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Doris Payne (Prof. Dr)  dlpayne@darkwing.uoregon.edu
University of Oregon, Dept. of Linguistics
Eugene, 97403, Oregon
USA

Institution : University of Oregon & SIL

Domaine(s) de recherches / Domain(s) of interest :
Primary Nilo-Saharan research focus: Maa, Eastern Nilotic, Kenya-Tanzania ; morphology, syntax, argument structure, lexical semantics, discourse structure; phonetics (ATR) and phonology (tonal morphology).
Maa Lexicography & text data-base development.
I am also interested in morphosyntactic typology generally (regardless of language family), and in languages with verb-initial and “flexible” order.
Professional web pages:http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dlpayne/
Nilotic-Network web-pages: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dlpayne/Nilotic/NiloticNetwork.htm
Maa Language web-pages : http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dlpayne/maasai/madict.htm

Publications récentes / Recent publications :
  • Payne, Doris, 1994, (with Mitsuyo Hamaya and Peter Jacobs), Active, passive, and inverse in Maasai, Voice in Discourse (T. Givón ed.), Amsterdam, John Benjamins.
  • Payne, Doris, 1995, Verb initial languages and information order, Word Order in Discourse (Mickey Noonan & Pamela Downing eds.), Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 449-485.
  • Payne, Doris, 1996, (with Immanuel Barshi), The interpretation of “possessor raising” in a Maasai dialect, Proceedings of the Sixth International Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Conference (Lionel Bender and Tom Hinnebusch eds.), Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere (Universität zu Köln), 45, 207-226.
  • Payne, Doris, 1997, The Maasai External Possessor Construction, Essays on Language Function and Language Type (Joan Bybee, John Haiman, & Sandra Thompson eds.), Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 395-422.
  • Payne, Doris, 1997, Semantic role and argument structure in the Maasai “external possession” construction, Proceedings of the 1997 23rd Meetings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 98-115. [Invited plenary paper]
  • Payne, Doris, 1998, Maasai gender in typological perspective, Studies in African Linguistics, 27, 159-175.
  • Payne, Doris, 1998, (with Immanuel Barshi), Argument structure and Maasai possessive interpretation: Implications for language learning, Foreign Language Acquisition: Psycholinguistic Experiments on Training and Retention, (Alice F. Healy & Lyle E. Bourne, Jr. Eds), Mahwah (NJ), Erlbaum, 213-229.
  • Payne, Doris, 1999, (ed., with Immanuel Barshi), External Possession, Amsterdam, John Benjamins. [includes work on Maa external possession]
  • Payne, Doris, 2001, The explanation of argument structure: lexicalization or discourse use?, Proceedings of the Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics, Seoul, Korean Society of Discourse and Cognition, 532-556. [issues in Maa verb argument structure].
  • Payne, Doris, 2001, How to develop a new intransitive: the story of Maa sip ‘make smooth, lick clean, bless, kill, tell the truth’ and ‘be certain’, Proceedings of the Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics, Seoul, Korean Society of Discourse and Cognition, 339-362.
  • Payne, Doris, 2001, (with Leonard Ole-Kotikash and A. Keswe Mapena Ole-Lekutit), A Frame Semantics approach to lexemic structure: Uncovering the truth about Maa a-síp, JALL 22, 145–168.
  • Payne, Doris, (in process) (ed., with Mechthild Reh), Nilo-Saharan volume(s) (Title(s) TBA) Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.

    mise à jour / update : 2002-11-26

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