Jesse P. Gates

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jesse P. Gates plays a role.


Gates, Jesse P. 2023 Kinship terms in StauLinguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 46:2, pp. 265–289 | Article
This paper presents a comprehensive synchronic study of Stau kinship terms, offering a detailed analysis of their classifications and characteristics. Stau kinship terms are categorized into vocative and referential/possessive forms. Vocative kinship terms follow the intonation pattern of other… read more
This paper offers new evidence from Stau, Geshiza, and Khroskyabs to address the question of directionality in valency-changing derivations in Sino-Tibetan. Examining Stau, Geshiza, and Khroskyabs causative and anticausative verb stem pairs adds to the evidence that in Proto-Sino-Tibetan, a… read more
Min, Rao, Gao Yang and Jesse P. Gates 2019 Relativization in GuiqiongLinguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 42:2, pp. 260–279 | Article
Guiqiong, like most Sino-Tibetan languages, presents a rich array of relativization constructions. Based on both natural oral texts and elicited material, the present paper describes all attested types of relatives in Guiqiong, including prenominal, head-internal, headless, and double-headed… read more
Gates, Jesse P. and Won Ho Kim 2018 Vowel harmony in StauLinguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 41:2, pp. 263–293 | Article
In this paper, we propose that in Stau (Rgyalrongic, Sino-Tibetan) there is a system of four vowel pairs (/i/-/ə/, /e/-/ɛ/, /æ/-/ɑ/, /u/-/o/) that undergo regressive vowel harmony. This system of vowel harmony produces root morpheme forms such as [æCæ] and [ɑCɑ], whereas forms like [æCɑ] or… read more
Voicing alternation and the function of Tibetan verbal prefixes are two problems that have attracted scholars of Tibetan and Sino-Tibetan linguistics for over a century. This article presents a voicing rule in Thebo Tibetan and systematically analyzes the verb paradigm to explain the constraints… read more