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  • Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E., & San Roque, L. (Eds.). (in press). Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Floyd, S., San Roque, L., & Majid, A. (in press). Smell is coded in grammar and frequent in discourse: Cha'palaa olfactory language in cross-linguistic perspective. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology.
  • San Roque, L. (in press). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology (Trans New Guinea). In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., & Schieffelin, B. B. (in press). Learning how to know: Egophoricity and the grammar of Kaluli (Bosavi, Trans New Guinea), with special reference to child language. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., & Norcliffe, E. (in press). Egophoricity: An introduction. In Egophoricity. Amsterdam: Benjamins.


  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., & San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement I: Framework and initial exemplification. Language and Cognition, 10, 110-140. doi:10.1017/langcog.2017.21. more >
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., & San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement II: Typology and diachrony. Language and Cognition, 10(1), 141-170. doi:10.1017/langcog.2017.22. more >


  • Burenhult, N., Hill, C., Huber, J., Van Putten, S., Rybka, K., & San Roque, L. (2017). Forests: The cross-linguistic perspective. Geographica Helvetica, 72(4), 455-464. doi:10.5194/gh-72-455-2017. more >
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., & Norcliffe, E. (2017). Evidentiality and interrogativity. Lingua, 186-187, 120-143. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2014.11.003. more >


  • San Roque, L. (2016). 'Where' questions and their responses in Duna (Papua New Guinea). Open Linguistics, 2(1), 85-104. doi:10.1515/opli-2016-0005. more >
  • Schapper, A., San Roque, L., & Hendery, R. (2016). Tree, firewood and fire in the languages of Sahul. In P. Juvonen (Ed.), The Lexical Typology of Semantic Shifts (pp. 355-422). Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.
  • Van Putten, S., San Roque, L., & Majid, A. (2016). Taal en de zintuigen. MeerTaal, 4(1), 10-13. more >


  • San Roque, L. (2015). Using you to get to me: Addressee perspective and speaker stance in Duna evidential marking. STUF: Language typology and universals, 68(2), 187-210. doi:10.1515/stuf-2015-0010. more >
  • San Roque, L., & Bergvist, H. (Eds.). (2015). Epistemic marking in typological perspective [Special Issue]. STUF -Language typology and universals, 68(2).
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K. H., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N. J., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., Rossi, G., Tufvesson, S., Van Putten, S., & Majid, A. (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics, 26, 31-60. doi:10.1515/cog-2014-0089. more >


  • Enfield, N. J., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gisladottir, R. S., Hoymann, G., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Magyari, L., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., San Roque, L., & Torreira, F. (2013). Huh? What? – A first survey in 21 languages. In M. Hayashi, G. Raymond, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational repair and human understanding (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Rumsey, A., San Roque, L., & Schieffelin, B. (2013). The acquisition of ergative marking in Kaluli, Ku Waru and Duna (Trans New Guinea). In E. L. Bavin, & S. Stoll (Eds.), The acquisition of ergativity (pp. 133-182). Amsterdam: Benjamins. more >


  • San Roque, L., & Loughnane, R. (2012). Inheritance, contact and change in the New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia: Special Issue 2012 Part II, 397-427. Retrieved from more >
  • San Roque, L., & Loughnane, R. (2012). The New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Linguistic Typology, 16, 111-167. doi:10.1515/lity-2012-0003. more >
  • San Roque, L., Gawne, L., Hoenigman, D., Miller, J. C., Rumsey, A., Spronck, S., Carroll, A., & Evans, N. (2012). Getting the story straight: Language fieldwork using a narrative problem-solving task. Language Documentation and Conservation, 6, 135-174. Retrieved from more >


  • Gillespie, K., & San Roque, L. (2011). Music and language in Duna pikono. In A. Rumsey, & D. Niles (Eds.), Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in form, meaning and sociocultural context (pp. 49-63). Canberra: ANU E Press. more >
  • Schapper, A., & San Roque, L. (2011). Demonstratives and non-embedded nominalisations in three Papuan languages of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family. Studies in Language, 35, 380-408. doi:10.1075/sl.35.2.05sch. more >


  • San Roque, L., & Norcliffe, E. (2010). Knowledge asymmetries in grammar and interaction. In E. Norcliffe, & N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Field manual volume 13 (pp. 37-44). Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. doi:10.17617/2.529153. more >

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