Professor Nick Enfield

BA (ANU), PhD (Melbourne), FAHA
Professor of Linguistics
Chair of Department

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2391
Fax +61 2 9351 2434

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2016

  • Language and Rural Society in Laos; Enfield N; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2015

  • Language and Ethnicity in Contact: a Case Study in Upland Laos; Enfield N; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Video Research Data Archiving Suite; Barwick L, Enfield N, Marsh K, Turpin M, Ingram C; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.

2010

  • Human Sociality and Systems of Language Use; Enfield N; European Research Council/Starting Independent Researcher Grant.

2009

  • The Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia; Enfield N, White J; Wenner-Gren Foundation/Research Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2017). The Concept of Action [in press]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2015). The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Natural causes of language: Frames, biases and cultural transmission. Berlin: Language Science Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony and Human Sociality. New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2009). The Anatomy of Meaning: Speech, Gesture and Composite Utterances. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2007). A Grammar of Lao. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Enfield, N. (2003). Linguistic Epidemiology: Semantics and Grammar of Language Contact in Mainland Southeast Asia. London: Routledge.

Edited Books

  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P. (2017). Distributed Agency [in press]. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N., Comrie, B. (2015). Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: The State of the Art. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P., Sidnell, J. (2014). The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N., Stivers, T. (2007). Person Reference in Interaction: Linguistic, Cultural, and Social Perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Levinson, S. (2006). Roots of Human Sociality: Cognition, Culture, and Interaction. Oxford: Berg Publishers. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2002). Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • 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 Information]
  • de Sousa, H., Langella, F., Enfield, N. (2015). Temperature terms in Lao, Southern Zhuang, Southern Pinghua and Cantonese. In Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Eds.), The Linguistics of Temperature, (pp. 594-638). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Causal dynamics of language. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 325-342). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Hippie, Interrupted. In Joshua Barker, Erik Harms, Johan Lindquist (Eds.), Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity, (pp. 101-103). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Human agency and the infrastructure for requests. In Paul Drew, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (Eds.), Requesting in Social Interaction, (pp. 35-53). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P., Sidnell, J. (2014). Introduction: Directions in the anthropology of language. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 1-24). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2014). Language presupposes an enchronic infrastructure for social interaction. In Daniel Dor, Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis (Eds.), The Social Origins of Language, (pp. 92-104). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). The item/system problem. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 48-77). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. (2014). The ontology of action, in interaction. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 423-446). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Transmission biases in the cultural evolution of language: towards an explanatory framework. In Daniel Dor, Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis (Eds.), The Social Origins of Language, (pp. 325-335). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2013). A "Composite Utterances" Approach to Meaning. In C. Muller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, D. McNeill, S. Tessendorf (Eds.), Body - Language - Communication: An International Handbook on Modality in Human Interaction, (pp. 689-706). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Doing Fieldwork on the Body, Language, and Communication. In C. Muller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, D. McNeill, S. Tessendorf (Eds.), Body - Language - Communication: An International Handbook on Modality in Human Interaction, (pp. 974-981). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Enfield, N., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gísladóttir, R., et al (2013). Huh? What?: A First Survey in 21 Languages. In Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond and Jack Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational Repair and Human Understanding, (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Reference in Conversation. In Jack Sidnell and Tanya Stivers (Eds.), The Handbook of Conversation Analysis, (pp. 433-454). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Enfield, N., Brown, P., de Ruiter, J. (2012). Epistemic Dimensions of Polar Questions: Sentence-final Particles in Comparative Perspective. In Jan P. de Ruiter (Eds.), Questions: Formal, Functional and Interactional Perspectives, (pp. 193-221). