William Foley

Professor
Department of Linguistics
The University of Sydney
E-mail: william.foley@sydney.edu.au
Page: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/linguistics/staff/profiles/william.foley.php

Fields of interest:

Anthropological linguistics, relation between language and thought, Papuan languages, syntax

Recent publications:

W. Foley,
Yimas-Arafundi Pidgin
The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages,
(ed.) S. Michaelis, P. Maurer, M. Haspelmath, M. Huber, volume 3, Oxford University Press 2013, pp. 105-113.

W. Foley,
Gender and Language in Ethnographic and Evolutionary Perspectives
Reviews in Anthropology, 40(2/ 2011), pp. 82-106.

W. Foley,
Clause linkage and Nexus in Papuan languages
Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy: Syntax and Pragmatics, (ed.) I. Bril, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010, pp. 27-50.

W. Foley,
Events and serial verb constructions
Complex Predicates: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Event Structure, (ed.) M. Amberber, B. Baker, M. Harvey, . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2010, pp. 79-109.

W. Foley,
The place of Philippine languages in a typology of voice systems
(ed.) P. K. Austin, S. Musgrave, Voice and Grammatical Relations in Austronesian Languages, Stanford: CSLI Publications 2008, pp. 22-44.

W. Foley,
Reason, understanding and the limits of translation
Meaning and Translation in Language Documentation, London UK: Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project 2007.

W. Foley,
A Typology of Information Packaging in the Clause
Language Typology and Syntactic Description, (ed.) T. Shopen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2007, pp. 362-446.

W. Foley,
Universal constraints and local conditions in Pidginization
Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 21(1/ 2006), pp. 1-44.

W. Foley,
Semantic parameters and the unaccusative split in the Austronesian language family
Studies in Language, 29(2/ 2005), pp. 385-430.