Publications

Edited volumes

In preparation

  • Janic, K., A. Witzlack-Makarevich and D. Creissels. The multifaceted nature of antipassive.

Forthcoming

  • Seržant, I. A. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. The diachronic typology of differential argument marking. Berlin: Language Science Press. (draft)
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and B. Bickel. Argument selectors: New perspectives on grammatical relations. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Typological studies in language)

2016

  • Haude, K. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. 2016. Referential hierarchies in morphosyntax. Linguistics 54:3. (Guest editors of a special issue)

2013

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and M. Ernszt. 2013. Khoisan Languages and Linguistics. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium July 79, 2008, Riezlern/Kleinwalsertal. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe. (link)

 

Monographs

In preparation

  • Namyalo, S., A. Witzlack-Makarevich, Z. Molochieva, A. Atuhairwe and A. Kiriggwajjo. A Luruuli/Lunyara dictionary with a grammar sketch. (Project description)

2011

 

Articles

In preparation

  • Lind Sørensen, M.-L. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Complementation strategies in Luruuli/Lunyara.
  • Seifert, F., J. Strunk, S. Danielsen, I. Hartmann, B. Pakendorf, S. Wichmann, A. Witzlack-Makarevich, N. de Jong and B. Bickel. Speech tempo variation universally determined by the use of nouns and verbs.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Khoisan languages. In Oxford Bibliographies in Lingustics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Clause-linkage in Nǀuu. In W. McGregor (ed.). Complex sentences in Khoisan
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A., B. Bickel, L. Bierkandt and T. Zakharko. Alignment across the lexicon.

Forthcoming

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Idiolectal and dialectal variation in Nǁng. In Brenzinger, M. and S. Shah (eds.). The past and present of the Nǀuu language and its speakers.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Argument selectors: New perspective on grammatical relations. In Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and B. Bickel (eds.). Argument selectors: New perspectives on grammatical relations. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Typological studies in language) (draft)
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and H. Nakagawa. Linguistic features and typologies in languages commonly referred to as "Khoisan". In Wolff, E. (ed.). The Cambridge Handbook of African Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (draft)
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and I. A. Seržant. Differential argument marking: Patterns of variation. In Seržant, I. A. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich (eds.). The diachronic typology of differential argument marking. Berlin: Language Science Press. (draft)

2016

  • Haude, K. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Referential hierarchies and alignment: An overview. In Linguistics 54 (3): 433–441.
  • van Lier, E., A. Witzlack-Makarevich and J. Jansen. Referential and lexical factors in alignment variation of trivalent verbs. In Linguistics 54 (3): 563–616.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A., T. Zakharko, L. Bierkandt, F. Zúñiga and B. Bickel. Decomposing hierarchical alignment: Co-arguments as conditions on alignment and the limits of referential hierarchies as explanations in verb agreement. In Linguistics 54 (3): 531–561.

2015

  • Bickel, B., A. Witzlack-Makarevich, T. Zakharko and G. Iemmolo. 2015. Exploring diachronic universals of agreement: Alignment patterns and zero marking across person categories. In Fleischer, J., E. Rieken and P. Widmer (eds.). Agreement from a diachronic perspective, 29–52. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Bickel, B., A. Witzlack-Makarevich and T. Zakharko. 2015. Typological evidence against universal effects of referential scales on case alignment. In Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., A. Malchukov and M. Richards (eds.). Scales: A cross-disciplinary perspective on referential hierarchies, 7–44 Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Bickel, B., A. Witzlack-Makarevich, K. K. Choudhary, M. Schlesewsky and I. Bornkessel-Schlesewsky. 2015. The neurophysiology of language processing shapes the evolution of grammar: evidence from case marking. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0132819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132819
  • Ernszt, M., A. Witzlack-Makarevich and T. Güldemann. 2015. Valency in Nǁng. In Malchukov, A. and B. Comrie (eds.). Valency Classes in the World’s Languages. Volume 1: Introducing the Framework, and Case Studies from Africa and Eurasia, 185–220. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Marquard, C., O. Niebuhr and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. 2015. Phonetic reduction of clicks – Evidence from Nǀuu. In Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow. Paper number 0240.

2014

  • Bickel, B., T. Zakharko, L. Bierkandt and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Semantic role clustering: An empirical assessments of semantic role types. Studies in Language 38:3, 485–511.

