Mark W. Post

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mark W. Post plays a role.


Classifiers in Tani languages are similar in scale and semantic contents to the systems of better-known classifier languages such as Thai and Mandarin. Yet they are unusual in co-existing with an ancient and well-grammaticalised referential management system including both definite and… read more
Topographical deixis refers to a variety of spatial-environmental deixis, in which typically distal reference to entities is made in terms of a set of topographically-anchored referential planes: most often, upward, downward, or on the same level. This article reviews the genealogical and… read more
Post, Mark W. 2013 Person-sensitive TAME marking in Galo: Historical origins and functional motivationFunctional-Historical Approaches to Explanation: In honor of Scott DeLancey, Thornes, Tim, Erik Andvik, Gwendolyn Hyslop and Joana Jansen (eds.), pp. 107–130 | Article
Scott DeLancey’s analysis of person-sensitive TAME marking in Lhasa Tibetan – “a.k.a. conjunct-disjunct marking” or “egophoricity” – has stimulated considerable discussion and debate, particularly as previously little-known languages of the Tibeto-Burman area, as well as outside it, have come to be… read more
Post, Mark W. 2011 Nominalization and nominalization-based constructions in GaloNominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives, Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), pp. 255–288 | Article
This paper describes nominalization and nominalization-based construction in Galo, a Tibeto-Burman language of the Tani branch spoken in North East India. Nominalizers in Galo are divided into primary and secondary sets, while nominalization-based constructions are divided into two types:… read more
“Words” may be independently defined and identified in Galo (Tibeto-Burman > Western Tani) in terms of relatively consistent and functionally well-motivated sets of phonological and grammatical criteria. However, these criteria very often fail to converge upon identification of the same formal… read more