Blevins, J. 2004. Evolutionary phonology: The emergence of sound patterns. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Blevins, J. 2001. Nhanda: An Aboriginal language of Western Australia. Oceanic Linguistics Special Publications in Linguistics, Number 30. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.


Edited Volumes

Blevins, James P. and Juliette Blevins (editors). 2009. Analogy in grammar: Form and Acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.




Blevins, J. (editor). 2007. Phonology 24.1. Thematic issue: ‘Synchrony and diachrony in phonology’.




Refereed Journal Articles

Blevins, J. 2012. Duality of patterning: Absolute universal or statistical tendency? Language and Cognition 4: 275-96. Special issue. Bart de Boer, Simon Kirby, and Wendy Sandler (eds.) pdf

Blevins, J. and D. Kaufman. 2012.  Origins of Palauan Intrusive Velar Nasals. Oceanic Linguistics 51: 18-33. pdf

Blevins, Juliette. 2010. Saving endangered languages in the United States.  A Living Legacy: Preserving Intangible Culture. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs. 6-10. pdf

Blevins, J. and A. Pawley. 2010. Typological implications of Kalam predictable vowels. Phonology 27.1:1-44. pdf

Blevins, J. 2009. Low vowel dissimilation outside Oceanic: The case of Alamblak. Oceanic Linguistics 48:2: 477-83. pdf

Blevins, J. and S. Grawunder. 2009. *Kl > Tl sound change in Germanic and elsewhere: Descriptions, explanations, and implications.  Linguistic Typology 13: 267-303. pdf

Blevins, J. and John Lynch. 2009.  Morphological conditions on regular sound change? A reanalysis of *l-loss in Paamese and Southeast Ambrym. Oceanic Linguistics 48: 111-29. pdf

Blevins, J. and A. Wedel. 2009. Inhibited sound change: An evolutionary approach to lexical competition.  Diachronica 26.2: 143-83. pdf

Blevins, J. 2009. Another universal bites the dust: Northwest Mekeo lacks coronal phonemes.  Oceanic Linguistics 48: 264-73. pdf

Blevins, J. 2008a. Phonetic explanation without compromise: The evolution of Mussau syncope. Diachronica 25: 1-19. pdf

Blevins, J. 2008b. Some comparative notes on Oceanic *mana: Inside and outside the Austronesian family. Oceanic Linguistics 47:253-74. pdf

Blevins, J. 2008c. Hes and Kus Questions in Yurok: A case for lexeme-specific word order. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics 5: 1-16. pdf

Blevins, J. 2007a. A long lost sister of Proto-Austronesian? Proto-Ongan, Mother of Jarawa and Onge of the Andaman Islands. Oceanic Linguistics 46: 154-98. pdf

Blevins, J. 2007b. The importance of typology in explaining recurrent sound patterns. Linguistic Typology 11:107-113. pdf

Blevins, J. 2007c. Endangered sound patterns: Three perspectives on theory and description. Language Documentation and Conservation 1: 1-16. pdf

Blevins, J. and Andrew Garrett. 2007. The rise and fall of l sandhi in California Algic. International Journal of American Linguistics 73: 72-93. pdf

Blevins, J. 2006a.  A theoretical synopsis of Evolutionary Phonology.  Theoretical Linguistics 32:117-65. pdf

Blevins, J. 2006b.  New perspectives on English sound patterns: ‘Natural’ and ‘Unnatural’ in Evolutionary Phonology.  Journal of English Linguistics 34:6-25. pdf

Blevins, J. 2005a. The role of phonological predictability in sound change: Privileged reduction in Oceanic reduplicated substrings. Oceanic Linguistics 44:455-464. pdf

Blevins, J. 2005b. Yurok verb classes. International Journal of American Linguistics 71:327-49. pdf

Blevins, J. 2005c. Origins of Northern Costanoan ak:en ‘six’: A reconsideration of senary counting in Utian.  International Journal of American Linguistics 71:87-101. pdf

Blevins, J. and Victor Golla. 2005. A New Mission Indian Manuscript from the San Francisco Bay Area.  Boletín: The Journal of the California Mission Studies Association. Volume 22:1: 33-61.

