Anna Berge

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna Berge plays a role.


The relationship between Unangam Tunuu (Aleut) and Eskimo was established in the early 19th century, and the 20th century especially saw a number of efforts on the reconstruction of Proto-Eskimo-Aleut (PEA). Reconstruction has supported assumptions of a largely genealogical relationship between… read more
Berge, Anna 2017 Chapter 3. Subsistence terms in Unangam Tunuu (Aleut)Language Dispersal Beyond Farming, Robbeets, Martine and Alexander Savelyev (eds.), pp. 47–73 | Chapter
The Eskimo-Aleut are arctic and subarctic hunter-gatherers known for their geographic spread and successful adaptation to a harsh climate; they are one of the canonical examples of a people that spread without agriculture. One of the most prehistoric recent spreads in this language family… read more
Berge, Anna 2016 Chapter 11. Insubordination in AleutInsubordination, Evans, Nicholas and Honoré Watanabe (eds.), pp. 283–309 | Article
Examples of insubordination are well attested in Eskimo languages, but they are rarely noted for the related language Aleut. In this chapter, therefore, I examine the possibility of insubordination in Aleut. The question is complicated by a number of factors, which I address here. For example, for… read more
Berge, Anna 2010 Adequacy in documentationLanguage Documentation: Practice and values, Grenoble, Lenore A. and N. Louanna Furbee (eds.), pp. 51–66 | Article
As more and more languages are becoming endangered, our notions of what it means to adequately document a language are changing. Further, while some languages remain undocumented, dictionaries, grammars, and texts are available for more and more languages, enabling researchers to broaden the scope… read more
Berge, Anna 2009 Tracking topics: A comparison of topic in Aleut and Greenlandic discourseVariations on Polysynthesis: The Eskaleut languages, Mahieu, Marc-Antoine and Nicole Tersis (eds.), pp. 185–200 | Chapter
This paper presents some preliminary thoughts on comparative discourse structure between Greenlandic and Aleut. Greenlandic is a typical ergative–absolutive language, with coindexing of participants on the verb and typical patterns of information flow which allow topic tracking across clauses (as… read more