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David P. Wilkins – selected publications and other papers

David P. Wilkins, BA(Hons), PhD (ANU)
wilkinsdavidp AT : 38 publications listed at 30 Jan 2016

Papers available at : 24 at 30 Jan 2016:

Ethnography of pointing questionnaire version 2
Questionnaire on Motion in Australian Languages (modified) By David Nash and David Wilkins
Exploring the Importance of Emotional Competence in Children With Complex Communication Needs By David Wilkins and Sarah Blackstone
Adam Kendon (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance
When ˝go˝ means ˝come˝: Questioning the basicness of basic motion verbs
Exploring the elements of narrative that emerge in the interactions between an 8-year-old child who uses an AAC device and her teacher By David Wilkins and Elizabeth Hartmann
Key principles underlying research and practice in AAC
The background to the study of the language of space
Patterns in the data: towards a semantic typology of spatial description
Double dissociation of letter and category fluency following left frontal and temporal lobe lesions
The case for “effector”: Case roles, agents, and agency revisited
Grammars of Space
Anatomical Correlates of Sentence Comprehension and Verbal Working Memory in Neurodegenerative Disease By David Wilkins and Nina Dronkers
Twelve tips for effective international clinical placements
Semantic Typology and Spatial Conceptualization By Eve Danziger and David Wilkins
Role of frontal versus temporal cortex in verbal fluency as revealed by voxel-based lesion symptom mapping
Role of the precentral gyrus of the insula in complex articulation
Lesion analysis of the brain areas involved in language comprehension
The neural basis of surface dyslexia in semantic dementia
Is problem solving dependent on language?
Clinical and anatomical correlates of apraxia of speech
Linguistic research under aboriginal control: A personal account of fieldwork in central Australia
Is it bigger than a breadbox? Performance of patients with prefrontal lesions on a new executive function test
Double dissociation of letter and category fluency following left frontal and temporal lobe lesions

Wilkins, David P. 2016. Alternative representations of space: Arrernte narratives in sand and sign, pp.253-282 in The Visual Narrative Reader, edited by Neil Cohen. London: Bloomsbury. * republished from 1997

Meagher, Gabrielle and David P. Wilkins. 2014. What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’. Australian Review of Public Affairs October 2014

Wilkins, David P and David Nash. 2008. The European ‘discovery’ of a multilingual Australia: the linguistic and ethnographic successes of a failed expedition, pp.485–507, Chapter 18, in The history of research on Australian Aboriginal languages, edited by William McGregor. Pacific Linguistics 591. * about the 1791 expedition to the Hawkesbury

Wilkins, David P. 2007. 'Same argument structure, different meanings: Learning 'put' and 'look' in Arrernte'. In M. Bowerman and P. Brown (eds.), Crosslinguistic perspectives on argument structure: Implications for learnability. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sarah W. Blackstone, Michael B. Williams and David P. Wilkins. 2006. Key Principles in AAC. Augmentative Communication News 18.1(April),1-4.

Blackstone, S.W., Williams, M.B. & Wilkins, D.P. March, 2006. Key principles underlying research and practice in AAC. Paper presented at CSUN’s 21st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Stephen C. Levinson and David P. Wilkins (eds). 2006. Grammars of space: explorations in cognitive diversity. New York: CUP. ISBN 0521855837 0521671787 (pbk) * with two chapters by the editors 'The background to the study of the language of space', pp1-23; 'Conclusions: Parameters of variation in the grammar and semantics of space', pp.512-552

Wilkins, David P. 2006. Towards an Arrernte grammar of space, pp.24-62 in Stephen C. Levinson and D.P. Wilkins, Grammars of space: explorations in cognitive diversity. CUP.

Wilkins, David P. 2006. [Review of] Adam Kendon (2004). Gesture: Visible action as utterance. Gesture 6.1,119-144.

Baldoa, Juliana V., Nina F. Dronkers, David Wilkins, Carl Ludy, Patricia Raskina, Jiye Kima. 2005. 'Is problem solving dependent on language?' Brain and Language 92.3 (March 2005), 240–250. preprint * DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2004.06.103

Wilkins, David P. 2004. The verbalization of motion events in Arrernte, pp.143-157 in Sven Strömqvist and Ludo Verhoeven (eds.) Relating events in narrative : typological and contextual perspectives. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. * reprinted from 1997

Wilkins, D. 2003. Why pointing with the index finger is not a universal (in sociocultural and semiotic terms), pp. 171–215 in Pointing : where language, culture, and cognition meet, edited by Sotaro Kita. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 339pp.  ISBN 0805840141 (hbk.)

