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Russell Barlow

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 877
e-mail: russell_barlow@eva.mpg.de

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About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution. My research interests include language documentation, historical linguistics, and linguistic typology. My areal focus is on the languages of the Pacific, especially those of Papua New Guinea. I have worked the most closely with the Keram language family (East Sepik Province). I am also a member of the Comparative Oceanic Linguistics (CoOL) research group.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2020Postdoctoral Researcher, DLCE (MPI-EVA, Leipzig)
2019-2020Fulbright Scholar, Gorontalo State University, Indonesia
2018-2019DAAD-Funded Researcher, DLCE (MPI-SHH, Jena)
2016-2018PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2014-2016MA in Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2013-2014Fulbright Student Researcher, University of Münster
2010-2013BA in Indo-European Studies, CUNY Baccalaureate (New York, NY, USA)
2002-2006BA in Film Studies, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT, USA)

Publications & Presentations

Barlow, R. (2020). Agent demotion through inverted word order: Syntactic passives in Ulwa. Studies in Language, 43(4), 1015-1037.
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Barlow, R. (2020). A sketch grammar of Pondi. Acton: ANU Press.
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Barlow, R. (2020). Notes on Mwakai, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Language & Linguistics in Melanesia, 38, 37-99.
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Barlow, R. (2019). A syntactic motivation for valency reduction: Antipassive constructions in Ulwa. Oceanic Linguistics, 58(1): 730686.
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Barlow, R. (2018). A grammar of Ulwa. PhD Thesis, University of Hawai'i, Manoa.
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2021

Barlow, R. (2021). Ambakich phonological sketch. Language and Linguistics in Oceania, 13, 32-88.
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2020

Barlow, R. (2020). Agent demotion through inverted word order: Syntactic passives in Ulwa. Studies in Language, 43(4), 1015-1037.
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Barlow, R. (2020). A sketch grammar of Pondi. Acton: ANU Press.
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Barlow, R. (2020). Is language change good or bad? In Questions about language: What everyone should know about language in the 21st Century (pp. 80-90).
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Barlow, R. (2020). Notes on Mwakai, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Language & Linguistics in Melanesia, 38, 37-99.
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2019

Barlow, R. (2019). Agent demotion through inverted word order: Syntactic passives in Ulwa. Studies in Language, 43(4), 1015-1037.
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Barlow, R. (2019). A syntactic motivation for valency reduction: Antipassive constructions in Ulwa. Oceanic Linguistics, 58(1): 730686.
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2018

Barlow, R. (2018). Documentation of Ulwa, an endangered language of Papua New Guinea. London: SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive.
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Barlow, R. (2018). A grammar of Ulwa. PhD Thesis, University of Hawai'i, Manoa.
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Belew, A., Chen, Y.-l., Campbell, L., Barlow, R., Hauk, B., Heaton, R., & Walla, S. (2018). The world’s endangered languages and their status. In L. Campell, & A. Belew (Eds.), Cataloguing the world’s endangered languages (pp. 85-249). London: Routledge.
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2016

Barlow, R. (2016). Mwakai (aka Mongol) language recordings. Sydney: Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), University of Sydney.
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Barlow, R. (2016). Pondi (aka Langam) language recordings. Sydney: Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), University of Sydney.
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Barlow, R. (2016). Ulwa (East Sepik, Papua New Guinea): Language materials from the Ulwa [yla] language of East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Sydney: Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC), University of Sydney.
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2015

Barlow, R. (2015). The will to marry: Did Indo-European brides choose their husbands? In M. Zinko, & C. Zinko (Eds.), Der antike Mensch im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ritual und Magie: 1. Grazer Kolloquium zur Indogermanischen Altertumskunde. Graz, November 2013 (pp. 1-18). Graz: Leykam.
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2014

Barlow, R. (2014). Latin examen, Greek exagogeus, and the Indo-European Apiculturist’s Taboo. International Journal of Diachronic Linguistics and Linguistic Reconstruction, 11(1), 41-42.
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2020

Barlow, R. (2020). The state of the field in Sulawesi: New insights from the Suwawa language documentation project. Talk presented at Indonesian Languages and Linguistics: State of the Field. Atma Jaya University, Jakarta. Jakarta. 2020-02-16 - 2020-02-18.
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Brooks, J., & Barlow, R. (2020). Plural and non-plural nominal number in Northeast New Guinea. Talk presented at 53rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. SLE 2020 Platform. 2020-08-26 - 2020-09-01.
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2019

Barlow, R. (2019). Comparing language revitalisation in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Talk presented at The Ninth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment: Language Revitalisation: New Speakers, New Challenges, New Linguistic Forms. University of Cambridge. 2019-07-02.
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Barlow, R. (2019). Detecting grammatical change in a previously undescribed endangered language. Talk presented at Descriptive grammars and typology: The challenges of writing grammars o funderdescribed and endangered languages. University of Helsinki. 2019-03-27 - 2019-03-29.
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2015

Barlow, R. (2015). ‘Give’ constructions in Papuan languages: How useful is the notion of ditransitivity?. Talk presented at 49th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby. 2015-06-15 - 2015-06-17.
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2013

Barlow, R. (2013). The will to marry: Did Indo-European brides choose their husbands?. Talk presented at 1. Grazer Kolloquium zur Indogermanischen Altertumskunde. Graz, Austria. 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-15.
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