Nick Enfield | Publications
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Publications

2020
  • Enfield, N. J. 2021 (in press). The Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J. 2021 (accepted for publication). What Language Does to Us (working title). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Enfield, N. J. (2020). Word in Lao. In Aikhenvald, AY and Dixon RMW (eds) Phonological Word and Grammatical Word. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Floyd, Simeon, Giovanni Rossi & N. J. Enfield (eds.). 2020. Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments (Studies in Diversity Linguistics 31). Berlin: Language Science Press. more >
  • N. J. Enfield, Jack Sidnell, and Charles H. P. Zuckerman (eds) 2020.  Studies in the Anthropology of Language in Mainland Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. more >
  • Giovanni Rossi, Simeon Floyd & N. J. Enfield. 2020. Recruitments and pragmatic typology. In Simeon Floyd, Giovanni Rossi & N. J. Enfield (eds.), Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments, 1–23. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4018370
  • Simeon Floyd, Giovanni Rossi & N. J. Enfield. 2020. A coding scheme for recruitment sequences in interaction. In Simeon Floyd, Giovanni Rossi & N. J. Enfield (eds.), Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments, 25–50. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4018372
  • N. J. Enfield. Recruitments in Lao. 2020. In Simeon Floyd, Giovanni Rossi & N. J. Enfield (eds.), Getting others to do things: A pragmatic typology of recruitments, 203–229. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4018380
  • Charles H. P. Zuckerman and N. J. Enfield. 2020. Heavy sound light sound: a Nam Noi metalinguistic trope. In N. J. Enfield, Jack Sidnell, and Charles H. P. Zuckerman (eds) 2020.  Studies in the Anthropology of Language in Mainland Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press, pages 85-92. more >
2019
  • Enfield, N. (2019). Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. and Jack Sidnell (2019). Norms and language use. In Roughley and Bayertz eds. The Normative Animal. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J., Tanya Stivers, Penelope Brown, Christina Englert, Katariina Harjunpää, Makoto Hayashi, Trine Heinemann, Gertie Hoymann, Tiina Keisanen, Mirka Rauniomaa, Chase Wesley Raymond, Federico Rossano, Kyun-Eun Yoon, Inge Zwitserlood, and Stephen C. Levinson. 2019. Polar Responses. Journal of Linguistics.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022226718000336
2018
  • Enfield, N. J. 2018. Mind, Language, and Rational Discourse. Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
  • Floyd, S., Rossi, G., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K., Zinken, J., Enfield, N. (2018). Universals and Cultural Diversity in the Expression of Gratitude. Royal Society Open Science, 5(180391). more >
  • Enfield, N., Stivers, T., Brown, P., Englert, C., Harjunpaa, K., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Keisanen, T., Rauniomaa, M., et al (2018). Polar Answers. Journal of Linguistics, 56.
  • Enfield, N. (2018). The ‘aitch’ or ‘haitch’ debate has a dark side. The Sydney Morning Herald. more >
  • Majid, Asifa, Seán G. Roberts, Ludy Cilissen, Karen Emmorey, Brenda Nicodemus, Lucinda O’Grady, Bencie Woll, Barbara LeLan, Hilário de Sousa, Brian L. Cansler, Shakila Shayan, Connie de Vos, Gunter Senft, N. J. Enfield, Rogayah A. Razak, Sebastian Fedden, Sylvia Tufvesson, Mark Dingemanse, Ozge Ozturk, Penelope Brown, Clair Hill, Olivier Le Guen, Vincent Hirtzel, Rik van Gijn, Mark A. Sicoli, and Stephen C. Levinson. 2018. Differential Coding of Perception in the World’s Languages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Nov 6 2018, 115.45, 11369-11376. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1720419115
2017
  • Enfield, N. (2017). How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation. New York: Basic Books. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Dependencies in Language: On the Causal Ontology of Linguistic Systems. Berlin: Language Science Press. more >
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2017). The Concept of Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P. (2017). Distributed Agency. New York: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2017). [in press] Language in Cognition and Culture. In Barbara Dancygier (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Commands [forthcoming]. In Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (Eds.), Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. (2017). Deixis and the Interactional Foundations of Reference. In Yan Huang (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, (pp. 217-239). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Dependencies in Language. In N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Dependencies in Language: On the Causal Ontology of Linguistic Systems, (pp. 1-9). Berlin: Language Science Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Distribution of Agency. In N. J. Enfield and Paul Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency, (pp. 9-14). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P. (2017). Editors’ Preface. In N. J. Enfield and Paul Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency, (pp. xi-xv). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Elements of Agency. In N. J. Enfield and Paul Kockelman (Eds.), Distributed Agency, (pp. 3-8). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Language in the Mainland Southeast Asia Area. In Raymond Hickey (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Language in the Mainland Southeast Asia Area. In Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Typology, (pp. 601-623). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2017). Mereology and the Body [forthcoming]. In Hans Burkhardt, Johanna Seibt and Guido Imaguire (Eds.), Handbook of Mereology. Munich: Philosophia Verlag.
