Below is a list of select publications & papers in progress. You can also download my full CV


New & in progress

Philip T. Duncan. (2018). Unaccusative structures and verbal suppletion in Meꞌphaa. WCCFL 36. Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 2018.

Philip T. Duncan. (2017). The role of argument structure in Me'phaa verbal agreement [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Kansas.

Philip T. Duncan. (in prep). Can a language ever be consistently ergative? New insights from Me'phaa.

Philip T. Duncan. (in prep). On the importance of being ergative: Case assignment and extraction asymmetries in K'iche'.

Harold Torrence, Pedro Mateo Pedro, & Philip T. Duncan. (under review). Non-interrogative wh-expressions in Kaqchikel.

Philip T. Duncan. (under review). Me'phaa indefinite pronouns: Descriptive characteristics and typological implications. 

Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, & Mfon Udoinyang. (to appear). Verb and predicate coordination in Ibibio. Selected Papers from the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, & Mfon Udoinyang. (to appear). Searching high and low for focus in Ibibio. In J. Kandybowicz, T. Major, & H. Torrence (eds.), African Linguistics on the Prairie: Selected Papers from the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Link

Lizette Peter, Tracy Hirata-Edds, Durbin Feeling, Wyman Kirk, Ryan "Wahde" Mackey, & Philip T. Duncan. (2017). The Cherokee Nation immersion school as a translanguaging space. Journal of American Indian Education, 56(1), 5-31. Available here

Philip T. Duncan. (2016). Parallel chain formation in Ibibio contrastive verb focus. In E. Clem, V. Dawson, A. Shen, A. H. Skilton, G. Bacon, A. Cheng, & E. H. Maier, (eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Berkeley Linguistics Society, 87-106. Link


Philip T. Duncan (ed.). (2014). Studies in Ibibio Grammar. Field Methods in Linguistic Description, Vol. 2. Lawrence, KS: KU Department of Linguistics.

Philip T. Duncan. (2014). The commodification of Kaqchikel: A commodities chain approach to the Kaqchikel language in the Foreign Language and Area Studies Program. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, 35, 30-52. Available here

Philip T. Duncan. (2014). Remembering the future: Temporal tensions in the discursive construction and commemoration of Israel. Critical Discourse Studies, 11(4), 416-440. Available here



Philip T. Duncan. (2013). The morpho-syntax of indefinite pronouns in Me'phaa [Master's thesis]. University of Kansas. Available here

Philip T. Duncan. (2012). The discursive protection of national interests: Indigenous erasure in Internet news revisions. Journal of Language and Politics, 11(3), 357-381. Available here


Philip T. Duncan. (2011). Commemmorating Israel, forgetting Palestine: Representation and remembering in dispensational discourses [Master's thesis]. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Available here