2013

2008

 

Recent presentations and posters

2017

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A., T. Zakharko and J. Nichols. Late aggregation as a design principle for typological databases. Vortrag auf der Tagung 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 12), Canberra, Australien, 12. bis 14. Dezember 2017.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A., L. Bierkandt and F. Zúñiga. Competition in verbal agreement paradigm: Are conflicts resolved in a systematic and historically stable way? Vortrag auf der Tagung The 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Zurich, 10. bis 13. September 2017.

2016

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Typologizing restrictions on agreement: Agreement suspension in the languages of Africa and beyond. An invited talk at Afrikalinguistisches Kolloquium, Seminar für Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 12th of January 2016.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Typological Variation of Grammatical Relations. An invited talk at the Linguistics Department of Aarhus University, 2nd of February 2016.
  • Güldemann, T. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. 2016. Towards a comprehensive annotated corpus of Shona: design, compilation and possible applications. Presented at the workshop Changing patterns in the Shona novel from Zimbabwe: A linguistic literary analysis (Chinhoyi University of Technology, 23rd February 2016).
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Using corpora for grammar writing and dictionary making. An invited talk at the Makerere University, 27th of March 2016.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. From fieldwork to a reference grammar: do's and don'ts of writing a grammar of an endangered language. An invited talk at the Makerere University, 27th of March 2016.
  • Sands, B. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Towards a dictionary of Nǀuu. Presented at "Challenges of Electronic Dictionary Publication“. University of Leipzig. 8–9 April 2016. (abstract, slides)
  • Janic, K. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. The crosslinguistic diversity of antipassives: function, meaning and structure. Presented at SLE 2016 (49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea), 31 August–3 September 2016. University of Naples Federico II, Naples.
  • Neshcheret, N. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Passives with intransitive verbs: typology and distribution. Presented at PLM2016 (46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting), 15–17 September 2016, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. Typological variation of grammatical relations: How to capture it and what it tells us. Presented at "Typology of Morphosyntactic parameters", 12th of October 2016, Moscow State University of Education.

2015

  • Bickel, B., J. Strunk, S. Danielsen, I. Hartmann, B. Pakendorf, S. Wichmann, A. Witzlack-Makarevich, T. Zakharko and F. Seifart. Noun-to-verb ratio and word order. Diversity linguistics: retrospect and prospect, 1–3 May 2015 (MPI EVA, Leipzig, Germany)
  • Güldemann, T. and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Socio-historical classification of Khoekhoe groups. Presented at “Speaking (of) Khoisan: A symposium reviewing southern African prehistory". MPI EVA, Leipzig, 14–16 May 2015. (link)

2014

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A., B. Bickel and T. Zakharko. Typological evidence against universal effects of referential scales on differential case marking. Conference on The Diachronic Typology of Differential Argument Marking. University of Konstanz.
  • Marquard, C., O. Niebuhr and A. Witzlack-Makarevich. Acoustic characteristics and variation of clicks in the endangered language Nǀuu. 14th International Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Tokyo, Japan. Poster.
  • Seifart, F., J. Strunk, B. Bickel, B. Pakendorf, A. Witzlack-Makarevich, I. Hartmann, S. Danielsen, S. Wichmann and T. Zakharko: Noun to verb ratio and word order. 8th Days of Swiss Linguistics. Universität Zürich.
  • Bickel, B., J. Strunk, S. Danielsen, I. Hartmann, B. Pakendorf, S. Wichmann, A. Witzlack-Makarevich, T. Zakharko and F. Seifart. Noun-to-verb ratio and word order. Diversity linguistics: retrospect and prospect, 1–3 May 2015 (MPI EVA, Leipzig, Germany)

 

Databases and electronic corpora

 

Reviews

  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. and C. Kász. 2014. Review of Impersonal Constructions: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective ed. by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska (review). Anthropological Linguistics 56:2, 226–228.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. 2008. Review of Brahui, a Dravidian Language (2006) by Mikhail S. Andronov, (Lincom: München) in LinguistList 16 December 2008.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. 2008. Review of Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface (2005) by Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (Cambridge University Press) in Linguistische Berichte 213, pp. 117–120.
  • Witzlack-Makarevich, A. 2007. Review of The Tujia Language (2006) by Cecilia Brassett, Philip Brassett and Meiyan Lu (Lincom: München) in LinguistList 29 January 2007.

 

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