My writing

I enjoy sharing my research, and participating in the linguistics community by reviewing new contributions to Native American and pidgin-creole studies. Here are some of my writings:

Robertson, David. (submitted, edits received.) Naming Chinook Jargon. American Name Society Names.

Robertson, David. 2017. Book review of Ngefac, Aloysius. 2016. Sociolinguistic and structural aspects of Cameroon Creole English. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. LinguistList.

Robertson, David. 2017. Book review of Watson, Richard L. 2015. Juba Arabic for Beginners. [No location]: SIL International. LinguistList.

Robertson, David. 2016. Book review of Nkengasong, Nkemngong. 2016. A grammar of Cameroonian Pidgin. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. LinguistList.

Robertson, David. 2016. An etymology for skookum, and endangered Salish metaphors. In Huijsmans, Marianne, Thomas J. Heins, Oksana Tkachman, and Natalie Weber (eds.). Papers for ICSNL 51, 123-136. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. (UBC Working Papers in Linguistics 42.)

Robertson, David. 2016. Book review of Velupillai, Viveka. 2015. Pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. LinguistList.

Robertson, David. 2015. Book review of Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. and R.M.W. Dixon. 2013. Possession and ownership: A cross- linguistic typology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. LinguistList.

Robertson, David. 2015. P.S.: more Lower Chehalis loans in Chinook Jargon, and łəw̓l̓məš revitalization. In Weber, Natalie, Erin Guntly, Zoe Lam, and Sihwei Chen (eds.). Papers for the International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages 50, pages 221-254. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. (UBC Working Papers in Linguistics 40.)

Robertson, David. 2015. Book review of Pauwels, Jacques R. 2009. Beneath the dust of time: A history of the names of peoples and places. American Name Society Names 63(2):122-124.

Robertson, David. 2015. Book review of Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. 2012. Chinuk Wawa: kakwa ntsayka ulman-tilixam ɬaska munk-kəmtəks ntsayka / As our elders teach us to speak it. BC Studies 185:199-200.

Robertson, David. 2014. Łəw̓l̓məš (Lower Chehalis) morphosyntax. In Weber, Natalie, Emily Sadlier-Brown, and Erin Guntly (eds.). Proceedings of The Forty-Ninth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, pages 89-153. Vancouver: University of British Columbia. (UBC Working Papers in Linguistics 37.)

Robertson, David. 2013. Book notice of Boesch, Karen A. 2012. Language maintenance and language death: The decline of Texas Alsatian. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Culture and Language Use, volume 6.) Linguistic Society of America eLanguage.

Robertson, David. 2013. Book notice of Morgan, Mindy. 2009. The bearer of this letter: Language ideologies, literacy practices and the Fort Belknap Indian community. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. Linguistic Society of America eLanguage.

Robertson, David. 2013. Book notice of Elbow, Peter. 2012. Vernacular eloquence: What speech can bring to writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Linguistic Society of America eLanguage.

2013. Book notice of Martin, Jack B. 2011. A grammar of Creek (Muskogee). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Linguistic Society of America eLanguage.

Robertson, David. 2013.  Review of Kroeber, Alfred L.  2012.  Shoshonean dialects of California.  Munich: Lincom Europa.

Robertson, David. 2012.  BC Indigenous people’s Chinuk pipa script: History, analysis and texts.  In 47th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages.  Vancouver: UBC.

Robertson, David. 2012.  Review of Zwartjes, Otto (ed.).  2011.  Portuguese missionary grammars in Asia, Africa and Brazil, 1550-1800.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Robertson, David. 2012.  Review of Clements, J. Clancy and Shelome Gooden (eds.).  2011.  Language change in contact languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  (Benjamins current topics 36.)

Robertson, David. 2012.  Review of Redmonds, George, Turi King, and David Hey.  2011.  Surnames, DNA and family history.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Robertson, David. 2011.  Kamloops Chinuk Wawa, Chinuk pipa, and the vitality of pidgins.  PhD dissertation, University of Victoria.

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