Eva Lindström

Research

My research is largely centered on the language Kuot, spoken in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

 


On this page:  Current research
PhD research
Publications
Kuot etc.
 


 

Current research project

tarologoFrom 1 July 2002 until 30 June 2005, I worked in the project Pioneers of Island Melanesia. It was a multi-national and cross-disciplinary research project which aimed to say something about the earliest settlers of Island Melanesia. The project was granted within the programme The Origin of Man, Language and Languages (OMLL), initiated by the European Science Foundation (ESF). I was the only participant in Sweden (funded by Vetenskapsrådet); others were linguists at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) in Nijmegen in the Netherlands, archaeologists and bio-anthropologists in Great Britain, and geneticists in Germany.

I currently have a 4-year junior research position in Stockholm University, and serveral other members of the project have been fortunate to be able to keep collaborating around the same issues after the end of the formal project.

 

PhD dissertation

linkpicIn June 2002 I received a PhD degree in General Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholms universitet. My dissertation was called Topics in the grammar of Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. This work could be carried out thanks to support from the RCLT. It was meant to be a full descriptive grammar, but in the end only some of the chapters were submitted for the degree (introduction, socio-cultural info, phonology, word classes, and nouns). I am working on preparing the full grammar for publication.

 

Publications

2008 Michael Dunn, Stephen C. Levinson, Eva Lindström, Ger Reesink & Angela Terrill. “Structural phylogeny in historical linguistics: methodological explorations applied in Island Melanesia”. Language 84:4 pp710–759
 
2008 Keith Hunley, Michael Dunn, Eva Lindström, Ger Reesink, Angela Terrill, Meghan E Healy, George Koki, Françoise R Friedlaender & Jonathan S Friedlaender. “Genetic and linguistic coevolution in Northern Island Melanesia”. PLoS Genet 4(10): e1000239. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000239 (full text online)
 
2008 Eva Lindström. “Language complexity and interlinguistic difficulty”. Language Complexity: Typology, Contact, Change, Karlsson, Fred, Matti Miestamo & Kaius Sinnemäki (eds). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp217–242 (abstract)
 
2007 Eva Lindström. “Literacy in a dying language; the case of Kuot, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea” (cf same title 2005). Issues in Language Planning and Literacy, Liddicoat, AJ (ed.). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, pp185–208
 
2007 Eva Lindström, Angela Terrill, Ger Reesink & Michael Dunn. “The Languages of Island Melanesia”. Genes, Language, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific, Friedlaender, Jonathan S. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, pp118–140
 
2007 Keith Hunley, Michael Dunn, Eva Lindström, Ger Reesink, Angela Terrill, Heather Norton, Laura Scheinfeldt, Françoise R. Friedlaender, D. Andrew Merriwether, George Koki & Jonathan S. Friedlaender. “Inferring Prehistory from Genetic, Linguistic, and Geographic Variation”. Genes, Language, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific, Friedlaender, Jonathan S. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, pp141–154
 
2005 Eva Lindström. “Literacy in a dying language; the case of Kuot, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea”. Current Issues in Language Planning 6:2, pp200–223 (abstract)
 
2005  Eva Lindström & Bert Remijsen. “Aspects of the prosody of Kuot, a language where intonation ignores stress”. Linguistics 43:4, pp839–870 (abstract)
 
2002  Eva Lindström. “The Body in Expressions of Emotion: Kuot”. Pragmatics & Cognition (special issue: The Body in Description of Emotion) Vol 10:1–2, pp159–184 (abstract)
 
2002  Eva Lindström. Topics in the grammar of Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (PhD diss., Dept. of Linguistics, Stockholm University)  (pdf files)
 
2000        Eva Lindström. “Påminnande: en funktion av demonstrativer i samtalssvenska”. DENNA – DEN HÄR – DEN DÄR. Om demonstrativer i tvärspråklig belysning. En minnesskrift till Elsie Wijk-Andersson. Uppsala: ASLA Information 26:2, pp93–102 (abstract in Swedish; very short abstract in English)
 
2000  Eva Lindström. “Some Uses of Demonstratives in Spoken Swedish”. Corpus-based and Computational Approaches to Discourse Anaphora, Botley, S.P. and A.M. McEnery (eds), pp107–128. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (abstract)
 
1995  Eva Lindström. “Animacy in Interrogative Pronouns”. Papers from the XVth Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, pp307–315 (reviewed). University of Oslo, January 13–15, 1995 (abstract)
 

Kuot etc.

I have a page with a little bit about the culture and the language situation, and some linguistic information about Kuot. And another page, about travelling in New Ireland and Papua New Guinea, and yet another one about Tok Pisin, with links, including sound files for a story I recorded.

 


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