatile inclusive: Examining synchronic variation in light of diachronic shift in South-Central Trans-Himalayan."

Konnerth, Linda. To appear 2021: "On the phylogenetic status of the Northwestern subbranch of South-Central ("Kuki-Chin"): A case study in historical phonology." In Ethno-linguistic prehistory of the Eastern Himalaya, edited by Toni Huber, Stephen Morey, and Mark Post. Brill.

Konnerth, Linda. 2020. "On the nature of inverse systems: The rise of inverse marking via antipassive constructions." Diachronica. https://doi.org/10.1075/dia.18055.kon

Konnerth, Linda. 2020. "Recycling through perspective persistence in Monsang (Trans-Himalayan): Reconstructing the desiderative from a reported intentionality construction." Functions of Language 27 (1): 55-77.

Konnerth, Linda, and Koninglee Wanglar. 2019. "A gramar of Monsang, an endangered language of Manipur, India: an archive of audio(-video) recordings and related materials." London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI852858

Konnerth, Linda, and Scott DeLancey. 2019. "Introduction to verb agreement systems in languages of the Eastern Himalayan region." Himalayan Linguistics 18(1): 1-7.

Konnerth, Linda, and Koninglee Wanglar. 2019. "Person indexation in Monsang from a diachronic perspective." Himalayan Linguistics 18(1): 54-77

Konnerth, Linda. 2018. "The historical phonology of Monsang (Northwestern South-Central/"Kuki-Chin"): A case of reduction in phonological complexity." Himalayan Linguistics 17(1): 19-49.

3) The Karbi Song Language: Words of traditional knowledge and evidence of historical language contact, in collaboration with Sikari Tisso (funded by the Firebird Foundation, USD $5,620, 2016-present)

A project to document the Karbi Song Language. Outcomes consist of a corpus of Karbi songs with a total of 15 hours of recordings as well as a dictionary of the Karbi Song Language with 632 entries, currently in preparation for publication.

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Grants

Emmy Noether Program, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), Uncovering the dynamics of person marking: A construction-based approach in historical microtypology. 2020.

Funding program Kleine Fächer - Große Potenziale, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Die Konservativität und Komplexität Kleiner Sprachen: Sino-Tibetische Frühgeschichte mit spezieller Relevanz für eine diachrone Typologie verbaler Personenmarkierung (The conservativeness and complexity of small languages: Sino-Tibetan prehistory with special relevance for a diachronic typology of verbal person marking) (€ 285,018), 2019-2022. Declined due to an offer (Akadem. Rätin a.Z.) at the University of Regensburg

Fellowship for the Documentation of Oral Literature and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Firebird Foundation, The Karbi Song Language: Words of traditional knowledge and evidence of historical language contact (USD $5,620), with Sikari Tisso, 2016

Small Professional Grants, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (University of Oregon), 2012, 2010, 2008

Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for the Study of Women in Society (University of Oregon), The Status of Women in Karbi Society, 2011

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation # BCS-0951749, Doctoral Dissertation Research: A descriptive grammar of Karbi (USD $11,995), 2010

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Awards

Second Prize in Best paper presentation by a postdoctoral researcher competition, 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Zurich, Switzerland, 2017

Panini Award best grammar passed as a dissertation in the years 2011-2014, Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), 2015

First Prize in 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at the University of Oregon, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxUxIPfDr6I

Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, The Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon, 2012

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award, funding attendance of the Summer Linguistic Institute "Language in the World" of the Linguistic Society of America, 2011

Fellowship to attend SWL IV conference in Lyon, France, SWL IV organizing committee, CNRS and Université Lumière Lyon II, 2010

Jahresstipendium für Studierende aller Fächer (One-year scholarship for students of any major), Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service, 2006-2007


Teaching

Teaching Experience

As Instructor:

At the University of Regensburg:

35000 Einführung in die Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft

35002 Morphologie und Syntax

35003 Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten

35010-1 Einführung in eine nicht-indogermanische Sprache: Monsang I & II

35016 Sprachwissenschaftliche Feldforschungsmethoden

35019 Forschungskolloquium

35019 Hauptseminar Typologie: Diachrone Typologie der Personenmarkierung

At the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel:

‘MA-level seminar: The dynamics of person marking systems: Diachrony, morphosyntax, sociopragmatics’ – Winter 2017/18

At Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, India:

‘MA-level seminar: Tibeto-Burman reading class’ - Winter 2014/15; Winter 2015/16

At the University of Oregon:
LING 101 'Introduction to Language’ - Spring 2014
LING 150 'The Structure of English Words' - Fall 2009
LING 150 WEB 'The Structure of English Words' (online class) - Summer 2010; Fall 2013
LING 301 'Introduction to Linguistic Analysis' - Summer 2013
LING 405 - Supervisor for independent study 'Himalayan Languages' - Summer 2011
GER 202 '2nd Year German’ - Winter 2013, Winter 2014

