William Foley

William Foley is a linguist and professor at the University of Sydney. He specialises in Papuan and Austronesian languages. He is perhaps best known for his 1986 book "The Papuan Languages of New Guinea", and his partnership with Robert Van Valin in the development of Role and Reference Grammar.

External links

* [http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/linguistics/staff/wfoley.shtml University of Sydney site]


* 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
* William A. Foley (1991). "The Yimas Language of New Guinea". Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-1582-3
* 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.

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