Recent research


Donohue, Cathryn. 2020. Tonal morphology in Sama Nubri: Case marking and causative alternations. Online first in Studies in Language. DOI: 10.1075/sl.19074.don

Donohue, Cathryn . 2020, ms. Changing identity and linguistic practices in Nubri. To appear in G. Roche and G. Hyslop (eds), Bordering Tibetan languages: Making and marking languages in High Asia. Volume under review at University of Amsterdam Press.

Donohue, Mark and Cathryn Donohue. 2020, ms. The vowels of Nubri from the perspective of other Tibetan languages. 

Donohue, Cathryn. 2019. A preliminary sociolinguistic survey of Nubri Valley. Nepalese Linguistics 34: 10-17.

Donohue, Cathryn and Mark Donohue. 2019. The complexity of tone in Sama Nubri. Nepalese Linguistics 34: 18-25.

Donohue, Cathryn. 2018. Case marking in Nubri. Nepalese Linguistics 33: 28-33.


2020    Nubri: Identity as a key to vitality. Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Annual Research Forum 2020.

2019    Experimental approaches to syntax in the field. 25thHimalayan Linguistics Symposium (HLS25).Sydney, Australia. 28 June 2019. 

2019    Changing identity and linguistic practices in Nubri. Workshop on Bordering Tibetan Languages: Making and Marking Languages in High Asia.  27 June 2019. Invited presentation. 

2019    Comparing linguistic minorities in Hong Kong and Nepal. Workshop on linguistic minorities in Asia.23 March 2019, University of Chicago, HK Center.  Keynote presentation. 

2018    Tone in Nubri. With Mark Donohue. 39th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Nepal, Tribhuvan University. 27 November 2018. 

2018    Data-driven approaches to syntactic research. Third Asian Junior Linguistics Conference (AJL3), Hong Kong. 13 October 2018. Keynote presentation

2018    Differential object marking in Nubri. Southwest Jiaotong University workshop on Tibeto-Burman languages, Chengdu, Sichuan. 27 June 2018. Invited presentation.

2017    DOM in Nubri. 38th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Nepal, Tribhuvan University 27 November 2017. 

2017    On the notion of ergativity in Nubri. Workshop on the Tibetic languages of Nepal, Tribhuvan University. 17 April 2017. Invited speaker. 

2017    Case variability in Nubri. University of Chicago Workshop in Hong Kong CUHK, 17 March 2017. Invited presentation.