Dr Lila San Roque

Lecturer in Linguistics

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Lila San Roque studied for a PhD in linguistics at the Australian National University, working with speakers of a language called Duna spoken in Hela Province, Papua New Guinea. She has since worked at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and is now a Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Sydney. She is especially interested in the languages of New Guinea, one of the most linguistically diverse areas on the planet, and in the ways we use language to encode and express perceptual and cognitive experience.

Research interests

  • Epistemicity
  • evidentiality
  • grammar
  • interaction
  • language socialisation
  • New Guinea,
  • perception
  • polysemy
  • typology

Selected publications

  • Perception Metaphors

    Perception Metaphors (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019)

  • Egophoricity

    Egophoricity (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018)

  • I'saka: A sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea

    I'saka: A sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea (Pacific Linguistics, 2004)

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Books

  • Donohue, M., San Roque, L. (2004). I'saka: A sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

Edited Books

  • Speed, L., O'Meara, C., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2019). Perception Metaphors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E., San Roque, L. (2018). Egophoricity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • O'Meara, C., Speed, L., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2019). Perception metaphors: A view from diversity. In Laura J. Speed, Carolyn OMeara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid (Eds.), Perception Metaphors, (pp. 1-16). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2019). Perception verbs in context: Perspectives from Kaluli (Bosavi) child-caregiver interaction. In Laura J. Speed, Carolyn OMeara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid (Eds.), Perception Metaphors, (pp. 347-368). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2018). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 405-436). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E. (2018). Egophoricity: An introduction. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 1-77). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2018). Learning how to know: Egophoricity and the grammar of Kaluli (Bosavi, Trans New Guinea), with special reference to child language. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 437-471). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Schapper, A., San Roque, L., Hendery, R. (2016). 'Tree, firewood' and 'fire' in the languages of Sahul. In Paivi Juvonen, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Eds.), The Lexical Typology of Semantic Shifts, (pp. 355-422). Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Enfield, N., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gisladottir, R., et al (2013). Huh? What? - a first survey in twenty-one languages. In Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational Repair and Human Understanding, (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rumsey, A., San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2013). The acquisition of ergativity in Kaluli, Ku Waru and Duna (Trans New Guinea). In Edith L. Bavin, Sabine Stoll (Eds.), Acquisition of Ergativity, (pp. 139-188). Amsterdam; New York: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Gillespie, K., San Roque, L. (2011). Music and Language in Duna 'Pikono'. In Alan Rumsey, Don Niles (Eds.), Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in form, meaning, and sociocultural context, (pp. 49-63). Canberra: ANU E Press. [More Information]

Journals

  • San Roque, L. (2019). Evidentiality (forthcoming). Annual Review of Anthropology, 48. [More Information]
  • Floyd, S., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2018). Smell Is Coded in Grammar and Frequent in Discourse: Cha'palaa Olfactory Language in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 28(2), 175-196. [More Information]
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement I: Framework and initial exemplification. Language and Cognition, 10(1), 110-140. [More Information]
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement II: Typology and diachrony. Language and Cognition, 10(1), 141-170. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Majid, A. (2018). Universal meaning extensions of perception verbs are grounded in interaction. Cognitive Linguistics, 29(3), 371-406. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E. (2017). Evidentiality and interrogativity. Lingua, 186-187, 120-143. [More Information]
  • Burenhult, N., Hill, C., Huber, J., van Putten, S., Rybka, K., San Roque, L. (2017). Forests: the cross-linguistic perspective. Geographica Helvetica, 72(4), 455-464. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., San Roque, L. (2017). Place Reference In Interaction. Open Linguistics, 3, 582-590. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2016). 'Where' Questions and Their Responses in Duna (Papua New Guinea). Open Linguistics, 2(1), 85-104. [More Information]
  • van Putten, S., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2016). Taal en zintuiglijke waarneming. MeerTaal, 4(1), 10-13.
  • San Roque, L. (2015). Using you to get to me: Addressee perspective and speaker stance in Duna evidential marking. S T U F - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 68(2), 187-210. [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]
  • San Roque, L., Gawne, L., Hoenigman, D., Miller, J., Rumsey, A., Spronck, S., Carroll, A., Evans, N. (2012). Getting the story straight: Language fieldwork using a narrative problem-solving task. Language Documentation and Conservation, 6, 135-174.
  • San Roque, L., Loughnane, R. (2012). Inheritance, contact and change in the New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, (Special Issue Part II), 397-427.
  • San Roque, L., Loughnane, R. (2012). The New Guinea highlands evidentiality area. Linguistic Typology, 16(1), 111-167. [More Information]
  • Schapper, A., San Roque, L. (2011). Demonstratives and non-embedded nominalisations in three Papuan languages of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family. Studies in Language, 35(2), 380-408. [More Information]

Other

  • Mokgatlhe, L., Reijer, J., San Roque, L., Scheepers, K. (2019), Diversity and understanding: A Setswana perspective. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2019), Introduction to Lila San Roque: specializing in language. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2019), The Pictionary problem: How we say what we can�t see. [More Information]