As Teaching Assisstant:

At the University of Oregon:
LING 150 'The Structure of English Words' - Summer 2008
LING 211 'Languages of the World' - Winter 2008
LING 435/535 'Morphology and Syntax' - Fall 2007; Fall 2008; Fall 2010
LING 452/552 'Functional Syntax II' - Spring 2011
LING 460/560 'Historical and Comparative Linguistics' - Spring 2008; Spring 2009

Guest Lectures:

“Language contact” in LING 460/560 'Historical and Comparative Linguistics', U Oregon - Spring 2012

“Historical-comparative Sino-Tibetan” in CHN 482/582 'History of the Chinese Language', U Oregon - Spring 2012

“Northeast India” in LING 211 'Languages of the World', U Oregon - Spring 2011; Winter 2013

“Karbi morphology” in 'Linguistic Field Methods', Gauhati University, Assam, India - Fall 2012

Workshops:

‘Training and Resources for Indigenous Community Linguists’ (TRICL1). Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. Sessions on Phonetics/Phonology, Transcription, and Text processing. January 25-29, 2016.

‘Workshop on Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India: From recordings to analysis.’ Assam University, Silchar campus. 3 full days. September 28-30, 2016.


Publications

Monograph

Konnerth, Linda. 2020. A grammar of Karbi. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter.

Edited volumes and special issues

Konnerth, Linda, and Andreas Sansó. To appear 2021. Towards a diachronic typology of individual person markers. Special Issue, Folia Linguistica Historica.

Konnerth, Linda, and Scott DeLancey. 2019. Verb agreement systems in languages of the Eastern Himalayan region. Special Issue, Himalayan Linguistics 18(1).

Konnerth, Linda, Stephen Morey, and Amos Teo. 2018. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 8. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.

Konnerth, Linda, Stephen Morey, Priyankoo Sarmah, and Amos Teo. 2015. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 7. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.

Hyslop, Gwendolyn, Linda Konnerth, Stephen Morey, and Priyankoo Saramh. 2014. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 6. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.

Peer-reviewed articles

Konnerth, Linda, and Andreas Sansó. In preparation. "Towards a diachronic typology of individual person markers: Introduction."

Konnerth, Linda. To appear 2021. "On the phylogenetic status of the Northwestern subbranch of South-Central ("Kuki-Chin"): A case study in historical phonology." In Ethno-linguistic prehistory of the Eastern Himalaya, edited by Toni Huber, Stephen Morey, and Mark Post. Brill.

Konnerth, Linda. To appear 2021. "On the nature of inverse systems: The rise of inverse marking via antipassive constructions." Diachronica. https://doi.org/10.1075/dia.18055.kon

Konnerth, Linda. 2020. "Recycling through perspective persistence in Monsang (Trans-Himalayan): Reconstructing the desiderative from a reported intentionality construction." Functions of Language 27 (1): 55-77.

Konnerth, Linda, and Koninglee Wanglar. 2019. "Person indexation in Monsang from a diachronic perspective." Himalayan Linguistics 18 (1): 54-77.

Konnerth, Linda. 2018. "The historical phonology of Monsang (Northwestern South-Central/"Kuki-Chin"): A case of reduction in phonological complexity." Himalayan Linguistics 17 (1): 19-49.

Konnerth, Linda. 2016. "The Proto-Tibeto-Burman nominalizing prefix *gV-." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 39 (1): 3-32.

Joseph, U.V., and Linda Konnerth. 2015. "Using Eastern Indo-Aryan borrowings in Tiwa to help model the contact scenarios: A case study in loanword phonology." in Language and culture in Northeast India and beyond: In honor of Robbins Burling, edited by Mark Post, Stephen Morey, and Scott DeLancey, 140-161. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

Konnerth, Linda. 2015. "A new type of convergence at the deictic center: Second person and cislocative in Karbi (Tibeto-Burman)." Studies in Language 39 (1): 24-45.

Konnerth, Linda and Amos Teo. 2014. "Acoustic-statistical and perceptual investigations of Karbi tones: A peculiar case of incomplete neutralisation of F0." In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 6, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Linda Konnerth, Stephen Morey, and Priyankoo Sarmah, 13-37. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.

Konnerth, Linda. 2012. "The nominalizing velar prefix *gV- in Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India." In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 4, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Stephen Morey, and Mark W. Post, 58-80. New Delhi: Foundation/Cambridge University Press India.

Konnerth, Linda. 2011. "Functions of nominalization in Karbi." In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 3, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Stephen Morey, and Mark W. Post, 120-34. New Delhi: Foundation/Cambridge University Press India.

Other articles

Konnerth, Linda, Stephen Morey, Mijke Mulder, Mark W. Post, Kellen Parker van Dam. 2020. “Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayan Region and the North East Indian Linguistics Society: Taking stock.” Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayan Region, Himalayan Linguistics 19 (2): 1-8.

