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I am a Ph.D. candidate. I work on the interaction of Case and Agreement. I have been working on split ergativity and its relationship with agreement in Kurmanji - an Indo-Iranian language spoken in southeastern Turkey.
I have also worked on Iranian ezafe constructions. This work has pushed me to work on the merge order of arguments and modifiers of an NP. I have found myself in the minority camp that argues for lower attachment of modifiers with respect to arguments.
Currently, I am involved in the following research projects: Agreement with oblique subjects in Kurmanji (with Mark Baker), null subjects & null objects in Kurmanji, Kurmanji "stems" (with Laura Kalin), and the semantics of focused Yes/No questions in Turkish.
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Atlamaz, Ümit & Baker, Mark (2016). Agreement With and Past Oblique Subjects: New Considerations from Kurmanji. In Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society: Volume 1, ed. Christopher Kimmerly & Brandon Prickett, 39-49. Amherst, MA: GLSA.
Atlamaz, Ümit. (2016). Merging Modifiers of an NP before Its Arguments. In Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Kyeong-min Kim et al., 47-56. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Baker, Mark. & Atlamaz, Ümit. (MS). On the Relationship of Case to Agreement in Split-Ergative Kurmanji.
Atlamaz, Ümit. (2013). Cyclic Agreement and Empty Slots in Pazar Laz. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Languages of the Caucasus, pp. 18-31.
Atlamaz, Ümit. (2012). Ergative as Accusative Case: Evidence from Adıyaman Kurmanji. Ms. Boğaziçi University.
Atlamaz, Ümit. (2011). Adverbial Clauses in Pazar Laz. In B. Öztürk, & M. Pöchtrager, Pazar Laz (pp. 139-144). LINCOM EUROPA.
(With Laura Kalin) Reanalyzing Indo-Iranian “stems”: A case study of Adıyaman Kurmanji. Turkish, Turkic and the languages of Turkey, UMass Amherst, November 21–22, 2015.
MI Questions in Turkish. Turkish, Turkic and the languages of Turkey, UMass Amherst, November 21–22, 2015.
(Work with Mark Baker) On Agreement With and Past Oblique Subjects: New Considerations Based on Kurmanji. NELS 46, Concordia University, October 17, 2015.
Extending Greenberg’s Universal 20: Adjectives, Arguments and the NP. Brown Bag Talk, Stony Brook University, May 6, 2015.
Functional Projections and Movement in DP : What ezafe teaches us. RULing IX, Rutgers University, April 2014.
Ergativity, Case & Coordination in Adıyaman Kurmanji. BLC. Boğaziçi University, 2012.
Cyclic Agreement and Empty Slots in Pazar Laz. The 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Languages of the Caucasus, 2011.