2019

  • Mokgatlhe, L., Reijer, J., San Roque, L., Scheepers, K. (2019), Diversity and understanding: A Setswana perspective. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2019). Evidentiality (forthcoming). Annual Review of Anthropology, 48. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2019), Introduction to Lila San Roque: specializing in language. [More Information]
  • Speed, L., O'Meara, C., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2019). Perception Metaphors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • O'Meara, C., Speed, L., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2019). Perception metaphors: A view from diversity. In Laura J. Speed, Carolyn OMeara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid (Eds.), Perception Metaphors, (pp. 1-16). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2019). Perception verbs in context: Perspectives from Kaluli (Bosavi) child-caregiver interaction. In Laura J. Speed, Carolyn OMeara, Lila San Roque, Asifa Majid (Eds.), Perception Metaphors, (pp. 347-368). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L. (2019), The Pictionary problem: How we say what we can�t see. [More Information]

2018

  • San Roque, L. (2018). Egophoric patterns in Duna verbal morphology. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 405-436). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E., San Roque, L. (2018). Egophoricity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E. (2018). Egophoricity: An introduction. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 1-77). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2018). Learning how to know: Egophoricity and the grammar of Kaluli (Bosavi, Trans New Guinea), with special reference to child language. In Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, Lila San Roque (Eds.), Egophoricity, (pp. 437-471). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Floyd, S., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2018). Smell Is Coded in Grammar and Frequent in Discourse: Cha'palaa Olfactory Language in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 28(2), 175-196. [More Information]
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement I: Framework and initial exemplification. Language and Cognition, 10(1), 110-140. [More Information]
  • Evans, N., Bergqvist, H., San Roque, L. (2018). The grammar of engagement II: Typology and diachrony. Language and Cognition, 10(1), 141-170. [More Information]
  • San Roque, L., Kendrick, K., Norcliffe, E., Majid, A. (2018). Universal meaning extensions of perception verbs are grounded in interaction. Cognitive Linguistics, 29(3), 371-406. [More Information]

2017

  • San Roque, L., Floyd, S., Norcliffe, E. (2017). Evidentiality and interrogativity. Lingua, 186-187, 120-143. [More Information]
  • Burenhult, N., Hill, C., Huber, J., van Putten, S., Rybka, K., San Roque, L. (2017). Forests: the cross-linguistic perspective. Geographica Helvetica, 72(4), 455-464. [More Information]
  • Enfield, N., San Roque, L. (2017). Place Reference In Interaction. Open Linguistics, 3, 582-590. [More Information]

2016

  • Schapper, A., San Roque, L., Hendery, R. (2016). 'Tree, firewood' and 'fire' in the languages of Sahul. In Paivi Juvonen, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Eds.), The Lexical Typology of Semantic Shifts, (pp. 355-422). Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • San Roque, L. (2016). 'Where' Questions and Their Responses in Duna (Papua New Guinea). Open Linguistics, 2(1), 85-104. [More Information]
  • van Putten, S., San Roque, L., Majid, A. (2016). Taal en zintuiglijke waarneming. MeerTaal, 4(1), 10-13.

2015

  • San Roque, L. (2015). Using you to get to me: Addressee perspective and speaker stance in Duna evidential marking. S T U F - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 68(2), 187-210. [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]

2013

  • Enfield, N., Dingemanse, M., Baranova, J., Blythe, J., Brown, P., Dirksmeyer, T., Drew, P., Floyd, S., Gipper, S., Gisladottir, R., et al (2013). Huh? What? - a first survey in twenty-one languages. In Makoto Hayashi, Geoffrey Raymond, Jack Sidnell (Eds.), Conversational Repair and Human Understanding, (pp. 343-380). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Rumsey, A., San Roque, L., Schieffelin, B. (2013). The acquisition of ergativity in Kaluli, Ku Waru and Duna (Trans New Guinea). In Edith L. Bavin, Sabine Stoll (Eds.), Acquisition of Ergativity, (pp. 139-188). Amsterdam; New York: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2012

  • San Roque, L., Gawne, L., Hoenigman, D., Miller, J., Rumsey, A., Spronck, S., Carroll, A., Evans, N. (2012). Getting the story straight: Language fieldwork using a narrative problem-solving task. Language Documentation and Conservation, 6, 135-174.
  • San Roque, L., Loughnane, R. (2012). Inheritance, contact and change in the New Guinea Highlands evidentiality area. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, (Special Issue Part II), 397-427.
  • San Roque, L., Loughnane, R. (2012). The New Guinea highlands evidentiality area. Linguistic Typology, 16(1), 111-167. [More Information]

2011

  • Schapper, A., San Roque, L. (2011). Demonstratives and non-embedded nominalisations in three Papuan languages of the Timor-Alor-Pantar family. Studies in Language, 35(2), 380-408. [More Information]
  • Gillespie, K., San Roque, L. (2011). Music and Language in Duna 'Pikono'. In Alan Rumsey, Don Niles (Eds.), Sung tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in form, meaning, and sociocultural context, (pp. 49-63). Canberra: ANU E Press. [More Information]

2004

  • Donohue, M., San Roque, L. (2004). I'saka: A sketch grammar of a language of north-central New Guinea. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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