Adam Roth Singerman
My research focuses on the documentation, description and analysis of the Tuparí language, spoken by approximately 350 people in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. You can read more about the group at this link (click here for Portuguese).
- Singerman, Adam Roth. 2016. 'Nasal harmony and phonotactic well-formedness in Tupari.' International Journal of American Linguistics 82(4):453--485.
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- Singerman, Adam Roth. 2018. 'Negation as an exclusively nominal category.' Language 94(2):432--467.
- My dissertation, defended in June 2018. It was co-chaired by Lenore A. Grenoble and Jason Merchant; Karlos Arregi was the third committee member.
- Singerman, Adam Roth. 2019. 'Non-witnessed evidentiality in Tuparí and its connection to resultative constructions in the perfect aspect.' To appear in the International Journal of American Linguistics. (This is a substantially revised version of the sixth chapter of my dissertation, incorporating many new pieces of data that I gathered in summer 2018.)
I'm planning on developing a full reference grammar and text collection for Tuparí in the coming years. On the theoretical side, my current projects include:
Contact me for drafts, handouts, and the like.
- the relationship between internally-headed relative clauses and the extensive use of direct quotation in Tuparí discourse
- the interaction between ergative-absolutive and nominative-accusative properties in Tuparí morphosyntax
- number-driven verbal suppletion in Tuparí and related languages of southern Rondônia