2016
  • Ansaldo, U., Enfield, N. (2016). Editorial: Is the Language Faculty Nonlinguistic? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-2. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K., Enfield, N. (2016). A coding scheme for other-initiated repair across languages. Open Linguistics, 2(1), 35-46. more >
  • Ansaldo, U., Enfield, N. (2016). Is the Language Faculty Nonlinguistic?. Lausanne: Frontiers. more >
2015
  • Enfield, N. J. (2015). The utility of meaning: What words mean and why. Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N., Comrie, B. (2015). Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: The State of the Art. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. more >
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2015). Language Structure and Social Agency: Confirming Polar Questions in Conversation. Linguistics Vanguard, 1(1), 131-143. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Linguistic Relativity from Reference to Agency. Annual Review of Anthropology, 44(1), 207-224. more >
  • Enfield, N., Comrie, B. (2015). Mainland Southeast Asian languages: State of the art and new directions. In N. J. Enfield, Bernard Comrie (Eds.), Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: The State of the Art, (pp. 1-27). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. more >
  • Sicoli, M., Stivers, T., Enfield, N., Levinson, S. (2015). Marked Initial Pitch in Questions Signals Marked Communicative Function. Language And Speech, 58(2), 204-223. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Other-initiated repair across languages: Towards a typology of conversational structures. Open Linguistics, 1, 98-118. doi:10.2478/opli-2014-0007. more >
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Other-initiated repair in Lao. Open Linguistics, 1, 119-144. more >
  • Manrique, E., Enfield, N. (2015). Suspending the next turn as a form of repair initiation: evidence from Argentine Sign Language. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-21. more >
  • De Sousa, H., Langella, F., & Enfield, N. J. (2015). Temperature terms in Lao, Southern Zhuang, Southern Pinghua and Cantonese. In M. Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Ed.), The Linguistics of Temperature (pp. 594-638). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K. H., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N. J., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., Rossi, G., Tufvesson, S., Van Putten, S., & Majid, A. (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics, 26, 31-60. doi:10.1515/cog-2014-0089. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., Roberts, S., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gisladottir, R., Kendrick, K., Levinson, S., Manrique, E., Enfield, N., et al (2015). Universal Principles in the Repair of Communication Problems. PloS One, 10(9), 1-15. more >
2014
  •  Enfield, N. J. (2014). Natural causes of language: Frames, biases and cultural transmission. Berlin: Language Science Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Kockelman, P., & Sidnell, J. (Eds.). (2014). The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Let’s talk: Universal social rules underlie languages. Scientific American Mind, 25, 64-69. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Ongeschreven regels van de taal. Psyche en Brein, 6, 6-11. more >
  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items. In E. A. Cartmill, S. G. Roberts, H. Lyn, & H. Cornish (Eds.), The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference (pp. 425-426). Singapore: World Scientific.
  • Enfield, N. J. (2014). The item/system problem. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 48-77). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J. (2014). Causal dynamics of language. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 325-342). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J. (2014). Human agency and the infrastructure for requests. In P. Drew, & E. Couper-Kuhlen (Eds.), Requesting in social interaction (pp. 35-50). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2014). Transmission biases in the cultural evolution of language: Towards an explanatory framework. In D. Dor, C. Knight, & J. Lewis (Eds.), The social origins of language (pp. 325-335). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Sidnell, J. (2014). Language presupposes an enchronic infrastructure for social interaction. In D. Dor, C. Knight, & J. Lewis (Eds.), The social origins of language (pp. 92-104). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Kockelman, P., & Sidnell, J. (2014). Interdisciplinary perspectives. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 599-602). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J., Kockelman, P., & Sidnell, J. (2014). Introduction: Directions in the anthropology of language. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 1-24). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. J., Sidnell, J., & Kockelman, P. (2014). System and function. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 25-28). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kockelman, P., Enfield, N. J., & Sidnell, J. (2014). Process and formation. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 183-186). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sicoli, M. A., Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (2014). Marked initial pitch in questions signals marked communicative function. Language and Speech. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0023830914529247. more >
  • Sidnell, J., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Deixis and the interactional foundations of reference. In Y. Huang (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of pragmatics.
