Dr. Linda Konnerth

Buber Fellow: 
2016
Research Field: 
Historical linguistics 
Academic interests: 
historical linguistics, (diachronic) morphosyntax, verbal person indexation, Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan) language family (especially the South Central, or Kuki-Chin, branch), languages of Northeast India, language contact, linguistic typology, linguistic fieldwork, language description and documentation
Current Projects: 
  • Hierarchical agreement in South Central (Kuki-Chin) languages
  • A grammar of Monsang
  • Evidence of Karbi language contact from its song language
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education
  • PhD, 2014, Linguistics, University of Oregon
  • MA, 2009, Linguistics, University of Oregon
Publications: 
Edited volumes
  • DeLancey, Scott, and Linda Konnerth. In preparation. Verb agreement systems in languages of the Eastern Himalayan region. LPEHR series. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.
  • Konnerth, Linda, Stephen Morey, and Amos Teo. In preparation. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 8. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.
  • Konnerth, Linda, Stephen Morey, Priyankoo Sarmah, and Amos Teo. 2015. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 7. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.
  • Hyslop, Gwendolyn, Linda Konnerth, Stephen Morey, and Priyankoo Sarmah. 2014. North East Indian Linguistics Volume 6. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.
Peer-reviewed articles
  • Konnerth, Linda. Forthcoming. “The historical phonology of Monsang (Northwestern South-Central/“Kuki-Chin”): A case of reduction in phonological complexity.” Himalayan Linguistics. 
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2016. “The Proto-Tibeto-Burman nominalizing prefix *gV -.” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 39 (1): 3–32.
  • Joseph, U.V., and Linda Konnerth. 2015. “Using Eastern Indo-Aryan borrowings in Tiwa to help model the contact scenarios: A case study in loanword phonology.” In Language and culture in Northeast India and beyond: In honor of Robbins Burling, edited by Mark Post, Stephen Morey, and Scott DeLancey, 140–161. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics.
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2015. “A new type of convergence at the deictic center: Second person and cislocative in Karbi (Tibeto-Burman).” Studies in Language 39 (1): 24–45. 
  • Konnerth, Linda, and Amos Teo. 2014. “Acoustic-statistical and perceptual investigations of Karbi tones: A peculiar case of incomplete neutralisation of F0.” In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 6, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Linda Konnerth, Stephen Morey, and Priyankoo Sarmah, 13-37. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access. 
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2012. “The nominalizing velar prefix *gV- in Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India.” In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 4, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Stephen Morey, and Mark W. Post, 58-80. New Delhi: Foundation/Cambridge University Press India. 
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2011. “Functions of nominalization in Karbi.” In North East Indian Linguistics Volume 3, edited by Gwendolyn Hyslop, Stephen Morey, and Mark W. Post, 120-34. New Delhi: Foundation/Cambridge University Press India.
Other articles
  • Konnerth, Linda, and Koninglee Wanglar. Accepted. “Person indexation in Monsang from a diachronic perspective.” In Verb agreement systems in languages of the Eastern Himalayan region, edited by Scott DeLancey and Linda Konnerth. LPEHR series. Canberra: Australian National University, Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access.
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2017. “Karbi.” In The Sino-Tibetan Languages, 2nd edition, edited by Randy J. LaPolla and Graham Thurgood, 302-321. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
  • Konnerth, Linda. 2014. “Additive Focus and Additional Functions of Karbi (Tibeto-Burman) =tā.” In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, edited by Kayla Carpenter, Oana David, Florian Lionnet, Christine Sheil, Tammy Stark, and Vivian Wauters, 206–222. Berkeley, CA: eLanguage (Linguistic Society of America).