Lev David Michael

Department of Linguistics

University of California, Berkeley

Publications and Research Products

Monographs and Edited Volumes | Journal Articles | Proceedings | Book Chapters | Reviews | Community-oriented publications | Online Resources

Last updated: 6 July 2015

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Submitted. Michael, Lev and Zachary O'Hagan. A linguistic analysis of Old Omagua ecclesiastical texts. Cadernos do Etnolingüística: Série Monografias. [draft manuscript]

2014. Michael, Lev and Tania Granadillo (eds.). Negation in Arawak Languages. BRILL. [draft manuscript]

2014. Nuckolls, Janis and Lev Michael (eds.). Evidentiality in Interaction. John Benjamins.

2014. Beier, Christine, Brenda Bowser, Lev Michael, and Vivian Wauters. Diccionario Záparo Trilingüe. Abya Yala Press. [final draft manuscript]

2008. Nanti evidential practice: Language, knowledge, and social action in an Amazonian society. PhD dissertation, University of Texas at Austin. [pdf]

2014. Chang, Will and Lev Michael. A relaxed admixture model of contact. Language Dynamics and Change 4(1): 1–26. [eScholarship]

Journal Articles

to appear. Lev Michael, Natalia Chousou-Polydouri, Keith Barolomei, Erin Donnelly, Vivian Wauters, Sérgio Meira, and Zachary O’Hagan. A Bayesian phylogenetic classification of Tupí-Guaraní. Línguas Indígenas Americanas 15. [eScholarship]

Submitted. Farmer, Stephanie and Lev Michael. Máíhɨki tone in comparative Tukanoan perspective. International Journal of American Linguistics. [draft manuscript]

2014. Chang, Will and Lev Michael. A relaxed admixture model of contact. Language Dynamics and Change 4(1): 1-26. [uncorrected proofs revised 31jan2014]

2014. Michael, Lev, Will Chang, and Tammy Stark. Exploring phonological areality in the circum-Andean region using a Naive Bayes Classifier. Language Dynamics and Change 4(1): 27-86. [uncorrected proofs revised 31jan2014]

2014. The Nanti reality status system: Implications for the typological validity of the realis/irrealis contrast. Linguistic Typology 18(2): 251-288. [draft manuscript revised 16feb2014]

2014. On the Pre-Columbian origin of Proto-Omagua-Kokama. Journal of Language Contact 7(2): 309-344. [eScholarship]

2013. Michael, Lev, Stephanie Farmer, Greg Finley, Christine Beier, and Karina Sullón Acosta. A sketch of Muniche segmental and prosodic phonology. International Journal of American Linguistics 79(3): 307-347. [pdf]

2012. Nanti self-quotation: Implications for the pragmatics of reported speech and evidentiality. Pragmatics and Society 3(2): 321-357. [eScholarship]

2012. Nuckolls, Janis and Lev Michael. Introduction: Evidentials and evidential strategies in interactional and sociocultural context. Pragmatics and Society 3(2): 181-188. [pdf]

2011. Beier, Christine, Cynthia Hansen, I-Wen Lai, and Lev Michael. Exploiting word order to express an inflectional category: Reality status in Iquito. Linguistic Typology 15(1): 65-99. [eScholarship]

2011. The interaction of tone and stress in the prosodic system of Iquito (Zaparoan, Peru). Amerindia 35: 53-74. [eScholarship]

2006. Beier, Christine and Lev Michael. The Iquito Language Documentation Project: Developing team-based methods for language documentation. Linguistic Discovery 4(1).

2005. El estatus sintáctico de los marcadores de persona en el idioma Nanti (Campa, Arawak) [The syntactic status of person markers in the Nanti language (Campa, Arawak)]. Lengua y Sociedad [Peruvian linguistics journal]. 7(2): 21-32.

2005. Crowhurst, Megan and Lev Michael. Iterative footing and prominence-driven stress in Nanti (Kampa). Language 81(1): 47-95.

2002. Beier, Christine, Lev Michael, and Joel Sherzer. Discourse forms and processes in indigenous lowland South America: an areal-typological perspective. Annual Review of Anthropology 31: 121-145.

Proceedings

2013. Khetarpal, Naveen, Grace Neveu, Asifa Majid, Lev Michael, and Terry Regier. Spatial terms across languages support near-optimal communication: Evidence from Peruvian Amazonia, and computational analyses. In M. Knauf, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, and I. Wachsmuth (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Book Chapters

to appear. Epps, Patience and Lev Michael. Areal Linguistics of Amazonia. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. [eScholarship]

To appear. Arawak Linguistics and Max Schmidt's Account of Arawak Expansion. In Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo and Manuela Fischer (Eds.), Max Schmidt and the Arawak. Ethnologisches Museum Fachreferat Amerikanische Archäologie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. [draft manuscript]

2015. Michael, Lev. The cultural bases of linguistic form: The development of Nanti quotative evidentials. In Randy La Polla and Rik de Busser (eds.), Language Structure and Environment, pp.99–103. John Benjamins. [eScholarship]