  • Sidnell, J., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). The ontology of action, in interaction. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 423-446). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. J., & Kockelman, P. (2014). Interaction and intersubjectivity. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 343-345). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Kockelman, P., & Enfield, N. J. (2014). Community and social life. In N. J. Enfield, P. Kockelman, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of linguistic anthropology (pp. 481-483). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2013
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Relationship thinking: Agency, enchrony, and human sociality. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., & Enfield, N. J. (2013). Is “Huh?” a universal word? Conversational infrastructure and the convergent evolution of linguistic items. PLoS One, 8(11): e78273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078273. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). A ‘Composite Utterances’ approach to meaning. In C. Müller, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, A. Cienki, D. McNeill, & S. Teßendorf (Eds.), Handbook Body – Language – Communication. Volume 1 (pp. 689-706). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Doing fieldwork on the body, language, and communication. In C. Müller, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, A. Cienki, D. McNeill, & S. Teßendorf (Eds.), Handbook Body – Language – Communication. Volume 1 (pp. 974-981). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Hippie, interrupted. In J. Barker, & J. Lindquist (Eds.), Figures of Southeast Asian modernity (pp. 101-103). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Language, culture, and mind: Trends and standards in the latest pendulum swing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19, 155-169. doi:10.1111/1467-9655.12008. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Reference in conversation. In J. Sidnell, & T. Stivers (Eds.), The handbook of conversation analysis (pp. 433-454). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118325001.ch21. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). Rejoinder to Daniel Everett [Comment]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(3), 649. doi:10.1111/1467-9655.12056. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2013). The virtual you and the real you [Book review]. The Times Literary Supplement, April 12, 2013(5741), 31-32. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gisladottir, R. S., Hoymann, G., Kendrick, K. H., Levinson, S. C., Magyari, L., Manrique, E., Rossi, G., San Roque, L., & Torreira, F. (2013). Huh? What? – A first survey in 21 languages. In M. Hayashi, G. Raymond, & J. Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational repair and human understanding (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press. more >
2012
  • Sidnell, J., & Enfield, N. J. (2012). Language diversity and social action: A third locus of linguistic relativity. Current Anthropology, 53, 302-333. doi:10.1086/665697. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2012). Diversity disregarded [Review of the book Games primates play: An undercover investigation of the evolution and economics of human relationships by Dario Maestripieri]. Science, 337, 1295-1296. doi:10.1126/science.1225365. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2012). Language innateness [Letter to the Editor]. The Times Literary Supplement, October 26, 2012(5717), 6. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2012). The slow explosion of speech [Review of the book The origins of Grammar by James R. Hurford]. The Times Literary Supplement, March 30, 2012(5687), 11-12. Retrieved from http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1004404.ece. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2012). [Review of the book “Language, culture, and mind: Natural constructions and social kinds”, by Paul Kockelman]. Language in Society, 41(5), 674-677. doi:10.1017/S004740451200070X. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Sidnell, J. (2012). Collateral effects, agency, and systems of language use [Reply to commentators]. Current Anthropology, 53(3), 327-329. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Brown, P., & De Ruiter, J. (2012). Epistemic dimensions of polar questions: Sentence-final particles in comparative perspective. In J. P. De Ruiter (Ed.), Questions: Formal, functional and interactional perspectives (pp. 193-221). New York: Cambridge University Press. more >
2011
  • Enfield, N. J. (Ed.). (2011). Dynamics of human diversity: The case of mainland Southeast Asia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. more >
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N. J., Essegbey, J., & Kita, S. (2011). The macro-event property: The segmentation of causal chains. In J. Bohnemeyer, & E. Pederson (Eds.), Event representation in language and cognition (pp. 43-67). New York: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N. J., Essegbey, J., Majid, A., & van Staden, M. (2011). Configuraciones temáticas atípicas y el uso de predicados complejos en perspectiva tipológica [Atypical thematic configurations and the use of complex predicates in typological perspective]. In A. L. Munguía (Ed.), Colección Estudios Lingüísticos. Vol. I: Fonología, morfología, y tipología semántico-sintáctica [Collection Linguistic Studies. Vol 1: Phonology, morphology, and semantico-syntactic typology] (pp. 173-194). Hermosillo, Mexico: Universidad de Sonora.
