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


Philip T. Duncan & Harold Torrence. (to appear). Headless relative clauses in Iliatenco Me'phaa. In I. Caponigro, H. Torrence, & R. Zavala, (eds.), Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lingbuzz

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

Philip T. Duncan, Valerie (Lamxayat) Switzler, & Henry B. Zenk. (under review). Chinookan family, with special reference to Kiksht and notes on the larger family.

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

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Philip T. Duncan. (2019). Unaccusative structures and verbal suppletion in Meꞌphaa from Iliatenco. In R. Stockwell, M. O’Leary, Z. Xu, & Z.L. Zhou, (eds.), Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla. Ling to paper / Link to volume

Margit Bowler, Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, & Harold Torrence. (eds.). (2019). Schuhschrift: Papers in Honor of Russell Schuh. eScholarship. Link

Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, & Mfon Udoinyang. (2019). Verb and predicate coordination in Ibibio. In E. Clem, P. Jenks, & H. Sande (eds.), Theory and Description in African Linguistics: Selected Papers from the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press. Link


Philip T. Duncan & Harold Torrence. (2018). Headless relative clauses in Me'phaa from Iliatenco. Headless relative clauses in Mesoamerican languages. CIESAS Sureste, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. May 29, 2018. Workshop website

Philip T. Duncan, Travis Major, & Mfon Udoinyang. (2018). 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

Jason Kandybowicz, Travis Major, Harold Torrence, & Philip T. Duncan. (eds.). (2018). African Linguistics on the Prairie: Selected Papers from the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Berlin: Language Science Press. Link

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

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

Michelle Reed, Philip T. Duncan, & Germaine Halegoua (2017). Engaging our student partners: Student leadership in a library-initiated experiential learning project. In Merinda K. Hensley & Stephanie Davis-Kahl (eds.), Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices. Association of College & Research Libraries. Link


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