2014. Michael, Lev, Will Chang, and Tammy Stark. Exploring phonological areality in the circumAndean region using a Naive Bayes Classifier. In Søren Wichmann and Jeff Good (eds.), Quantifying Language Dynamics, pp. 7–66. Brill. eScholarship

2014. Social dimensions of language change. In Claire Bowern and Bethwyn Evans (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Routledge. pp. 484-502. [draft manuscript]

2014. Negation in Nanti. In Lev Michael and Tania Granadillo (Eds.), Negation in Arawak languages. BRILL. pp. 184-215. [draft manuscript]

2014. A typological and comparative perspective on negation in Arawak languages. In Lev Michael and Tania Granadillo (Eds.), Negation in Arawak languages. BRILL. pp. 241-300. [draft manuscript]

2012. Possession in Nanti. In Alexandra Aikhenvald and R.M.W. Dixon (Eds.), Possession and Ownership: A cross-linguistic typology. Oxford University Press. pp. 149-166. [pdf]

2011. Language and Culture. In Peter Austin and Julia Sallabank (Eds.), Handbook of Endangered Languages. Cambridge University Press. pp. 120-140. [pdf]

2009. Clause linking in Iquito (Zaparoan). In R.M.W. Dixon and Alexandra Aikhenvald (Eds.), The Semantics of Clause Linking. Oxford University Press. pp. 145-166. [pdf]

2003. Michael, Lev and Christine Beier. Poblaciones indígenas en aislamiento voluntario en la región del Alto Purús [Indigenous populations in voluntary isolation in the Upper Purús region]. In Renata Leite Pitman, Nigel Pitman, and Patricia Álvarez (Eds.), Alto Purús: Biodiversidad, conservación y manejo [Upper Purús: Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management]. Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University. pp. 149-164.

Reviews

2009. Review of Ramirez, Henri. Línguas Arawak da Amazônia Setentrional: Comparação e Descrição [Arawak Languages of Northern Amazonia: Comparison and Description]. International Journal of American Linguistics 75(3): 447-450. [pdf]

2009. Review of Ramirez, Henri. Dicionário da Língua Baniwa. [Dictionary of the Baniwa Language]. International Journal of American Linguistics 75(3): 450-451. [pdf]

2009. Review of Danielsen, Swintha, Baure: An Arawak language of Bolivia. International Journal of American Linguistics 75(2): 288-290. [pdf]

2006. Review of Aikhenvald, Alexandra. A Grammar of Tariana. International Journal of American Linguistics 72: 410-413.

2004. Review of Solís Fonseca, Gustavo. Lenguas en la Amazonía Peruana [Languages in Peruvian Amazonia]. International Journal of American Linguistics 70: 89-91.

Community-oriented publications

2013. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Stephanie Farmer, Kelsey Neely, Amalia Skilton, Greg Finley, John Sylak, and Grace Neveu. Diccionario Bilingüe máíjìkì-castellano y castellano-máíjìkì. Ms, Máíjìkì Project document. [pdf]

2011. Beier, Christine, Brenda Bowser, Lev Michael, Julia Pichura, and Vivian Wauters. Diccionario trilingüe sápara-kichwa-castellano, castellano-sápara y kichwa-sápara. Ms, Záparo Language Documentation Project document. [pdf]

2009. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Karina Sullón Acosta, Stephanie Farmer, Greg Finley, and Michael Roswell. Dekyunáwa: Un diccionario de nuestro idioma muniche. Ms and Audio CD, Muniche Language Documentation Project. [pdf]

2009. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Karina Sullón Acosta, Stephanie Farmer, Greg Finley, and Michael Roswell. Una breve descripción del idioma Muniche. Ms, Muniche Language Documentation Project. [pdf]

2009. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Karina Sullón Acosta, Stephanie Farmer, Greg Finley, and Michael Roswell. Dékyewü dekyunáwa: Vamos a hablar nuestro idioma muniche. Ms, Muniche Language Documentation Project. [pdf]

2009. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Ramón Escamilla, Marta Piqueras-Brunet. Katsakati: El idioma antiguo del pueblo de Andoas. Ms, Andoa Language Documentation Project. [pdf]

2006. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Karina Sullón Acosta. Diccionario Bilingüe Iquito-Castellano, Castellano-Iquito. Ms, Iquito Language Documentation Project document. [pdf] [webpage]

2006. Beier, Christine, Lev Michael, and Hilter Panduro Güimack. Pí-nájuuyaa iquíituhuaaca cuhuasíini: Vamos a escribir el idioma iquito. Segunda edición. [scan of illustrated pdf]

Corpora

2013. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, and Zachary O'Hagan (compilers), Haroldo Vargas and José Vargas (authors). Matsigenka text corpus (version June 2013; FLEx database and LaTeX interlinear output). [corpus_sample_pdf (177 pages)]] [full corpus pdf (1173 pages)]

Online Resources

2011-present. Michael, Lev, Tammy Stark, and William Chang (compilers). South American Phonological Inventory Database (SAPhon). [site]