Publications

Single-authored monographs
  1. Coupe, Alexander R. 2007a. A grammar of Mongsen Ao. Mouton Grammar Library 39.Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. xxiii+526 pp. [Link]
    Review by Shobhana L. Chelliah (2010), Himalayan Linguistics Review 10, pp.1–9. [Link]
    Review by Harald Hammarström, The Linguist List 15/1/2010 [Link]
    Review by James A. Matisoff. 2011. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area Vol. 34.1:119–133.
    Review by Gregory D.S. Anderson. 2013. Studies in Language 37.4: 883–891. [Link]
  2. Coupe, Alexander R. 2003. A phonetic and phonological description of Ao: a Tibeto- Burman language of Nagaland, north-east India. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. xix+137 pp.
Guest editorship of journal issues
  1. Kratochvíl, František, Alexander R. Coupe & Randy J. LaPolla (eds.). 2011. Studies in Transitivity: Insights from Language Documentation. Studies in Language 35.3.
  2. Coupe, Alexander R. (ed.). 2008. Special issue on nominalization in Tibeto-Burman, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area Vol. 31.2.
Refereed contributions to edited volumes
  1. Coupe, Alexander R. & František Kratochvíl. 2020. Asia before English. In Bolton, Kingsley, Werner Botha & Andy Kirkpatrick (eds.) Handbook of Asian Englishes, 15–48. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  2. Coupe, Alexander R. 2018. Grammaticalization processes in South Asian languages. In Narrog, Heiko & Bernd Heine (eds). Grammaticalization from a typological perspective, 189–218. Oxford University Press.
  3. Coupe, Alexander R. 2017. Mongsen Ao. In Thurgood, Graham & Randy J. LaPolla (eds.) The Sino-Tibetan languages, 2nd Edn., 277–301. Oxford and New York: Routledge.
  4. Coupe, Alexander R. 2017. On the diachronic origins of converbs in Tibeto-Burman and beyond. In Ding, Picus, & Jamin Pelkey (eds.) Sociohistorical linguistics in Southeast Asia: New horizons for Tibeto-Burman studies in honor of David Bradley, 211–237. Leiden: Brill
  5. Coupe, Alexander R. 2007b. Converging patterns of clause linkage in Nagaland. In Miestamo, Matti and Wälchli, Bernhard (eds), New challenges in typology: Broadening the horizons and redefining the foundations. Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 189, 339–361. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  6. Coupe, Alexander R. 2006. Converbs. In Brown, Keith (ed.), Encyclopedia of languages and linguistics, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3, 145–152. Oxford: Elsevier.
  7. Coupe, Alexander R. 2001. Thai. In Garry, Jane & Rubino, Carl (eds.), Facts about the world’s major languages: an encyclopedia of the world’s major languages, past and present, 733–739. New York and Dublin: H.W. Wilson.
Refereed journal articles
  1. Coupe, Alexander R. 2020. Northern Sangtam phonetics, phonology and word list. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 43(1): 148–189. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1075/ltba.19014.cou
  2. Coupe, Alexander & S.A.M. Lestrade. 2017. Non-structural case marking in Tibeto-Burman and artificial languages. Linguistic Discovery 15.1: 1–34. [Link]
  3. Coupe, Alexander R. 2014. Strategies for analyzing tone languages. Language Documentation & Conservation Vol. 8: 462–489. [Link]
  4. Coupe, Alexander R. 2013. Tense, but in the mood: Diachronic perspectives on the representation of time in Ao. Language and Linguistics 16.6: 1105 – 1113. [Link]
  5. Coupe, Alexander R. 2012. Overcounting numeral systems and their relevance to sub- grouping in the Tibeto-Burman languages of Nagaland. Special Issue on Sino-Tibetan Comparative Studies, Language and Linguistics, Vol. 13.1: 193–220. [Link]
  6. Coupe, Alexander R. 2011. On core case marking patterns in two Tibeto-Burman languages of Nagaland. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 34.2: 21–47.
  7. Coupe, Alexander R. 2011. Pragmatic foundations of transitivity in Ao. Studies in Language 35.3: 492-522.
  8. LaPolla, Randy J., František Kratochvíl & Alexander R. Coupe. 2011. On transitivity. Studies in Language 35.3: 469–492.
  9. Genetti, Carol, Alexander R. Coupe (2nd author), Ellen Bartee, Kristine Hildebrandt and You-Jing Lin. 2008. Syntactic aspects of nominalization in five Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayan area. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area Vol. 31.2: 97–143.
  10. Coupe, Alexander R. 2002. Temporal deixis in Ao. Melbourne Papers in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Vol 1/1: 5–20.
Refereed conference proceedings
  1. Coupe, Alexander R. 2018. South Asian perspectives on the relative-correlative construction. In 51回国際漢蔵語学会実行委員会・京都大学白眉センター (51st International Kanji Language Society Executive Committee (eds.)Proceedings of the 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Kyoto: Kyoto University Hakubi Center http://hdl.handle.net/2433/235269
  2. Coupe, Alexander R. 2015. Prestopped bilabial trills in Sangtam. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. Paper no 0734.1–5. [Link]
  3. Coupe, Alexander R. 1998. The acoustic and perceptual features of tone in the Tibeto- Burman language Ao Naga. Vol 2, pp. 57–60 of Mannell, Robert and Robert Ribes, Jordi (eds), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. Canberra: ASSTA. ISBN 1 876346 17 5.
Book reviews, editorials and magazine articles
  1. Coupe, Alexander R. 2014. Language of the hill people: Sabah’s common tongues. Asian Geographic Passport. No 32, Issue 3: 6.
  2. Coupe, Alexander R. 2008. From the editor. Special issue on nominalization in Tibeto- Burman, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area Vol. 31.2: iii–viii.
  3. Coupe, Alexander R. 1998. Review of Abbi, Anvita (ed.), Tribal and indigenous languages of India. South Asia Vol XXI No 2.
Papers under contract/invited contributions/in preparation
  1. The typology of relative-correlative constructions
  2. The Indo-Burmic languages.