Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

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Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Schnell. Multi-CAST, lac.uni-koeln.de/de/multicast/.

Kikodaz (Kieler Korpus Deutsch als Zweitsprache). Corpus of German spoken by adult speakers of German as a second language (approx. 6 hours of transcribed and annotated data).

The Corpus of Contemporary Kurdish Newspaper Texts. A machine-readable corpus of Kurdish texts, compiled and edited 1999-2001 and now available on CD-Rom.

In preparation / Accepted / In press

Haig, Geoffrey. Turkic and Kurdic. Ms. commissioned for Johanson, Lars (ed.) Encyclopedia of Turkic languages and linguistics. Amsterdam: Brill.

Haig, Geoffrey and Geoffrey Khan (eds.). In preparation. The languages and linguistics of Western Asia: An areal perspective. World of Languages Series, H.H. Hock (Series Ed.). Berlin: Mouton, www.degruyter.com/view/product/456121.

Haig, Geoffrey. The Iranian languages of northern Iraq. Chapter in Haig & Khan, eds.

Haig, Geoffrey. The Iranian languages of Anatolia. Chapter in Haig & Khan, eds.

Haig, Geoffrey. To appear. Grammaticalization and inflectionalization in Iranian languages. In Narrog, Heiko & Bernd Heine (eds.), Grammaticalization from a typological perspective. Oxford: OUP. (pre-publication pdf available on request)

Haig, Geoffrey. In press. Review of Reinöhl. Uta. Grammaticalization and the rise of configurationality in Indo-Aryan. Oxford: OUP. Language 92/3 (2017). (pre-publication pdf available on request)

Haig, Geoffrey. In press. Linguistik des Kurdischen. In: Paul, Ludwig (ed.) Handbuch der Iranistik, Vol. II. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Haig, Geoffrey and Ergin Öpengin. To appear. Kurmanji Kurdish in Turkey: Structure, variation, and status. In: Bulut, Christiane (ed.) The minority languages of Turkey. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (pre-publication pdf available on request)

Haig, Geoffrey & Matras, Yaron & Öpengin, Ergin (eds). To appear. Structural and Typological Variation in the Dialects of Kurdish. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Haig, Geoffrey. To appear. The grammaticalization of object pronouns: Why  Differential Object Indexing is an attractor state. Linguistics (4), 2018. (pre-publication pdf available on request)

Haig, Geoffrey. Under review. Debonding of inflectional morphology in Kurdish and beyond. (pre-publication pdf available on request)

Haig, Geoffrey. In prep. Post-predicate elements in Kurdish. For Matras, Öpengin & Haig (eds.)

Haig, Geoffrey & Shirin Adibifar. in prep. Null referential subjects in colloquial spoken Persian: is there an effect of speaker familiarity?

Haig, Geoffrey & Baydaa Mustafa. under review. Language choice and and patterns of usage among Kurdish speakers of Duhok: an empirical intergenerational study. (pre-publication pdf available on request)


Haig, Geoffrey. 2017. Deconstructing Iranian ergativity. In Coon, Jessica, Diane Massam and Lisa Travis (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity, 465-500. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2017. Western Asia: East Anatolia as a Transition Zone. In Hickey, Raymond (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics, 396-423. Cambridge: CUP.

Schreiber, Laurentia & Taheri-Ardali, Mortaza & Haig, Geoffrey & Anonby, Erik. 2017. Language contact as a source of morphosyntactic variation in three varieties of Qashqay Turkic in south-west Iran. Paper held at the 24th LIPP Symposium, Language in Contact: Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow, Munich, 22.06.2017, www.lic.gwi.uni-muenchen.de/wp-content/uploads/24th-LIPP-Symp_Book-of-Abstracts.pdf.

Schreiber, Laurentia & Taheri-Ardali, Mortaza & Haig, Geoffrey & Anonby, Erik. 2017. Contact-induced change in Irano-Turkic morphosyntax. Paper held at the Conference Language Contact and Language Change in Western Asia, Frankfurt, 10.03.2017, http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/click/documents/Booklet.pdf.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2017. The interaction of OV/VO with adpositional type in the Mesopotamian transition zone. Paper held at the Workshop OV to VO, VO to OV: Word order change from an areal perspective, Bielefeld, 23.06.2017, http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/forschung/ag_fachber/as/docs/WOCAP_abstracts_NEW.pdf.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2017. Differential Object Indexing as an attractor state in the grammaticalization of agreement [expanded version currently under review]. Keynote held at the Konferenz Vielfaltslinguistik, Leipzig, 29.03.2017, https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99443156/zBoA.pdf. 

