Paul Sidwell

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Paul Sidwell is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Deputy Head of the Department of Linguistics in the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. Sidwell is a leading specialist in Austroasiatic historical linguistics, especially the Katuic and Bahnaric branches. His most recent contribution was to edit (with Mathias Jenny) the Brill Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages.

Sidwell serves as Managing Editor of the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, serves as an editor of Mon-Khmer Studies, and is the Series Editor for Brill monographs Grammars and Sketches of Languages of Mainland and Insular SEAsia. In 2014 he stepped down as Managing Editor of Pacific Linguistics (ANU/DeGruyterMouton).

Sidwell also works in forensic linguistics and phonetics, and coordinates the Forensic Linguistic and Biometric Laboratory at ANU.

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, Book chapters
  • In press Local Drift and Areal Convergence in the Restructuring of Mainland Southeast Asian Languages. In Nicholas Enfield and Bernard Comrie (eds.) MSEAsia the state of the art. Berlin:DeGruyterMouton (series Pacific Linguistics).
  • 2014a Austroasiatic Classification. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 144–220.
  • 2014b (with Felix Rau) Austroasiatic Comparative-Historical Reconstruction: an overview. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 221–362.
  • 2014c Old Khmer. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 643–676.
  • 2014d (with Kenneth Smith) Sedang. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 789–833.
  • 2014e (with Kees Jan Bos) Kui Ntua. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 837–880.
  • 2014f Car Nicobarese. In Mathias Jenny & Paul Sidwell (eds.) The handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Leiden, Boston: Brill. pp. 1229–1265.
  • 2014g Proto-Khasian: An emerging reconstruction. In Gwendolyn Hyslop, Linda Konnerth, Stephen Morey & Priyankoo Sarmah (eds) North East Indian Linguistics 6. Canberra; Asia Pacific Linguistics. pp. 149–166.
  • 2014h (with Harold Koch, Robert Mailhammer, Robert Blust, Clair Bowern, Don Daniels, Alexandre François, Simon Greenhill, Brian Joseph, Lawrence Reid, Malcolm Ross) Research priorities in historical-comparative linguistics: a view from Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Diachronica 31:267-278.
  • 2014i The Austroasiatic language phylum: a typology of phonological restructuring. In Claire Bowern, Bethwyn Evans (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Routledge ISBN 978-0-415-52789-7. pp. 675–703.
  • 2014j Khmuic classification and homeland. Mon-Khmer Studies 43.1:47-56
  • 2013a Southeast Asian mainland: linguistic history. In The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm833 pp. 259–269.
  • 2013b Expressives in Austroasiatic. In The Aesthetics of Grammar: Sound and Meaning in the Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia, edited by Jeffrey P. Williams. New York, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-00712-3. pp. 17–35.
  • 2013c Issues in Austroasiatic Classification. Language and Linguistics Compass 7/8 (2013): 437–457.
  • 2013d (with Nathaniel Cheeseman & Jennifer Herington) Bahnaric linguistic bibliography with selected annotations. Mon-Khmer Studies 42: xxxiv-xlvii.
  • 2013e (with K. S. Nagaraja & Simon Greenhill) A Lexicostatistical Study of the Khasian Languages: Khasi, Pnar, Lyngngam, and War. Mon-Khmer Studies 42:1-11
  • 2013f (with Supawan Pingjai and Shunishi Ishihara) A Likelihood Ratio-based forensic voice comparison using formant trajectories of the Thai diphthongs. Proceedings of 2013 International Congress on Acoustics. Acoustical Society of America, pp. 315–343.
  • 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.
  • 2000a. Comments on La Vaughn H. Hayes 'On the Origins of Affricates in Austric'. Mother Tongue 6:119-121.
  • 2000b. (with Pascale Jacq) Talieng. s.l., s.n., ISBN 978-3-89586-561-9
  • 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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