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Name: Mark  William  Post
Institution: Universität Bern
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State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Mainland South-East Asian language typology
Subject Language(s): Adi
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: -- and T. Kanno to appear 2013. ‘Apatani phonology and lexicon, with a special focus on tone.’ Himalayan Linguistics 12 (1).
Blench, R. and M. W. Post to appear 2013. ‘Re-thinking Sino-Tibetan phylogeny from the perspective of North East Indian languages.’ In N. Hill and T. Owen-Smith, Eds. Trans- Himalayan Linguistics. Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter.
Post, M. W. 2013. ‘The Siyom River Valley: An essay on intra-subgroup convergence in Tibeto-Burman.’ In G. Hyslop, S. Morey and M. W. Post, Eds. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 5. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India: 60-90.
-- 2013. ‘Person-sensitive TAME marking in Galo: Historical origins and functional motivation.’ In T. Thornes, E. Andvik, G. Hyslop and J. Jansen, Eds., Functional and Historical Approaches to Explanation: A Festschrift for Scott DeLancey. Typological Studies in Language. Amsterdam, John Benjamins: 105-130.
-- 2012. ‘The language, culture, environment and origins of Proto-Tani speakers: What is knowable, and what is not (yet).’ In S. Blackburn and T. Huber, Eds. Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas. Leiden, Brill: 153-186.
-- and Y. Modi 2011. ‘Language contact and the genetic position of Milang (Eastern
Himalaya).’ Anthropological Linguistics 53.3: 215-258.
-- 2011. ‘Prosody and typological drift in Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman: Against “Indosphere” and “Sinosphere”.’ In S. Srichampa, P. Sidwell and K. J. Gregerson, Eds., Austroasiatic Studies: Papers from ICAAL4. Mon-Khmer Studies Special Issue 3. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics: 198-211.
-- 2011. ‘Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in Galo.’ In F.-H.
Yap, K. Grunow-Hårsta and J. Wrona, Eds. Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and
Typological Perspectives. Typological Studies in Language 96. Amsterdam, John Benjamins: 255 –
-- 2011. ‘Topographical deixis and the Tani languages of North East India’. In G.
Hyslop, S. Morey and M. W. Post, Eds. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 3. New Delhi,
Cambridge University Press India: 137-154.
-- 2009. ‘The phonology and grammar of Galo “words”: A case study in benign disunity.’ Studies in Language 34.4: 931-971.
Post, M. W. 2008. ‘Adjectives in Thai: Implications for a functionalist typology of word classes.’ Linguistic Typology 12.3: 339-381.
-- 2007. ‘Grammaticalization and compounding in Thai and Chinese: A text- frequency approach.’ Studies in Language 31.1: 117-176.
-- 2006. ‘Compounding and the structure of the Tani lexicon.’ Linguistics of the
Tibeto-Burman Area 29.1: 41-60.
Rwbaa, `Igoo, M. W. Post, `Ilww Rwbaa, M. `Nyodu, K. `Bagra, B. Rwbaa, T. Rwbaa, N. Aado and D. Keenaa 2009. Galo-English Dictionary, with English-Galo Index. Itanagar, Galo Welfare Society. (478 pp.; .pdf version at
Hyslop, G., S. Morey and M. W. Post, Eds. (2008-2013). North East Indian Linguistics Vols. 1-5.
New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India (ISBN: 978-93-8226-472-9; ISBN: 978-81-7596-930-8; ISBN: 978-81-7596-793-9; ISBN: 978-81-7596-714-4; ISBN: 978-81-7596-600-0).
Announced on LINGUIST :  North East Indian Linguistics
 North East Indian Linguistics Vol. 2
 North East Indian Linguistics - Volume 3
Courses Taught: - Fieldwork methodology
- The Structure of English Words
- Phonetics
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Analytical Methods in Morphology and Syntax
- Anthropological Linguistics
- Analytical morphosyntax in synchronic and diachronic perspectives
Dissertation Abstract: A Grammar of Galo
Reviewer of: A Reference Grammar of Thai (LL Issue 21.584)

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