Haig, Geoffrey. 2017. Post-predicate arguments in Iranian languages. Keynote held at the Seventh International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL 7), Moscow, 29.8.2017.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2016. Review of Handan, Ҫağlayan. 2014. Same home, different languages. Intergenerational language shift: Tendencies, limitations, opportunities. The case of Diyarbakır. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol. 37, Iss. 8: 866-869.

Haig, Geoffrey & Stefan Schnell. 2016. The discourse basis of ergativity revisited. Language 92(3): 591-618, www.academia.edu/12395366/The_discourse_basis_of_ergativity_revisited.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2016. Toward simplifying the syntax of sanmak ‘believeʼ. In: Csató, Éva, Birsel Karakoç & Astrid Menz. The Uppsala Meeting. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 114-121.

Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Schnell. 2016. Multi-CAST, lac.uni-koeln.de/de/multicast/.

Haig, Geoffrey. Ms. 2016. Case debonding in Kurdish, and beyond. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics, 25-26th August, Amsterdam, www.uni-bamberg.de/fileadmin/aspra/ICKL-3_Programme_FL.pdf.

Haig, Geoffrey, and Baydaa Mustafa. 2016. Language choice and patterns of usage among Kurdish speakers of Dhaka: An empirical intergenerational study. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics, 25-26th August, Amsterdam, www.uni-bamberg.de/fileadmin/aspra/ICKL-3_Programme_FL.pdf.

Haig, Geoffrey and Nils Schiborr. 2016. Multi-CAST (Multilingual Corpus of Annotated Spoken Texts): Ein Projekt zur Erstellung und Auswertung mehrsprachiger Korpora für die Sprachtypologie. Presentation at the Clarin Forum CA3, University of Hamburg, June 7-8th 2016, de.clarin.eu/joomla/joomla/images/forumca3/4_4_Haig.pdf.

Haig, Geoffrey and Shirin Adibifar. 2016. Does speaker familiarity affect referential density? Evidence from spoken Persian, sociolab.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/25955.html.

Forker, Diana and Geoffrey Haig. 2016. Testing the control hierarchy: On the relationship between semantic types of experiencer predicates and argument encoding. SLE 2016 September, sle2016.eu/downloads/SLE2016_Extended_programme_final_cancellations.pdf.


Haig, Geoffrey and Ergin Öpengin. 2015. Gender in Kurdish. Structural and socio-cultural dimensions. In: Marlis Hellinger and Heiko Motschenbacher. Gender across languages, Vol. 4. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 247-276, benjamins.com.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2014. Verb-Goal (VG) word order in Kurdish and Neo-Aramaic: Typological and areal considerations. In: Khan, Geoffrey and Lidia Napiorkowska (eds.). Neo-aramaic and its linguistic context. New York: Gorgias Press, 407-425.

Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Schnell. 2014. Annotations using GRAID (Grammatical Relations and Animacy in Discourse). Manual Version 7.0, lac.uni-koeln.de/corpora/Multi-CAST/_multicast_background/Annotations/HaigSchnell2014_GRAID-Manual7.pdf.

Öpengin, Erguin & Geoffrey Haig. 2014. Regional variation in Kurmanji: a preliminary classification of dialects. In: Kurdish Studies 2 (2) [Special issue on Kurdish Linguistics: Variation and Change], 143-176, www.academia.edu/9265566/Regional_variation_in_Kurmanji_A_preliminary_classification_of_dialects.

Haig, Geoffrey and Ergin Öpengin (eds.). 2014. Kurdish Linguistics: Variation and Change.  Special edition of Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 (2), www.tplondon.com/journal/index.php/ks/issue/view/10.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2014. East Anatolia as a linguistic area? Empirical and conceptual issues. In: Behzadi, Lale and Patrick Franke and Geoffrey Haig and Christoph Herzog and Birgitt Hoffmann and Lorenz Korn and Susanne Talabardon (eds.) Bamberger Orient Studien, Vol. 1. Bamberg University Press, 13-36, www.academia.edu/11863357/East_Anatolia_as_a_linguistic_area_Conceptual_and_empirical_issues.

