About the Author
Nikolaus P. Himmelmann is Professor of Linguistics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. His research interests include typology and grammaticisation theory, prosody, and grammar as well as language documentation and description. He is the author of an in-depth study of the typology and grammaticalization of demonstratives and articles (Tübingen: Niemeyer) and co-editor of The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar (London: Routledge). He has done fieldwork in the Philippines, Sulawesi and East Timor and published widely on core issues in Austronesian grammar, including the nature of lexical and syntactic categories and voice.
Eva Schultze-Berndt is Professor of Linguistics at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. Her research interests include typology, grammar of spoken language, lexical semantics, language contact, and language documentation and description. She has published on complex and secondary predication, verb semantics, word classes, and construction-based approaches to grammar, from a typological perspective and with a focus on the Northern Australian language Jaminjung based on her own fieldwork.