Paul R. Kroeger


Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL)
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 U.S.A.
Phone: (+1) 972-708-7400, ext. 2128
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Current positions

Other experience


Language proficiency

Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography


2005. Analyzing grammar: an introduction. Cambridge University Press.

2004. Analyzing syntax: a lexical-functional approach. Cambridge University Press.

1993. Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog. CSLI Publications, Stanford CA.


2007. “Morphosyntactic vs. morphosemantic functions of Indonesian -kan.” In Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes of Joan Bresnan. A. Zaenen, J. Simpson, T. King, J. Grimshaw, J. Maling, and C. Manning, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

2005. “Kimaragang.” In Sander Adelaar & Nikolaus Himmelmann, eds. The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar. Routledge/Curzon Press.

1996. “The morphology of affectedness in Kimaragang Dusun.” .” In H. Steinhauer (ed.), Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 3. Pacific Linguistics A 84.

1990. “Stative aspect and unaccusativity in Kimaragang Dusun.”Oceanic Linguistics 29.2:110-131.

1989. “Discontinuous reduplication in vernacular Malay.” Procedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, vol. 15.

Selected papers presented

2007. “LFG as a framework for descriptive grammar. ” Presented at the LFG07 Conference, Stanford University.

1998. “Nouns and verbs in Tagalog: a reply to Foley.” Presented at the 3rd Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

1994. “Vowel Harmony, Neutralization and Inalterability in Dusun vs. Murut.” Presented at the Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Works online

2007. “LFG as a framework for descriptive grammar.” Proceedings of the LFG07 Conference. Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

2006. “Result complex predicates in Kimaragang Dusun.” Presented at the 10th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Palawan. To appear in Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures. preliminary draft available at:

2005. (co-authored with Jim Johansson). “Object alternations in Kimaragang.” In J. Heinz & D. Ntelitheos, eds., Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA). UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 12, pp. 177-193. available at: