Paul Sidwell

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Paul J. Sidwell is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the Australian National University, and in 2012 was awarded the prestigious Future Fellowship status by the Australian Research Council. Sidwell is a leading specialist in Austroasiatic historical lingusitics, especially the Katuic and Bahnaric branches. Sidwell also works in forensic linguistics and phonetics.

Sidwell holds concurrent positions as Research Director at the Center for Research in Computational Linguistics (CRCL), Managing Editor of Asia-Pacific Linguistics and the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, and serves as an editor of the Mon-Khmer Studies Journal.

Publications[edit]

Books authored
  • 2010. (with Philip Jenner) Old Khmer Grammar. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.
  • 2009a. Classifying the Austroasiatic Languages: history and state of the art. Munich, Lincom Europa.
  • 2005. The Katuic Languages: classification, reconstruction and comparative lexicon. Munich, Lincom Europa.
  • 2003. (with Pascale Jacq). A Handbook of Comparative Bahnaric: volume 1 — West Bahnaric, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics 551.
  • 2000. Proto South Bahnaric: a reconstruction of a Mon-Khmer language of Indo-China. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics 501.
  • 2000. (with Pascale Jacq) A Comparative West Bahnaric Dictionary. Munich, Lincom Europa.
  • 1999. (with Pascale Jacq) Sapuan (Sepuar). Munich, Lincom Europa.
  • 1999. (with Pascale Jacq) Loven (Jruq) Consolidated Lexicon. Munich, Lincom Europa.
Papers
  • 2014. The Austroasiatic language phylum: A typology of phonological restructuring.
  • 2014. Research priorities in historical-comparative linguistics.
  • 2014. Southeast Asian mainland: linguistic history.
  • 2014. Expressives in Austroasiatic. In Williams, Jeffery P. (ed.) The Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in the Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 2013. A Lexicostatistical Study of the Khasian Languages: Khasi, Pnar, Lyngngam, and War. Mon-Khmer Studies, 42
  • 2013. (with Nathaniel Cheeseman and Jennifer Herington) Bahnaric linguistic bibliography with selected annotations. Mon-Khmer Studies, 42:xxxiv-xlvii
  • 2011a. Katuic-Bahnaric: Austroasiatic sub-family or convergence area?. In Sophana Srichampa, Paul Sidwell & Kenneth Gregerson (eds.) Austroasiatic Studies: papers from the ICAAL4: Mon-Khmer Studies Journal Special Issue No. 3. Dallas, SIL International; Canberra, Pacific Linguistics; Salaya, Mahidol University.
  • 2011b. Comparative Mon-Khmer Linguistics in the 20th Century: where from, where to?. Austro-Asiatic Linguistics: In memory of R. Elangaiyan. K.S. Nagaraja (ed.) (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Austroasiatic Languages). Mysore, Central Institute of Indian Languages. pp. 38–104
  • 2011. (with Roger Blench) The Austroasiatic Urheimat: the Southeastern Riverine Hypothesis. In The Dynamics of Human Diversity. N. J. Enfield (ed.). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 1–30
  • 2011. (with Jerold A. Edmondson, Kenneth Gregerson) The North Bahnaric Clade: A Computational Approach. In Sophana Srichampa, Paul Sidwell & Kenneth Gregerson (eds.) Austroasiatic Studies: papers from the ICAAL4: Mon-Khmer Studies Journal Special Issue No. 3. Dallas, SIL International; Canberra, Pacific Linguistics; Salaya, Mahidol University. pp. 23–37
  • 2011. (with Roger Blench). Is Shom Pen a Distinct Branch of Austroasiatic? In Sophana Srichampa, Paul Sidwell & Kenneth Gregerson (eds.) Austroasiatic Studies: papers from the ICAAL4: Mon-Khmer Studies Journal Special Issue No. 3. Dallas, SIL International; Canberra, Pacific Linguistics; Salaya, Mahidol University. pp. 90–101
  • 2010a. The Austroasiatic central riverine hypothesis. Вопросы языкового родства/Journal of Language Relationship 4:117-134
  • 2010b. What can the Mon-Khmer lexical borrowings in Acehnese tell us? In John Bowden, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Malcolm Ross (eds.) A journey through Austronesian and Papuan linguistic and cultural space: papers in honour of Andrew K. Pawley. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, PL-615, pp. 271–282.
  • 2010c. Three Austroasiatic branches and the ASJP. Available online at: email.eva.mpg.de/~wichmann/papers.htm
  • 2009b. How many branches in a tree? Cua and East (North) Bahnaric. In Bethwyn Evans (ed). Discovering history through language. Papers in honour of Malcolm Ross. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, PL-605. pp. 193–204.
  • 2009c. Proto-Mon-Khmer Vocalism: moving on from Shorto's 'alternances'. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. 1:205-214
  • 2008. The Khom script of the Kommodam Rebellion. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, pp. 15–25.