Dronkers, Nina F., Wilkins, David P., Van Valin, Robert D., Redfern, Brenda and Jaeger, Jeri. 2004. Lesion analysis of the brain areas involved in language comprehension. Cognition 92,145-177. preprint

Wilkins, David P. 2004. Contributions to 'Interior dialogues and AAC'. Augmentative Communication News 16.4(December),1-6,8.

Baldo, Juliana V., Delis, Dean C., Wilkins, David P., and Shimamura, Arthur P. 2003. 'Is it bigger than a breadbox? : Performance of patients with prefrontal lesions on a new executive function test'.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Wilkins, David P. 2002. The concept of Place among the Arrernte, in Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges and Jane Simpson eds. The Land is a Map: Placenames of indigenous origin in Australia. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 24-41

Dronkers, N.F., D.P. Wilkins, R.D. Van Valin Jr., J.J. Jaeger, and B.B. Redfern. 2002. Lesion analysis of the cortical areas involved in sentence comprehension. Brain and Language 83,208-210.  (Published Abstract)

Baldo, J.V., C. Ludy, D. Wilkins, & N. Dronkers. 2002. Impaired category but preserved letter fluency in patients with severe Wernicke's aphasia. Brain and Language 83,26-28.  (Published Abstract).

Wilkins, David P. 2001. 'A cross-cultural investigation of the relations between speech, gesture and brain lateralisation: Is everybody right?' Invited plenary talk, 2001 Australian Linguistic Society Conference, Australian National University, Canberra (September)

Evans, Nicholas & David Wilkins. 2001. The complete person: networking the physical and the social, pp. 493?521 in Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages, ed. by Jane Simpson et al. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics 512.

Evans, Nicholas & David Wilkins. 2000. In the mind's ear: the semantic extensions of perception verbs in Australian languages. Language 76.3,546-592.

Wilkins, David P. 2000. Chap. 5, Ant, ancestors and medicine: a semantic and pragmatic account of  classifier constructions in Arrernte (Central Australia), pp.147-216 in Systems of Nominal Classification (Language, Culture and Cognition, 4) [Back to Basics in Nominal Classification], ed. by Gunter Senft. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521770750  Hardcover (June 2000)

Wilkins, David P. 2000. 'Even with the best of intentions ... : Some Pitfalls in the Fight for Linguistic and Cultural Survival (One view of the Australian Experience)' in As linguas amazônicas hoje / Les langues d'Amazonie aujourd'hui Éd. sci. Francisco Queixalos et O. Renault-Lescure. 2000, Coédition IRD/ISA/MPEG, 432p., 9 cartes h. t. Textes en portugais, espagnol, français et anglais.  Museu Goeldi: Belem. * 1996 colloquium

Higginbotham, D. Jeffery and Wilkins, David P. 1999. Slipping through the timestream: Social issues of time and timing in augmented interactions, pp.49-82 in Constructing (in)competence: disabling evaluations in clinical and social interaction, edited by Dana Kovarsky, Judith F. Duchan, Madeline M. Maxwell. Psychology Press / Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Wilkins, David P. 1999.  Spatial deixis in Arrernte Speech and Gesture: On the analysis of a species of composite signal as used by a Central Australian Aboriginal group. Paper 6, pp.31-45 in Proceedings of the Workshop on Deixis, Demonstration and Deictic Belief in Multimedia Contexts, held on occasion of ESSLI XI, ed. by Elisabeth André, Massimo Poesio & Hannes Rieser. Workshop held in the section 'Language and Computation' as part of the 'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information', August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Evans, Nicholas & David Wilkins. 1998. The knowing ear: an Australian test of universal claims about the semantic structure of sensory verbs and their extension into the domain of cognition. Köln: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft. 63pp. (Arbeitspapiere von Institut für Sprachwissenschaft Universität zu Köln (Neue Folge) ; 32)

Wilkins, David P. 1998. (in prep.) Events unfolding in sand: A traditional Aboriginal form of running illustration. 12pp. ms.

Wilkins, D.P. 1998. On the subclassification and semantics of motion verbs in Arrernte. 3rd International Workshop on Australian Aboriginal Languages. Nijmegen, April.

Wilkins, D.P. 1998. Learning 'put' and 'look' in Arrernte. Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Argument Structure: Implications for Learnability. Nijmegen, June.

Pederson, Eric, Eve Danziger, David Wilkins, Stephen Levinson, Sotaro Kita & Gunter Senft. 1998. Semantic typology and spatial conceptualization. Language 74.3,557-589.

