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: 27 June 2019

Monographs and Edited Volumes

In prep. Michael, Lev, Christine Beier, Jaime Pacaya Inuma, Ema Llona Yareja, Hermenegildo Díaz Cuyasa, and Ligia Inuma Inuma. Iquito-English Bilingual Dictionary. Abya-Yala Press.

2016. 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 trilingüe s\ápara-kichwa-castellano, castellano-sápara y kichwa-sápara. Editorial Abya YalaAbya 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]

Journal Articles

submitted. O'Hagan, Zachary, Lev Michael and Natalia Chousou-Polydouri. Phylogenetic Classification Supports a Northeastern Amazonian Proto-Tupí-Guaraní Homeland. LIAMES. [draft manuscript]

to appear. Michael, Lev. Lines in Nanti karintaa chants: An areal poetic typological perspective (An essay in honor of Joel Sherzer). Cadernos do Etnolingüística. [draft manuscript]

to appear. Rybka, Konrad and Lev Michael. A Privative Derivational Source for Standard Negation in Lokono (Arawakan). Journal of Historical Linguistics. [draft manuscript]

in press. Michael, Lev and Natalia Chousou-Polydouri. Computational Phylogenetics and the Classification of South American Languages. Language and Linguistics Compass. [draft manuscript]

2018. Chacon, Thiago and Lev Michael. The evolution of subject-verb agreement in Eastern Tukanoan. Journal of Historical Linguistics 8(1): 59-94. [article]

2015. Michael, Lev, 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(2):193-221. [article]

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

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]

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

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

2016. Chousou-Polydouri, Natalia, Joshua Birchall, Sérgio Meira, Zachary O’Hagan and Lev Michael. A Test of Coding Procedures for Lexical Data with Tupí-Guaraní and Chapacuran Languages. Proceedings of the Leiden Workshop on Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics. [pdf]

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

In prep. Muniche. In Patience Epps and Lev Michael (Eds.), Amazonian languages: An international handbook. de Gruyter Mouton. [draft manuscript]

To appear. Beier, Christine and Lev Michael. Aʔɨwa. In Patience Epps and Lev Michael (Eds.), Amazonian languages: An international handbook. Gruyter Mouton. [draft manuscript]

2018. Beier, Christine and Lev Michael. Language revalorization in Peruvian Amazonia, through the lens of Iquito. In Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, and Gerald Roche (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization. Routledge. [chapter]

2017. Epps, Patience and Lev Michael. Areal Linguistics of Amazonia. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics. Cambridge University Press. [chapter]

2015. 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. [chapter]

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

2019. Beier, Christine, Lev Michael, Jaime Pacaya Inuma, Ema Llona Yareja, Hermenegildo Díaz Cuyasa, Ligia Inuma Inuma. Diccionario Escolar Bilingüe Iquito-Castellano. Cabeceras Aid Project. [pdf]

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 and Databases

2019. Comparative Arawakan Lexical Database.

Present-2013. Chousou-Polydouri, Natalia, Lev Michael, and Zachary O'Hagan (compilers). Tupí-Guaraní Cognate Sets.

Present-2010. Chousou-Polydouri, Natalia, Lev Michael, and Zachary O'Hagan (compilers). Comparative Tupí-Guaraní Lexical Database.

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

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