Schnell, Stefan and Geoffrey Haig. 2014. Assessing the relationship between object topicalisation and the grammaticalisation of object agreement. Selected Papers from the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013, edited by Lauren Gawne and Jill Vaughan, www.academia.edu/10604443/Assessing_the_relationship_between_object_topicalisation_and_the_grammaticalisation_of_object_agreement.

Haig, Geoffrey and Öpengin, Ergin. 2014. Kurdish: A critical research overview. Journal of Kurdish studies 2 (2), 99-122, www.tplondon.com/journal/index.php/ks/article/view/405.

Behzadi, Lale, Patrick Franke, Geoffrey Haig, Christoph Herzog, Birgitt Hoffmann, Lorenz Korn und Susanne Talabardon (eds.) Bamberger Orient Studien, Vol. 1. Bamberg University Press.

Haig, Geoffrey and Hanna Thiele. 2014. Post-predicate Goals in Northern Kurdish and neighbouring languages: a pilot study in quantitative areal linguistics. Presentation at the Second International Conference on Variation and Change in Kurdish. Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey, 8-9th October 2014, www.academia.edu/10250389/Post-predicate_goals_in_Northern_Kurdish_and_neighbouring_languages_a_pilot_study_in_quantitative_areal_linguistics.


Haig, Geoffrey and Fatemeh Nemati. 2013. Clitics at the syntax-pragmatics interface: The case of Delvari pronominal enclitics. Revised handout, paper held at the ICIL 5, Bamberg, 24-26th August, www.academia.edu/4484033/Clitics_at_the_syntax-pragmatics_interface_the_case_of_Delvari_pronominal_clitics.

Haig, Geoffrey. The subject/object asymmetry in bound person indexing: Diachronic and discourse considerations. Paper held at the Workshop Agreement in Discourse, Feb. 1-2, 2013, University of Bamberg, www.academia.edu/2759840/The_subject_object_asymmetry_in_bound_person_indexing_diachronic_and_discourse_considerations.

Haig, Geoffrey. ‘Alignment change in Iranian: What happened to agreement?’ Invited presentation at the Workshop on the Typology of Alignment in Indo-Iranian, Ann-Arbor, LSA Summer School, July 2013, alignment.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/haig_alignment_indo_iranian.final_.pdf.


Mahmoudveysi, P., Bailey, D. and Paul, L Geoffrey Haig, 2012. The Gorani language of Gawraju, a village of West Iran. Grammar, texts and lexicon. Wiesbaden: Reichert, www.academia.edu/11479647/The_Gorani_language_of_Gawraju_a_village_of_West_Iran._Texts_grammar_and_lexicon.

Haig, Geoffrey, Frank Seifart, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, Dagmar Jung, Anna Margetts, and Paul Trilsbeek (eds.) 2012. Potentials of Language Documentation: Methods, Analyses, and Utilization. Language Documentation and Conservation Special Publication No. 3. Manoa: University of Hawai'i Press, www.academia.edu/6336677/Potentials_of_language_documentation_Methods_analyses_and_utilization._2012.

Haig, Geoffrey and Carina Jahani. 2012. Iranian Linguistics: Introduction. In: Orientalia Suecana: an international journal of Indological, Iranian, Semitic, Turkic studies 61 (2012), 123-125.

Haig, Geoffrey and Carina Jahani. 2012. Special edition of the Journal Orientalia Suecana 61 (2012): Iranian linguistics.


Haig, Geoffrey, Nicole Nau, Stefan Schnell and Claudia Wegener (eds.) 2011. Documenting endangered languages: achievements and perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/177452.

Haig, Geoffrey and Nicole Nau. 2011. Preface: Ulrike Mosel’s contribution to documentary linguistics. In: Geoffrey Haig, Nicole Nau, Stefan Schnell and Claudia Wegener (eds.). Documenting endangered languages: Achievements and perspectives. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, XI-XX. (= Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs; 240), www.academia.edu/6336709/Documenting_endangered_languages_Achievements_and_perspectives._2011._Co-edited_with_Stefan_Schnell_Nicole_Nau_and_Claudia_Wegener.

Haig, Geoffrey, S. Schnell, N. Nau, and C. Wegener. 2011. Introduction: Language documentation before, after and during the DoBeS programme. In: Haig et al. (eds.). Documenting endangered languages: Achievements and perspectives. Berlin: Mouton, 1-14, www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110260021/9783110260021.1/9783110260021.1.xml.