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N., 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 Munguia (Eds.), 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). Mexico: Hermosillo, Mexico : Universidad de Sonora.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Description of reciprocal situations in Lao. In Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson and Asifa Majid (Eds.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology, (pp. 129-148). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia: Introduction. In N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia, (pp. 1-8). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Elements of Formulation. In J. Streeck, C. Goodwin and C. LeBaron (Eds.), Embodied Interaction: Language and Body in the Material World, (pp. 59-66). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Linguistic Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia. In N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia, (pp. 63-80). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Sources of Asymmetry in Human Interaction: Enchrony, Status, Knowledge and Agency. In T. Stivers, L. Mondada and J. Steensig (Eds.), The Morality of Knowledge in Conversation, (pp. 285-312). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N., Essegbey, J., Kita, S. (2011). The Macro-Event Property: The Segmentation of Causal Chains. In Jurgen Bohnemeyer and Eric Pederson (Eds.), Event Representation in Language and Cognition, (pp. 43-67). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2009). Everyday Ritual in the Residential World. In G. Senft and E. B. Basso (Eds.), Ritual Communication, (pp. 51-80). Oxford: Berg Publishers.
  • Enfield, N. (2009). Language and Culture. In Li Wei and Vivian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Applied Linguistics, Volume 2: Linguistics for the Real World. London: Continuum.
  • Enfield, N. (2008). Case relations in Lao, a radically isolating language. In Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Case, (pp. 808-819). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K., Enfield, N. (2016). A Coding Scheme for Other-initiated Repair Across Languages. Open Linguistics, 2(1), 35-46. [More Information]
  • Ansaldo, U., Enfield, N. (2016). Editorial: Is the Language Faculty Nonlinguistic? Frontiers in Psychology, 7(861), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2015). Language Structure and Social Agency: Confirming Polar Questions in Conversation. Linguistics Vanguard, 1(1), 131-143. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Linguistic Relativity from Reference to Agency. Annual Review of Anthropology, 44(1), 207-224. [More Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • Dingemanse, M., Enfield, N. (2015). Other-initiated repair across languages: towards a typology of conversational structures. Open Linguistics, 1(1), 96-118. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Other-initiated repair in Lao. Open Linguistics, 1, 119-144. [More Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., et al (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics, 26(1), 31-60. [More Information]
  • Dingemanse, M., Enfield, N. (2014). Let's Talk: Universal Social Rules Underlie Languages. Scientific American Mind, 25, 64-69.
  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., Enfield, N. (2013). Is "Huh?" a Universal Word? Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items. PloS One, 8(11). [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Language, Culture, and Mind: Trends and Standards in the Latest Pendulum Swing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19, 155-169. [More Information]
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. (2012). Language Diversity and Social Action: A Third Locus of Linguistic Relativity. Current Anthropology, 53, 302-333. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Taste in two tongues: A Southeast Asian study of semantic convergence. The Senses and Society, 6(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. (2010). A coding scheme for question-response sequences in conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(10), 2620-2626. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2010). Language and Culture in Laos: An Agenda for Research. Journal of Lao Studies, 1(1), 48-54.
  • Enfield, N., Stivers, T., Levinson, S. (2010). Question-Response Sequences in Conversation across Ten Languages: An Introduction. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2615-2619.
  • Enfield, N. (2010). Questions and Responses in Lao. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2649-2665.
  • Enfield, N., Diffloth, G. (2009). Phonology and sketch grammar of Kri, a vietic language of laos. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 38(1), 3-69. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2009). Relationship Thinking and Human Pragmatics. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 60-78.
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N., Brown, P., Englert, C., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Rossano, F., de Ruiter, J., Yoon, K., et al (2009). Universals and Cultural Variation in Turn-Taking in Conversation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 106(26), 10587-10592. [More Information]

Edited Journals

  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N., Levinson, S. (2010). Question-Response Sequences in Conversation across Ten Languages. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(10).
  • Majid, A., Enfield, N., van Staden, M. (2006). Parts of the Body: Cross-Linguistic Categorization [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 28(2-3 [Special Issue]).
  • Enfield, N., Wierzbicka, A. (2002). The Body in Description of Emotion. Pragmatics and Cognition, 10(1-2 [Special Issue]).

