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  Papers and conference presentations

   This lists only papers that are available on the web, from newest to oldest within each section.

     Tetun Dili
      Published articles
      Unpublished articles
      Conference presentations
      TEDx Dili presentation and professorial address
    Other Timorese languages
   Language maps
   Language teaching
   Timor (surnames, adventure tourism, 1999 referendum)


  Articles on Tetun Dili

Published articles on Tetun

da Silva, Justino & Cesaltina Martins

2018, Slang in Tetun Dili. Download conference paper.
2020, Jiria: Ne'e U! Download.

Gonçalves, Norberto   
        2020, Identifying a person’s origin through their pronunciation of Tetun Dili: Who can do it?
Williams-van Klinken, Catharina.
2020, Dezenvolvimentu lian Tetun tuir dalan informal. [Tetun development through informal channels]. Download.

2017, Metáfora Tetun leno ita nia moris [Tetun metaphors we live by]. Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina, & John Hajek

2018, Mixing numeral systems in Timor-Leste. Download.

2016, Tetu-gés: Influénsia Portugés ba estrutura Tetun [Tetu-guese: The influence of Portuguese on the structure of Tetun]Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina, Robert Williams & Helio Brites da Silva

2016, Tetun Dili laos Dili nian ona: Tetun nudar lian inan tuir dadus sensus nian [Tetun Dili no longer belongs to Dili: Tetun as mother tongue according to census data]Download.

Godinho, Margarida Maria dos Santos

2014, "Environmentu kapaas!?": Surgimento de falsos amigos em tétum com ar a Português [“Environmentu kapaas!?”: The rise of false friends in Tetun with a Portuguese flavour]Download.

Ximenes, Abreu, & Catharina Williams-van Klinken

2014, Futun ida, satu dolar: Kahur sistema numeru iha lingua Tetun [One bunch, one dollar: Mixing numeral systems in Tetun]Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina, & Olinda Lucas

2014, Konta istoria mos uza regra! Oinsaa mak hatudu ba partisipante ho lian Tetun [Telling stories also uses rules! How to refer to participants in Tetun]. Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina and John Hajek, 2006

Patterns of address in Dili Tetum, East Timor. Download

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina

2004-2006, Mai ita koalia Tetun [Let’s speak Tetun]. Column on front page of newspaper Suara Timor Lorosa’e (total 143 articles, 1/6/04 – 25/5/06) Download.

2002, High registers of Tetun Dili: Portuguese press and purist priestsDownload

  Conference presentations on Tetun

Lucas, Olinda & Catharina Williams-van Klinken
    2021, Modern poetry in Tetun Dili (plenary). 15th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics,
Powerpoint. View presentation.
Williams-van Klinken, Catharina & Olinda Lucas
   2021, Multilingualism in Timor-Leste. Multilingualism, Migration and the Multilingual City.
Williams-van Klinken, Catharina with Alexandre Fernandes Cham and Marta Cardoso
    2021, Tetun language learning for international scholars and students. Pre-Conference Workshop -
    Association for Asian Studies. Download.
Ximenes, Abreu

2018, Aspek imperfektif dalam bahasa Tetun Dili. Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina & Olinda Lucas

2018, Relative clauses in Tetun Dili: New contact-induced uses for old constructions. Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina

2011, Learning Tetun as a malae. Download.

2010, Two Tetuns: Language change before your very eyes. Download.
2009, Haburas no habelar vokabulariu Tetun. Download.
2007, Is he hot-blooded or hot inside? Expression of emotion and character in Tetun Dili.  Download

2003, Dezenvolve língua Tetun. Download.

2002, Developing Tetun for an independent East Timor. (Report on developing an electoral glossary.) Download.

  TEDx Dili presentation and professorial address

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina

2020, Professorial address on register in Tetun. Tetun text, Oratio Sapientia (as recorded by STL News), English translation.
2017, How a small local language took over a country. (A talk exploring how Tetun Dili rose to become the major lingua franca of the eastern half of the island of Timor.) TEDx Dili. Download.

  Other Timorese languages

Ximenes Santos, Luis
    2021, Kemak dialects in Timor-Leste. 15th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics.         Download 
Powerpoint. View presentation.
Correia, Marcelino José

2017, Subject marking on Galolen verbs in Laleia, Manatuto municipality. Download.

dos Santos, Francisca Cecilia  X. 

2018, Does he have sharp eyes or sharp lungs? Expressions of emotion and character in Makasae. Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina

2003, Metaphors we judge by: Mediation in Wehali. Download.

2003, Metáfora justisa nian: mediasaun iha Wehali. Download.

2002, The Fehan dialect of Tetun Terik. Download.

  Language maps



Williams-van Klinken, 2021
       Writing English for translation to Tetun.

Catharina Williams-van Klinken and Olinda Lucas, 2019

Tradusaun ba lian Tetun. Download.


  Language teaching

da Conceição Soares, Adelina, & dos Santos, Francisca Cecilia X.
        2020, Code switching in university classrooms in Timor-Leste.

Silva, Martinha Rodrigues Rebelo Santos, Simões, Basília Aurélia, & dos Santos, Estela S., 2020
Será que o Inglês é mais fácil do que o Português? A perceção dos discentes Timorenses. Download.

Akoyt, Melky Fridus Ladis Costa and Luis Ximenes Santos, 2017

Why learn English? A case study of student motivation at Dili Institute of Technology (DIT). Download.

da Conceição, Adelina & Umbelina  Cardoso, 2017

The effectiveness of using English as a medium of instruction in teaching computer science students at Dili Institute of Technology. Download.

Tuzine, António, 2017

Comunicação e ensino de português, língua não-materna: Que desafios para Moçambique e Timor Leste? Download.

Ribeiro, Leoneto da Silva, & Akoyt, Melky Fridus Ladis Costa, 2016

Koitadu! Nusaa mak hau la liu fali ezame? [Oh dear! Why didn't I pass the exam?]  Download.



Marques, Dulce, 2016

A “timorização” dos apelidos portugueses [The 'Timori-isaton' of Portuguese surnames]Download.

Williams-van Klinken, Catharina & Rob Williams. 2016

Mountain, reef and farm: Adventure travel in Timor-Leste. Download.

Williams, Catharina, 2000

Experiences of a district electoral officer in SuaiDownload