Academic Articles

 

2018. ‘What Next for Digital Himalaya? Reflections on Community, Continuity, and Collaboration‘ in Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 4:2 (Fall 2018), pp. 57-63.
2018. Nawang Gurung, Ross Perlin, Daniel Kaufman, Mark Turin and Sienna R. Craig. ‘Orality and Mobility: Documenting Himalayan Voices in New York City’ in Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 4:2 (Fall 2018), pp. 64-80.
2018. Andrew Martindale, Sara Shneiderman and Mark Turin. ‘Time, Oral Tradition and Technology’ in Memory. Edited by Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin and Margot Young. Vancouver, Canada: Peter Wall Institute and UBC Press. pages 197-206.

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 NT 2018. ‘Do Nepali attitudes need to be decolonised? Implications for Nepal from Canada’s indigenous resurgence’ Nepali Times, Issue 922, August 10-16, p. 15.

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2018. Aidan Pine and Mark Turin. ‘Seeing the Heiltsuk Orthography from Font Encoding through to Unicode: A Case Study Using Convertextract’ Proceedings of the LREC 2018 Workshop “CCURL 2018 – Sustaining Knowledge Diversity in the Digital Age”. Claudia Soria, Laurent Besacier and Laurette Pretorius (eds.), pages 27-30.

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2018. ‘On Linguistic Borders: Official Language Policy in Settler-Colonial Nations.’ Kyushu University Border Studies. Border Bites 8, pages 1-10.

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2017. ‘Situating language, recognizing multilingualism: Linguistic identities and mother tongue attachment in Northeast India and the region’ Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies. Edited by Mélanie Vandenhelsken, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh and Bengt G. Karlsson. Routledge India. pages 253-271.

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2017. Pam Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Gerry Lawson, Kim Lawson, Lisa Nathan, and Mark Turin. ‘Uplifting Voices’ in Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years. Edited by Philippe Tortell, Peter Nemetz and Margot Young. Vancouver: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, pages 264-269.

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2017. Mark Turin. ‘Afterword: Sharing Located’ in Searching For Sharing: Heritage and Multimedia in Africa. Edited by Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, pages 143-149.

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2017. Kruijt, Anne and Mark Turin. Review Article on Language Endangerment. Language in Society, 46:2, 257-269. DOI:10.1017/S0047404517000161

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2017. Pine, Aidan and Mark Turin. “Language Revitalization” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Editor Mark Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press, Online Publication Date: March 2017. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.8.

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sshrc 2016. Carpenter, Jennifer; Guerin, Annie; Kaczmarek, Michelle; Lawson, Gerry; Lawson, Kim; Nathan, Lisa P. and Mark TurinDigital Access for Language and Culture in First Nations Communities. Knowledge Synthesis Report for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Vancouver, October 2016. 41 pages.
NepalFlora_Small 2015. ‘People’ in Nepal: An introduction to the natural history, ecology and human environment of the Himalayas, edited by Georg Miehe, Colin Pendry. Royal Botanic Garden: Edinburgh. Co-authored with Martin Gaenszle, Will Tuladhar-Douglas & Ram Bahadur Chettri, pp. 251-269.

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 langscape 2015. ‘Cracked Earth: Indigenous Responses to Nepal’s Earthquakes’ Langscape, 4:2, Winter 2015, pp. 34-38, with Sara Shneiderman.

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Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 5.31.35 PM 2015. ‘The Unexpected Afterlives of Himalayan Collections: From Data Cemetary to Web Portal’ in The Anthropology of Expeditions: Travel, Visualities, Afterlives, edited by Joshua A. Bell and Erin L. Hasinoff. Bard Graduate Center, pp. 242-268.

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MA 2015. ‘Devil in the Digital: Ambivalent Results in an Object-Based Teaching Course’ Museum Anthropology, 38:2, pp. 123–132.

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OralTradition 2014. ‘Orality and Technology, or the Bit and the Byte: The Work of the World Oral Literature Project,’ Oral Tradition, 28:2, 173-186.

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59382_9788132111627w 2014. ‘Mother Tongues and Language Competence: The Shifting Politics of Linguistic Belonging in the Himalayas’, in Facing Globalization in the Himalayas: Belonging and the Politics of the Self: Governance, Conflict and Civic Action, Volume 5. Edited by Gérard Toffin Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, pp. 372-396.

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2013. ‘Mind Your Languages’, Nepali Times, Issue 641, 1-7 January, pages 12-13.

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2013. ‘After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge’, in Museum Worlds: Advances in Research, Volume 1, pp. 195-203. By Joshua Bell, Kimberly Christen and Mark Turin.

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2013. ‘Introduction: After the Return’, in  Museum Anthropology Review, 7:1-2 Spring-Fall 2013, pp. 1-21. By Joshua Bell, Kimberly Christen and Mark Turin.

