Geoffrey L.J. Haig

List of John Benjamins publications for which Geoffrey L.J. Haig plays a role.


Schnell, Stefan, Geoffrey L.J. Haig, Nils Norman Schiborr and Maria Vollmer. 2023. Chapter 9. Are referent introductions sensitive to forward planning in discourse? Evidence from Multi-CAST. Discourse Phenomena in Typological Perspective, Barotto, Alessandra and Simone Mattiola (eds.), pp. 231–268
It has been argued that speakers employ morphosyntactic structures such as presentationals and left-dislocations (Lambrecht 1994) to establish new entities in discourse due to considerations of referent accessibility vis-à-vis event processing (Du Bois 1987; Chafe 1987). We here investigate… read more | Chapter
Haig, Geoffrey L.J. 2020. Chapter 5. The pronoun-to-agreement cycle in Iranian: Subjects do, objects don’t. Advances in Iranian Linguistics, Larson, Richard K., Sedigheh Moradi and Vida Samiian (eds.), pp. 85–106
There is a broad consensus within linguistics that personal pronouns may undergo grammaticalization to yield person agreement morphology. Furthermore, it is widely assumed that similar processes apply to both subject and object pronouns. In this chapter I consider the fate of a phonologically… read more | Chapter
Haig, Geoffrey L.J. and Ergin Öpengin. 2015. Gender in Kurdish: Structural and socio-cultural dimensions. Gender Across Languages: Volume 4, Hellinger, Marlis and Heiko Motschenbacher (eds.), pp. 247–276
Haig, Geoffrey L.J. 2011. Linker, relativizer, nominalizer, tense-particle: On the Ezafe in West Iranian. Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives, Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), pp. 363–390
The Ezafe particle is well known from recent work on Persian syntax, but its historical origins and developmental pathways have received less attention. This chapter redresses the balance by considering the Ezafe in a related West Iranian language, Northern Kurdish. In Northern Kurdish, the Ezafe… read more | Article