Haig, Geoffrey, S. Schnell and C. Wegener. 2011. Comparing corpora from endangered languages. Explorations in language typology based on original texts. In: Haig et al. (eds.) Documenting endangered languages: Achievements and perspectives. Berlin: Mouton, 55-86, www.academia.edu/2134775/Comparing_corpora_from_endangered_languages_explorations_in_language_typology_based_on_original_texts_Haig_Schnell_and_Wegener_2011_.

Haig, Geoffrey, Agnes Korn, Pollet Samvelian, Simin Karimi (eds.) 2011. Topics in Iranian linguistics. Wiesbaden: Reichert, www.academia.edu/853435/Topics_in_Iranian_ Linguistics.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2011. Linker, relativizer, nominalizer, tense-particle: On the Ezafe in West Iranian. In: Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds). Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and Typological Perspectives. Volume 1: Sino-Tibetan and Iranian Languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 363-390, benjamins.com.

Haig, Geoffrey. ‘Word-Order Convergences in Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish: Different Paths, Same Result?’ Presentation at the Cambridge Neo-Aramaic Conference, Cambridge 6-th July 2011, www.ames.cam.ac.uk/news-events/archive/dmes/neo-aramaic-conf/speakers.

Haig, Geoffrey.‘Word-order variation and change in real time: areal influence and universal factors” Paper held at the conference: Variation and typology: new trends in syntactic research, Helsinki 25-27th August 2011, www.linguistics.fi/variation/variationprogram.pdf.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2010. Alignment. In: Luraghi, Silvia and Vit Bubenik. (eds.) The Continuum companion to historical linguistics. New York/London: Continuum, 250-269.

Braun, Friederike & Geoffrey Haig. 2010. When are German ‘girls’ feminine? How the semantics of age influences the grammar of gender agreement. In: Bieswanger, Markus, Motschenbacher, Heiko and Susanne Mühleisen (eds.). Language in its socio-cultural context: New explorations in global, medial and gendered uses. Tübingen: Narr, 69-84, www.academia.edu/1998699/When_are_German_girls_feminine_How_the_semantics_of_age_influences_the_grammar_of_gender_agreement.

Haig, Geoffrey, Stefan Schnell and Claudia Wegener. 2010. ‘Animates and pronouns: a cross-corpus study of patterns in narrative discourse’. Presentation at the DoBeS-Workshop: Advances in Documentary Linguistics, MPI Nijmegen, 14-15th October 2010.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2010. Review of: Donohue, Mark and Søren Wichmann (eds) 2008. The typology of semantic alignment. Oxford: OUP. xvi+465 pp. (ISBN 978 0 19 9238385). Studies in Language 34 (3), 689-698, www.academia.edu/4484701/Review_of_Donohue_and_Wichmann_eds._2008._Semantic_alignment.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2009. A note on Gilbert Lazard's review of Geoffrey Haig, Alignment Change in Iranian languages (2008). Linguistic typology 13, 195, www.academia.edu/2759789/A_note_on_Gilbert_Lazards_review_of_Geoffrey_Haig_Alignment_change_in_Iranian_languages_2008_.

Haig, Geoffrey and P. Mahmudweyssi. 2009. The typology of modality in some West Iranian languages. In: Allison, C., Joisten-Pruschke, A. and Wendtland, A. (eds.) From Daēnā to Dîn. Religion, Kultur und Sprache in der iranischen Welt. Festschrift for Philip Kreyenbroek zum 60. Geburtstag. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 41-52, www.academia.edu/2134715/The_typology_of_modality_in_some_West_Iranian_languages_Mahmoudweyssi_and_Haig_2009_.

Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Schnell. 2009. From text to typology: towards implementing quantitative typology on corpora from endangered languages. In: Peter K. Austin, Oliver Bond, Monik Charette, David Nathan and Peter Sells (eds.) Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2. London: SOAS, 117-122, www.academia.edu/2759795/From_text_to_typology_towards_implementing_quantitative_typology_on_corpora_from_endangered_languages.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2009. ‘Alignment change and Non-Canonical Subjects: What’s the connection?’ Invited Keynote Lecture at the Workshop on Reconstructing Alignment Systems, Bergen, 14-15. May 2009. 

