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Lila San Roque

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Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen
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Lila San Roque studies the ‘language of the mind’ in grammar, interaction and culture. A special focus is the lexical and grammatical expression of perception and knowledge (e.g., evidential systems, verbs of perception, egophoric markers) and how they are used in conversation and in language socialisation. Her fieldwork centres on the endangered and under-described language, Duna (Papua New Guinea). She also has a strong interest in descriptive linguistics, polysemy, and cross-linguistic typology.

IN 2014 Lila was awarded an NWO VENI grant to study and compare the language of perception in child-adult interaction across cultures, including Duna-speaking and English-speaking communities.

Articles

  • Putten, S. van, San Roque, L. & Majid, A. (2016). Taal en de zintuigen. MeerTaal, 4 (1), 10-13. Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L. 2016. ‘Where’ questions and their responses in Duna (Papua New Guinea). Open Linguistics, 2, 85–104. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L. 2015. Using you to get to me: Addressee perspective and speaker stance in Duna evidential marking. STUF – Language Typology and Universals 68(2): 187-210, DOI: 10.1515/stuf-2015-0010. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L., K. Kendrick, E. Norcliffe, P. Brown, R. Defina, M. Dingemanse, T. Dirksmeyer, N. J. Enfield, S. Floyd, J. Hammond, G. Rossi, S. Tufvesson, S. van Putten and A. Majid. 2015. Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics 26: 31-60. DOI: 10.1515/cog-2014-0089. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L., S. Floyd and E. Norcliffe. 2015. Evidentiality and interrogativity. Lingua. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2014.11.003. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L., L. Gawne, D. Hoenigman, J. Miller, S. Spronck, A. Rumsey, A. Carroll and N. Evans. 2012. Getting the story straight: Language fieldwork using a narrative problem-solving task. Language Documentation and Conservation 6: 135-174. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L. and R. Loughnane. 2012. Inheritance, contact and change in the New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia. Special Issue 2012 Part II: 397-427. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • San Roque, L. and R. Loughnane. 2012. The New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Linguistic Typology 16: 111-167. Link to source | Full text (pdf)
  • Schapper, A. and L. San Roque. 2011. Demonstratives and non-embedded nominalisations in three Papuan languages of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family. Studies in Language 35(2): 380-408. Link to source | Full text (pdf)

Book chapters

  • San Roque, L. (in press). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology (Trans New Guinea). In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L. & B. B. Schieffelin (in press). Learning how to know: Egophoricity and the grammar of Kaluli (Bosavi, Trans New Guinea), with special reference to child language. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., S. Floyd & E. Norcliffe (in press). Egophoricity: An introduction. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Schapper, A., L. San Roque & R. Hendery. In press. Tree, firewood and fire in the languages of Sahul. In Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm and Päivi Juvonen (eds), Lexico-typological approaches to semantic shifts and motivation patterns in the lexicon. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • Rumsey, A., L. San Roque and B. B. Schieffelin. 2013. The acquisition of ergativity in Kaluli, Ku Waru and Duna. In E. Bavin and S. Stoll (eds), The acquisition of ergativity. Amsterdam/New York: John Benjamins.
  • Enfield, N. J., M. Dingemanse, J. Baranova, J. Blythe, P. Brown, T. Dirksmeyer, P. Drew, S. Floyd, S. Gipper, R. S. Gisladottir, G. Hoymann, K. Kendrick, S. C. Levinson, L. Magyari, E. Manrique, G. Rossi, L. San Roque and F. Torreira. 2013. Huh? What? – A first survey in 20 languages. In M. Hayashi, G. Raymond and J. Sidnell (eds), Conversational repair and human understanding, 343-380. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gillespie, K. and L. San Roque. 2011. Music and Language in Duna pikono. In A. Rumsey and D. Niles (eds), Sung stories from the New Guinea Highlands: Studies in form, meaning and sociocultural context, 49-63. Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Kendoli, K. Y. 2011. Yuna pikono. [Translated and edited by L. San Roque.] In A. Rumsey and D. Niles (eds), Sung stories from the New Guinea Highlands: Studies in form, meaning and sociocultural context, 39-47. Canberra: ANU E-Press.

Book

  • Donohue, M. and L. San Roque. 2004. I’saka: A sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Editorship

  • Floyd, S., E. Norcliffe and L. San Roque (eds). In press. Egophoricity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Bergqvist, H. and L. San Roque (eds). 2015. Epistemic marking in typological perspective. (Special Issue) STUF – Language Typology and Universals 68(2).

 Other

  • San Roque, L. and E. Norcliffe. 2010. Knowledge asymmetries in grammar and interaction. In E. Norcliffe and N. J. Enfield (eds), Field Manual Volume 13, 37-44. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
  • McLeod, A., J. Kemp, R. Knapp, A. Lockwood, M. Morgan and L. San Roque. 2003. Conflict, development and politics in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea: Workshop report. Canberra: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia, The Australian National University.

