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Name: Steve  Nicolle (IPA: [sti:v])
Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
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State and/or Country: BC
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
Selected Publications: A descriptive grammar of Digo, 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 8 book chapters, a trilingual Digo-Swahili-English dictionary (co-authored), 1 ethnobotany, 4 conference proceedings, and 26 book reviews.
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Grammar of Digo
Courses Taught: Semantics & Pragmatics
Discourse Analysis
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Conceptual and Procedural Encoding in Relevance Theory: A study with reference to English and Kiswahili
Reviewer of: Review: Omar - Kiswahili conversations (LL Issue 8.831)
Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages (LL Issue 22.3912)
Academic Paper Abstract: Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen and Heidi E. Hamilton (eds.), The handbook of discourse analysis (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001. Pp. xx+851.
Jouni Maho, A comparative study of Bantu noun classes (Orientalia et Africana Gothoburgensia 13). G”teborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1999. Pp. xvi+388.
Diachrony and Grammaticalization
Pragmatic aspects of grammaticalization
Implicit Aspects of Culture in Source and Target Language Contexts
Scope and the functions of be going to
Textual functions of Chidigo demonstratives
The Grammaticalization of Tense Markers: A pragmatic reanalysis
Distal Aspects in Bantu Languages
A Comparative Study of Ethnobotanical Taxonomies: KiSwahili and ChiDigo.
Markers of general interpretive use in Amharic and Swahili
Communicated and Non-communicated Acts in Relevance Theory.
Experimental Pragmatics and What Is said: A response to Gibbs and Moise.
On the Translation of Implicit Information: Experimental evidence and further considerations.
A relevance-theoretic account of 'be going to'
Review of A. Werner (1919, reprinted 2011) Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages
Review of K. Jaszczolt (2005) Default Semantics: Foundations of a compositional theory of acts of communication
Review of G. Yule (2006) The Study of Language (3rd Edition) and R. W. Fasold & J. Connor-Linton (eds.) (2006) An Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Review of A. Verhagen (2005) Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, syntax, and cognition
Review of M. Mous (2003) The Making of a Mixed Language: The case of Ma’a/Mbugu
Review of C. Myers-Scotton (2002) Contact Linguistics: Bilingual encounters and grammatical outcomes
Review of E. Shay & U. Seibert (eds.) (2003) Motion, Direction and Location in Languages: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier
Review of D. Schiffren et al. (eds.) (2001) Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Go-and-V, Come-and-V, Go-V and Come-V: A corpus-based account of deictic movement verb constructions.
Metarepresentational demonstratives in Digo
Mental models theory and relevance theory in quantificational reasoning
The grammaticalisation of movement verbs in Digo and English
Phatic interpretations: standardisation and conventionalisation
‘Be Going to’ and ‘Will’: A monosemous account
A Relevance Theory Perspective on Grammaticalization
The Swahili Object Marker: Syntax, semantics and mythology
Review of K. R. Coventry, T. Tenbrink & J. A. Batemen (eds.) (2009) Spatial Language and Dialogue
Review of W. G. Lycan (2001) Real Conditionals and B. Dancygier & E. Sweetser (2005) Mental Spaces in Grammar: Conditional constructions
A Grammar of Digo (a Bantu language of Kenya and Tanzania)
Semantic-pragmatic change in Bantu ‑no demonstrative forms
The Relevance of Ethnobotanical Studies to Linguistic Vitality: The case of plant use and classification among the Digo of Kenya

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