Haig, Geoffrey. 2009. ‘Documenting endangered languages and cultures of the Kurds: The case of the Ahl-e Haqq communities of West Iran’. Paper held at the International Conference on the Kurds and Kurdistan: Identity, Politics, History, April 2-3, 2009. Centre for Kurdish Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2008. Alignment change in Iranian languages: A Construction Grammar approach. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (Reviewed in Linguistic Typology (vol. 12, 2009) by Gilbert Lazard; cf. my response to the review in Linguistic Typology vol. 13 (1): 195), www.academia.edu/6336700/Alignment_change_in_Iranian_languages_A_Construction_Grammar_approach._2008.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2008. The emergence of ergativity in Iranian: extension or reanalysis? In: Karimi, Simin, Don Stilo and Vida Samiian (eds.) Aspects of Iranian linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 113-127.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2007. Grammatical borrowing in Kurdish (Northern Group). In: Matras, Y. and Sakel, J. (eds.) Grammatical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton, 165-184, www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110199192/9783110199192.165/9783110199192.165.xml.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2007. ‛Precategoriality and conversion: Semantic correlates and typological implications’ Invited lecture at the Workshop on Flexible Parts-of-Speech systems, University of Amsterdam, 20.04.2007.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2007. A note on language politics in Iraqi Kurdistan and their repercussions for pan-Kurdish cultural unity. Etudes Kurdes. Pdf available from the author on request.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2006. Word-class distinctions and morphological type: agglutinating and fusional languages reconsidered. Unpublished manuscript, www.academia.edu/9785467/Word_class_distinctions_and_morphological_type_agglutinating_and_fusional_languages_reconsidered.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2006. Turkish influence on Kurmanji: Evidence from the Tunceli dialect. In: Johanson, Lars and Bulut, C. (eds.) Turkic-Iranian contact areas. Historical and linguistic aspects. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 283-299, www.academia.edu/3540800/Turkish_influence_on_Kurmanji_Evidence_from_the_Tunceli_dialect.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2006. Turkish verbs in theory and practice. Review article of Taylan, Eser (ed.) 2001. The verb in Turkish. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Turkic Languages 10, 270-284.

Haig, Geoffrey and S. Slodowicz. 2006. Control in Turkish non-finite complements. In: Yağcıoğlu, S. and Değer, A. (eds.) Advances in Turkish linguistics. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 11-13th August 2004, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir. Izmir: Dokuz Eylül Yayınları, 165-177.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2006. ‛Word-order in Iranian: typology, diachrony and contact’ Invited lecture held at the Symposium Turks and Iranians: a common linguistic and cultural heritage, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, 22  May 2006.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2006. ‛Simplifying (some of) the syntax of sanmak’ Paper held at the 13th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-20 August 2006, Uppsala (to appear in the Proceedings).


Haig, Geoffrey. 2005. Review of language contacts in prehistory: Studies in linguistic stratigraphy. Diachronica 22 (1), 177-184(8), www.academia.edu/2759792/Review_of_Language_Contacts_in_Prehistory_Studies_in_linguistic_stratigraphy.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2005. Bescheuert und verlogen: Scheinpartizipien, Wortklassen, und das Lexikon. In: Thiesen, Y. (ed.) 10 Jahre Ulrike Mosel am SAVS: Beiträge ihrer Absolventen zum Dienstjubiläum. [=SAVS-Arbeitsberichte Heft 4, Juli 2005], 107-128, www.academia.edu/2759788/Bescheuert_und_verlogen_Schein_partizipien_Wortklassen_und_das_Lexikon.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2005. Review of Andersen, Henning (ed.) 2003. Language contacts in prehistory. Studies in stratigraphy. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Diachronica 22(1), 207-214.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2005. Review of van Schaaik, Gerjan. 2002. The noun in Turkish. Its argument structure and the compounding straitjacket. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. Functions of Language 12(1), 133-140, www.academia.edu/2759791/Gerjan_van_Schaaik._The_noun_in_Turkish._Its_argument_structure_and_the_compounding_straitjacket.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2005. ‛Remarks on the supposed passive origins of ergativity in Iranian’ Paper held at the Conference on Aspects of Iranian Linguistics, June 17-19, 2005, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.


Haig, Geoffrey and Stefan Conermann (eds.) 2004. Die Kurden: Studien zu ihrer Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur. Hamburg: EB-Verlag.

