Paul R. Kroeger, PhD


Paul Kroeger

Contact Info

Email: paul_kroeger@gial.edu
Phone: (972) 708-7400 ext. 2128
Office: Mahler 101C

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About Paul


Paul Kroeger has worked in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. His research has mostly dealt with the syntax of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages. He currently teaches graduate-level courses in syntax and semantics. Since 2004 he has also served as a Senior Linguistics Consultant for SIL International.

Curriculum Vitae


Education

Stanford University

1991, Ph.D. in Linguistics Dissertation topic: “Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog

University of Texas at Arlington

1981, M.A. in Linguistics

Yale University

1975, B.S. in Math

Research interests

Languages of Borneo, Western Austronesian syntax, descriptive linguistics

Grants

NEH-NSF Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship no. FN-50027-07: “Kimaragang (KQR) grammar outline and digital recordings,” July–Dec 2007.

Publications and Monographs

Books:

2005.
Analyzing grammar: an introduction. Cambridge University Press. (Book notice here )
2004.
Analyzing syntax: a lexical-functional approach. Cambridge University Press. (book notice here)
1993.
Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog. CSLI Publications, Stanford CA. (book notice here)

Selected articles:

2017.
Frustration, culmination, and inertia in Kimaragang grammar.” Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 2(1): 56. 1–29, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.146
2017.
Basic concepts in Information Structure: Topic, Focus, and Contrast.”  GIAL Electronic Notes Series (GIALens) Volume 11, No. 1.
2016.
“Descriptive vs. expressive reduplication in Kimaragang.” (with Jim Johansson).  In Hiroki Nomoto, Takuya Miyauchi & Asako Shiohara (eds.), AFLA 23: The Proceedings of the 23rd Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, 1-19. Asia-Pacific Linguistics 34. Canberra: Australian National University. (Pre-publication version here)
2014.
An affectedness constraint in Kimaragang restructuring.” In Miriam Butt & Tracy Holloway King (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG14 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
2014.
Passive agents in Malay: the binding properties and discourse functions of agentive =nya.” In Siaw-Fong Chung and Hiroki Nomoto, eds. Current Trends in Malay Linguistics. NUSA 57: 5–29. [Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10108/79283]
2014.
 “Nominal and emphatic negation in Borneo.” In Advances in research on linguistic and cultural practices in Borneo (A memorial to Peter Martin), ed. by Peter Sercombe, Michael Boutin, and Adrian Clynes, pp. 201–226. Borneo Research Council.
2014.
“External negation in Malay/Indonesian.” Language 90.1:137–184.  (Pre-publication version here)
2012.
2010.
2010.
McKaughan’s analysis of Philippine voice.” In Piakandatu ami Dr. Howard P. McKaughan, eds. Loren Billings & Nelleke Goudswaard, pp. 207-212. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines, and SIL Philippines.
2009.
Malagasy clefts from a Western Malayo-Polynesian perspective: comments on the paper by Hans-Martin Gärtner.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27.4:817-838. DOI 10.1007/s11049-009-9082-4.
2009.
The Dialects of Biatah.” In Martin, Peter W. & Peter G. Sercombe, eds., Languages in Borneo: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives. Borneo Research Council Procedings Series vol. 8. pp. 111-144
2008.
“Result complex predicates in Kimaragang Dusun.” In Phil Quick & Joanna Smith (editors), 10-ICAL Borneo, Sulawesi, and Philippines papers. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures vol. 19.
2008.
Vowel Harmony in Kimaragang as a Lexical Rule.” In Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language & Life. Linda Uyechi and Lian-Hee Wee, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. pp. 75-88.
2007.
Morphosyntactic vs. morphosemantic functions of Indonesian -kan.” In Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes of Joan Bresnan.  Annie Zaenen, Jane Simpson, Tracy Holloway King, Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling, and Chris Manning, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, pp. 229–251.