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Books that live and die [Book review]. Current Anthropology, 52(1), 129-131. doi:10.1086/657928. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Credit tests [Review of the book You are not a gadget by Jaron Lanier]. The Times Literary Supplement, February 18, 2011, 12. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Description of reciprocal situations in Lao. In N. Evans, A. Gaby, S. C. Levinson, & A. Majid (Eds.), Reciprocals and semantic typology (pp. 129-149). Amsterdam: Benjamins. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Dynamics of human diversity in mainland Southeast Asia: Introduction. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dynamics of human diversity: The case of mainland Southeast Asia (pp. 1-8). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Elements of formulation. In J. Streeck, C. Goodwin, & C. LeBaron (Eds.), Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world (pp. 59-66). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Hidden delights [Review of the book How pleasure works by Paul Bloom]. The Times Literary Supplement, January 21, 2011, 30-30. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Linguistic diversity in mainland Southeast Asia. In N. J. Enfield (Ed.), Dynamics of human diversity: The case of mainland Southeast Asia (pp. 63-80). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Sources of asymmetry in human interaction: Enchrony, status, knowledge and agency. In T. Stivers, L. Mondada, & J. Steensig (Eds.), The morality of knowledge in conversation (pp. 285-312). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2011). Taste in two tongues: A Southeast Asian study of semantic convergence. The Senses & Society, 6(1), 30-37. doi:10.2752/174589311X12893982233632. more >
2010
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Without social context? [Book review of Fitch 2010 and Larson et al. 2010]. Science, 329(5999), 1600-1601. doi:10.1126/science.1194229. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Human sociality at the heart of language [Inaugural lecture]. Nijmegen: Radboud University Nijmegen. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Burnt banknotes [Review of the books Making the social world by John R. Searle and The theory of social and cultural selection by W.G. Runciman]. The Times Literary Supplement, September 3, 2010, 3-4. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Language and culture in Laos: An agenda for research. Journal of Lao Studies, 1(1), 48-54. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Lost in translation [Letter to the editor]. New Scientist, 207 (2773), 31. doi:10.1016/S0262-4079(10)61971-9. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). Questions and responses in Lao. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2649-2665. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.04.004. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2010). [Review of the book Gesturecraft: The manu-facture of meaning by Jürgen Streeck]. Pragmatics & Cognition, 18(2), 465-467. doi:10.1075/pc.18.2.11enf. more >
  • Stivers, T., & Enfield, N. J. (2010). A coding scheme for question-response sequences in conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2620-2626. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.04.002. more >
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (Eds.). (2010). Question-response sequences in conversation across ten languages [Special Issue]. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(10). more >
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (2010). Question-response sequences in conversation across ten languages: An introduction. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2615-2619. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.04.001. more >
2009
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). The anatomy of meaning: Speech, gesture, and composite utterances. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Diffloth, G. (2009). Phonology and sketch grammar of Kri, a Vietic language of Laos. Cahiers de Linguistique – Asie Orientale (CLAO), 38(1), 3-69. more >
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., Brown, P., Englert, C., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Rossano, F., De Ruiter, J. P., Yoon, K.-E., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). Universals and cultural variation in turn-taking in conversation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106 (26), 10587-10592. doi:10.1073/pnas.0903616106. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). ‘Case relations’ in Lao, a radically isolating language. In A. L. Malčukov, & A. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of case (pp. 808-819). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). Common tragedy [Review of the book The native mind and the cultural construction of nature by Scott Atran Douglas Medin]. The Times Literary Supplement, September 18,2009, 10-11. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). Everyday ritual in the residential world. In G. Senft, & E. B. Basso (Eds.), Ritual communication (pp. 51-80). Oxford: Berg. