Karl J. Franklin


726 Rolling Ridge
Duncanville, TX  75116
Phone: +1 972 298 5968



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Selected publications

Franklin, Karl J. 2012. Kewa figures of speech: Understanding the code. In Anna Idström, Elisabeth Piirainen, and Kendra Willson (eds.), Endangered Metaphors. Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts, 185–204. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.

Franklin, Karl J., and Karol J. Hardin. 2012. Complaints in Kewa letters. Oceanic Linguistics 51(1):33–57.

Franklin, Karl J. 2011. Adapting the West Kewa New Testament to East Kewa. Practical Papers for The Bible Translator 62(2):123–127.

Franklin, Karl J. 2010. The word in Kewa. In Loren Billings and Nelleke Goudswaard (eds.), Piakandatu ami: Dr. Howard P. McKaughan, 110–134. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines and SIL Philippines.

Franklin, Karl J. 2009. Etic and emic stories. www.gial.edu/images/gialens/vol3-2/Franklin-Etic-Emic-Stories.pdf.

Franklin, Karl J. 2008. Loosen your tongue: An introduction to storytelling. www.gial.edu/images/pdf/loosen-your-tongue.pdf.

Franklin, Karl J., and Steven Kambi Thomas. 2006. Some Tok Pisin idioms. www.sil.org/silewp/2006/silewp2006-004.pdf.

Franklin, Karl J. 2003. Tagmemic insights on Kewa numbers and names. In Mary Ruth Wise, Ruth Brend, and Tom Headland (eds.), Language and life: Essays in memory of Kenneth L. Pike, 247–262. Dallas: SIL International.

Franklin, Karl J. 2003. Some Kewa metaphors: Body parts as automobile parts. www.sil.org/silewp/2003/silewp2003-005.pdf.

Franklin, Karl J. 2001. Kutubuan (Foe and Fasu) and proto Engan. In Andrew Pawley, Malcolm Ross, and Darrell Tryon (eds.), The boy from Bundaberg: Studies in Melanesian linguistics in honor of Tom Dutton. Pacific Linguistics 514:143–154. Canberra.

Franklin, Karl J. 1998. Lexicography considerations for Tok Pisin. SIL Electronic Workpapers 1998-002. sil.org/SILEWP/1998/002/.

Franklin, Karl J. 1997. Engan pronouns and their old endings. Australian Journal of Linguistics 17:185–217.

Franklin, Karl J. 1992. Traim tasol: Vocabulary testing in Tok Pisin. Pacific Linguistics D 85:viii–73. Canberra: Australian National University.


Franklin, Karl J. 2011. Em i no dai nating: Observations on sorcery in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society Conference, Trinity Seminary, Deerfield, Illinois. February 2011.

Franklin, Karl J. 2009. The legacy of academic stories in applied linguistics. Paper presented at the International Institute of Christian Studies Conference—The significance of the academy: The legacy of Christian Scholarship, Kansas City, Kansas. July 16–18, 2009.

Franklin, Karl J., and David Ross. 2000. Integrating Christian faith and academic integrity in applied linguistics. Paper presented at a Conference on Faith and Learning, Ohio State University. October 25, 2000.

Franklin, Karl J. 1999. Current literacy and language development practices in Papua New Guinea. Paper presented at the Papua New Guinea Embassy, Washington, D.C. April 13, 1999.

Publications in SIL International Bibliography