[Niko Besnier and Susan U. Philips] Ethnographic Methods for Language and Gender Research. In The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality, 2nd ed. Janet Holmes, Miriam Meyerhoff, and Susan Ehrlich, eds. Pp. 123–140. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 2014. [write for a copy]
[Kuniyoshi Kataoka, Keiko Ikeda, and Niko Besnier] Decentering and Recentering Communicative Competence. In Decentering and Recentering Communicative Competence. Kuniyoshi Kataoka, Keiko Ikeda, and Niko Besnier, eds. Special issue of Language & Communication 33: 345–350. 2013.
Language on the Edge of the Global: Communicative Competence, Agency, and the Complexity of the Local. In Decentering and Recentering Communicative Competence. Kuniyoshi Kataoka, Keiko Ikeda, and Niko Besnier, eds. Special issue of Language & Communication 33: 463-471. 2013.
Diversity, Hierarchy, and Modernity in Pacific Island Communities. In A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Alessandro Duranti, ed. Pp. 95-120. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 2004.
Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific. Descriptive Grammars Series. London: Routledge. xxvi, 662pp. 2000.
Polynesian Outliers. In The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Vol. 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands. Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Jacob W. Love, eds. Pp. 322-324. New York: Garland. 1998.
Language in Musical Settings: Transcription. In The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. Vol. 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands. Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Jacob W. Love, eds. Pp. 833-836. New York: Garland. 1998.
Conversation: Quantity. In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. R.E. Asher et al., eds. Vol. 2, pp. 747-749. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 1994.
Involvement. In Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. R.E. Asher et al., eds. Vol. 4, pp. 1770-1772. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 1994.
Polynesian Languages. In International Encyclopedia of Linguistics. William Bright, ed. Vol. 3, pp. 245-251. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992.
[Edward Finegan and Niko Besnier] Language: Its Structure and Use. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. xiv, 546pp. 1989. (Australian edition, authored by Edward Finegan, Niko Besnier, David Blair, and Peter Collins, xii, 474pp. 1992.)
Semantic and Pragmatic Constraints on Tuvaluan Raising. Linguistics 26:747-778. 1988.
An Autosegmental Approach to Metathesis in Rotuman. Lingua 73:201-223. 1987.
Word Order in Tuvaluan. In FOCAL I: Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Paul Geraghty, Lois Carrington, and S.A. Wurm, eds. Pp. 245-268. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics C-93. 1986.
Register as a Sociolinguistic Unit: Defining Formality. In Social and Cognitive Perspectives on Language. Jeff Connor-Linton et al., eds. Pp. 25-63. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 11. Los Angeles: Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California. 1986.
The Local Organization of Zero-Anaphora in Tuvaluan Conversation. Te Reo, Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand 28:119-147. 1985.
Tuvaluan Lexicon. Funafuti: United States Peace Corps. xliv, 780pp. 1981.
Ttou Tauloto te Ggana Tuuvalu: A Textbook of the Tuvaluan Language. Funafuti: United States Peace Corps. xxxviii, 295pp. 1981.
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