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). Language and culture. In L. Wei, & V. Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Applied Linguistics Volume 2 (pp. 83-97). London: Continuum. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). Language: Social motives for syntax [Review of the book Origins of human communication by Michael Tomasello]. Science, 324(5923), 39. doi:10.1126/science.1172660. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). Relationship thinking and human pragmatics. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 60-78. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2008.09.007. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2009). [Review of the book Serial verb constructions: A cross-linguistic typology ed. by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon]. Language, 85, 445-451. doi:10.1353/lan.0.0124. more >
2008
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). It’s a leopard [Review of the book Book review The origin of speech by Peter F. MacNeilage]. Times Literary Supplement, September 12, 2008, 12-13. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Common ground as a resource for social affiliation. In I. Kecskes, & J. L. Mey (Eds.), Intention, common ground and the egocentric speaker-hearer (pp. 223-254). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Language as shaped by social interaction [Commentary on Christiansen and Chater]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(5), 519-520. doi:10.1017/S0140525X08005104. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Lao linguistics in the 20th century and since. In Y. Goudineau, & M. Lorrillard (Eds.), Recherches nouvelles sur le Laos (pp. 435-452). Paris: EFEO. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Linguistic categories and their utilities: The case of Lao landscape terms. Language Sciences, 30(2/3), 227-255. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2006.12.030. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Transmission biases in linguistic epidemiology. Journal of Language Contact, 2, 295-306. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). Verbs and multi-verb construction in Lao. In A. V. Diller, J. A. Edmondson, & Y. Luo (Eds.), The Tai-Kadai languages (pp. 83-183). London: Routledge. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2008). [Review of the book Constructions at work: The nature of generalization in language by Adele E. Goldberg]. Linguistic Typology, 12(1), 155-159. doi:10.1515/LITY.2008.034. more >
2007
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). A grammar of Lao. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Stivers, T. (Eds.). (2007). Person reference in interaction: Linguistic, cultural, and social perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N. J., Essegbey, J., Ibarretxe-Antuñano, I., Kita, S., Lüpke, F., & Ameka, F. K. (2007). Principles of event segmentation in language: The case of motion events. Language, 83(3), 495-532. doi:10.1353/lan.2007.0116. more >
  • De Ruiter, J. P., & Enfield, N. J. (2007). The BIC model: A blueprint for the communicator. In C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Universal access in Human-Computer Interaction: Applications and services (pp. 251-258). Berlin: Springer. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). Encoding three-participant events in the Lao clause. Linguistics, 45(3), 509-538. doi:10.1515/LING.2007.016. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). Lao separation verbs and the logic of linguistic event categorization. Cognitive Linguistics, 18(2), 287-296. doi:10.1515/COG.2007.016. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). Meanings of the unmarked: How ‘default’ person reference does more than just refer. In N. Enfield, & T. Stivers (Eds.), Person reference in interaction: Linguistic, cultural, and social perspectives (pp. 97-120). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). [Comment on ‘Agency’ by Paul Kockelman]. Current Anthropology, 48(3), 392-392. doi:10.1086/512998. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2007). [review of the book Ethnopragmatics: Understanding discourse in cultural context ed. by Cliff Goddard]. Intercultural Pragmatics, 4(3), 419-433. doi:10.1515/IP.2007.021. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Kita, S., & De Ruiter, J. P. (2007). Primary and secondary pragmatic functions of pointing gestures. Journal of Pragmatics, 39(10), 1722-1741. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2007.03.001. more >
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (2007). Person reference in interaction. In N. J. Enfield, & T. Stivers (Eds.), Person reference in interaction: Linguistic, cultural, and social perspectives (pp. 1-20). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more >
2006
  • Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (Eds.). (2006). Roots of human sociality: Culture, cognition and interaction. Oxford: Berg.
  • Majid, A., Enfield, N. J., & Van Staden, M. (Eds.). (2006). Parts of the body: Cross-linguistic categorisation [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 28(2-3).
