Professor of Linguistics
Linguistics Program and Department of English Language & Literature
Director of Jewish Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1985
Linguistic theory, syntax, semantics.
History and Methodology of Linguistics
Language Conflict & Language Rights
Introduction to Syntax
Introduction to Language Sciences
Linguistic Approaches to Early Modern English: Analyzing Spenser
|Why academic boycotts are wrong,
by Dena Davis (CHE 4/18/03)
Syntactic theory, semantics, history of linguistic
theory, and general linguistics.
Understanding Language through Humor. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press. 300 pp. (with Chris Holcomb)2010
Framing the syntax of control in Japanese (and English). In Movement Theory of Control, Norbert Hornstein and Maria Polinsky (eds.),183-210. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press. (with Shoko Hamano)
Up to d[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 1: Properties and analyses of the constructions. Language and Linguistics Compass 4:390-400. (with Susannah Kirby and William Davies)
Up to d[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 2: The empirical range of the constructions and research on their acquisition. Language and Linguistics Compass 4:401-416. (with Susannah Kirby and William Davies)2009
The distribution of subjects and predicates in Bulgarian: An (EPP) V-Feature account. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 17:237-252. (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva)
On the existence (and distribution) of sentential subjects. In Hypothesis A/hypothesis B: Linguistic explorations in honor of David M. Perlmutter, Donna B. Gerdts, John C. Moore, and Maria Polinsky (eds.),111-128. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (with William Davies)2007
New Horizons in the Analysis of Control and Raising. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 71. Dordrecht: Springer. 354 pp. (edited with William Davies)
Review by Glyn Hicks in Journal of Linguistics 45.1
A window into the syntax of Control: Event opacity in Japanese and English. In Anastasia Conroy, Chunyuan Jing, Chizuru Nakao and Eri Takahashi (eds.), University of Maryland Working Papers in Linguistics (UMWPiL) 15.74-99. College Park MD: UMWPiL. (with Shoko Hamano).2006
Guest edited issue (9.2) of Syntax: A journal of theoretical, experimental and interdisciplinary research 9:111-223.
A special issue featuring articles based on a symposium at the 2005 LSA annual meeting, “New Horizons in the Grammar of Raising and Control”. (edited with William Davies)
Control into Adverbial Predicate PPs. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 14.177-188. (with Shoko Hamano)2005
Encyclopedia entry on “Control and Raising” in Keith Brown (ed.-in-chief), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd Edition), vol. 3, 131-138. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd (ISBN 0-08-044299-4). (with William Davies).2004
The grammar of Raising and Control: A course in syntactic argumentation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. 383 pp. (with William Davies)2003
Review by Ida Toivonen in Language 84.4
Raising (and Control). State-of-the-Article. GLOT International. Volume 7, number 9/10. (with William Davies)
Case checking by AspP: The syntax and semantics of predicative postpositions. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 12:231-242. (with Shoko Hamano)
On extraction from NPs. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 21.1-37 . (with William Davies)2001
Objects and other subjects: Grammatical functions, functional categories, and configurationality . Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 52 . Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press (now Springer). 305 pp. (edited with William Davies)2000
Review by John Moore in Language 85.2
Bypassing subjacency effects: How event structure amnesties extraction out of object NPs. Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 31). Amherst, MA: GSLA Publications, pp. 199-214. (with William Davies)
Functional projections of predicates: Experimental evidence from coordinate structure processing. Syntax 3.182-214. (with Marie Egan, René Schmauder, and Matthew Traxler)1999
A novel semantic rule for causee marking and its pedagogical applications. Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 34:1-24. (with Junko Baba)
Teinei/keigo hyoogen: Toogozyoo no soonyuu ni okeru goyooteki kinoo (Polite/honorific expressions: The pragmatic function of syntactic embedding). In Gengogaku to nihongo kyooiku (Linguistics and Japanese language education), Yukiko Sasaki Alam (ed.), 113-128. Tokyo: Kurosio Shuppan. (with Junko Baba)1998
Epithets as antilogophoric pronouns. Linguistic Inquiry 29:685-693. (with Robert Hamilton)1997
Syntactic underspecification and light verb phenomena in Japanese. Linguistics 35.627-672.1996
Predicate union and the syntax of Japanese passives. Journal of Linguistics 33:1-37.
