Nicholas Evans

Department of Linguistics
Australian National University

Fields of interest:

Australian languages, Papuan Languages, linguistic typology, historical linguistics, language contact, semantics, anthropological linguistics

Recent publications:

N. Evans ,
The diversity of languages as a resource for studying cultural evolution
Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion, (ed.) P. J. Richerson, M. Christiansen, Strüngmann Forum Reports, Vol. 12. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2013, pp. 233-268.

N. Evans,
Anything Can Happen: The Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork,
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork, (ed.) N. Thieberger, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012, pp. 183-208.

N. Evans, M. Klamer (ed.),
Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century
Language Documentation & Conservation Special Issue, Nov. 2012.

N. Evans et al, (ed.), 2011,
Reciprocals and Semantic Typology,
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011.

N. Evans,
Dying Words: Endangered languages and what they have to tell us,
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2010.

N. Evans, Levinson S. ,
The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 32 (2009), pp. 429-448.

N. Evans, Merlan F. ,Tukumba M.,
A first dictionary of Dalabon (Ngalkbon),
Maningrida: Maningrida Arts and Culture 2004.

N. Evans,
Bininj Gun-wok: a pan-dialectal grammar of Mayali,
Kunwinjku and Kune, (2 volumes), Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 2003.

N. Evans,
The non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia: comparative studies of the continent’s most linguistically complex region,
Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 2003.

N. Evans,
Context, culture and structuration in the languages of Australia
Annual Review of Anthropology 32 (2003), pp. 13-40.