Students


As Dissertation Committee Chair

  • Diti Bhadra, Modality and Evidentiality in Bangla. (co-chair: Mark Baker). Ongoing.
  • Yi-Hsun Chen, Superlative Modifiers. Ongoing.
  • Sarah Hansen, The Role of Prosody in Biased Questions. Ongoing.
  • Jess Law, Varieties of Distributivity. (co-chair: Simon Charlow). Ongoing.
  • Yagmur Sag, Bare NPs and Optional Classifiers in Turkish. Ongoing.
  • Beibei Xu, Question Bias and Biased Question Words in Mandarin, German and Bangla. [pdf] 2016.
    Lecturer, College of Foreign Languages, Hainan University, China.
  • Mingming Liu, Varieties of Alternatives.  [pdf] 2016.
    Assistant Professor, College of Foreign Languages, Hunan University, China.
  • Vandana Bajaj, Scaling up Exclusive -hii (co-chair: Kristen Syrett). [pdf] 2016.
  • Matthew Barros, Sluicing and Identity in Ellipsis (Co-chair: Ken Safir). [pdf] 2014.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University.
  • Slavica Kochovska, Macedonian Direct Objects, Clitics and the Left Periphery. [pdf] 2010.
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Liping Chen, ‘Dou’: Distributivity and Beyond. [pdf] 2008.
    Professor, Linguistic/ Literary/Cultural Studies, Sichuan International University, China.
  • Heather Robinson, Unexpected (In)definiteness: Plural Generic Expressions in Romance. [pdf] 2005.
    Associate Professor, English, York College, CUNY.
  • Daphna Heller, Identity and Information: Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Specificational Sentences. [pdf] 2005.
    Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Toronto.

  • Bruce Hall, Natural Quantification in Optimality Theory. (co-chair: Alan Prince). 2004.
  • Yoko Futagi, Japanese Focus Particles at the Syntax-Semantics Interface. [pdf] 2004.
    Associate Research Scientist, ETS.

  • Rong Yang, Common Nouns, Classifiers and Quantification in Chinese. [pdf] 2001.
    Senior Speech Architect, United Health Group.

  • Takeo Kurafuji, Pronouns in Dynamic Semantics: The Null-Overt Contrast in Japanese. [pdf] 1999.
    Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

  • Christine Brisson, Distributivity, Maximalization and'Floating Quantifiers’. [pdf] 1998.
    Senior IT Project Leader, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Yael Sharvit, The Syntax and Semantics of Functional Relative Clauses. 1997.
    Professor, Linguistics, UCLA.


As Dissertation Committee Member

  • Nagarajan Selvanathan.  Inversion in Copular Clauses and its Consequences. 2016.
  • Teresa Torres Bustamente, On the Syntax and Semantics of Mirativity: Evidence from Spanish and Albanian. 2013.
  • Andreea Nicolae, Any Questions?  Polarity as a Window into the Structure of Questions.  External member - Harvard Thesis. 2013.
  • Richa, Unaccusativity, Unergativity and the Causative Alternation in Hindi.  External member - JNU Thesis. 2009.
  • Jessica Rett, Degree Modification in Natural Language. 2008.
  • Jinyoung Choi, Free Choice and Negative Polarity: A Compositional Analysis of Korean PSI. External member - UPenn Thesis. 2013.
  • Tom Werner, Deducing the Future and Distinguishing the Past: Temporal Interpretation in Modal Sentences in English. 2003.
  • Masaaki Fuji, The Syntax and Semantics of Concealed Causative Constructions in Japanese. 2003.
  • Ivano Caponigro, Free Not to Ask: On the Semantics of Free Relatives and Wh-words Cross-linguistically.  External member - UCLA Thesis. 2003.
  • Ron Artstein, Parts of Words. 2002.
  • Susanne Preuss, Isssues in the Semantics of Questions with Quantifiers. 2001.
  • Strang Burton, Six Issues to Consider in Choosing a Husband: Possessive Relations in the Lexical Semantic Structures of Verbs. 1995.
  • Miriam Butt, The Structure of Urdu Complex Predicates, External member - Stanford Thesis. 1993.



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