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  2013. ‘Voices of vanishing worlds: Endangered languages, orality, and cognition’, Análise Social, 205, XLVII (4.0), 2012, pp. 846-869.

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2012. ‘The World Oral Literature Project, International Society for Folk Narrative Research Newsletter6 (February 2012), pp. 39-42, with Claire Wheeler and Eleanor Wilkinson.

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  2012. ‘Results from the linguistic survey of sikkim: mother tongues in education’, Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History and Culture, Volume II, edited by Alex McKay and Anna Balikci-Denjongpa, pp. 127-142.

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2012. ‘Nepal and Bhutan in 2011’, Asian Survey, 52:1, pp. 138-146, with Sara Shneiderman.

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2012. ‘Salvaging the records of salvage ethnography: The story of the Digital Himalaya Project’, Book 2.0, 1:1, pp. 39-46.

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2012. ‘Yale Himalaya Initiative’, IIAS Newsletter, No.60, Summer 2012, page 39.

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2011. ‘Silent Witness’, in The Himalayan Journal, Volume 66, Oxford University Press: Delhi, pp. 40-46.

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2011. ‘Born Archival: The Ebb and Flow of Digital Documents from the Field’, History and Anthropology, 22:4 December 2011, pp. 445–460.

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2011. ‘Interview with Kesar Lall’, European Bulletin of the Himalayan Research38 (Spring-Summer), pp. 134-142.

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2011. ‘Collect, Protect, Connect: Innovation and Optimism in Language and Cultural Documentation Projects’, in Histories from the North: Environments, Movements, and Narratives, pp. 64-70, edited by John P. Ziker and Florian Stammler. Boise State University: Idaho. ISBN 978097795157X.

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2010 ‘Nepal’s Two Polities: A View from Dolakha’, with Sara Shneiderman, in In Hope and Fear: Living Through the People’s War in Nepal, pp. 200-213, edited by Prabin Manandhar and David Seddon, Adroit Publishers: Delhi. ISBN: 9788187392927

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2008. Entries on Mount Everest, Nepal and Sikkim in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present, edited by Peter N. Stearns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [ISBN13: 9780195176322 & ISBN10: 0195176324]

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2008 ‘The Digitization of Naga Collections in the West and the Return of Culture’, pp. 367-377, in Michael Oppitz, Thomas Kaiser, Alban von Stockhausen and Marion Wettstein, eds., Changes of a Local Culture in the Northeast of India. Gent: Snoeck Publishers. [ISBN: 978-90-5349-680-0]

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2007 ‘Indigenous languages of Nepal: A critical analysis of the linguistic situation and contemporary issues’, pp. 6-46, in Yogendra Prasad Yadava and Pradeep L. Bajracharya, eds., The Indigenous Languages of Nepal (ILN): Situation, Policy Planning and Coordination. Lalitpur: National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN). [with Yogendra Prasad Yadava] [ISBN 99946-823-2-6]

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2006 ‘Rethinking Tibeto-Burman: Linguistic identities and classifications in the Himalayan periphery’, pp. 35-48, in P. Christiaan Klieger, ed., Tibetan Borderlands. Tibetan Studies Library, 10:2. Leiden: Brill. [ISBN 90 04 15482 5]

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2006 ‘Minority language policies and politics in Nepal’, pp. 61-72, in Anju Saxena and Lars Borin, eds., Lesser-Known Languages of South Asia: Status and Policies, Case Studies and Applications of Information Technology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [ISBN 3-11-018976-3]

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2006 ‘Revisiting Ethnography, Recognizing a Forgotten People: The Thangmi of Nepal and India’, in Studies in Nepali History and Society (SINHAS), 11:1, June 2006, pp. 97-181. [with Sara Shneiderman]

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2006 ‘Seeking the tribe: Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling and Sikkim’, in Himal Southasian, 18:5, March – April 2006, pp. 54-58. [ISSN 1012-9804]

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2005 ‘The morphophonology of Thangmi: A Tibeto-Burman Language of Nepal’, in Yogendra Yadava, Govinda Bhattarai, Ram Raj Lohani, Balaram Prasain and Krishna Parajuli, eds., Contemporary Issues in Nepalese Linguistics, Linguistic Society of Nepal: Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 267-284. [ISBN 99946-57-69-0]

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2005 ‘Language endangerment and linguistic rights in the Himalayas: A case study from Nepal’, in Mountain Research and Development (MRD), 25:1, February 2005, pp. 4-9. [ISSN 0276-4741]

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2004 ‘Mark Turin’, in Nepal Studies in the UK: Conversations with Practitioners, edited by Pratyoush Onta. Kathmandu: Chautari Books Series – 15, xlii + 210 pages, 2004, hardback [ISBN: 99933-812-2-5], pp. 187-210.

