Gwendolyn Hyslop

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gwendolyn Hyslop plays a role.


Functional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey

Edited by Tim Thornes, Erik Andvik, Gwendolyn Hyslop and Joana Jansen

[Typological Studies in Language, 103] 2013. xviii, 294 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Historical linguistics | Typology


Kurtöp (Tibeto-Burman; Bhutan) has a rich set of finite verbal suffixes which encode evidentiality, mirativity, and egophoricity. This article examines the origins of these suffixes in a typological context, showing how many of them have developed via recent grammaticalizations. Synchronic… read more
Hyslop, Gwendolyn 2018 Chapter 3. Mirativity and egophoricity in KurtöpEgophoricity, Floyd, Simeon, Elisabeth Norcliffe and Lila San Roque (eds.), pp. 109–137 | Chapter
The terms ‘mirative’ and ‘egophoric’ have often been employed to describe various epistemic contrasts which, on the surface, appear to be quite similar. Kurtöp, a Tibeto-Burman language of Northeastern Bhutan, contrasts both mirativity and egophoricity, providing evidence that they are two separate… read more
Hyslop, Gwendolyn 2013 The Kurtöp -si construction: Converbs, clause-chains and verb serializationFunctional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey, Thornes, Tim, Erik Andvik, Gwendolyn Hyslop and Joana Jansen (eds.), pp. 155–178 | Article
Asian converbs (Bickel 1998) have been an area of recent, theoretical interest in linguistics. Converbs have often been involved in clause-chaining, as has been described in many recent descriptions of Tibeto-Burman languages (e.g. Genetti 2005; Coupe 2007). Though he does not discuss converbs as a… read more