Dronkers, N, Wilkins, D.P, Van Valin, R.D., Redfern, B and Jaeger, J. (submitted) 'Cortical Areas Underlying the Comprehension. of Grammar'

Wilkins, David P. 1997. 'Handsigns and Hyperpolysemy: Exploring the cultural foundations of semantic association'. in D. Tryon and M. Walsh eds. Boundary rider: essays in honour of Geoffrey O'Grady, 413-444. Pacific Linguistics, C-136 413-444.

Wilkins, David P. 1997. The verbalization of motion events in Arrernte (Central Australia), in Eve Clark ed. The Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Child Language Research Forum, Stanford: CSLI. 295-308 * reprinted 2004

Wilkins, David P. and Petch, Alison. 1997. Glossary of Aboriginal words in the Gillen-Spencer correspondence, in.H. Morphy, John Mulvaney and A. Petch, My Dear Spencer. Hyland House: Melbourne. 487-533

de Ruiter, J.P. and Wilkins, D.P. eds. 1997. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Annual Report 17. MPI: Nijmegen

Wilkins, David P. 1997. The secret of the scorpion: Women, Fire and Dangerous Things revisited. Ms.

Wilkins, D. 1997. "Why pointing with the index finger is not a universal (in socio-cultural and semiotic terms)". Workshop on Pointing Gestures. Oud-Turnhout, June. * published 2003

Wilkins, David P. 1997. Alternative representations of space: Arrernte narratives in sand and sign, pp.133-162 in Proceedings of the CLS Opening Academic Year '97-'98, ed. by M. Biemans & J.v.d. Weijer. Nijmegen [etc.]: Nijmegen/Tilburg Center for Language Studies. * reprinted 2016

Wilkins, David P. 1996. Four Arrernte manual points. Poster. MPI, Nijmegen.

Wilkins, David P. 1996. Does 'tyerrtye' mean 'person'?: issues in the exploration of meaning, use and word-relations. 6+[2]pp. ca. Aug 1996

Wilkins, David P. 1996. Natural tendencies of semantic change and the search for cognates, in M. Durie and M. Ross eds. The Comparative Method reviewed: Regularity and irregularity in language change New York: Oxford University Press. 264-304 * reviewed by Orin D. Gensler Journal of Linguistics 35(1999),579-655 * from 1993 Working Paper

Van Valin, R.D. Jr. and Wilkins, D.P. 1996. The case for "Effector": Case roles, agents and agency revisited, in Masayoshi Shibitani & Sandra A. Thompson eds. Grammatical Constructions: Their Form and Meaning. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 289-322

Wilkins, David P. 1996. Morphology, in Goebl, Nelde, Stary and Wölck eds. Contact Linguistics : An International Handbook of Contemporary Research, ed. by Hans Goebl, Peter H Nelde, Zdenek Star'y & Wolfgang Wolck. Volume 1. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 109-117

Ameka, Felix and Wilkins, David P. 1996. Semantics, in Goebl, Nelde, Stary and Wölck eds. Contact Linguistics : An International Handbook of Contemporary Research. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 130-138

Wilkins, D.P. 1996. "Even with the best of intentions ... : Some Pitfalls in the Fight for Linguistic and Cultural Survival (One view of the  Australian Experience)". Colloquium on Indian Languages of Amazonia in Science and Societies. Belem, March 26-29, 1996. * published 2000

Wilkins, D.P. 1996. The Verbalisation of Motion Events in Arrernte (Aranda). 28th Child Language Research Forum. Stanford, April.

Wilkins, D.P. 1996. The semantics of artefacts: Why field-linguists have to take gesture seriously (Part II). Meeting of Central Australian Linguistic Circle. Alice Springs, August.

Wilkins, D.P., & Higginbotham, J. 1996. "The Social Construction of Language competence: Augmentative Communication Technologies". American Association for Applied Linguistics. Chicago, March.

1995, ‘The Best Record’ workshop organised at the MPI Nijmegen.

Wilkins, David P. 1995. Expanding the traditional category of deictic elements, Chapter 16, pp.359-386 in Judith F Duchan, Gail A Bruder & Lynne E Hewitt eds. Deixis in Narrative: A Cognitive Science Perspective. Lawrence Erlbaum

Wilkins, David P. 1995. Arrernte Handsigns: a brief and incomplete presentation. Video-production by Marc Floris. Hi8 video-recording. MPI, Nijmegen.

Wilkins, David P. 1995?. Turning heads and making points: a case study of the Arrernte deployment of deictic gestures in relation to speech. 10pp. ts.

