Dr. Robert Englebretson's Rice Web Page

Contact Information

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Office:Herring Hall 206
Office Hours:Weds. 10:00am-Noon, and by appointment.
Office Phone:713 348-4776
E-mail:reng {at} rice.edu

Recent syllabi for courses I teach at Rice
Selected Publications
General Research Interests

Recent Course Syllabi



Selected Publications

Fischer-Baum, Simon and Robert Englebretson. 2016. "Orthographic units in the absence of visual processing: Evidence from sublexical structure in braille". Cognition, 153: 161-174.

Englebretson, Robert (Ed.), with Wambũi Mũringo Wa-Ngatho (Language Consultant). 2015. A Basic Sketch Grammar of Gĩkũyũ. Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 6, Special Issue.

Englebretson, Robert and Marja-Liisa Helasvuo (eds.) 2014. Discourse Participants in Interaction: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on Subject Expression and Ellipsis. Journal of Pragmatics 63, Special Issue.

Englebretson, Robert. 2013. "Indonesian". In Carol Genetti (ed), How Languages Work: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics, 551-566. New York: Cambridge University Press.

A PDF of my 2009 article on IPA Braille: Englebretson, Robert. 2009. “An overview of IPA Braille: an updated tactile representation of the International Phonetic Alphabet.” Journal of the International Phonetic Association 39 (1): 67-86. (Copyright © Journal of the International Phonetic Association.)

Englebretson, Robert. 2008. "From subordinate clause to noun-phrase: yang constructions in colloquial Indonesian." In Ritva Laury (ed), Crosslinguistic Studies of Clause Combining: The Multifunctionality of Conjunctions, 1-33. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

A link to the announcement of my 2007 edited volume Stancetaking in Discourse: Subjectivity, Evaluation, Interaction published by John Benjamins Publishing (October 2007), and a review of it posted on the Linguist List. This is an edited volume based on the Tenth Biennial Rice Linguistics Symposium which I organized in early 2004.

A link to the announcement of my 2003 book Searching for structure: the problem of complementation in colloquial Indonesian conversation (John Benjamins Publishing), and a review of it posted on the LinguistList.

Links to information on Volume III and Volume IV of the Santa Barbara Corpus of Spoken American English (co-edited with John W. Du Bois of UCSB) published in 2004 and 2005 by the Linguistic Data Consortium. These transcripts and audio files are also available for free access at the Talkbank web site.

A link to the Proceedings from the Workshop on Sinhala Linguistics (co-edited with Carol Genetti of UCSB).

Current information on the IPA Braille project: a revised and updated version of the braille IPA, developed in conjunction with the International Council on English Braille.

Instructions and JAWS character maps for modifying the JAWS For Windows screen reader to read Unicode IPA characters.


General Research Areas


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Last updated: Aug. 21, 2017 by Robert Englebretson.