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Mark Donohue



    Donohue, Mark, and Dubi Nanda Dhakal. 2016. A Tsum lexicon. Languages of the World/Descriptive 61. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (Lincom page)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. Wulguru: a salvage study of a north-eastern Australian language from Townsville. Languages of the World/Materials 463. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Lila San Roque. 2004. I'saka: a sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics No. 554. (PDF, 0.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. A Grammar of Tukang Besi. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Grammar Library series No. 20. (see this page)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. Warembori. Languages of the World/Materials 341. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (PDF, 0.4MB)

Edited books:

    Donohue, Mark, and Søren Wichmann. 2008. Semantic alignment: typological and descriptive studies. Oxford University Press. (PDF, 11.8MB)

Published articles:

    Donohue, Cathryn, and Mark Donohue. 2016. The variable use of the ergative case in Bumthang. Language 92 (1): 179-188. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Mark Donohue. 2016. Culture mediates the effects of humidity on language. Journal of Language Evolution 1 (1): 57-60. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2015. Coordination and subordination: on the relationship between grammar and discourse. In Yanti and Asako Shiohara, eds. Clause combining in the Languages languages of Indonesia. Nusa 59: 69-86. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Dhakal, Dubi Nanda, and Mark Donohue. 2015. Inchoative/causative verb pairs in Tsum. Nepalese Linguistics 30: 45-49.

    De Langhe, Edmond, Xavier Perrier, Mark Donohue, and Tim Denham. 2015. The Original Banana Split: Multi-disciplinary implications of the generation of African and Pacific Plantains in Island Southeast Asia. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 14: 299-312. Available online at the journal homepage.

    Donohue, Mark, Bhoj Raj Gautam and Madhav Prasad Pokharel. 2014. Negation and nominalisation in Kusunda. Language 90 (3): 737-745. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Gautam, Bhoj Raj and Mark Donohue. 2014. Deixis in Kusunda. Nepalese Linguistics 29: 152-157. (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2014. Non-tonal prosody and non-standard phonetics in the Himalayas. Nepalese Linguistics 29: 97-100. (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Hammarstrom, Harald, and Mark Donohue. 2014. Some Principles on the use of Macro-Areas in Typological Comparison. Language Dynamics and Change. (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Bhoj Raj Gautam. 2013. Evidence and stance in Kusunda. Nepalese Linguistics 28: 38-47. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2013. Towards a Papuan history of languages. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 31 (1): 24-41. Available online at (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Wright, Duncan, Tim Denham, Denis Shine and Mark Donohue. 2013. An Archaeological Review of western New Guinea. Journal of World Prehistory 26 (1): 25-73. (PDF, 5.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Tim Denham. 2012. Lapita and Proto-Oceanic: thinking outside the pot. Journal of Pacific History 47 (4): 443-457. (PDF, 0.7MB)

    Denham, Tim, and Mark Donohue. 2012. Lack of correspondence between Asian-Papuan genetic admixture and Austronesian dispersal in eastern Indonesia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (39): E2577. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Denham, Tim, and Mark Donohue. 2012. Reconnecting genes, languages and material culture in Island Southeast Asia: aphorisms on geography and history. Language Dynamics and Change 2: 184-211. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark, Tim Denham and Stephen Oppenheimer. 2012. Uncoupling inheritance and diffusion: a lexical-based methodology detects social distance. Diachronica 29 (4): 502-522. (PDF, 1.5MB, PDF (supplement), 0.6MB)

    (Rejoinder by Greenhill and Gray, and their supplement)

    Donohue, Mark, Tim Denham and Stephen Oppenheimer. 2012. Consensus and the lexicon in historical linguistics. Diachronica 29 (4): 538-546. (PDF, 0.2MB, PDF (supplement), 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2012. Typology and Areality. Language Dynamics and Change 2: 98-116. (PDF, 2.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Tim Denham. 2011. Language and genes attest different histories in Island Southeast Asia. Oceanic Linguistics 50 (2): 536-542. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2011. Stability of word order: even simple questions need careful answers. Linguistic Typology 15: 381-391. (PDF, 2.9MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Johanna Nichols. 2011. Does phoneme inventory size correlate with population size? Linguistic Typology 15: 161-170. (PDF, 1.8MB)

