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David A. Peterson

Professor David Peterson Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science,
Ph.D. (Linguistics) University of California, Berkeley, 1999
307 Reed Hall
(603) 646-4024
Fax: (603) 646-9288

Acting Chair, Linguistics and Cognitive Science
6220 Reed Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Research Interests

  • Morphosyntactic typology
  • Language change
  • Comparative Tibeto-Burman
  • Language documentation

Courses Taught Regularly

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Typology
  • Morphology
  • Field Methodology

Selected Publications

  • 2011: Core participant marking in Khumi. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 34.2:73-100.
  • 2010: Khumi elaborate expressions. Himalayan Linguistics 9.1:81-100
  • 2008: Bangladesh Khumi verbal classifiers and Kuki-Chin 'chiming'. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 31.1:109-138
  • 2007: Applicative constructions. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 2006: On Khumi pronominal agreement morphology. Berkeley Linguistics Society (Special Session) 28:99-110 (presented 2002)
  • 2005: Personal pronouns (with Johanna Nichols). In Martin Haspelmath, Matthew Dryer, David Gil, and Bernard Comrie, eds. World atlas of language structures, 546-553. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 2004: Transitivizing and detransitivizing languages (with Johanna Nichols and Jonathan Barnes), Linguistic Typology 8:149-211
  • 2003: Agreement and grammatical relations in Hyow. In David Bradley, Randy LaPolla, Boyd Michailovsky and Graham Thurgood, eds. Language variation: Papers on variation and change in the Sinosphere and in the Indosphere in honor of James A. Matisoff, 173-183. Pacific Linguistics. Canberra: Australian National University
  • 2003: Hakha Lai. In Graham Thurgood and Randy J. LaPolla, eds. The Sino-Tibetan Languages, 409-426. London: Routledge
  • 2001: Ingush ?a: The elusive type five clitic? Language 75:144-155
  • 1996: The Amerind personal pronouns (with Johanna Nichols). Language 72:336-371

Last Updated: 9/17/13