I am a field linguist specialising in two typologically distinct languages of Papua New Guinea: Paluai (Oceanic) spoken on Baluan Island in Manus Province, and Idi (Pahoturi River), spoken in Western Province. My research combines methodologies from language documentation and description, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics, with the aim to integrate these research fields.
My research interests include language contact and multilingualism, pragmatics and discourse strategies in underdocumented languages, and New Guinea island and its surroundings as a linguistic area.
- Schokkin D. (2020) A Grammar of Paluai: The Language of Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. 1-459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110675177.
- Schokkin D. (2022) Ngiä dm bloyag dand: Coconut Stories from Southern New Guinea. In Storch A; Dixon RMW (Ed.), The Art of Language: 288-301. Leiden: Brill. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004510395_019.
- Lindsey KL. and Schokkin D. (2021) Introduction: Phonetic fieldwork in southern New Guinea. In Lindsey KL; Schokkin D (Ed.), Phonetic fieldwork in southern New Guinea: 1-4. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
- Schokkin D. (2021) Preverbal directionals as markers of associated motion in Paluai (Austronesian, Oceanic). In Guillaume A; Koch H (Ed.), Associated Motion: 385-416. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110692099.
- Schokkin D. (2021) Preverbal directionals as markers of associated motion in Paluai (Austronesian; Oceanic). Associated Motion: 385-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110692099-010.