    Ross, Bill, and Mark Donohue. 2011. The many origins of Diversity and Complexity in phonology. Linguistic Typology 15: 251-265. (PDF, 5.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2011. Case and configurationality: scrambling or mapping? Journal of Morphology 21: 499-513. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Bronwen Whiting. 2011. Quantifying areality: a study of prenasalisation in Southeast Asia and New Guinea. Linguistic Typology 15: 101-121. (PDF, 1.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark, Simon Musgrave, Bronwen Whiting and Søren Wichmann. 2011. Typological feature analysis models linguistic geography. Language 87 (2): 369-383. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Xavier Perrier, Edmond De Langhe, Mark Donohue, Carol Lentfer, Luc Vrydaghs, Frédéric Bakry, Françoise Carreel, Isabelle Hippolyte, Jean-Pierre Horry, Christophe Jenny, Vincent Lebot, Ange-Marie Risterucci, Kodjo Tomekpe, Hugues Doutrelepont, Terry Ball, Jason Manwaring, Pierre de Maret, and Tim Denham. 2011. Multidisciplinary perspectives on banana (Musa spp.) domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108 (28): 11311-11318. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Soares, Pedro, Teresa Rito, Jean Trejaut, Maru Mormina, Catherine Hill, Emma Tinkler-Hundai, Michelle Braid, Douglas J. Clarke, Jun-Hun Loo, Noel Thomson, Tim Denham, Mark Donohue, Vincent Macaulay, Marie Lin, Stephen Oppenheimer and Martin Richards 2011. Ancient Voyaging and Polynesian Origins. American Journal of Human Genetics 88 (2): 239-247. (PDF, 0.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Tim Denham. 2010. Farming and Language in Island Southeast Asia: reframing Austronesian history. Current Anthropology 51 (2): 223-256. (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Denham, Tim, Mark Donohue, and Sara Booth. 2009. Horticultural experimentation in northern Australia reconsidered. Antiquity 83: 634-648. (PDF, 1.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2009. Geography is more robust than Linguistics. Science E-letter, 13 August 2009. Available online here. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Denham, Tim, and Mark Donohue. 2009. Pre-Austronesian dispersal of banana cultivars west from New Guinea: linguistic relics from eastern Indonesia. Archaeology in Oceania 44: 18-28. (PDF, 0.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Tim Denham. 2009. Banana (Musa spp.) Domestication in the Asia-Pacific Region: Linguistic and archaeobotanical perspectives. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 7: 293-332. (PDF, 1.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. How many guests, what sort of hosts? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (1). (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Complex predicates and bipartite stems in Skou. Studies in Language 32 (2): 279-335. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Charles E. Grimes. 2008. Yet more on the position of the languages of eastern Indonesia and East Timor. Oceanic Linguistics 47 (1): 115-159. (PDF, 0.9MB)