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2004 ‘Current ethnolinguistic concerns among the overlooked Thangmi of Nepal’, in Leonard Ashley and Wayne Finke, eds., Language and Identity. Jamaica, New York: Cummings & Hathaway, pp. 409-422.

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2004 ‘The path to Jan Sarkar in Dolakha district: towards an ethnography of the Maoist movement’ in Michael Hutt, ed., Himalayan ‘People’s War’: Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion. London: Hurst & Co. pp. 79-111. [co-written with Sara Shneiderman]

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2004 ‘Newar-Thangmi lexical correspondences and the linguistic classification of Thangmi’, in Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), No. 68, September 2004, pp. 97-120. [ISSN 0387-2807]

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2004 ‘Thangmi, Thami, Thani? Remembering a forgotten people’, Niko Bacinte Smarika. Darjeeling: Indian Thami Welfare Association, pp. 82-100. [co-written with Sara Shneiderman]

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2004 ‘The phonology of Thangmi: a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal’, in Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), No. 67, March 2004, pp. 63-103. [ISSN 0387-2807]

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2004 ‘Thangmi kinship terminology in comparative perspective’, in Himalayan Languages: Past and Present, Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 149, edited by Anju Saxena, Berlin and New York: Mouton, pp. 101-139. [ISBN 3-11-017841-9]

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2003 ‘Ethnobotanical notes on Thangmi plant names and their medicinal and ritual uses’, in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 30:1 (January, 2003). Kathmandu, pp. 19-52. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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2003 ‘A geolinguistic analysis of historical writings on the Thangmi people and language of Nepal’, in Geolinguistics, Volume 29, 2003, edited by Wayne H. Finke and Leonard R. N. Ashley, New York: Cummings & Hathway, pp. 71-92.

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2002 ‘Call me uncle: an outsider’s experience of Nepali kinship’, in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Volume 28:2 (July 2001), Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.277 – 283. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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2002 ‘Ethnonyms and other-nyms: linguistic anthropology among the Thangmi of Nepal’, in Territory and Identity in Tibet and the Himalayas, edited by Katia Buffetrille and Hildegard Diemberger, Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library, Leiden: Brill, pp. 253-270. [ISBN 90-04-125973]

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2001 ‘Preliminary etymological notes on Thangmi clan names and indigenous explanations of their provenance’, in the Journal of Nepalese Literature, Art and Culture, 3:2 (2000), Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 69-83. [co-authored with Sara Shneiderman]

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2000 ‘Shared words, shared history? The case of Thangmi and late classical Newar’, in (Newâh Vijñâna) The Journal of Newar Studies, No. 3, 1999/2000, pp. 9-17.

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2000 ‘Time for a true population census: the case of the miscounted Thangmi’, in Nagarik (Citizen), 2:4, August-September 2000, Kathmandu, pp. 14-19.

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2000 ‘The changing face of language and linguistics in Nepal: some thoughts on Thangmi’, in Janajati: Journal of Nationalities of Nepal, Year 2, Vol. 1, Kathmandu: National Committee for Development of Nationalities, pp. 49-62.

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2000 ‘Learning Nepali the SOAS way’, in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 26:1, January 1999, Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.171-182.

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1999 ‘The Chenchu of the Indian Deccan’, in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers, edited by Richard Lee and Richard Daly, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 252-256. [ISBN 0-521-57109-X]
2000. ‘Whence Thangmi? Historical ethnography and comparative morphology’, in Topics in Nepalese Linguistics, edited by Yogendra Prasad Yadava and Warren G. Glover, Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 451-477.

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1999 ‘By way of incest and the golden deer: how the Thangmi came to be and the pitfalls of oral history’, in Journal of Nepalese Studies, 3:1, Kathmandu: Royal Nepal Academy, pp. 13-19.

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1998 ‘Himalayan anthropology: writing in the forgotten Thangmi people’, in CNWS Newsletter, No. 17, Leiden, pp. 12-15.
1998 ‘The Thangmi verbal agreement system and the Kiranti connection’, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 61:3, Oxford University Press, pp. 476-491.

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1998 ‘The Thangmi verbal agreement system and the Kiranti connection’, in Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 61:3, Oxford University Press, pp. 476-491

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1998 Thangmi: An overview of a Tibeto-Burman language and people of Nepal‘, in Himalayan Research Bulletin, 17:2, March 1998, Nepal Studies Association: Portland, Oregon, p.98.

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1997 ‘Too many stars and not enough sky: language and ethnicity among the Thakali of Nepal’, in Contributions to Nepalese Studies, 24:2 (July 1997), Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University Press, pp.187-199. [ISSN 0376-7574]

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1997 Thangmi: an overview of a Tibeto-Burman language and people of Nepal‘, in CNWS Newsletter, No. 15, Leiden, p.83.