Blevins, J. 2004a. The mystery of Austronesian final consonant loss. Oceanic Linguistics 43: 179-184. pdf

Blevins, J. 2004b. A reconsideration of Yokuts vowels. International Journal of American Linguistics. 70:33-51. pdf

Blevins, J. 2004c. Klamath Sibilant degemination: Implications of a recent sound change. International Journal of American Linguistics. 70:279-89.

Blevins, J. 2003a. The Phonology of Yurok glottalized sonorants. International Journal of American Linguistics. 69: 371-96. pdf

Blevins, J. 2003b. One case of contrast evolution in the Yurok vowel system. International Journal of American Linguistics. 69: 135-50. pdf

Blevins, J. 2003c. Yurok syllable weight. International Journal of American Linguistics. 69: 4-24. pdf

Blevins, J. 2003d. A note on reduplication in Bugotu and Cheke Holo. Oceanic Linguistics 42. 499-505.

Blevins, J. 2001a. Klamath /sʔ/ clusters.  International Journal of American Linguistics 67: 467-474.

Blevins, J. 2001b. A Dutch influence on Nhanda? Malya kanangga!  Australian Aboriginal Studies 2001/1:75-77.

Blevins, J. 1999a.  Untangling Leti infixation.  Oceanic Linguistics 38:383-403. pdf

Blevins, J. 1999b. Nhanda and its position within Pama-Nyungan. Oceanic Linguistics 38: 297-320.

Blevins, J. and S. P. Harrison. 1999. Trimoraic feet in Gilbertese. Oceanic Linguistics. 38: 203-230.

Blevins, J. 1998. A Dutch influence on Nhanda? Wanyjidaga innga!  Australian Aboriginal Studies: 43-46.

Blevins, J. and A. Garrett.  1998. The origins of consonant-vowel metathesis. Language 74: 508-56.

Blevins, J. 1996. Mokilese reduplication.  Linguistic Inquiry, 27.3: 523-30.

Blevins, J. and D. Marmion. 1995. Nhanda glottal stop. Oceanic Linguistics 34: 139-60.

Blevins, J. 1994a. A place for lateral in the feature geometry. Journal of Linguistics, 30: 301-48. pdf

Blevins, J. 1994b. The bimoraic foot in Rotuman phonology and morphology. Oceanic Linguistics 33: 491-516.

Blevins, J. 1994c. A phonological and morphological reanalysis of the Maori passive. Te Reo 37: 29-53.

Blevins, J. and D. Marmion. 1994. Nhanta historical phonology. Australian Journal of Linguistics 14: 193-216.

Blevins, J. 1993a. A tonal analysis of Lithuanian nominal accent.  Language 69: 237-273.

Blevins, J. 1993b. Klamath laryngeal phonology. International Journal of American Linguistics 59: 237-279.

Blevins, J. 1993c. Gilyak lenition as a phonological rule. Journal of Australian Linguistics 13: 1-21.

Blevins, J. and A. Garrett. 1993. The evolution of Ponapeic nasal substitution. Oceanic Linguistics 32: 199-236.

Book Chapters

Blevins, J. To appear. Evolutionary Phonology: A holistic approach to sound change typology. In, P. Honeybone and J. Salmons (eds.), Handbook of Historical Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pdf

Blevins, J. To appear. Linguistic clues to Andamanese pre-history: Understanding the North-South divide. In Tom Güldemann, Patrick McConvell, and Richard Rhodes (eds.), Hunter-gatherers and linguistic history: a global perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pdf

Blevins, J. To appear. Infixation (Chapter 9). In The Oxford Handbook of Derivation. Shelly Lieber and Pavol Štekauer (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.pdf

Blevins, J. 2010. Phonetically-based sound patterns: Typological tendencies or. phonological universals? In C. Fougeron, B. Kühnert, M. D’Imperio, and N. Vallée (eds.),  Papers in Laboratory Phonology X: Variation, phonetic detail and phonological modeling. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 201-224. pdf

Blevins, J. 2009. Phonetic explanations for recurrent sound patterns: Diachronic or Synchronic? In C. Cairns and E. Raimy (eds.), Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 325-36.

