Larry M. Hyman


Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley

Fields of interest:

Phonological theory, language typology, African languages (especially Bantu and other Niger-Congo), comparative and historical linguistics

Recent publications:

L. M. Hyman,
Enlarging the scope of phonologization.
(ed.) Alan C.L. Yu, Origins of sound change: Approaches to phonologization, Oxford University Press 2013, pp. 3-28.

L. M. Hyman,
In defense of prosodic typology: A response to Beckman and Veditti
Linguistic Typology 3 (2012), pp. 314-385.

L.M. Hyman, Kemmonye C. Monaka,
Tonal and non-tonal intonation in Shekgalagari
Prosodic categories: production, perception and comprehension, (ed.) S. Frota, G. Elordieta, P. Prieto, Springer Verlag 2011, pp., 267-290.

L. M. Hyman,
Does Gokana really have no syllables? Or: What’s so great about being universal?
Phonology 21 (2011), pp. 55-85.

L. M. Hyman,
Kuki-Thaadow: An African tone system in Southeast Asia
Essais de typologie et de linguistique générale, (ed.) F. Floricic, Lyon 2010, pp. 31-51.

L. M. Hyman,
Pronoun systems in Grassfields Bantu.
Handbook for the International Workshop on personal pronouns in Niger-Congo languages,. St. Petersburg 2010, pp.48-51.

L.M. Hyman, F. X. Katamba,
Tone, syntax, and prosodic domains in Luganda.
Papers from the Workshop on Bantu Relative Clauses, (ed.) L. J. Downing et al, Berlin 2010, pp. 69-98.

L. M. Hyman,
Affixation by place of articulation: The case of Tiene.
Rara & Rarissima. Collecting and interpreting unusual characteristics of human languages, (ed.) M. Cysouw, J. Wohlgemuth, Berlin/ New York 2010, pp. 145-184.

L. M. Hyman,
How (not) to do phonological typology: the case of pitch-accent
Language Sciences 31 (2009), pp. 213-238.

L. M. Hyman,
Where is phonology in typology?
Linguistics Typology 11 (2007), pp. 265-271.

L. M. Hyman,
Word prosodic typology
Phonology 23 (2006), pp. 225-257.