Konnerth, Linda, and Scott DeLancey. 2019. "Introduction to verb agreement systems in languages of the Eastern Himalayan region." Himalayan Linguistics 18 (1): 1-7.

Konnerth, Linda. 2017. "Karbi". In The Sino-Tibetan Languages, 2nd edition, edited by Randy J. LaPolla and Graham Thurgood, 302-321. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.

Konnerth, Linda. 2014. "Additive Focus and Additional Functions of Karbi (Tibeto-Burman) =ta." In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, edited by Kayla Carpenter, Oana David, Florian Lionnet, Christine Sheil, Tammy Stark, and Vivian Wauters, 206-222. Berkeley, CA: eLanguage (Linguistic Society of America).

Data publication and archiving

Konnerth, Linda, and Chikari Tisso. 2020. "Karbi texts: Original recordings of a corpus of different genres." London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1301259

Konnerth, Linda, and Chikari Tisso. Forthcoming 2019. "Karbi texts: Original recordings of a corpus of different genres." London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1301259

Konnerth, Linda, and Koninglee Wanglar. 2019. "A grammar of Monsang, an endangered language of Manipur, India: an archive of audio(-video) recordings and related materials." London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI852858

Konnerth, Linda, and Chikari Tisso. 2018. "Karbi texts: A fully glossed corpus of different genres." Himalayan Linguistics Archive 17 (2): 117-472.

Book reviews/notices/reports

Konnerth, Linda. 2014. "Review of Functional-historical approaches to explanation by Tim Thornes, Joana Jansen, Erik Andvik, Gwendolyn Hyslop (Eds.)." Himalayan Linguistics 13 (1): 94-99.

Konnerth, Linda. 2013. “Report on the 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL).” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 36 (2): 139–41.

Konnerth, Linda. 2012. “Book notice of Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and Typological Perspectives by Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta, Janick Wrona (Eds.).” e-Language (Linguistic Society of America).

Konnerth, Linda. 2011. “Review of A Grammar of Sunwar: Descriptive grammar, paradigms, texts and glossary by Dörte Borchers.” Studies in Language 35 (2): 451–7.

Konnerth, Linda, and Dan Wood. 2008. “Report on NEILS 3.” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 30 (2): 173–6.

Presentations (Single-authored unless noted otherwise.)

Invited presentations:

2020. The importance of texts for documenting languages of Northeast India. International Webinar on Languages of North East India. Nagaland University, Kohima, India. August.

2019. Future constructions in South-Central (‘Kuki-Chin’). Workshop on Recent Advances in Kuki-Chin Linguistics. SOAS, London, UK. December.

2017. Sound changes from Proto-South-Central ("Proto-Kuki-Chin") to Monsang and the classification of the Northwestern languages within the South-Central branch. 3rd Workshop of the International Consortium for the Ethnolinguistic Prehistory of the Eastern Himalayas. La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. February.

2017. 'Person', cislocative, and 'you (and me)': Recurrent pathways to SAP indexation in the South-Central branch of Trans-Himalayan. Linguistics Department Seminar Series, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. January

2016. It's about 'you' and 'me', in different ways: Innovative patterns of speech-act participant indexation in Northwest Kuki-Chin (Tibeto-Burman) verbs. ASW-Vortrag. Cologne, Germany. June.

2016. ‘Hierarchical’ and non-hierarchical verb indexation: Innovative SAP:O and 1:O markers in Tibeto-Burman. Invited presentations at colloquia of the Linguistics Department at the University of Zurich and the Linguistic Department at the University of Berne. Zurich/Berne, Switzerland. May.

2015. An assessment of the low functional load of the Karbi tone system. Invited panel presentation at the 37th International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India (ICOLSI). Delhi, India. October.

2015. Language contact behind different typological profiles: The case of Karbi and Monsang in Northeast India. DTT Seminar. Lyon, France. September.

2015. SAP object indexation and the absence of rigid morphosyntax: Areal and geographical typological features of Karbi grammar. Plenary talk at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Albuquerque, NM, USA. August.

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

2020. Polarity as a factor in the evolution of future tense constructions. To be presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft). Hamburg, Germany. March.

2020. Reported intentionality in Tibeto-Burman. 11th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Kokrajhar, Assam, India. February.

2020. 11th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Tezpur, Assam, India. February

2020. Reported intentionality in Tibeto-Burman. 11th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Tezpur, Assam, India. February

2019. Pavel Ozerov and Linda Konnerth. The instability of the inclusive: Evidence from South-Central Trans-Himalayan languages. 13th Annual Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology. Pavia, Italy. September.

2019. The inverse as a strategy to NOT index speech-act participant (SAP) objects: Evidence from Trans-Himalayan. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Leipzig, Germany. August.