Evans, Nick & David Wilkins. 1996. The inside story of under: a strange case of regular polysemy in Australian languages. 10pp. handout, 12/4/95, MPI Nijmegen.  Cf. s.6.3.1, pp.99-102,  Annual Report 1995 ed. by H Hendriks & J McQueen. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Wilkins, David P. 1995. More than just wishful thinking: the survival of Arrernte worldview is historical fact, not romantic fiction. Oceania Newsletter 15. 8-12

Wilkins, David P. & Deborah Hill. 1995. When GO means COME: Questioning the Basicness of Basic Motion Verbs. Cognitive Linguistics 6.2/3,209-259

Wilkins, David. 1995. What's 'The Point'?: The significance of gestures of orientation in Arrernte. Presented to the Central Australian Linguistics Circle, Alice Springs. 4pp. handout, MPI, Nijmegen.

Wilkins David. P. 1994. An Alternative Perspective on the Relation between 'Arrernte Law' and 'Catholic Law'. Oceania Newsletter 14: 7-9

Harkins, Jean and Wilkins, David P. 1994. Mparntwe Arrernte and the Search for Lexical Universals, in C. Goddard and A. Wierzbicka eds. Semantic and Lexical Universals. Amsterdam: John Benjamins 285-310

Dronkers, N, Wilkins, D.P, Van Valin, R.D., Redfern, B and Jaeger, J. 1994. A Reconsideration of the Brain Areas Involved in the Disruption of Morphosyntactic Comprehension. Brain and Language. 47. 461-463 [a published long abstract]

Wilkins, David P. 1993. Finding your way around is child's play: A Traditional Arrernte 'Space Game'. Poster. Presented conference 'Multiple Worlds: A Conference on Spatial Representations', 29 November to 3 December. Cognitive Anthropology Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Wilkins, David P. 1993. Linguistic evidence in support of a holistic approach to Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in N. Williams and G. Baines eds. Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Wisdom for Sustainable Development. Canberra: CRES 71-93

Wilkins, David P. 1993. From part to person: natural tendencies of semantic change and the search for cognates. Working Paper No. 23, Cognitive Anthropology Research Group (CARG) at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) , Nijmegen. * see 1996 * from 1981

Van Valin, Robert D. Jr. and Wilkins, David P. 1993. Predicting Syntactic Structure from Semantic Representations: remember in English and its equivalents in Mparntwe Arrernte, in R.D. Van Valin Jr. ed. Advances in Role in Reference Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins 499-534

Wilkins, David P. 1992. Interjections as deictics. Journal of Pragmatics 18. 119-58

Wilkins, David P. 1992. Linguistic research under Aboriginal control: A personal account of fieldwork in central Australia. Australian Journal of Linguistics 12. 171-200

Wilkins, David P. 1991. The Semantics, Pragmatics and Diachronic Development of "Associated Motion" in Mparntwe Arrernte. Buffalo Papers in Linguistics. 207-257

Wilkins, David P. 1989. Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda) : studies in the structure and semantics of grammar. xxx+621 leaves. PhD thesis, Linguistics, SGS, Australian National University. * ANU Library catalogue record

Wilkins, David P. 1988. Switch-Reference in Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda): Form, Function, and Problems of Identity, in P. Austin ed. Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languages. 141-176. Amsterdam: John Benjamins

Shopen, Tim, Nicholas Reid, Glenda Shopen and David Wilkins. 1987. Ensuring the Survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages into the 21st Century. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 10.1,143-157

Wilkins, David. 1986. Particle/Clitics for Criticism and Complaint in Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda). Journal of Pragmatics. 10. 575-596

Wilkins, David. 1985. Place [in Mparntwe Arrernte]. 25pp. ts.

Wilkins, David. 1984. Nominal Reduplication in Mparntwe Arrernte. Language in Central Australia. 1. 16-22

Wilkins, David. 1984. How, and how not, to say "and" in Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda). Language in Central Australia. 2. 23-30

Scott, Carol and Wilkins, David. 1983. Cross-Cultural Research for Curriculum Development: a case study of Arrernte Mathematical Concepts, in S. Shore ed. Diversity in Education in Central Australia. Alice Springs: IAD

Wilkins, David. 1982. Catching semantic change in progress. Meeting of Central Australian Linguistic Circle (CALC). IAD, Alice Springs, 16 October 1982.

Wilkins, David. 1981. Towards a Theory of Semantic Change.  BA Honours subthesis, Linguistics, SGS, ANU.  * see 1993, 1996

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