Haig, Geoffrey and S. Conermann. 2004. Einleitung. In: Conermann, S. and Haig, G. (eds.) Die Kurden: Studien zu ihrer Sprache, Kultur und Geschichte. Hamburg: EB-Verlag, 1-9.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. The invisibilisation of Kurdish: the other side of language planning in Turkey. In: Conermann, S. and Haig, G. (eds.). Die Kurden: Studien zu ihrer Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur. Schenefeld: EB-Verlag, 121-150, www.academia.edu/2134687/The_invisibilization_of_Kurdish_the_other_side_of_language_planning_in_Turkey_Haig_2004_.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. Das Genussystem in der kurdischen Sprache: strukturelle und soziolinguistische Aspekte. In: Hajo, S., Borck, C., Savelsberg, E, Şukriye, D. (eds.). Gender in Kurdistan und der Diaspora. Münster: Lit, 33-58.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. Alignment in Kurdish: a diachronic perspective. Habilitationsschrift zur Erlangung der venia legendi für das Fachgebiet Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, eingereicht bei der Philosophischen Fakultät der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, www.academia.edu/2081233/Alignment_in_Kurdish_a_diachronic_perspective.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. Constraints on morpheme repetition in Turkish? In: Imer, K. and Doğan, G. (eds.) Current research in Turkish linguistics. Gazimağuşa: Eastern Mediterranean University Press, 3-12, www.academia.edu/16442817/Constraints_on_morpheme_repetition_in _Turkish.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. ‛Was bestimmt die Wahl des Pronomens bei Genus/Sexus-Konflikten? Ein empirischer Forschungsbeitrag’ Habilitationsvortrag, Philosophische Fakultät der Universität Kiel, 17.12.2004.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. ‛Grammatical relations in Kurdic languages: A diachronic perspective’ Paper held at the International Symposium on the Typology of Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations (LENCA 2), 11-14.05.2004, Kazan, Tataristan, www.academia.edu/2759793/GRAMMATICAL_RELATIONS_IN_KURDIC_LANGUAGES_A_DIACHRONIC_PERSPECTIVE.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2004. Why ergativity in Iranian did not originate from an agented passive. Paper held at the Workshop on the Evolution of Syntactic Relations, DGfS-Tagung Mainz. Accepted for publication in: Lehmann, C., Skopeteas, S. and Marschke, C. (eds.) The evolution of syntactic relations. Berlin: Mouton, but the book has still not appeared; pdf available from the author on request.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2003. Sprachenvielfalt und Sprachenpolitik am Rande Europas: Die Minderheitensprachen der Türkei. In: Metzing, D. (eds.) Sprachen in Europa. Sprachpolitik, Sprachkontakt, Sprachkultur, Sprachentwicklung, Sprachtypologie. Bielefeld [Bielefelder Schriften zu Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft]: Aisthesis, 167-186.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2003. From lexical class to syntactic function: A sketch of Turkish word structure. In: Özsoy, S., Akar, D. et al. (eds.) Studies in Turkish Linguistics. Proceedings of the Xth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 16-18 August, 2000 , Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İstanbul. İstanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Press, 59-68. 

Haig, Geoffrey. 2003. ‛Die Ezafe-Konstruktion im Kurmanji-Kurdisch’. Talk held at the Linguistisches Kolloquium, Seminar für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Kiel, 17.01.2003.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2002. Noun-plus-verb complex predicates in Kurmanji Kurdish: Argument sharing, argument incorporation, or what? Sprachtypol. Univ. Forschung (STUF), Berlin 55 (1), 15-48, www.degruyter.com/view/j/stuf.2002.55.issue-1/stuf.2002.55.1.15/stuf.2002.55.1.15.xml.

Haig, Geoffrey and Yaron Matras. 2002. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung/Language typology and language universals, Special edition on Kurdish Linguistics, 55 (1).

Haig, Geoffrey and Y. Matras. 2002. Kurdish linguistics: A brief overview. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung / Language typology and universals 55(1), 3-14.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2002. Complex predicates in Kurdish: Argument sharing, incorporation, or what? Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung / Language typology and universals 55 (1), 25-48.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2002. The corpus of contemporary Kurdish newspaper texts (CCKNT): A pilot project in corpus linguistics for Kurdish. Kurdische Studien (1) 2, 148-155.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2002. ‛Constraints on morph repetition versus systematic reduplication: towards resolving the paradox’ Talk held at the Linguistisches Kolloquium, Seminar für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Kiel, 12.07.2002.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. Towards a unified account of passive in Turkish. Turkic Languages 4, 215-234.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. Linguistic diffusion in modern East Anatolia: from top to bottom. In: Aikhenvald, A. and Dixon, R. (eds.) Areal diffusion and genetic inheritance: Problems in comparative linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 195-224, www.academia.edu/1998676/Linguistic_diffusion_in_present-day_East_Anatolia_from_top_to_bottom.