2019. Reported intentionality in Trans-Himalayan: A case study of Monsang (South-Central). Vielfaltslinguistik III. Cologne, Germany. March.

2018. On the functions of quotative constructions in Tibeto-Burman: A case study of Monsang. 51st Annual International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL). Kyoto, Japan. September.

2018. The development of first person and speech-act participant object marking from second person forms. 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Tallinn, Estonia. August/September.

2017. The rise of two inverse markers via antipassive constructions. 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Zurich, Switzerland. September.

2017. The origins of a desiderative construction from indexing a first person perspective in reported speech. 3rd Annual Usage-Based Linguistics conference. Jerusalem, Israel. July.

2016. Speech-act participant perspectives in quotative constructions of Monsang. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Naples, Italy. September.

2016. Verb stem alternations in Monsang. 9th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Tezpur, Assam, India. February.

2015. Also ‘still’ and ‘only’: The Monsang additive particle. 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Leiden, The Netherlands. September.

2015. Notes on Northwestern Kuki-Chin. 48th Annual International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL). Santa Barbara, CA, USA. August.

2015. Linda Konnerth and Koninglee Wanglar. Verb paradigms in Monsang (Northwestern Kuki-Chin). 2nd Workshop on Issues in Kuki-Chin Linguistics, in conjunction with the 25th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS). Chiang Mai, Thailand. May.

2015. Northwestern Kuki-Chin: A case study of Monsang. 31st South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA), Panel on Languages of the Indo-Myanmar Border. Lancaster, UK. May.

2014. Linda Konnerth and Koninglee Wanglar. Monsang, a Northwestern Kuki-Chin language from Manipur. 47th Annual International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL). Kunming, China. October.

2014. Karbi and Pnar: A case study of the relationship between Tibeto-Burman and Austroasiatic. Inaugural Workshop of the International Consortium for Eastern Himalayan Ethnolinguistic Prehistory. Armidale, Australia. September.

2014. Amos Teo and Linda Konnerth. Mismatch between tonal production and perception in Karbi. Poster presented at Laboratory Phonology. Japan. July.

2014. Parallels between Karbi and Kuki-Chin. 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS). Yangon, Myanmar. May.

2013. A diachronically unifying account of Karbi =si 'focus' and -si 'non-final'. 46th Annual International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL). Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. August.

2013. Additive particle and discourse contrast marker: Evidence from Karbi (Tibeto-Burman) =tā. Information Structure in Spoken Language Corpora (ISSLaC) workshop. Bielefeld, Germany. June.

2013. Diachronic nominalization: Karbi (Tibeto-Burman) ke-~ka- focus and imperfective constructions. 39th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA. February.

2013. The grammaticalization of dùn 'join, follow' to mark involvement in Karbi. 5th Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society. Houston, TX. February.

2012. 'Irrealis' marking on main verbs, non-final verbs, and in focus clitics in Karbi (Tibeto-Burman). 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Stockholm, Sweden. August.

2012. Additive focus and additional functions of Karbi (Tibeto-Burman) =tā 'also; even; etc.'. 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA. February.

2012. Linda Konnerth and Amos Teo. An acoustic and statistical analysis of Karbi tones and the mysterious 'mid' tone. 7th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Guwahati, Assam, India. February.

2012. Marking affectedness: The Karbi benefactive/malefactive and middle voice constructions. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Portland, OR. January.

2011. Linking second person pronoun, non-subject speech act participant indexing, and cislocative marking: Evidence from Karbi (Tibeto-Burman). 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Logroño, Spain. September.

2011. Karbi -lo as a marker of relationality: combining aspect and modality. 6th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Tezpur, Assam, India. February.

2010. Karbi -lo as a marker of relationality: beyond perfect and perfective. 9th High Desert Linguistics Society conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. November.

2010. Morphosyntax of Karbi negation. 4th Syntax of the World's Languages conference. Lyon, France. September.

2010. Karbi -lo as a relationality marker of 'Reference to a Preconstructed Domain'. 16th Annual Meeting of the Himalayan Languages Symposium. London, UK. September.

2010. Syntactic structure and conceptual categorization of locative constructions in Karbi. 31st TABU Dag. Groningen, The Netherlands. June.

2010. An investigation of Karbi tones. 5th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Guwahati, Assam, India. February.

2009. The Tibeto-Burman nominalizing *gV- prefix in Eastern Kiranti kV-ROOT-pa participles. 15th Annual Meeting of the Himalayan Languages Symposium. Eugene, OR. July.

2009. The nominalizing velar prefix *gV- in Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India. 4th Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Shillong, Meghalaya, India. January.

2008. Functions of nominalization in Karbi. 3rd Annual Meeting of the North East Indian Linguistics Society. Guwahati, Assam, India. January.



  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften
  2. Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK)

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