William A. Foley

William A. Foley (William Auguste "Bill" Foley; born 1949) is an American linguist and professor at Columbia University[1] He was previously located at the University of Sydney. He specializes in Papuan and Austronesian languages. Foley developed Role and Reference Grammar in a partnership with Robert Van Valin.

William A. Foley
Born
William Auguste Foley

1949
NationalityAustralian/American
OccupationLinguist
Academic background
Academic work
InstitutionsColumbia University, University of Sydney
Main interestsPapuan languages and Neurolinguistics
Notable worksThe Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986)
Notable ideasRole and reference grammar

CareerEdit

In 1986, Foley published The Papuan Languages of New Guinea through Cambridge University Press. In 1991, his book The Yimas Language of New Guinea was published by Stanford University Press. In 1997, his book Anthropological Linguistics, "the first comprehensive textbook in anthropological linguistics" was published with an introduction by Noam Chomsky.[2]

WorksEdit

  • William A. Foley and Robert D. Van Valin, Jr (1984). Functional syntax and universal grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • William A. Foley (1986). The Papuan Languages of New Guinea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-28621-2. Google Books
  • William A. Foley (1991). The Yimas Language of New Guinea. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1582-3
  • William A. Foley (1997). Anthropological Linguistics: an introduction. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
  • William A. Foley (2005). "Linguistic prehistory in the Sepik - Ramu basin." In: Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Robin Hide and Jack Golson, eds, Papuan pasts: cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples, 109–144. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • Foley, William A. (2018). "The Languages of the Sepik-Ramu Basin and Environs". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197–432. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.
  • Foley, William A. (2018). "The languages of Northwest New Guinea". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. Vol. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 433–568. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GU4800: Language and Society | W. Foley | Science and Society". scienceandsociety.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  2. ^ Foley, William (1997). Anthropological Linguistics (in English and Chinese). Wiley. ISBN 978-0-631-15122-7.

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