    Donohue, Mark, Søren Wichmann and Mihai Albu. 2008. Typology, areality and diffusion. Oceanic Linguistics 47 (1): 223-232. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Covert word classes: seeking your own syntax in Tukang Besi. Parts of Speech: Descriptive tools, theoretical constructs. In Umberto Ansaldo, Jan Don and Roland Pfau, eds., Special issue of Studies in Language 32 (3): 590-609. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Prefixal ‘suffixes’ in Skou. Australian Journal of Linguistics 28 (2): 139-170. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Antoinette Schapper. 2008. Whence the Oceanic indirect possessive construction? Oceanic Linguistics 47 (2): 316-327. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Tim Denham. 2008. The Language of Lapita: Vanuatu and an early Papuan Presence in the Pacific. Oceanic Linguistics 47 (2): 365-376. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Complexities with restricted numeral systems. Linguistic Typology 12 (3): 423-429. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Pronouns, clitics, orders and grammaticalization in Tukang Besi. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures 17: 1-12. (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Yusuf Sawaki. 2007. Papuan Malay pronouns: forms and functions. Oceanic Linguistics 46 (1): 253-276. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. Word order in Austronesian: from north to south and west to east. Linguistic Typology 11 (2): 351-393. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. The Papuan language of Tambora. Oceanic Linguistics 46 (2): 520-537. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. The Malay mirror of the Austronesian world. Lingua 137 (1): 1-30. (PDF, 1.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Simon Musgrave. 2007. Typology and the linguistic macro-history of island Melanesia. Oceanic Linguistics 46 (2): 348-387. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Butler, Alistair, and Mark Donohue. 2007. Argument Dependencies in Tukang Besi: a formal account. In B.D. ten Cate and H.W. Zeevat, eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Logic, Language, and Computation 4363: 72-84. (PDF, 0.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Negative grammatical functions in Skou. Language 82 (2): 383-398. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Coronals and velars: support for Blust. Oceanic Linguistics 45 (1): 229-241. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Classification in Human language. In Problematizing Global Knowledge: Special Issue of Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3): 40-42. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Configurationality in the languages of New Guinea. Australian Journal of Linguistics 25 (2): 181-218. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Syntactic and lexical factors conditioning the diffusion of sound change. Oceanic Linguistics 44 (2): 427-442. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Word order in New Guinea: dispelling a myth. Oceanic Linguistics 44 (2): 527-536. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Numerals and their position in universals. Journal of Universal Language 6 (2): 1-37. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2004. Proto-Oceanic *ma- and the adjectives: Oceanic as seen through possibly productive morphology in Tukang Besi. Oceanic Linguistics 43 (1): 149-176. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2004. Typology and linguistic areas. Oceanic Linguistics 43 (1): 221-239. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2004. Review of A Grammar of Hatam, by Ger Reesink. Oceanic Linguistics 42 (1): 244-251. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. Morphological templates, headedness, and applicatives in Barupu. Oceanic Linguistics 42 (1): 111-143. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. The laryngeal gesture in Austronesian languages: a terminological quibble. Oceanic Linguistics 42 (1): 213-217. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. Agreement in the Skou language: a historical account. Oceanic Linguistics 42 (2): 479-498. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2002. Which sounds change: descent and borrowing in the Skou family. Oceanic Linguistics 41 (1): 157-207. (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2001. Coding choices in argument structure: Austronesian applicatives in texts. Studies in Language 25 (2): 217-254. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2001. Split intransitivity and Saweru. Oceanic Linguistics 40 (2): 321-336. (PDF, 0.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2000. Pronouns and gender: exploring nominal classification systems in northern New Guinea. Oceanic Linguistics 39 (2): 1-11. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Börjars, Kersti, and Mark Donohue. 2000. Much ado about nothing: features and zeroes in Germanic noun phrases. Studia Linguistica 54 (3): 309-353. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Lea Brown. 1999. Ergativity: some additions from Indonesia. Australian Journal of Linguistics 19 (1): 57-76. (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. Irregularity and pronominal markedness: where favoritism sets in. Oceanic Linguistics 38 (2): 409-420. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. Syntactic categories in Tukang Besi. À propos des catégories syntaxiques: Revue Québécoise de Linguistique 27 (2): 71-90. (PDF, 1.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1998. Transitivity in Tukang Besi. Studies in Language 22 (1): 83-111. (PDF, 2.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and John Charles Smith. 1998. What’s happened to us? Some developments in the Malay pronoun system. Oceanic Linguistics 37 (1): 65-84. (PDF, 0.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1998. A note on verbal agreement in Maung. Australian Journal of Linguistics 18 (1): 73 89. (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1998. A short note on a non-Nominative grammatical pivot in a Philippine-type language. Philippine Journal of Linguistics 29 (1-2): 83-93. (PDF, 0.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1997. Tone in New Guinea. Linguistic Typology 1 (3): 347-386. (PDF, 3.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Cathryn Donohue. 1997. Fore case marking. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 28 (1-2): 69-98. (PDF, 1.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1996. Split-intransitivity in Tukang Besi. Oceanic Linguistics 35 (2): 294-305. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1996. Relative clauses in Tukang Besi: grammatical functions and thematic roles. Linguistic Analysis 26 (3-4): 159-173. (PDF, 0.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1996. Inverse in Tanglapui. Language and linguistics in Melanesia 27 (2): 101-118. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1996. Bajau, a symmetrical Austronesian language. Language 72 (4): 782-793. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1994. Tukang Besi. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 24 (1): 39-41. (PDF, 0.3MB)


