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In press. Forbes, Clarissa. Tsimshianic. To appear in The languages and linguistics of Indigenous North America, eds C. Jany, M. Mithun, K. Rice. De Gruyter. [lingbuzz]
2020. Forbes, Clarissa. Nominal types in Gitksan split-absolutive agreement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [lingbuzz]
2020. Colin Brown, Forbes, Clarissa, and Michael David Schwan. Clause-type, transitivity, and the transitive vowel in Tsimshianic. In Papers for the International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages 55, UBCWPL. 12-40.
2019. Forbes, Clarissa. The structure of transitivity in Gitksan. In Papers for the 54th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, UBCWPL. 63-85.
2019. Forbes, Clarissa. Number, names, and animacy: Noun classes and plural interactions in Gitksan. In Mathieu et al. (eds.), Gender and noun classification, Oxford University Press. 203-233. [preprint]
2018. Forbes, Clarissa. On binding in Gitksan. In Wa7 xweysás i nqwal’utteníha i ucwalmícwa: He loves the people’s languages. Essays in honour of Henry Davis, UBCOPL 6. 111-126. [preprint]
In press. Forbes, Clarissa. Consequences of long-distance extraction morphology in Gitksan. In Proceedings of WSCLA 21, UBCWPL. [preprint, 2017]
2017. Forbes, Clarissa. Persistent ergativity and split absolutive agreement in Gitksan. In Lamont, A. and K. Tetzloff, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society 2, GLSA. 11-24. [preprint]
2017. Forbes, Clarissa, Henry Davis, Michael Schwan, and the UBC Gitksan Research Laboratory. Three Gitksan texts. In Proceedings of the 52nd International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, UBCWPL. 47-89.
2015. Davis, Henry and Clarissa Forbes. Connect Four! The morphosyntax of argument marking in Tsimshianic. In Proceedings of the 50th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, University of British Columbia. UBCWPL 40. 155-185.
2015. Forbes, Clarissa. Gitksan root stress: Modeling the path to lexical accent. In Proceedings of WSCLA 19, UBCWPL 39. 79-93.
2014. Forbes, Clarissa. On apparent nominal coordination in Gitksan. In Proceedings of the 2014 Canadian Linguistic Association, Brock University.
2013. Forbes, Clarissa. Associative plurality in the Gitksan nominal domain. In Proceedings of the 2013 Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Victoria. 1-13.
2012. Forbes, Clarissa. Gitxsan adjectives: Evidence from nominal modification. In Proceedings of the 47th International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, UBCWPL 32. 49-68.
2021. Forbes, Clarissa, Garrett Nicolai, and Miikka Silfverberg. An FST morphological analyzer for the Gitksan language. Poster presentation at the North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) workshop: 1st AmericasNLP Workshop, June 11. [poster]
2019. Forbes, Clarissa. The synchrony and diachrony of person-sensitive patterns in Tsimshianic. Presented at Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS), special workshop: Comparative morpho-syntax of the Indigenous languages of North and Central America. Arizona State University, June 4. [handout]
2019. Forbes, Clarissa. Post-syntactic person restrictions: Agreement and V1 across Tsimshianic. Presented at Person & Perspective: A workshop honoring the work of María Luisa Zubizarreta. University of Southern California, May 3-4. [handout]
2019. Forbes, Clarissa. Ergative agreement switch and unlicensed absolutives in Tsimshianic. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). New York, NY, Jan 3-6. [poster]
2018. Forbes, Clarissa. Multiple ergative agreement in Tsimshianic: Direct versus indirect goals. Presented at the workshop Multiple Agreement across Domains. Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Nov 8-9. [handout]
2018. Forbes, Clarissa. Transitivity and accusativity in Gitksan wh-agreement. Presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Salt Lake City, UT, Jan 4-7. [handout]
2018. Brown, Colin and Clarissa Forbes. Three (hidden) obliques in Gitksan. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA). Salt Lake City, UT, January 4-7. [handout]
2017. Forbes, Clarissa. Persistent ergativity in cross-Tsimshianic agreement. Invited presentation at the University of Victoria linguistics colloquium. University of Victoria, March 16.
2015. Forbes, Clarissa. Acquiring accentual (un)predictability in morphological domains: Root stress in Gitksan. Presented at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics (UCHL), special workshop: Diachronic morphophonology: lexical accent systems. University of Naples, Italy, July 31.
In prep (book/glossed corpus): Thirty-six Gitksan stories. (by B. Sennott, H. Hill, V. Gogag; other eds.: Henry Davis, Michael David Schwan, UBC Gitksan Research Lab)