Passive and stative in Chichewa: Evidence for modular distinctions in grammar. Language 72.749-781. (with S. Ron Simango)1995
Syntactic underspecification: A minimalist approach to light verbs. Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 1, M. Koizumi & H. Ura (eds), MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 24. Cambridge, MA.1994
Recategorization of prepositions as complementizers. Linguistic Inquiry 26:125-137. (with Kemp Williams)
Predicate union and the syntax of Japanese causatives. Journal of Linguistics 30.43-79.1992
A challenge to Burzio's generalization: Impersonal transitives in western Bantu. Linguistics 32:47-64. (with Mazemba Nzwanga)
Case assignment to VP-adjoined positions: Nominative objects in Japanese. Linguistics 30:873-910.1991
On representing and constraining lexical government of syntactic structures. Linguistics 29:1011-1051. (with William Davies)1990
Japanese object to indirect object demotion. In Studies in relational grammar 3, Paul Postal & Brian Joseph (eds.), 49-86. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.1988
Lexical and syntactic causatives in Oromo. Language 64:485-500. (with Maria-Rosa Lloret & Paul Newman)
“Japanese First”: Language rights and the linguistic status of ethnic minorities in Japan. Southern Japan Seminar. Institute for Asian Studies. Florida International University, Miami. March 2011. (with William Davies)
A focused look at scattered deletion in Slavic. Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh. January 2011. (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva)2010
Grammar and lexicon in 20 individuals post cerebral hemispherectomy: From equipotentiality to irreversible lateralization. Poster presentation at the First International Workshop on Hemispherectomy. University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. October 2010. (with Stella de Bode, Lieselotte Smets, & Gary W. Mathern)
The morphosyntax of the American English perfect. Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore. January 2010. (with Minta Elsman).2009
Single and Double Modal Syntax: A Unified Account. Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley. February 2009 (with Minta Elsman).
The syntax of double modal constructions in non-standard English. LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco. January 2009(with Minta Elsman).2008
V-initial tendencies of Bulgarian: An (EPP) V-feature Account. Poster presentation at the 17th Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 17), Yale University. May 2008 (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva).
Double modal syntactic patterns as single modal interactions. Penn Linguistics Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania. February 2008 (with Minta Elsman).
The role of strong (EPP) V-features in determining Bulgarian word-order. LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago. January 2008 (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva).2007
Business Japanese: Mediating the modalities of language use and the locus of instruction. Southern Japan Seminar. Institute for Asian Studies. Florida International University. Invited discussant presentation for panel on Teaching Business Japanese in the Southern U.S.. Miami Beach. April 2007.
Mediating the syntax and semantics of Control. UNC Department of Linguistics 2007 Spring Colloquium, Invited Speaker. Chapel Hill. March 2007.
On the syntax of exhaustive Control and the calculus of events. LSA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. January 2007.2006
On the forms and functions of Control (and Raising). Seoul International Conference on Linguistics (SICOL), invited syntax workshop lecture. The Linguistic Society of Korea. Seoul. July 2006.
On the distribution of parasitic gaps in appositive clauses and restrictive modifiers. Korean Generative Grammar Circle, invited lecture. Dongguk University, Seoul. July 2006.
Observations on Case and Control in Japanese and English. Seoul National University, invited lecture. July 2006.
Sentential (and other non-nominal) subjects. 2006 SMOG International Conference on Linguistics, invited forum lecture. The Society of Modern Grammar, Daegu Catholic University, Korea. July 2006.
Parasitic gaps in restrictive and appositive clauses. Israeli Association of Theoretical Linguistics, Jerusalem. July 2006.
Some Japanese adverbial phrases: A grammatical puzzle. Southern Japan Seminar, Coral Gables FL. March 2006. (with Shoko Hamano).
Case and Control in Japanese (and English). University of Kentucky, Department of English, invited lecture. March 2006.
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