    Donohue, Mark. 2015. Morphological opacity: rules of referral in Kanum verbs. In Greville Corbett and Matthew Baerman, eds., Understanding and measuring Morphological Complexity, 53-68 Oxford: Oxford University Press. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2015. Verbal inflection in Iha: a multiplicity of alignments. In Matthew Baerman, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Inflection, 405-418 Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Donohue, Mark, and Owen Edwards. 2014. Number in Tolaki. In Marian Klamer and Frantisek Kratochvil, eds, Number and quantity in East Nusantara: 27-42. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics APL 012. (PDF, 1.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2013. Who inherits what, when? contact, substrates and superimposition zones. In Balthasar Bickel, David Peterson, Lenore Grenoble and Alan Timberlake, eds., Language Typology and Historical Contingency; in honor of Johanna Nichols: 219-239. Typological Studies in Language 104. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 7.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2012. The shape and spread of tone. In Cathryn Donohue, Shunichi Ishihara and William Steed, eds, Quantitative approaches to problems in linguistics: studies in honour of Phil Rose: 9-20. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (PDF, 12.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2011. Papuan Malay of New Guinea. In Claire Lefebvre, ed., Creoles, their substrates and language typology: 413-436. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Donohue, Cathryn, and Mark Donohue. 2010. The case of possessors and ‘subjects’. In Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam and Lisa deMena Travis, eds., Austronesian and theoretical linguistics: 103-116. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2010. Skou. Part of the Working Papers of the Automated Similarity Judgment Program. Available online at (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2010. Dental discrepancies and the sound of Proto-Austronesian. In Bethwyn Evans, ed., Discovering History through Language: papers in honour of Malcolm Ross: 271-287. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 605. (PDF, 3.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2010. The Papuanness of Papua New Guinea’s eastern highlands. In Loren Billings and Nelleke Goudswaard, eds., Piakandatu ami Dr. Howard P. McKaughan: 87-93. [Festschrift for Howard McKaughan] Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2009. A sociolinguistic sketch of New Guinea. In Nicole Müller and Martin J. Ball, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World: a Handbook: 179-184. London: Routledge. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2009. Syllables, vowel length, and the spread of suprasegmentals. In Linda Uyechi and Wee Lian Hee, eds., Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life. [Festschrift for K.P. Mohanan]: 47-58. Stanford: CSLI Press. (PDF, 0.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2009. The history of the Tukang Besi pronominals. In Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley, eds., Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Robert Blust: 163-177. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 601. (PDF, 3.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2009. Case in an Austronesian language: case distinguishability in Tukang Besi. In Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer, eds., Handbook of Case: 771-778. Oxford University Press. (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Different subjects, different marking. In Peter de Swart and Helen Hoop, eds., Differential subject marking: 247-279. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, vol. 72. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press. (PDF, 4.0MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Semantic alignment systems: what’s what, and what’s not. In Mark Donohue and Søren Wichmann, eds., Semantic alignment: typological and descriptive studies: 24-75. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (PDF, 11.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Obligatory incorporation and ‘have’ in Tukang Besi. In Yury A. Lander and Alexander K. Ogloblin, eds., Language and text in the Austronesian world: studies in honour of Ülo Sirk: 179-197. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Bound pronominals in the West Papuan languages. In Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans and Luisa Miceli, eds., Morphology and Language history, in honour of Harold Koch: [Current issues in linguistics theory 298]: 43-58. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 0.9MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Hierarchies in argument structure increasing processes: ranking causative and applicative. In Simon Musgrave and Peter K. Austin, eds., Voice and Grammatical Functions in Austronesian: 228-246. Stanford: CSLI Publications. (PDF, 1.0MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. Lexicography for your friends. In Diana Eades, John Lynch and Jeff Siegel, eds., Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley: 395-405. Creole Studies Library 30. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2007. Variation in voice in Indonesian/Malay: historical and synchronic perspectives. In Yoshiko Matsumoto, David Y. Oshima, Orrin R. Robinson, and Peter Sells, eds., Diversity in Language: Perspectives and Implications: 71-129. Stanford: CSLI Publications. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Skou languages. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition), volume 11: 402-403. Oxford: Elsevier. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Torricelli languages. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition), volume 13: 1-3. Oxford: Elsevier. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2006. Flores languages. In Keith Brown, ed., Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition), volume 4: 495-496. Oxford: Elsevier. (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. The pretenders to the Muna-Buton group. In John Bowden and Nikolaus Himmelmann, eds., Papers in Austronesian subgrouping and dialectology: 21-35. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 563. (PDF, 0.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Melissa Crowther. 2005. Meeting in the middle: interaction in North-Central New Guinea. In Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Jack Golson and Robin Hide, eds., Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples: 167-184. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (PDF, 2.0MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. The Palu’e passive: from pragmatic construction to grammatical device. In I Wayan Arka and Malcolm Ross, eds., The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice Systems: some new empirical studies: 59-85. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. (PDF, 3.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2002. Voice in Tukang Besi and the Austronesian voice system. In Fay Wouk and Malcolm Ross, eds., The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems: 81-99. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 518. (PDF, 2.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2002. Tobati. In John Lynch, Malcolm Ross and Terry Crowley, eds., The Oceanic languages: 186-203. Richmond: Curzon Press. (PDF, 0.9MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2001. Animacy, class and gender in Burmeso. In Andrew Pawley, Malcolm Ross and Darrel Tryon, eds., The boy from Bundaberg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honour of Tom Dutton: 97-115. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 514. (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2000. Tukang Besi dialectology. In Charles E. Grimes, ed., Spices from the east: papers on languages of eastern Indonesia: 55-72. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 503. (PDF, 2.5MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. Syntactic roles vs. Semantic roles: External Possession in Tukang Besi. In Doris Payne and Immanuel Barshi, eds., External Possession. Typological Studies in Language No. 39: 373-401. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1999. Tukang Besi. In John Esling and Francis Nolan, eds., Handbook of the IPA: 159-161. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Originally published as: Donohue, Mark. 1994. Tukang Besi. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 24 (1): 39-41. Reprinted 2003 as Tukan besi-go, in Kokusaionseikigoo gaido bukku (kokusai onseigakkaiannai): 204-208). (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1997. Some trade languages of insular South-East Asia and Irian Jaya (including Maps 77 and 78: Tukang Besi as lingua franca, Precolonial contact languages of Irian Jaya, and Further contact languages of Irian Jaya). In S.A. Wurm, Peter Muhlhausler and Darrell T. Tryon, eds., Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas: 713-716. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1997. Some notes on the use of Geser as a trade language in eastern Indonesia (including Maps 78, and 79: Precolonial contact languages of Irian Jaya, and Further contact languages of Irian Jaya). In S.A. Wurm, Peter Muhlhausler and Darrell T. Tryon, eds., Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas: 716-717. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1997. Hatam phonology and grammatical notes. In Andrew K. Pawley, ed., Papers in Papuan linguistics No. 2: 37-57. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics A-87. (PDF, 2.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1995. Barking up the wrong tree: chasing an Oceanic dog west to Indonesia. In Connie Baak, Mary Bakker and Dick van der Meij, eds, Tales from a concave world: Liber amicorum Bert Voorhoeve: 216-245. Leiden: Projects division, Department of languages and cultures from Southeast Asia and Oceania, Leiden University. (PDF, 0.xxMB)

