Inari Saami, Finnish, Votic


Inari Saami is spoken by a few hundred speakers in Norther Finland. I have been working on the language since 1997. I am also interested in Finnish, and I have explored vowel harmony in Votic. Collaborators on these topics include Petter Morottaja, Diane Nelson, and Lev Blumenfeld.

Submitted. Some notes on Inari Saami syntax and morphology. With Petter Morottaja. A shorter version for this paper is under review Tamm and Vainikka (eds.) Uralic Syntax. pdf

2016. A featural paradox in Votic harmony. With Lev Blumenfeld. NLLT.
link; Pre-published draft: pdf

2009. Phonetic duration, phonological quantity and prosodic structure in Inari Saami. With Patrik Bye and Elin Sagulin. Phonetica 66(4): 199--121.
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2007. Saami Linguistics. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 288. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. With Diane Nelson. Book website

2007. Verbal agreement in Inari Saami. In: Ida Toivonen and Diane Nelson, eds., Saami Linguistics, CILT 288, 227-258. John Benjamins. pdf

2007. Microvariation in Inari Saami. In: Jussi Ylikoski and Ante Aikio, eds., Sámit, sánit, sátnehámit. Riepmočála Pekka Sammallahti miessemánu 21. beaivve 2007. Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 253. Helsinki. 363-374. pdf

2003. Counting and the grammar: Numerals in Inari Sami. In Satu Manninen and Diane Nelson, eds., Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 321–341. With Diane Nelson.

2001. Language Change, Lexical Features and Finnish Possessors. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Time over Matter: Diachronic Perspectives on Morphosyntax. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 209--225.
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2000. The Morphosyntax of Finnish Possession.
[Long, old version; a newer version appeared in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 18(3)]
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1995. A study of Finnish infinitives.
[Undergraduate Honor's Thesis, Brandeis University] pdf