Haig, Geoffrey and L. Paul. 2001. Kurmanjî Kurdish. In: Garry, J. and Rubino, C. (eds.) An encyclopaedia of the World’s major languages, past and present. New York: Wilson, 398-403.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. Review of Selcan, Zülfü. 1998. Grammatik der Zaza-Sprache: Nord-Dialekt (Dersim-Dialekt). Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Technik. Linguistics 39 (1), 181-188.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. Review of Ibrahim, Ferhad and Gülistan, Gürbey (eds.) 2000. The Kurdish conflict in Turkey. Chances and obstacles for peace and democracy. Münster/New York: Lit/St. Martin’s Press. Kurdische Studien 1 (2), 148-155.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. ‘Sprachenvielfalt und Sprachpolitik am Rande Europas: die Minderheitensprachen der Türkei.’ Lecture held in the lecture series Profile Europäischer Sprachkulturen, Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft, Universität Bielefeld, 11.07.2001.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2001. ‘Die Minderheitensprachen der Türkei’. Lecture held during the Festival der Sprachen: Türkei, as part of the  European Year of Languages, sponsored by the EU, Bielefeld, 27.10.01.


Haig, Geoffrey. 2000. Gender as a linguistic category. Manuscript of a paper held at the Workshop on Work in Progress: Kurdish Gender Studies. Katzow, 23-25.09.2000.

Haig, Geoffrey and F. Braun. 2000. The noun/adjective distinction in Turkish: An empirical approach. In: Kerslake, C. and Göksel, A. (eds.) Studies on Turkish and Turkic languages. Proceedings of the IXth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Oxford, August 12-14, 1998. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 85-92.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2000. ‘Anatomy of a closed word class: Frequency, regularity and productivity in Kurdish verbs’. Paper held at the workshop on word classes at the 22nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society [22. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft], Marburg, 1-3 March 2000.

Haig, Geoffrey. 2000. ‘Transitivity and complex predicates in Kurmanjî Kurdish’. Paper held at the First International Conference on Kurdish Linguistics, 12-14. May 2000, Kiel.


Haig, Geoffrey and F. Braun. 1999. The state of the Turkish language in Germany. Newsletter of the Turkish Area Study Group. Special edition: Turkish Language in the diaspora 49, 13-18.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1999. ‘The state of the Kurdish language: a linguist’s perspective’. Invited lecture at the International Conference on Kurdish Language, History, and Culture, organized by the Kurdish Institute in Brussels and International PEN. European Parliament, Brussels, December 11, 1999.


Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. Relative constructions in Turkish. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz [reviewed in Turcica (32), 2000, pp. 491-492].

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. On some strategies for case recovery in Turkish relativization. In: Johanson, L. (ed) The Mainz meeting. Proceedings of the seventh International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, August 3–6, 1994. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 299-320.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. On the interaction of morphological and syntactic ergativity: Lessons from Kurdish. Lingua 105, 149-173, www.academia.edu/2759786/On_the_interaction_of_morphological_and_syntactic_ergativity_Lessons_from_Kurdish.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. Review of Journal of Turkology, issues 1-4. Turkic Languages 2 (2), 308-317.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. Review of Dorleijn, Margreet. 1996. The decay of ergativity in Kurdish. Tilburg: Tilburg University Press. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung 51 (4), 371-375.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. Kurdish (Kurmanji dialect). Research report prepared for the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, Australian National University, Canberra, 1998 (60 pp.).

Haig, Geoffrey. 1998. Turkish. Research report prepared for the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, Australian National University, Canberra, 1998 (60 pp.).


Haig, Geoffrey. 1997. The dative as default case in Turkish. In: Imer, K. and Uzun, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the VIIIth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, August 7−9, 1996. Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, 37-48.

Haig, Geoffrey. 1997. Turkish relative clauses: A tale of two participles. Turkic languages 1 (2), 184-209.


Haig, Geoffrey. 1996. Sprachkontakt und Sprachpurismus am Beispiel der türkisch-osmanischen Sprache In: Harder, A. and Schmidt-Radefeldt, J. (eds.) Europäische Sprachen im Kontakt. Rostock: Universität Rostock, 59-89.