Conference proceedings:

    Donohue, Mark. 2014. Studying contact without detailed studies of the languages involved: a non-philological approach to language contact. In Kayla Carpenter, Oana David, Florian Lionnet, Christine Sheil, Tammy Stark and Vivian Wauters, eds, Proceedings of the 38th Annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, (2012) (Approaches to Language Contact): 92-120. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistic Society. (PDF, 1.0MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2012. Argument structure and adjuncts: perspectives from New Guinea. In Zhenya Antic, Charles B. Yang, Clare S. Sandy and Maziar Toosarvandani, eds, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, February 10-12 2006 (Theoretical Approaches to Argument Structure): 491-502. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistic Society. (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Pronouns, clitics, orders and grammaticalization in Tukang Besi. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures 17: 1-12. (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2008. Alternative event codings. In Wilaiwan Khanittanan and Paul Sidwell, eds., SEALS XIV Volume 1: Papers from the 14th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistic Society 2004: 107-116. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics E-5. (PDF, 3.4MB)

    Butler, Alastair, and Mark Donohue. 2007. Tukang Besi clauses without embeddings. In Balder D. ten Cate, Henk W. Zeevat, eds., 6th International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation Batumi, Georgia, September 12-16, 2005, Revised Selected Papers. Springer-Verlag: FOLLI series (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4363 (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence)). (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Tone and the Trans New Guinea languages. In Shigeki Kaji, ed., Proceedings of the symposium Cross-linguistic Studies of Tonal Phenomena: historical development and the tone/syntax interface. Tokyo University of Foreign studies: Research Institute for Language and Cultures of Asia and Africa. (PDF, 2.7MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2005. Structure is not syntax: passive functions in Tukang Besi. In Jeffrey Heinz & Dimitris Ntelitheos, eds., Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association: 73-89. University of California at Los Angeles Working Papers in Linguistics 12. Available online at (PDF, 0.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2004. Floating quantifiers and universal grammar. In Christo Moskowsky, ed., Proceedings of the 2003 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society. University of Newcastle. Published online at (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2004. Voice oppositions without voice morphology. In Paul Law, ed., Proceedings of AFLA 11, ZAS, Berlin 2004. ZAS Papers in Linguistics Nr. 34 – October 2004: 73-88. Berlin: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin. (Proceedings of the 11th annual conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association). (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Cathryn, and Mark Donohue. 2004. On the special status of instrumentals. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG ‘04 Conference: 209-225. Published online at (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. The tonal system of Skou, New Guinea. In Shigeki Kaji, ed., Proceedings of the symposium Cross-linguistic Studies of Tonal Phenomena: phonetics of Tone, and descriptive studies: 329-355. Tokyo University of Foreign studies: Research Institute for Language and Cultures of Asia and Africa. (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2002. Negation and Grammatical functions in Skou. In Peter Collins & Mengistu Amberber, eds., Proceedings of ALS2002, the 2002 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. University of New South Wales. Published online at (PDF, 0.2MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2000. One phrase structure. In Keith Allan & John Henderson, (eds.), Proceedings of ALS2k, the 2000 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. University of Melbourne. Published online at (PDF, 0.1MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Anna Maclachlan. 2000. What Agreement in Chamorro? In Carolyn Smallwood and Catherine Kitto, eds., The Proceedings of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association VI: 121-132. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics. (PDF, 1.4MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1997. The applicative construction in Tukang Besi. In Cecilia Odé and Wim Stokhof, eds., Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics: 415-432. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V. (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Donohue, Mark, and Yvette van Vugt. 1992. Analysis of tone in the language of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Jeff Pittam, eds., Proceedings of the fourth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: 592-596. Brisbane: University of Queensland Printery. (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 1990. Fundamental frequency reset at clause boundaries in Tokyo dialect Japanese. Proceedings of the third Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: 90-94. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press. (PDF, 0.2MB)

Unrefereed publications:

    Donohue, Mark. 1993. Sika notes. Submitted to Hein Steinhauer, ed., NUSA. (PDF, 0.75MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. Writing your language. Vanimo, PNG. (PDF, 0.3MB)

    Donohue, Mark. 2003. Papuan Malay. MS. (PDF, 1.7MB)

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