Jenneke van der Wal - Linguist

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Publications

 

To appear

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. What is the conjoint/disjoint alternation? In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Gibson, Hannah, Andriana Koumbarou, Lutz Marten and Jenneke van der Wal. Locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking. In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke and Saudah Namyalo. The interaction of two focus marking strategies in Luganda. Proceedings of ACAL 46.

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. Flexibility in symmetry: an implicational relation in Bantu double object constructions.

  • Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. Evidence for nominal licensing in caseless languages. Journal of Linguistics.

 

2016

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2016. Diagnosing focus. Studies in Language 40(2), 259-301.

  • Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. 2016. Do we need abstract Case? In Kim, Kyeong-min et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 351-360. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

 

2015

 

2014

  • Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal (eds). 2014. COME and GO off the beaten grammaticalization path. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2014. Tests for focus. In El Zarka, Dina and Steffen Heidinger (eds), Grazer Linguistischer Studien, 105-134.
  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2014. Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa. In Van Gijn, Rik, Jeremy Hammond, Dejan Matić, Saskia van Putten & Ana Vilacy Galucio (eds), Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences, 45-70. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

2013

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2013. (Inter)subjectification and demonstratives as pragmatic particles. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 1-44.

 

2012

 

2011

 

2010

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. The Makhuwa non-subject relative as a participial modifier. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 31(2), 205-231.
  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. Functions of demonstratives in Makhuwa narratives. Africana Linguistica XVI, 183-213.
  • Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal. 2010. ‘Go’ on a rare grammaticalisation path to focus. In Nouwen, Rick and Jacqueline van Kampen, Linguistics in the Netherlands 27, 45-58. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2010. Review of ‘Information structure, meaning and form’, edited by Kerstin Schwabe and Susanne Winkler. Linguistische Berichte 222, 253-256.

 

2009

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2009. Word order and information structure in Makhuwa-Enahara. Utrecht: LOT.

 

2008

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2008. Agreement in thetic sentences in Bantu and Romance. In De Cat, Cecile and Katherine Demuth (eds) The Bantu-Romance Connection. A comparative investigation of verbal agreement, DPs and information structure, 323-350. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

2006

  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2006. Predicative tone lowering in Makhuwa. 2006. In Van de Weijer, Jeroen and Bettelou Los (eds), Linguistics in the Netherlands 23, 224-236. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2006. The disjoint verb form and an empty Immediate After Verb position in Makhuwa. In Downing, Laura, Lutz Marten and Sabine Zerbian (eds), ZASPiL 43, 233-256.

 

Submitted

  • Holmberg, Anders, Michelle Sheehan, and Jenneke van der Wal. Movement from the double object construction is not fully symmetrical.

 

Invited lectures

future:

  • (title to be chosen). 30 March - 2 April 2017. Invited speaker at the Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Indiana University.

  • (title to be chosen). 6-8 September 2017. Invited speaker at Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS) conference, Stellenbosch University.

  • The fundamental influence of information structure. 11 January 2017. Invited for the Colloquium Series, University of Leipzig.

  • Beyond the cracks in the system: An alternative system of Case licensing in Bantu. 18 November 2016. Invited at the University of Minnesota.

past:

  • Two reasons to be suspicious of surface form-meaning mapping in focus constructions. 5-8 July 2016. Invited at conference ‘The semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian languages’. University of Tübingen.

  • Idioms and Bantu syntax. Invited at workshop on idioms. 12-13 November. University of Potsdam.

  • What you see is (not) what you get: on the interface between information structure and syntax. 5-6 November 2015. Keynote speaker at the Manchester Forum in Linguistics, University of Manchester.

  • How to elicit information structure in fieldwork? An illustration from focus strategies in Luganda. 12 February 2015. Invited at the Fieldwork Forum, University of California at Berkeley.

  • Disentangling focus constructions in Luganda. 5 February 2015. Invited at the Linguistics Society of Cambridge.

  • Morphological marking of term focus. 28-29 March 2014. Keynote speaker at Workshop on information structure in head-marking languages, Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen.

  • A typology of Bantu subject inversion (with Lutz Marten). 12-15 June 2013. Plenary lecture, Bantu 5, Paris.

  • Structuring parameters in comparative Bantu subject inversion. 4 June 2013. Invited at University of Potsdam.

  • Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa: no independent information structure? 5 March 2013. Invited at the Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies, University of Manchester.

  • Subordinate clauses and focus in Makhuwa. 15 February 2012. Invited at Newcastle University.

  • Focus on conjugations: conjoint and disjoint verb forms in Bantu. 29 October 2011. Invited at the 6th South of England LFG meeting, London.

  • Focus encoded in grammar: the case of Bantu verb forms. 3 August 2011. Invited at Nagoya University, Nagoya.