Syntax


My work on syntax has mostly been within the formal framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. Some of my work has focussed explicitly on theory-comparison, but for the most part I basically try to solve puzzles and understand how those puzzles fit into grammar more generally. Some of the papers listed here are probably better described as morphosyntax or syntax-semantics papers. Much of my work is collaborative.

To appear. Event participants and linguistic arguments. With Roxana-Maria Barbu. Proceedings of CogSci 2016
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2016. Lexical-Functional Syntax, 2nd edition . With Joan Bresnan, Ash Asudeh and Stephen Wechsler. Wiley.
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2016. Distance distributivity and the semantics of indefinite noun phrases. With Raj Singh. Carleton Linguistics Group talk.
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2015. East Cree Ghost participants. With Marie-Odile Junker. Proceedings of the LFG15 Conference
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2015. On the morphosyntactic representation of dependent quantification: distance distributivity, dependent indefinites, and Skolemization. With Dejan Milacic and Raj Singh. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19
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2014. Meaning and valency. With Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo. Proceedings of the LFG14 Conference, 68--88.
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2013. With Lexical Integrity. With Ash Asudeh. Theoretical Linguistics. 40(12): 175--186.
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2013. English benefactive NPs Proceedings of the LFG13 Conference, 503--523.
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2013. Constructions with Lexical Integrity. With Ash Asudeh and Mary Dalrymple. Journal of Language Modelling. 1(1): 1--54.
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2012. Copy raising and perception. With Ash Asudeh. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 30(2): 321--380.
link; pre-published version: pdf

2011. Derived arguments With Stephanie Needham. Proceedings of the LFG11 Conference, 401--421. link

2009. Lexical-Functional Grammar. In Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 425-458. With Ash Asudeh. [Prepublication draft] pdf

2008. Review of William D. Davies and Stanley Dubinsky's The Grammar of Raising and Control: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation. Language 84(4): 880-882. pdf

2008. Constructions with Lexical Integrity: Templates as the lexicon-syntax interface. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG08 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 68-88. With Ash Asudeh and Mary Dalrymple. pdf

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. Copy raising and its consequences for perceptual reports. In Annie Zaenen, Jane Simpson, Tracy Holloway King, Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling and Chris Manning, eds., Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes by Joan W. Bresnan. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 49–67. With Ash Asudeh.
[Prepublication draft] pdf

2006. On continuative on. Studia Linguistica 60(2): 181-219.
[Pre-published version] ps, pdf

2006. Expletives and the syntax and semantics of copy raising. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG06 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 13-29. With Ash Asudeh.
[Prepublication draft] pdf

2006. Symptomatic Imperfections. [Review article of David Adger (2003) Core Syntax and Andrew Radford (2004) Minimalist Syntax]   Journal of Linguistics 42(2): 395-422. With Ash Asudeh.
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2003. Non-Projecting Words: A Case Study of Swedish Verbal Particles. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
Index, Book website

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.

2002. Particles and Results in Swedish and English. 2002. WCCFL 21.
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2002. Swedish particles and syntactic projection. In: Nicole Dehé, Silke Urban, Andrew McIntyre and Ray Jackendoff, eds., Verb-Particle Explorations. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter. 191–209.

2001. The Directed Motion Construction in Swedish.
[Old version. A newer  version  appeared  in Journal of Linguistics 38(2),]
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2001. The Phrase-Structure of Non-Projecting Words.
[Stanford Ph.D. dissertation] pdf

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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1998. Swedish place expressions. NELS 29.
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1997. The acquisition of Swedish body-posture words.
[Unpublished manuscript] pdf

1995. A study of Finnish infinitives.
[Senior Thesis, Brandeis University] pdf