  • 2008. Issues in the Morphological Reconstruction of Proto-Mon-Khmer. In Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans and Luisa Miceli (eds.) Morphology and Language History in honour of Harold Koch, Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 251–265.
  • 2008. On the sources of loans in the Proto-Chamic lexicon. In SEALS XIV(Volume 1) Papers from the 14th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2004), edited by Wilaiwan Khanittanan.& Paul Sidwell, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, The Australian National University. pp. 261–267.
  • 2007a. The Mon-Khmer Substrate in Chamic: Chamic, Bahnaric and Katuic Contact. In SEALS XII Papers from the 12th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2002), edited by Ratree Wayland et al.. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, The Australian National University. pp. 113–128.
  • 2007b. (with Pascale Jacq) Orientation Origins: the Source of Jru' Cardinals. In SEALS XII Papers from the 12th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (2002), edited by Ratree Wayland et al. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, The Australian National University. pp. 101–106.
  • 2006. Preface to A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary by Harry Shorto. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL 579.
  • 2005a. Acehnese and the Aceh-Chamic Language Family. In Chamic and beyond: Studies in mainland Austronesian languages, edited by Anthony Grant and Paul Sidwell, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL 569. pp211–246.
  • 2005b. (with Anthony Grant) Editor's Preface to Chamic and beyond: Studies in mainland Austronesian languages, edited by Anthony Grant and Paul Sidwell, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL 569. ppix-xvii.
  • 2005c. Proto Katuic Phonology and implications for sub-grouping. In SEALS XV: papers from the 15th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, edited by Paul Sidwell, Canberra, Pacific Linguistics PL E1. pp193–204.
  • 2004. (with Greg Aumann) Subgrouping of Mienic Languages: some observations. Papers from the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society: SEALS XI.
  • 2004. A note on the reconstruction of Proto West Bahnaric and investigation of early West Bahnaric-Katuic contact. Mon-Khmer Studies, 33:159-166.
  • 2002. Classification of the Bahnaric Languages: a comprehensive review. Mon-Khmer Studies, Vol. 32. Mahidol University, Thailand.
  • 2002. (with Pascale Jacq) Austroasiatic Languages. Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Massachusetts: Berkshire Publishing.
  • 2002. (with Pascale Jacq) Mon-Khmer Languages. Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Massachusetts: Berkshire Publishing.
  • 2002. Reconstruction & Classification: progress with the Bahnaric (Mon-Khmer) languages. In The Linguist's Linguist: a collection of papers in honour of Alexis Manaster Ramer. Edited by Fabrice Cavoto. Munich, Lincom Europa.
  • 2000-1. Comments on La Vaughn H. Hayes 'On the Origins of Affricates in Austric'. Mother Tongue 6:119-121.
  • 1999. A report on the status and distribution of Bahnaric languages and speakers on the Boloven Plateau, Lao PDR. History of Language 5.1:10-18.
  • 1999. (with Stefan Georg, Alexis Manaster-Ramer, Peter Michalove) Telling general linguists about Altaic. Journal of Linguistics 35:65-98.
  • 1999. The Austroasiatic numerals 1 to 10 from a historical and typological perspective. In Numeral Types and Changes Worldwide. Edited by Jadranka Gvozdanovic. Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company. 253-271.
  • 1999. The Role of Historiography in Evaluating the results of Comparative Linguistic Work: a case study. In The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences: Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural linguistics, in honor of E.F.K. Koerner. Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company. 597-608.
  • 1998. (with Alexis Manaster-Ramer & Alexander Vovin) On body part terms as evidence for the Altaic hypothesis. Ural-Altaische Jahrbuecher 15.
  • 1997. (with Alexis Manaster-Ramer) The Altaic Debate and the Question of Cognate Numerals. Wiener Zeitschrift fuer die Kunde des Morgenlandes 87:153-75.
  • 1997. (with Alexis Manaster-Ramer) The Truth about Strahlenberg's classification of the languages of Northeastern Eurasia. Journal de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 87:139-160.
  • 1995. Bolyu is a Mon-Khmer language even if Benedict says so! La Trobe University Working Papers in Linguistics 8:121-133.
  • 1994. The Proto-Bahnaric Vowel System: a revised model. University of Melbourne Working Papers in Linguistics 14:71-75.
  • 1995. Proto-Jeh-Halang and Proto-North-Bahnaric Revisited. La Trobe University Working Papers in Linguistics 7:133-142.
  • 1993. The Proto-Bahnaric Vowel System: a new theory. La Trobe University Working Papers in Linguistics 6:137-142

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