2007.
“LFG as a framework for descriptive grammar.”Proceedings of the LFG07 Conference. Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, pp. 293–301.
2007.
Review of Balinese morphosyntax: a lexical-functional approach, by I Wayan Arka.”Oceanic Linguistics 46 (1): 306–313.
2007.
“The syntactic distribution of ‘modal particles’ in Kimaragang Dusun.” Paper presented atBeyond ‘Focus’ and Ergativity: Towards a more comprehensive view of Austronesian morphosyntax conference, 13–15 Sept. 2007, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin.
2006.
“Review of Cristofaro, 2003, Subordination. Oxford University Press.” SIL Electronic Book Reviews, SILEBR 2006-001. http://www.sil.org:8090/silebr/2006/silebr2006-001
2005.
Kimaragang.” In Sander Adelaar & Nikolaus Himmelmann, eds., The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, London & New York: Routledge, pp. 397–428.
2005.
(co-authored with Jim Johansson). “Object alternations in Kimaragang.” To appear in J. Heinz & D. Ntelitheos, eds., Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA). UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 12.
2004.
“Backwards resultatives in Kimaragang Dusun.” Paper presented at Syntax of the World’s Languages-1, Leipzig, Germany. Preliminary draft available at:http://email.eva.mpg.de/~cschmidt/SWL1/handouts/Kroeger.pdf
1998.
Clitics and clause structure in Tagalog.” In Bautista (ed.), Pagtanaw: Essays on language in honor of Teodoro A. Llamzon. Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Manila.
1998.
Language Classification in Sarawak: A Status Report.” Sarawak Museum Journal vol. LIII, No. 74:137-173.
1998.
Nouns and verbs in Tagalog: a reply to Foley.” Paper presented at the 3rd Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference, Brisbane.
1996.
“The morphology of affectedness in Kimaragang Dusun.” In H. Steinhauer (ed.), Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 3. Pacific Linguistics A-84.
1996.
Asu vs. Tasu: On the origins of Dusunic moveable t-.” In James Collins (ed.), Language and Oral Traditions in Borneo. Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series vol. 2.
1994.
“Vowel harmony systems in three Sabahan languages.” In P. Martin (ed.), Shifting patterns of language use in Borneo. Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series vol. 3.
1994.
Recommendations for standardizing the Biatah spelling system.” unpublished ms.
1994.
“Vowel Harmony, Neutralization and Inalterability in Dusun vs. Murut.” Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, 22-27 August, 1994, Leiden.
1993.
Another look at subjecthood in Tagalog.” Philippine Journal of Linguistics 24.2:1-16.
1993.
“Kimaragang phonemics.” In Michael E. Boutin and Inka Pekkanen (eds.), Phonological descriptions of Sabah languages: Studies from ten languages, pp. 31-45. Sabah Museum Monograph, 4. Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Museum.
1991.
“National language comprehension in rural Sabah.” Jurnal Bahasa Moden 6:29-47. Pusat Bahasa, University of Malaya.
1991.
“The event line in Kimaragang narrative.” In S. Levinsohn, ed. Thematic continuity and development in languages of Sabah. Pacific Linguistics C-118.
1990.
“Stative aspect and unaccusativity in Kimaragang Dusun.” Oceanic Linguistics 29.2:110-131.
1989.
Discontinuous reduplication in vernacular Malay.” Procedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, vol. 15.
1988.
Trilingual phrase book: Kimaragang-Bahasa Malaysia-English. Kota Kinabalu: United Sabah Dusun Association.
1988.
“Verbal focus in Kimaragang.” In Papers in Western Austronesian linguistics No. 3, pp. 217-240. Pacific Linguistics, A-78.
1988.
“Case marking in Kimaragang causative constructions.” In Papers in Western Austronesian linguistics No. 3, pp. 241-276. Pacific Linguistics, A-78.
1986.
“Intelligibility patterns in Sabah and the problem of prediction.” In FOCAL I: Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, ed. by Geraghty, Carrington and Wurm, pp. 309-339. (Pacific Linguistics C-93).
1985.
“Linguistic relations among the Dusunic groups in the Kota Marudu district.” Borneo Research Bulletin 17.1:31-46.