Antoinette Schapper

List of John Benjamins publications for which Antoinette Schapper plays a role.


Austronesian Undressed: How and why languages become isolating

Edited by David Gil and Antoinette Schapper

[Typological Studies in Language, 129] 2020. ix, 510 pp.
Subjects Austronesian languages | Historical linguistics | Linguistics of isolated languages | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Gil, David and Antoinette Schapper 2020 IntroductionAustronesian Undressed: How and why languages become isolating, Gil, David and Antoinette Schapper (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Chapter
Schapper, Antoinette 2020 Chapter 9. The origins of isolating word structure in eastern TimorAustronesian Undressed: How and why languages become isolating, Gil, David and Antoinette Schapper (eds.), pp. 391–446 | Chapter
This paper addresses the issue of isolating word structure and its origins in the Austronesian and Papuan languages of eastern Timor. McWhorter (2007) claims that both groups of languages evidence extensive loss of grammatical complexity as a result of “interrupted transmission” due to… read more
Schapper, Antoinette 2017 Chapter 7. Farming and the Trans-New Guinea family: A considerationLanguage Dispersal Beyond Farming, Robbeets, Martine and Alexander Savelyev (eds.), pp. 155–181 | Chapter
The island of New Guinea, located to the north of Australia, is one of the world’s major centres of early agriculture and plant domestication. At the same time, a large number of the languages of New Guinea and adjacent areas share a common origin and are believed to belong to a single language… read more
Schapper, Antoinette 2015 Temperature terms in Kamang and Abui, two Papuan languages of AlorThe Linguistics of Temperature, Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria (ed.), pp. 858–886 | Article
This paper presents a comparative description of temperature terms and the constructions in which they occur in two neighbouring Papuan languages. The languages, Kamang and Abui, are closely related members of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family located on the island of Alor in south-eastern Indonesia.… read more
Fedden, Sebastian, Dunstan Brown, František Kratochvíl, Laura C. Robinson and Antoinette Schapper 2014 Variation in pronominal indexing: Lexical stipulation vs. referential properties in Alor-Pantar languagesStudies in Language 38:1, pp. 44–79 | Article
We examine the role of referential properties and lexical stipulation in three closely related languages of eastern Indonesia, the Alor-Pantar languages Abui, Kamang, and Teiwa. Our focus is on the continuum along which event properties (e.g. volitionality, affectedness) are highly important at one… read more
Schapper, Antoinette 2011 Iconicity of sequence in source and goal encoding in two Papuan languages of south-east IndonesiaLinguistics in the Netherlands 2011, Nouwen, Rick and Marion Elenbaas (eds.), pp. 99–111 | Article
This paper explores the use of demonstratives in non-embedded clausal nominalisations. We present data and analysis from three Papuan languages of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family in south-east Indonesia. In these languages, demonstratives can apply to the clausal as well as to the nominal domain,… read more