Krajinović, Ana. 2018. Malabar Indo-Portuguese: Structure and origins of the verbal system. Munich: Lincom, see here.

Krajinović, Ana, and Kilu von Prince, Lionel Emil, Gray Kaltap̃au, Yvanna Ataurua, Marinette Kalpram, Belinda Kalopong, Julian Malnaem, Michael Joseph, Honoré Albert, Jeffrey Taun, Lingkary Carol Kalpram, Glenda Lalier, Lillot Reecy, Touskau Kaloros. 2018. Natrauswen ni tesa nen rumtri ki nafsan ni Erakor. 978-1721654246. Ana Krajinović. see here.


accepted. Krajinović, Ana. Existence, location, possession, and copula in Malabar Indo-Portuguese. Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. Available here.

(awarded as the best student paper) Krajinović, Ana and Rosey Billington, Lionel Emil, Gray Kaltap̃au, Nick Thieberger. 2019. Building capacity for community-led documentation in Erakor, Vanuatu. In Zygmunt Vetulani and Patrick Paroubek (eds.) Human language technologies as a challenge for computer science and linguistics — 2019, Poznan: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje. 185-189. Available here.

accepted. The semantics of perfect in Nafsan and implications for typology. Proceedings of TripleA 5 2018, published by University of Tübingen. Available here.

accepted. Kilu von Prince, Manfred Krifka, Ana Krajinović, Valérie Guérin & Michael Franjieh. 2018. Mapping Irreality: Storyboards for eliciting TAM contexts, Ms. Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018, Tübingen.

Kilu von Prince, Ana Krajinovic, Anna Margetts, Valérie Guérin, Nick Thieberger. Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia. 2019. Special issue of STUF 72(1) edited by Nora Boneh and Łukasz Jędrzejowski, doi:

Krajinović, Ana. 2018. Comparative study of conditional clauses in Nafsan. In Boerger, Brenda H. and Unger, Paul (eds.). SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 41 (Proceedings of COOL 10), available at:

Krajinović, Ana. 2017. Influence of Malayalam on temporal clauses in Malabar Indo-Portuguese. Language Ecology 1:2 (2017), 137–157. doi 10.1075/le.1.2.02kra. Available here.

Krajinovic, Ana. 2015. ‘The correspondence between Leonardo di S. Luigi and Hugo Schuchardt’. In Bernhard Hurch (ed.) (2007-). Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Webedition available at


Krajinovic, Ana (collector). 2017. Nafsan recordings (AK1). Digital collection managed by PARADISEC. [OpenAccess]

Conference talks

‘Perfect, already, and the case against iamitives’, with Kilu von Prince and Jozina Vander Klok, 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, 4-6 September 2019 Pavia (Italy), slides

‘Empirical methods for describing aspect: a case study of perfect in Nafsan’, 11th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference, 13-15 June 2019, Leiden, slides

Irrealis in branching time. with Kilu von Prince and Manfred Krifka, 24-26 May 2019, Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, London, Canada

‘Negation in Nafsan’, Syntax of the world’s languages, 3-5 September 2018, Paris

‘Collaboration and capacity building on Efate’, with Rosey Billington, Lionel Emil, and Gray Kaltap̃au, Vanuatu Languages Workshop, 25-27 July 2018

‘Diachrony of conditionals in Nafsan’, with Nick Thieberger, Vanuatu Languages Workshop, 25-27 July 2018

‘Semantics of perfect in Nafsan’, The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 5), Konstanz, 27-29 June 2018

‘Pragmatically-derived meaning of realis/irrealis in three Oceanic languages’, Colloque Chronos, 4-6 June 2018, Neuchâtel

‘Mood in complement clauses in Nafsan (South Efate)’, APLL conference, 4 – 5 May 2018, Surrey University, UK

Kilu von Prince and Ana Krajinović, ‘Semi-parallel corpora for qualitative and quantitative comparison of under-documented languages’. Workshop ‘Advances in corpus-based typology: exploring corpora of semi-parallel and indigenous texts’, 12th ALT conference, December 11-15 2017, held at ANU,  Canberra, Australia.

‘The meaning of Perfect in Nafsan and other Oceanic languages’, 12th ALT conference, December 11-15 2017, held at ANU,  Canberra, Australia.

‘Some issues in TAM from an Oceanic perspective’, at the Workshop ‘TAM marking in languages of Australia and the Pacific’ at the ALS conference 2017, 4 – 7 December at the University of Sydney.

‘Comparative study of conditional clauses in Nafsan’ COOL10, July 10-15, 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Kilu von Prince and Ana Krajinović ‘What makes a mood-prominent language in the Oceanic context?’ COOL10, July 10-15, 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

‘‘Realis’ marking in counterfactuals: Reassesment of Nafsan’, Workshop on the Meaning of Past Tense Morphology, University of Göttingen, (upcoming) 19 – 21 December 2016.

‘Existence, location, possession, and copula in Malabar Indo-Portuguese’, Between EXISTENCE and LOCATION: Empirical, Formal and Typological Approaches to Existential Constructions, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 1 – 2 December 2016.

‘The realis/irrealis distinction in South Efate’, Students’ presentations at European Summer School of Linguistic Typology 2016, Porquerolles Island, France, 4 – 17 September 2016.

‘Aspect and modality in Malabar Indo-Portuguese’ at 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, (upcoming) 31 August – 3 September. 

‘Temporal and conditional clauses in Malabar Indo-Portuguese’ at Documentary Linguistics – Asian Perspectives, The University of Hong Kong, 6 – 9 April 2016.

‘Portuguese roots in the verbal system of Indo-Portuguese of the Malabar’ at Colloquium Ibero-Romance in Contact and in Contrast, University of Ghent, Belgium, 14 – 16 December 2015.

‘Verb system of Indo-Portuguese of the Malabar: diachrony and sociolinguistic variation’ at Colloquium of the Society of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics and Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola, University of Graz, Austria, 7 – 9 July 2015. 

Semantic storyboards for elicitation

Krajinović, Ana. 2018c. Making laplap (MelaTAMP storyboards). Zenodo. doi:

Krajinović, Ana. 2018a. Garden (MelaTAMP storyboards). Zenodo. doi:

Krajinović, Ana. 2018b. Haircuts (MelaTAMP storyboards). Zenodo.doi: zenodo.1421227.