Paul Kroeger has worked in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. His research has mostly dealt with the syntax of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages. He currently teaches graduate-level courses in syntax and semantics. Since 2004 he has also served as a Senior Linguistics Consultant for SIL International.
1991, Ph.D. in Linguistics Dissertation topic: “Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog”
University of Texas at Arlington
1981, M.A. in Linguistics
1975, B.S. in Math
Languages of Borneo, Western Austronesian syntax, descriptive linguistics
NEH-NSF Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowship no. FN-50027-07: “Kimaragang (KQR) grammar outline and digital recordings,” July–Dec 2007.
- Analyzing Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics, third edition. (Textbooks in Language Sciences 5). Berlin: Language Science Press. (First edition: 2018) [free Digital version available here]
- Analyzing grammar: an introduction. Cambridge University Press. (Book notice here )
- Analyzing syntax: a lexical-functional approach. Cambridge University Press. (book notice here)
- Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog. CSLI Publications, Stanford CA. (book notice here)
“Descriptive vs. expressive reduplication in Kimaragang.” (with Jim Johansson). In Hiroki Nomoto, Takuya Miyauchi & Asako Shiohara (eds.), AFLA 23: The Proceedings of the 23rd Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, 1-19. Asia-Pacific Linguistics 34. Canberra: Australian National University. (Pre-publication version here)
“An affectedness constraint in Kimaragang restructuring.” In Miriam Butt & Tracy Holloway King (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG14 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
“Passive agents in Malay: the binding properties and discourse functions of agentive =nya.” In Siaw-Fong Chung and Hiroki Nomoto, eds. Current Trends in Malay Linguistics. NUSA 57: 5–29. [Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10108/79283]
“Instrumental Voice and the loss of *Si- in Northeast Borneo. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA-18), Harvard, March 2011.
- “McKaughan’s analysis of Philippine voice.” In Piakandatu ami Dr. Howard P. McKaughan, eds. Loren Billings & Nelleke Goudswaard, pp. 207-212. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines, and SIL Philippines.
- “Malagasy clefts from a Western Malayo-Polynesian perspective: comments on the paper by Hans-Martin Gärtner.” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 27.4:817-838. DOI 10.1007/s11049-009-9082-4.
- “The Dialects of Biatah.” In Martin, Peter W. & Peter G. Sercombe, eds., Languages in Borneo: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives. Borneo Research Council Procedings Series vol. 8. pp. 111-144
- “Result complex predicates in Kimaragang Dusun.” In Phil Quick & Joanna Smith (editors), 10-ICAL Borneo, Sulawesi, and Philippines papers. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures vol. 19.
- “Vowel Harmony in Kimaragang as a Lexical Rule.” In Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language & Life. Linda Uyechi and Lian-Hee Wee, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. pp. 75-88.
- “Morphosyntactic vs. morphosemantic functions of Indonesian -kan.” In Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes of Joan Bresnan. Annie Zaenen, Jane Simpson, Tracy Holloway King, Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling, and Chris Manning, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, pp. 229–251.
- “LFG as a framework for descriptive grammar.”Proceedings of the LFG07 Conference. Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, pp. 293–301.
- “Review of Balinese morphosyntax: a lexical-functional approach, by I Wayan Arka.”Oceanic Linguistics 46 (1): 306–313.
- “The syntactic distribution of ‘modal particles’ in Kimaragang Dusun.” Paper presented atBeyond ‘Focus’ and Ergativity: Towards a more comprehensive view of Austronesian morphosyntax conference, 13–15 Sept. 2007, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin.
- “Review of Cristofaro, 2003, Subordination. Oxford University Press.” SIL Electronic Book Reviews, SILEBR 2006-001. http://www.sil.org:8090/silebr/2006/silebr2006-001
- “Kimaragang.” In Sander Adelaar & Nikolaus Himmelmann, eds., The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, London & New York: Routledge, pp. 397–428.
- (co-authored with Jim Johansson). “Object alternations in Kimaragang.” To appear 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.
- “Backwards resultatives in Kimaragang Dusun.” Paper presented at Syntax of the World’s Languages-1, Leipzig, Germany. Preliminary draft available at:http://email.eva.mpg.de/~cschmidt/SWL1/handouts/Kroeger.pdf
- “Clitics and clause structure in Tagalog.” In Bautista (ed.), Pagtanaw: Essays on language in honor of Teodoro A. Llamzon. Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Manila.
- “Language Classification in Sarawak: A Status Report.” Sarawak Museum Journal vol. LIII, No. 74:137-173.
- “Nouns and verbs in Tagalog: a reply to Foley.” Paper presented at the 3rd Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference, Brisbane.
- “The morphology of affectedness in Kimaragang Dusun.” In H. Steinhauer (ed.), Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 3. Pacific Linguistics A-84.
- “Asu vs. Tasu: On the origins of Dusunic moveable t-.” In James Collins (ed.), Language and Oral Traditions in Borneo. Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series vol. 2.
- “Vowel harmony systems in three Sabahan languages.” In P. Martin (ed.), Shifting patterns of language use in Borneo. Borneo Research Council Proceedings Series vol. 3.
- “Recommendations for standardizing the Biatah spelling system.” unpublished ms.
- “Vowel Harmony, Neutralization and Inalterability in Dusun vs. Murut.” Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, 22-27 August, 1994, Leiden.
- “Another look at subjecthood in Tagalog.” Philippine Journal of Linguistics 24.2:1-16.
- “Kimaragang phonemics.” In Michael E. Boutin and Inka Pekkanen (eds.), Phonological descriptions of Sabah languages: Studies from ten languages, pp. 31-45. Sabah Museum Monograph, 4. Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Museum.
- “National language comprehension in rural Sabah.” Jurnal Bahasa Moden 6:29-47. Pusat Bahasa, University of Malaya.
- “The event line in Kimaragang narrative.” In S. Levinsohn, ed. Thematic continuity and development in languages of Sabah. Pacific Linguistics C-118.
- “Stative aspect and unaccusativity in Kimaragang Dusun.” Oceanic Linguistics 29.2:110-131.
- “Discontinuous reduplication in vernacular Malay.” Procedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, vol. 15.
- Trilingual phrase book: Kimaragang-Bahasa Malaysia-English. Kota Kinabalu: United Sabah Dusun Association.
- “Verbal focus in Kimaragang.” In Papers in Western Austronesian linguistics No. 3, pp. 217-240. Pacific Linguistics, A-78.
- “Case marking in Kimaragang causative constructions.” In Papers in Western Austronesian linguistics No. 3, pp. 241-276. Pacific Linguistics, A-78.
- “Intelligibility patterns in Sabah and the problem of prediction.” In FOCAL I: Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, ed. by Geraghty, Carrington and Wurm, pp. 309-339. (Pacific Linguistics C-93).
- “Linguistic relations among the Dusunic groups in the Kota Marudu district.” Borneo Research Bulletin 17.1:31-46.