Alexander R. Coupe

List of John Benjamins publications for which Alexander R. Coupe plays a role.

Journal

Titles

Ethnolinguistic contact across the Indo-Myanmar-Southwestern China mountains

Edited by Alexander R. Coupe, Randy J. LaPolla and Hideo Sawada

Special issue of Asian Languages and Linguistics 4:2 (2023) v, 218 pp.

Studies in Transitivity: Insights from Language Documentation

Edited by František Kratochvíl, Alexander R. Coupe and Randy J. LaPolla

Special issue of Studies in Language 35:3 (2011) v, 266 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Articles

This article reports on some outcomes of language contact and linguistic convergence involving Tibeto-Burman and Indo-Aryan languages in the Northeast Indian state of Nagaland. The primary focus falls on Nagamese, a lingua franca of the region that is undergoing a change in its morphosyntactic… read more | Article
Coupe, Alexander R., Randy J. LaPolla and Hideo Sawada 2023 Ethnolinguistic contact across the Indo-Myanmar-Southwestern China mountainsEthnolinguistic contact across the Indo-Myanmar-Southwestern China mountains, Coupe, Alexander R., Randy J. LaPolla and Hideo Sawada (eds.), pp. 113–117
Introduction
This paper presents a comprehensive phonetic and phonological description of Northern Sangtam, an essentially undescribed Tibeto-Burman language of central Nagaland belonging to the Aoic subgroup. It is a noteworthy language from a number of phonological perspectives, not least because its phoneme… read more | Article
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Coupe, Alexander R. 2014 From the editorLinguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 37:1, pp. 1–2
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Coupe, Alexander R. 2011 Pragmatic foundations of transitivity in AoStudies in Transitivity: Insights from Language Documentation, Kratochvíl, František, Alexander R. Coupe and Randy J. LaPolla (eds.), pp. 492–522
This paper investigates the extent to which the phenomenon of transitivity contributes to syntactic organization in Ao, a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India, by considering its manifestations from a pragmatic perspective. Agentive case marking is found to be the only formal correlate of… read more | Article
LaPolla, Randy J., František Kratochvíl and Alexander R. Coupe 2011 On TransitivityStudies in Transitivity: Insights from Language Documentation, Kratochvíl, František, Alexander R. Coupe and Randy J. LaPolla (eds.), pp. 469–492
This paper critically discusses and contrasts some of the different conceptualisations of transitivity that have been presented in the literature, and argues that transitivity as a morphosyntactic phenomenon and effectiveness of an event as a semantic concept should be separated in discussions of… read more | Article