Blevins, J. 2009. Structure-preserving sound change: A look at unstressed vowel syncope in Austronesian. In Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley (eds.), Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Bob Blust. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. 33-49. pdf

Blevins, James P. and Juliette Blevins. 2009.  Introduction: Analogy in grammar. In James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins (eds.), Analogy in grammar: Form and Acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pdf

Garrett, A. and J. Blevins. 2009. Analogical morphophonology.  In Sharon Inkelas and Kristin Hanson (eds.). The Nature of the Word: Essays in Honor of Paul Kiparsky. MIT Press. 527-46. pdf

Blevins, J. 2008a. Natural and unnatural sound patterns: A pocket field guide. In Klaas Willems and Ludovic De Cuypere (eds.), Naturalness and Iconicity in Language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 121-48. pdf

Blevins, J. 2008b. Consonant epenthesis: natural and unnatural histories. In Jeff Good (ed.), Language universals and language change. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 79-107. pdf

Blevins, J. 2007. Interpreting misperception: Beauty is in the ear of the beholder. In Maria Josep Sole, Pam Beddor, and Manju Ohala (eds.), Experimental Approaches to Phonology.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. 144-54. pdf

Blevins, J.  2006. Syllable typology.  Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Edition, Volume 12. Keith Brown, editor. Oxford: Elsevier. 333-337. pdf

Blevins, J. 2005. Understanding antigemination. In Linguistic diversity and language theories. Zygmunt Frajzyngier, David Rood, and Adam Hodges (eds.). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins. 203-34.

Blevins, J. and A. Garrett. 2004. The evolution of metathesis.  In Bruce Hayes, Robert Kirchner, and Donca Steriade (eds.). Phonetically based phonology.  Cambridge University Press. 117-56.

Blevins, J. 2003. The independent nature of phonotactic constraints: an alternative to syllable-based approaches.  In Caroline Féry and Ruben van de Vijver (eds.).  The syllable in optimality theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 375-403.

Blevins, J. 2001. Where have all the onsets gone? Initial Consonant Loss in Australian Aboriginal Languages.  In Jane Simpson, David Nash, Mary Laughren, Peter Austin, and Barry Alpher (eds.) Forty years on: Ken Hale and Australian languages Pacific Linguistics 512. Canberra: The Australian National University. 481-492.

Blevins, J. 1997. Rules in Optimality Theory: two case studies.  In I. Roca (ed.), Derivations and constraints in phonology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 227-60.

Blevins, J. 1995.  The Syllable in Phonological Theory, Handbook of phonological theory, ed. by John Goldsmith, Basil Blackwell, London, 206-44. [Reprinted in C. W. Kreidler 2001 (ed.), Phonology: Critical Concepts, Volume 3. London: Routledge. 75-113.]

Blevins, J. 1993. The Nature of Constraints on the Non-Dominant Hand in ASL, Phonological Structure in ASL, the American signed language of the Deaf: Current Issues, ed. by G. Coulter (Phonetics and Phonology, Vol. 3), Academic Press, New York, 43-62.

Levin, J. 1988. Bidirectional Foot Construction as a Window on Level Ordering, Theoretical Morphology, M. Hammond and M. Noonan eds., Orlando: Academic Press. 339-352.

Llevin, J. and D. Massam 1988. Raising and Binding in Niuean, Studies in Austronesian Linguistics, R. McGinn ed., Ohio University Monographs in International Studies. Athens, Ohio:  Southeast Asia Series No. 76. 253-274.

Levin, J. 1987. Underspecification Theory and Korean Vowels,  Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics II, S. Kuno, J. Whitman, I.-H. Lee, S.-Y. Bak, and Y.-S. Kang eds., Seoul: Hanshin Publishing Co. 404-420.

Levin, J. 1987. Constraints on Syllabification in French: Eliminating Truncation Rules.  Advances in Romance Linguistics, D. Birdsong and J.-P. Montreuil eds., Publications in Language Sciences, No. 29. Dordrecht: Foris. 253-273.