Papers

Below are some of my publications. Please feel free to email me to request copies of papers that do not appear here or that you are unable to access due to subscription requirements.

Paster, Mary. 2018. Gender instability in Maay. Pp. 205-218 in Jason Kandybowicz, Travis Major, Harold Torrence, and Philip T. Duncan, eds. African Linguistics on the Prairie: Selected Papers from the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Diercks, Michael, Lindsey Meyer, and Mary Paster. 2017. Agreement with conjoined arguments in Kuria. Studies in African Linguistics 44.1 [2015]: 27-46.

Marlo, Michael, Leonard Chacha Mwita, and Mary Paster. 2015. Problems in Kuria H tone assignment. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33: 251-265. [Subscription required]

Diercks, Michael, Rodrigo Ranero, and Mary Paster. 2015. Evidence for a clitic analysis of Object Markers in Kuria. Pp. 52-70 in Ruth Kramer, Elizabeth C. Zsiga, and One Tlale Boyer, eds. Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Marlo, Michael, Leonard Chacha Mwita, and Mary Paster. 2014. Kuria tone melodies. Africana Linguistica XX: 277-294. [Subscription required]

Paster, Mary. 2013. Rethinking the ‘duplication problem’. Lingua 126: 78-91. [PDF]

Paster, Mary. 2012. The role of homophony avoidance in morphology: A case study from Mixtec. Pp. 29-39 in Daisy Rosenblum and Stephanie Gamble Morse, eds. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Workshop on American Indian Languages (2010). Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics 21.

Paster, Mary. 2011. The verbal morphology and phonology of Asante Twi. Studies in African Linguistics 39.1: 77-120.

Paster, Mary and Yuni Kim. 2011. Downstep in Tiriki. Linguistic Discovery 9.1: 71-104.

Paster, Mary. 2009. Explaining phonological conditions on affixation: Evidence from suppletive allomorphy and affix ordering. Word Structure 2.1: 18-47. [Subscription required]

McPherson, Laura and Mary Paster. 2009. Evidence for the Mirror Principle and morphological templates in Luganda affix ordering. Pp. 56-66 in Akinloye Ojo and Lioba Moshi, eds. Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Comfort, Jade and Mary Paster. 2009. Notes on Lower Jubba Maay. Pp. 204-216 in Masangu Matondo, Fiona McLaughlin and Eric Potsdam, eds. Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Dutcher, Katharine and Mary Paster. 2008. Contour tone distribution in Luganda. Pp. 123-131 in Natasha Abner and Jason Bishop, eds. Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Paster, Mary. 2008. Review of Kaye, Alan S. Morphologies of Asia and Africa. LINGUIST List 19.1357.

Paster, Mary. 2007. Aspects of Maay phonology and morphology. Studies in African Linguistics 35.1: 73-120.

Paster, Mary. 2005. Pulaar verbal extensions and phonologically driven affix order. Yearbook of Morphology 2005: 155-199. [PDF]

Paster, Mary. 2005. Subcategorization vs. output optimization in syllable-counting allomorphy. Pp. 326-333 in John Alderete, Chung-Hye Han, and Alexei Kochetov, eds. Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Paster, Mary. 2004. Vowel height harmony and blocking in Buchan Scots. Phonology 21.3: 359-407. [Subscription required]

Paster, Mary and Rosemary Beam de Azcona. 2004. A phonological sketch of the Yucunany dialect of Mixtepec Mixtec. Pp. 61-76 in Lea Harper and Carmen Jany, eds. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Workshop on American Indian Languages. UC Santa Barbara. [Download full volume]

Paster, Mary. 2003. Floating tones in Gã. Studies in African Linguistics 32.1: 17-39.

Hyman, Larry, Heiko Narrog, Mary Paster, and Imelda Udoh. 2003. Leggbo verb inflection: A semantic and phonological particle analysis. Pp. 399-410 in Julie Larson and Mary Paster, eds. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. [Download full volume]