Publications & Downloadable manuscripts


Circulating Manuscripts

  • The Morphosyntax of Verb Stems in Jóola Eegimaa: Stem-internal movement and compositional interpretation. Rutgers University ms. (Co-author Mamadou Bassene). Only available on email request.
  • The A/A’-distinction as an epiphenomenon. Rutgers University ms. Available on Lingbuzz.

To appear

  • Niger-Congo Transitive Reciprocal Constructions and Polysemy with Reflexives. In Proceedings of the 43rd Meeting of the Annual Conference of African Linguistics, Doris Payne, ed., Language Science Press (online). (Co-author Nagarajan Selvanathan).
  • Theory and description: Understanding the syntax of Eegima verb stem Morphology. In Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches, Jason Kandybowicz, ed.,Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Co-author Mamadou Bassene).
  • Weak Crossover. In Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, eds., Blackwell, Oxford. Prepbublication version available on Lingbuzz.
  • Actual clauses and the theory of clausal selection. In Proceedings of the 7th Meeting of the World Conference of African Linguistics, Pius Tamanji, ed., Rüdiger Koppe Verlag, Berlin. (Co-authors Mark Baker and Justine Sikuku). Prepublication draft available as Afranaph Techinical Report #5.

2015

2014

2013

  • Complex anaphora in Lubukusu. In Proceedings of the 43rd Meeting of the Annual Conference of African Linguistics, Ọlanikẹ Ọla Orie and Karen W. Sanders, eds., 196-206, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA. 2013. (Co-authors Mark Baker and Justine Sikuku). Prepublication draft available as Afranaph Techinical Report #7.
  • Syntax, Binding and Patterns of Anaphora. In Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax, Ed. Marcel den Dikken. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

2012

2011

  • Lubukusu Anaphora Sketch. In Lukubusu Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0919086 (Co-author Justine Sikuku).
  • Lubukusu Anaphora Sketch. In Lukubusu Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0919086 (Co-author Justine Sikuku).

2010

2008

2006

  • Yoruba Anaphora Sketch. In Yoruba Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0523102 (Co-author Oluseye Adesola).
  • Urhobo Anaphora Sketch. In Urhobo Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0523102 (Co-author Rose Aziza).
  • Cinsenga Anaphora Sketch. In Cinsenga Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0523102 (Co-author Sylvester Ron Simango).
  • Ikalanga Anaphora Sketch. In Ikalanga Case File, Afranaph Project, National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0523102 (Co-author Rose Letsholo).

2005

  • Person, Context and Perspective. Revista di Linguistica 16.1.
  • Abandoning ‘Coreference’. In Thought, Reference and Experience: Themes from the Philosophy of Gareth Evans. Ed. J. L. Bermudez. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2004

  • The Syntax of (In)dependence. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • The Syntax of Anaphora. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Introducing Exxtension. In The Proceedings of the Fifth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Y. Otsu (Ed.), (pp.1-31).Tokyo: Hitsuzi Syobo Publishing.
  • On Person as a Model for Logophoricity. In Proceedings of WOCAL 4. Akin Akinlabi, ed.

2003

  • Anaphors, Movement and Coconstrual, in Grammatik i Fokus. Grammar and Focus. A Festschrift for Chirster Platzack, November 18, 2003. Eds. Lars-Olaf Delsing, Cecilia Falk, Gunlog Josefsson and Halldór Sigurðsson. Dearpartment of Scandinavian Languages, Lund University.

1999

  • Vehicle Change and Reconstruction in A'-chains. Linguistic Inquiry 30:587-620.

1997

  • Symmetry and Unity in the Theory of Anaphora. In Hans Bennis, Pierre Pica and Johan Rooryck, eds., Atomism and Binding, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, Holland.

1996

  • Derivation, Representation and Resumption: The Domain of Weak Crossover. Linguistic Inquiry 27; 314-339.
  • Semantic Atoms of Anaphora. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 14;545-589.
  • Comments on Quicoli: PRO and pro. In R. Freidin, ed., Current Issues in Comparative Grammar, pp.81-90, Kluwer, Dordrecht.

1995

  • Abstract Incorporation vs. Abstract Cliticization. In CLS 31, Papers from the 31st Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Volume 2: The Parasession on Clitics, pp.280-299, Chicago Linguistics Society.

1993

  • Perception, Selection and Structural Economy. Natural Language Semantics 2;47-70.

1992

  • Implied Non-coreference and the Pattern of Anaphora. Linguistics and Philosophy 15;1-52.

1991

  • Evidence, Analogy, and Passive Knowledge: Comments on Lakshmanan. In L. Ewing, ed., Point Counterpoint: Universal Grammar in the Second Language, pp.411-418, John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia. (Co-author Nina Hyams)
  • Evaluative Predicates and the Status of Implicit Arguments. In R. Freidin, ed., Principles and Parameters in Comparative Grammar, pp. 98-131, MIT Press, Cambridge.

1989

  • The Null Subject Parameter and Parametric Theory. In O. Jaeggli and K. Safir, eds., The Null Subject Parameter, pp.1-44, Kluwer, Dordrecht, Holland. (Co-author Osvaldo Jaeggli).

1988

  • Binominal Each. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society, pp.429-450, Department of Linguistics, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst. (Co-author Tim Stowell).
  • Against E. Williams' there Analysis. In MIT Working Papers in Linguistics: MIT/25, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

1987

  • The Syntactic Projection of Lexical Thematic Structure. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 5;561-601.
  • The Anti-C-command Condition on Parasitic Gaps. Linguistic Inquiry 18; 678-683.
  • What Explains the Definiteness Effect. In Alice ter Meulen and Eric Reuland, eds., The Representation of (In)definiteness, pp.71-97, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Comments on Wexler and Manzini. In T. Roeper and E. Williams, eds., Parameter Setting, pp. 77-89, Reidel, Dordrecht, Holland.

1986

  • Relative Clauses in a Theory of Binding and Levels. Linguistic Inquiry 17; 663-689.
  • Subject Clitics and the NOM-drop Parameter. In Hagit Borer,ed., Syntax and Semantics Volume 19: Clitics in Syntactic Theory, pp. 333-356, Academic Press, New York.
  • On Implicit Arguments and Thematic Structure. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society, pp.403-418, Department of Linguistics, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Binding in Relative Clauses. In Proceedings of the Fourth West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics, pp.284-298, Stanford Department of Linguistics.

1985

  • Missing Subjects in German. In J. Toman, ed., Linguistic Theory and the Grammar of German, pp. 193-229, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, Holland.

1984

  • Multiple Variable Binding. Linguistic Inquiry 15; 603-638, MIT Press, Cambridge.

1983

  • On Small Clauses as Constituents. Linguistic Inquiry 14; 730-735.
  • Post-verbal Subjects and the Definiteness Effect. In C. Jones and P. Sells, eds., Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society, 220-242, Department of Linguistics, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst.

1982

  • Nasal Spreading in Capanahua. Linguistic Inquiry 13:689-694.
  • Inflection-Government and Inversion. The Linguistic Review 1;417-467.

1981

  • Inflection, Inversion and Subject Clitics. In J. Pustejovsky and V. Burke, eds., Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Northeast Linguistic Society, pp.331-344, U. Mass., Amherst. (Co-authors David Pesetsky)

1979

  • Metrical Structure in Capanahua, In Ken Safir, ed., MIT Working papers in Linguistics: Papers on Syllable Structure, Metrical Structure and Harmony Processes, pp.95-114, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Cambridge.