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Advances in the Linguistic Sciences
Walter Bisang,  University of Mainz, Germany
Research Interests 
• Linguistic typology 
• The languages of East and mainland Southeast Asia 
• Linguistic complexity (hidden vs. overt complexity) 
• Grammaticalization 
• Areal linguistics/linguistic areas 
• Linguistic contact 
• Comparison of usage-based approaches and approaches based on Universal Grammar 
• Linguistic phenomena: classifiers, serial verb construction, parts of speech, finiteness, clause combining, morphological paradigms, radical pro-drop, valency 
Selected Publication List 
• 2017. Bisang, W. & Wu, Yicheng. Numeral classifiers in East Asia. Linguistics 55, 257-264. Introduction to Special Issue on “Numeral Classifiers in East Asia”. 
• 2016a. Bisang, W. Linguistic change in grammar. In: Allan, Keith (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics, 366-384. Oxford: Routledge. 
• 2016b. Bisang, W. Chinese syntax. In: Chan, Sin-wai (ed.), The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language, 354-377. Oxford: Routledge. 
• 2016c. Bisang, W. Finiteness and nominalization—convergence and divergence. In: Chamoreau, Claudine (ed.), Finiteness and Nominalization, 13-41. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins. 
• 2015a. Bisang, W. Modern Khmer. In: Jenny, Mathias and Sidwell, Paul (eds.), The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages, 677-716. Leiden: Brill. 
• 2015b. Bisang, W. Hidden complexity—the neglected side of complexity and its consequences. Linguistics Vanguard 1.1, 177-187. 
• 2014. Robbeets, M. and Bisang, W.(eds.) Paradigm Change in Historical Reconstruction: The Transeurasian Languages and Beyond. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins. 
• 2013a. Chinese from a typological perspective. In: Tseng, Chiu-yu / 鄭秋豫 (ed.), Papers from The Fourth International Conference on Sinology: Human Language Resources and Linguistic Typology / 第四屆國際漢學會議論文集:語言資訊和語言類型, 1-32. Taibei: Academia Sinica. 
• 2013b. Bisang, W. Word-class systems between flexibility and rigidity—an integrative approach. In: Rijkhoff, Jan and Eva van Lier (eds.), Flexible word-classes: A Typological Study of Underspecified Parts of Speech, 275-303. Oxford University Press. 
• 2012. Li, Xuping and Bisang, Walter. Classifiers in Sinitic languages: From individuation to definiteness-marking. Lingua 122, 335-355. 
• 2011. Bisang, W. Word Classes. In: Song, Jae Jong (ed.), The Oxford handbook of Linguistic Typology, 280-302. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
• 2009a. Bisang, W. Serial Verb Constructions. Language and Linguistics Compass 3, 792-814.
• 2009b. Bisang, W. On the evolution of complexity — sometimes less is more in East and mainland Southeast Asia. In: Sampson, Geoffrey, David Gil and Peter Trudgill (eds.), Language complexity as an evolving variable, 34 – 49. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• 2008b. Bisang, W. Precategoriality and syntax-based parts of speech — the case of Late Archaic Chinese. Studies in Language 32, 568-589.
• 2008c. Philipp, M., I. Bornkessel, W. Bisang, M. Schlesewsky. The role of animacy in real time comprehension of Mandarin Chinese: Evidence from auditory event-related brain potentials. Brain and Language 105, 112-133.
• 2004. Bisang, W. Grammaticalization without coevolution of form and meaning: The case of tense-aspect-modality in East and mainland Southeast Asia. In: Bisang, Walter, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Björn Wiemer (eds.), What makes grammaticalization? - A look from its fringes and its components, 109-138. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
• 1999. Bisang, W. Classifiers in East and Southeast Asian languages: Counting and beyond. In: Gvozdanovic, Jadranka (ed.), Numeral types and changes worldwide, 113-185. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
• 1996. Bisang, W. Areal typology and grammaticalization: Processes of grammatical-ization based on nouns and verbs in East and mainland South East Asian languages. Studies in Language, 20.3, 519-597.
• 1995. Bisang, W. Verb serialization and converbs - differences and similarities. In: König, Ekkehard and Martin Haspelmath (eds.), Converbs in cross-linguistic perspective, 137-188. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
• 1993. Bisang, W. Classifiers, quantifiers and class nouns in Hmong. Studies in Language. 17.1, 1-51.
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