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Languages as historical documents: The endangered archive in Laos. South East Asia Research, 14(3), 471-488. more >
  • De Ruiter, J. P., Mitterer, H., & Enfield, N. J. (2006). Projecting the end of a speaker’s turn: A cognitive cornerstone of conversation. Language, 82(3), 515-535. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Elicitation guide on parts of the body. Language Sciences, 28(2-3), 148-157. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.003. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Heterosemy and the grammar-lexicon trade-off. In F. Ameka, A. Dench, & N. Evans (Eds.), Catching Language (pp. 297-320). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Lao body part terms. Language Sciences, 28(2-3), 181-200. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.011. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Laos – language situation. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (vol. 6) (pp. 698-700). Amsterdam: Elsevier. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). Social consequences of common ground. In N. J. Enfield, & S. C. Levinson (Eds.), Roots of human sociality: Culture, cognition and interaction (pp. 399-430). Oxford: Berg. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2006). [Review of the book A grammar of Semelai by Nicole Kruspe]. Linguistic Typology, 10(3), 452-455. doi:10.1515/LINGTY.2006.014. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Levinson, S. C. (2006). Introduction: Human sociality as a new interdisciplinary field. In N. J. Enfield, & S. C. Levinson (Eds.), Roots of human sociality: Culture, cognition and interaction (pp. 1-35). Oxford: Berg. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., Majid, A., & Van Staden, M. (2006). Cross-linguistic categorisation of the body: Introduction. Language Sciences, 28(2-3), 137-147. doi:10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.001. more >
2005
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). Areal linguistics and mainland Southeast Asia. Annual Review of Anthropology, 34, 181-206. doi:10.1146/annurev.anthro.34.081804.120406. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). The body as a cognitive artifact in kinship representations: Hand gesture diagrams by speakers of Lao. Current Anthropology, 46(1), 51-81. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). Depictive and other secondary predication in Lao. In N. P. Himmelmann, & E. Schultze-Berndt (Eds.), Secondary predication and adverbial modification (pp. 379-392). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). Micro and macro dimensions in linguistic systems. In S. Marmaridou, K. Nikiforidou, & E. Antonopoulou (Eds.), Reviewing linguistic thought: Converging trends for the 21st Century (pp. 313-326). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). [Comment on the book Explorations in the deictic field]. Current Anthropology, 46(2), 212-212. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2005). [Review of the book Laughter in interaction by Philip Glenn]. Linguistics, 43(6), 1195-1197. doi:10.1515/ling.2005.43.6.1191. more >
2004
  • Enfield, N. J. (2004). Adjectives in Lao. In R. M. W. Dixon, & A. Y. Aikhenvald (Eds.), Adjective classes: A cross-linguistic typology (pp. 323-347). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2004). Areal grammaticalisation of postverbal ‘acquire’ in mainland Southeast Asia. In S. Burusphat (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th Southeast Asia Linguistics Society Meeting (pp. 275-296). Arizona State University: Tempe. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2004). Nominal classification in Lao: A sketch. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 57(2/3), 117-143. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2004). On linear segmentation and combinatorics in co-speech gesture: A symmetry-dominance construction in Lao fish trap descriptions. Semiotica, 149(1/4), 57-123. doi:10.1515/semi.2004.038. more >
  • Majid, A., Van Staden, M., & Enfield, N. J. (2004). The human body in cognition, brain, and typology. In K. Hovie (Ed.), Forum Handbook, 4th International Forum on Language, Brain, and Cognition – Cognition, Brain, and Typology: Toward a Synthesis (pp. 31-35). Sendai: Tohoku University. more >
2003
  • Enfield, N. J. (2003). Linguistic epidemiology: Semantics and grammar of language contact in mainland Southeast Asia. London: Routledge Curzon. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2003). Demonstratives in space and interaction: Data from Lao speakers and implications for semantic analysis. Language, 79(1), 82-117. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2003). Introduction. In N. J. Enfield, Linguistic epidemiology: Semantics and grammar of language contact in mainland Southeast Asia (pp. 2-44). London: Routledge Curzon. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2003). Producing and editing diagrams using co-speech gesture: Spatializing non-spatial relations in explanations of kinship in Laos. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 13(1), 7-50. doi:10.1525/jlin.2003.13.1.7. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2003). The definition of WHAT-d’you-call-it: Semantics and pragmatics of ‘recognitional deixis’. Journal of Pragmatics, 35(1), 101-117. doi:10.1016/S0378-2166(02)00066-8. more >
2002
  • Enfield, N. J. (Ed.). (2002). Ethnosyntax: Explorations in culture and grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Wierzbicka, A. (2002). Introduction: The body in description of emotion. Pragmatics and Cognition, 10(1), 1-24. doi:10.1075/pc.10.12.02enf. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Combinatoric properties of natural semantic metalanguage expressions in Lao. In C. Goddard, & A. Wierzbicka (Eds.), Meaning and universal grammar: Theory and empirical findings (pp. 145-256). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Cultural logic and syntactic productivity: Associated posture constructions in Lao. In N. Enfield (Ed.), Ethnosyntax: Explorations in culture and grammar (pp. 231-258). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Ethnosyntax: Introduction. In N. Enfield (Ed.), Ethnosyntax: Explorations in culture and grammar (pp. 1-30). Oxford: Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Functions of ‘give’ and ‘take’ in Lao complex predicates. In R. S. Bauer (Ed.), Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific languages (pp. 13-36). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). How to define ‘Lao’, ‘Thai’, and ‘Isan’ language? A view from linguistic science. Tai Culture, 7(1), 62-67. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Parallel innovation and ‘coincidence’ in linguistic areas: On a bi-clausal extent/result constructions of mainland Southeast Asia. In P. Chew (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Special session on Tibeto-Burman and Southeast Asian linguistics (pp. 121-128). Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Semantic analysis of body parts in emotion terminology: Avoiding the exoticisms of ‘obstinate monosemy’ and ‘online extension’. Pragmatics and Cognition, 10(1), 85-106. doi:10.1075/pc.10.12.05enf. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2002). Semantics and combinatorics of ‘sit’, ‘stand’, and ‘lie’ in Lao. In J. Newman (Ed.), The linguistics of sitting, standing, and lying (pp. 25-41). Amsterdam: Benjamins. more >
2001
  • Enfield, N. J. (2001). Linguistic evidence for a Lao perspective on facial expression of emotion. In J. Harkins, & A. Wierzbicka (Eds.), Emotions in crosslinguistic perspective (pp. 149-166). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2001). On genetic and areal linguistics in Mainland South-East Asia: Parallel polyfunctionality of ‘acquire’. In A. Y. Aikhenvald, & R. M. Dixon (Eds.), Areal diffusion and genetic inheritance: Problems in comparative linguistics (pp. 255-290). Oxford University Press. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2001). Remarks on John Haiman, 1999. ‘Auxiliation in Khmer: the case of baan.’ Studies in Language 23:1. Studies in Language, 25(1), 115-124. doi:10.1075/sl.25.1.05enf. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2001). ‘Lip-pointing’: A discussion of form and function with reference to data from Laos. Gesture, 1(2), 185-211. doi:10.1075/gest.1.2.06enf. more >
2000
  • Enfield, N. J. (2000). On linguocentrism. In M. Pütz, & M. H. Verspoor (Eds.), Explorations in linguistic relativity (pp. 125-157). Amsterdam: Benjamins. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (2000). The theory of cultural logic: How individuals combine social intelligence with semiotics to create and maintain cultural meaning. Cultural Dynamics, 12(1), 35-64. doi:10.1177/092137400001200102. more >
  • Enfield, N. J., & Evans, G. (2000). Transcription as standardisation: The problem of Tai languages. In S. Burusphat (Ed.), Proceedings: the International Conference on Tai Studies, July 29-31, 1998, (pp. 201-212). Bangkok, Thailand: Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University. more >
1999
  • Enfield, N. J. (1999). Lao as a national language. In G. Evans (Ed.), Laos: Culture and society (pp. 258-290). Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (1999). On the indispensability of semantics: Defining the ‘vacuous’. Rask: internationalt tidsskrift for sprog og kommunikation, 9/10, 285-304.
1997
  • Enfield, N. J. (1997). The state-achievement-accomplishment class of verbs in Lao. University of Melbourne.
  • Enfield, N. J. (1997). Review of ‘Give: a cognitive linguistic study’, by John Newman. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 17(1), 89-92. doi:10.1080/07268609708599546. more >
  • Enfield, N. J. (1997). Review of ‘Plastic glasses and church fathers: semantic extension from the ethnoscience tradition’, by David Kronenfeld. Anthropological Linguistics, 39(3), 459-464. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/30028999. more >
1996
  • Enfield, N. J. (1996). ‘Can’ and ‘get’ in Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese: A conceptual analysis. Melbourne University Working Papers in Linguistics, 16, 75-90.