Conferences

  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., Enfield, N. (2014). Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items. The Evolution of Language Conference (EVOLANG 10), Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

2017

  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P. (2017). Distributed Agency [in press]. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2017). The Concept of Action [in press]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2016

  • Dingemanse, M., Kendrick, K., Enfield, N. (2016). A Coding Scheme for Other-initiated Repair Across Languages. Open Linguistics, 2(1), 35-46. [More Information]
  • Ansaldo, U., Enfield, N. (2016). Editorial: Is the Language Faculty Nonlinguistic? Frontiers in Psychology, 7(861), 1-2. [More Information]

2015

  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2015). Language Structure and Social Agency: Confirming Polar Questions in Conversation. Linguistics Vanguard, 1(1), 131-143. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Comrie, B. (2015). Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: The State of the Art. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Linguistic Relativity from Reference to Agency. Annual Review of Anthropology, 44(1), 207-224. [More Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • Dingemanse, M., Enfield, N. (2015). Other-initiated repair across languages: towards a typology of conversational structures. Open Linguistics, 1(1), 96-118. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2015). Other-initiated repair in Lao. Open Linguistics, 1, 119-144. [More Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • de Sousa, H., Langella, F., Enfield, N. (2015). Temperature terms in Lao, Southern Zhuang, Southern Pinghua and Cantonese. In Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Eds.), The Linguistics of Temperature, (pp. 594-638). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Enfield, N. (2015). The Utility of Meaning: What Words Mean and Why. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • 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 Information]
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Brown, P., Defina, R., Dingemanse, M., Dirksmeyer, T., Enfield, N., Floyd, S., Hammond, J., et al (2015). Vision verbs dominate in conversation across cultures, but the ranking of non-visual verbs varies. Cognitive Linguistics, 26(1), 31-60. [More Information]

2014

  • Enfield, N. (2014). Causal dynamics of language. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 325-342). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., Enfield, N. (2014). Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items. The Evolution of Language Conference (EVOLANG 10), Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Hippie, Interrupted. In Joshua Barker, Erik Harms, Johan Lindquist (Eds.), Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity, (pp. 101-103). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Human agency and the infrastructure for requests. In Paul Drew, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen (Eds.), Requesting in Social Interaction, (pp. 35-53). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P., Sidnell, J. (2014). Introduction: Directions in the anthropology of language. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 1-24). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N., Sidnell, J. (2014). Language presupposes an enchronic infrastructure for social interaction. In Daniel Dor, Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis (Eds.), The Social Origins of Language, (pp. 92-104). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dingemanse, M., Enfield, N. (2014). Let's Talk: Universal Social Rules Underlie Languages. Scientific American Mind, 25, 64-69.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Natural causes of language: Frames, biases and cultural transmission. Berlin: Language Science Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Kockelman, P., Sidnell, J. (2014). The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2014). The item/system problem. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 48-77). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. (2014). The ontology of action, in interaction. In N. J. Enfield, Paul Kockelman, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology, (pp. 423-446). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2014). Transmission biases in the cultural evolution of language: towards an explanatory framework. In Daniel Dor, Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis (Eds.), The Social Origins of Language, (pp. 325-335). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2013

  • Enfield, N. (2013). A "Composite Utterances" Approach to Meaning. In C. Muller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, D. McNeill, S. Tessendorf (Eds.), Body - Language - Communication: An International Handbook on Modality in Human Interaction, (pp. 689-706). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Doing Fieldwork on the Body, Language, and Communication. In C. Muller, A. Cienki, E. Fricke, S. Ladewig, D. McNeill, S. Tessendorf (Eds.), Body - Language - Communication: An International Handbook on Modality in Human Interaction, (pp. 974-981). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Enfield, N., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gísladóttir, R., et al (2013). Huh? What?: A First Survey in 21 Languages. In Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond and Jack Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational Repair and Human Understanding, (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dingemanse, M., Torreira, F., Enfield, N. (2013). Is "Huh?" a Universal Word? Conversational Infrastructure and the Convergent Evolution of Linguistic Items. PloS One, 8(11). [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Language, Culture, and Mind: Trends and Standards in the Latest Pendulum Swing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19, 155-169. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Reference in Conversation. In Jack Sidnell and Tanya Stivers (Eds.), The Handbook of Conversation Analysis, (pp. 433-454). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Enfield, N. (2013). Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony and Human Sociality. New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]

