Thomas Edward Payne


Department of Linguistics
1290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1290
Phone: 541-359-2276




Current positions

Other experience


Language proficiency

Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

2011. Understanding English grammar: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007. (edited with David J. Weber) Perspectives on grammar writing. [Benjamins Current Topics 11]. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins

2006. Exploring language structure: a student's guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2006. A grammar as a communicative act. Studies in Language 30.2.367-83.

1997. Describing morphosyntax: a guide for field linguists. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1995. Object incorporation in Panare. International Journal of American Linguistics 61.295-311.

1992. The twins stories: participant coding in Yagua narrative. Berkeley: University of California Press (revision of dissertation).

1991. Medial clauses and interpropositional relations in Panare. Cognitive linguistics 2-3.247-81.

1988. Referential distance and discourse structure in Yagua. Studies in language 12.2.345-92.

1987. Pronouns in Yagua discourse. International Journal of American Linguistics 53.1.1-21.

Selected papers presented

2006. Report on the Linguistic Olympics. Invited lecture. Computational Linguistics Olympiad Planning Workshop. Pittsburgh, PA.

2006. (with Taeho Jang) Clause combining and interpropositional relations in Xibe. Third conference on the languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia (LENCA-3), Tomsk, Russia.

2006. The linguistics challenge: challenging future linguists. Linguistics Society of America general meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2004. Una gramática como un acto comunicativo (Spanish version and amplification of “a grammar as a communicative act” – see above). Series of invited lectures, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru.

2002. Cognitive linguistics: Language as a window on the mind. Invited lecture, Department of Psychology, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia.

2002. Toward a substantive typology of applicative constructions. Invited lecture, Third Winter Typological School, Moscow, Russia.

2001. Toward a balanced formal/functional approach to grammatical description. Series of invited lectures, Tribhuvan University, Katmandu, Nepal.