Invited talks

 

2014 Perception verbs in conversation: A cross-linguistic study. Workshop on Olfactory Language Across Cultures. Radboud University.
2013 Interactional ecologies and the convergent evolution of linguistic structure. With J. Blythe & M. Dunn. University of Leuven.
2012 Living stories: Speaker, audience and evidential experience in Duna story-telling. University of Leiden.
2010 Subject person and verbal morphology in three languages of the New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. University of Cologne.
2010 Evidential morphology and perspective: Changing views. University of Stockholm.
2010 Ill-advised, enlightened, obstructive and essential: Diverging views on vernacular language education in Papua New Guinea. Papers presented in honour of Rex Matang. 109th Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans.
2010 Everything comes from somewhere: Acquiring ‘optional ergativity’ in Duna. Workshop on the acquisition of ergativity, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology.
2009 Everything you always wanted to know about epistemic categories in Highlands Papua New Guinea languages but were afraid to ask. Arché: Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, University of St Andrews.
2009 An introduction to epistemic morphology in Duna. Linguistic Society of America Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
2005 Duna: What I think I know. Linguistic Anthropology Working Group, University of California, Berkeley.
 

Conference and workshop presentations

 

2016 Perception verbs in context: Perspectives from Bosavi (Kaluli) child-caregiver interaction. Perception Metaphor Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
2016 Studying perception verbs in child-caregiver interaction. the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, Australian National University, Australia.
2016 The senses in conversation: Cross-linguistic and developmental findings. Colloquium Categories Diversity and Contact, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
2016 Introduction to Duna. Social Cognition Workshop, Bamberg University.
2015 Smell and the other senses in conversation: Cross-linguistic and developmental studies. The 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Northumbria University.
2015 Towards a typology of egophoric marking. With S. Floyd and E. Norcliffe. The 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2015), Leiden University.
2015 Tree, firewood and fire in the languages of Sahul. With A. Schapper and R. Hendery. The 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2015), Leiden University.
2014 Patterns of polysemy: tree, firewood and fire in the languages of Sahul. With R. Hendery and A. Schapper. Poster presented at eResearch Australasia, Melbourne, 28 October 2014.
2014 Multiple perspective: A view from New Guinea. With H. Bergqvist. Workshop on the Languages of Papua 3, Universitas Negeri Papua.
2014 The acquisition of ergative marking in Kaluli, Ku Waru, and Duna. With A. Rumsey and B. B. Schieffelin. Workshop on the Languages of Papua 3, Universitas Negeri Papua.
2013 Where-question sequences in Duna. Place, landscape and language workshop. Radboud University.
2012 Introduction to Intersubjective perspectives in grammar (Workshop 8). With H. Bergqvist. Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Stockholm.
2012 Epistemic responsibility and multiple perspective in Duna. Intersubjective perspectives in grammar (Workshop 8), Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Stockholm.
2012 Interrogating evidentiality and egophoricity. With S. Floyd and E. Norcliffe. The Nature of Evidentiality, Leiden University.
2012 The New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area: An historical perspective. With R. Loughnane. History, contact and classification of Papuan languages, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2011 An introduction to conjunct/disjunct alignment in Duna and Kaluli (Trans New Guinea). Conjunct/disjunct alignment in cross-linguistic perspective workshop, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder.
2011 ‘Assertive agreement’ in Akhvakh (Nakh-Daghestanian): Denis Creissels’ analysis. Conjunct/disjunct alignment in cross-linguistic perspective workshop, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder.
2010 Demonstratives in non-embedded nominalisations in the Papuan languages of south-east Indonesia. With A. Schapper. Meeting of the South East Asian Linguistics Society, Zuerich.
2009 A grammar’s anatomy: examining the relationship between grammatical description and typology. With R. Hendery, T. Honeyman, and A. Schapper. Poster presentation, Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) 8th Biennial Conference, University of California, Berkeley.
2009 Encoding the minds of non-speakers. Social Cognition Workshop II, ANU.
2009 Report on trials of the picture task (enriched data-gathering) held in Kopiago, PNG. Social Cognition Workshop II, ANU.
2009 Perspective-taking in narrative. Verbal Art Workshop, ANU.
2008 Giving back to the community. 2nd Papuanists’ Workshop, University of Sydney.
2008 Duna and social cognition. Social Cognition Workshop I, ANU.
2008 Complexities in orthography choice: Suspicions of Huli influence on the Duna alphabet. Annual Meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, ANU, Canberra.
2007 Intra-cultural accounts of sung poetry traditions. With E. Minchin. Meeting of the Sung Poetry Group, ANU.
2006 Memory and composition. With K. Gillespie. Meeting of the Sung Poetry Group, ANU.
2006 The language of sung stories. Goroka Workshop on Chanted Tales, Goroka, PNG.
2006 Evidentiality in Duna and Oksapmin. With R. Loughnane. 1st Papuanists’ Workshop, University of Sydney.
2000 Nasalisation in languages near Vanimo. With M. Donohue. Meeting of the Australian Linguistic Society, Melbourne.
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