2012

  • Enfield, N., Brown, P., de Ruiter, J. (2012). Epistemic Dimensions of Polar Questions: Sentence-final Particles in Comparative Perspective. In Jan P. de Ruiter (Eds.), Questions: Formal, Functional and Interactional Perspectives, (pp. 193-221). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sidnell, J., Enfield, N. (2012). Language Diversity and Social Action: A Third Locus of Linguistic Relativity. Current Anthropology, 53, 302-333. [More Information]

2011

  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N., 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 Munguia (Eds.), 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). Mexico: Hermosillo, Mexico : Universidad de Sonora.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Description of reciprocal situations in Lao. In Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson and Asifa Majid (Eds.), Reciprocals and Semantic Typology, (pp. 129-148). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia: Introduction. In N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia, (pp. 1-8). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Elements of Formulation. In J. Streeck, C. Goodwin and C. LeBaron (Eds.), Embodied Interaction: Language and Body in the Material World, (pp. 59-66). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Linguistic Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia. In N. J. Enfield (Eds.), Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia, (pp. 63-80). Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Sources of Asymmetry in Human Interaction: Enchrony, Status, Knowledge and Agency. In T. Stivers, L. Mondada and J. Steensig (Eds.), The Morality of Knowledge in Conversation, (pp. 285-312). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Enfield, N. (2011). Taste in two tongues: A Southeast Asian study of semantic convergence. The Senses and Society, 6(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Bohnemeyer, J., Enfield, N., Essegbey, J., Kita, S. (2011). The Macro-Event Property: The Segmentation of Causal Chains. In Jurgen Bohnemeyer and Eric Pederson (Eds.), Event Representation in Language and Cognition, (pp. 43-67). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2010

  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N. (2010). A coding scheme for question-response sequences in conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(10), 2620-2626. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2010). Language and Culture in Laos: An Agenda for Research. Journal of Lao Studies, 1(1), 48-54.
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N., Levinson, S. (2010). Question-Response Sequences in Conversation across Ten Languages. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(10).
  • Enfield, N., Stivers, T., Levinson, S. (2010). Question-Response Sequences in Conversation across Ten Languages: An Introduction. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2615-2619.
  • Enfield, N. (2010). Questions and Responses in Lao. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2649-2665.

2009

  • Enfield, N. (2009). Everyday Ritual in the Residential World. In G. Senft and E. B. Basso (Eds.), Ritual Communication, (pp. 51-80). Oxford: Berg Publishers.
  • Enfield, N. (2009). Language and Culture. In Li Wei and Vivian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Applied Linguistics, Volume 2: Linguistics for the Real World. London: Continuum.
  • Enfield, N., Diffloth, G. (2009). Phonology and sketch grammar of Kri, a vietic language of laos. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 38(1), 3-69. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N. (2009). Relationship Thinking and Human Pragmatics. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 60-78.
  • Enfield, N. (2009). The Anatomy of Meaning: Speech, Gesture and Composite Utterances. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Stivers, T., Enfield, N., Brown, P., Englert, C., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Rossano, F., de Ruiter, J., Yoon, K., et al (2009). Universals and Cultural Variation in Turn-Taking in Conversation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 106(26), 10587-10592. [More Information]

2008

  • Enfield, N. (2008). Case relations in Lao, a radically isolating language. In Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Case, (pp. 808-819). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2007

  • Enfield, N. (2007). A Grammar of Lao. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Enfield, N., Stivers, T. (2007). Person Reference in Interaction: Linguistic, Cultural, and Social Perspectives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2006

  • Majid, A., Enfield, N., van Staden, M. (2006). Parts of the Body: Cross-Linguistic Categorization [Special Issue]. Language Sciences, 28(2-3 [Special Issue]).
  • Enfield, N., Levinson, S. (2006). Roots of Human Sociality: Cognition, Culture, and Interaction. Oxford: Berg Publishers. [More Information]

2003

  • Enfield, N. (2003). Linguistic Epidemiology: Semantics and Grammar of Language Contact in Mainland Southeast Asia. London: Routledge.

2002

  • Enfield, N. (2002). Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., Wierzbicka, A. (2002). The Body in Description of Emotion. Pragmatics and Cognition, 10(1-2 [Special Issue]).

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