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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Published

2017

Roberts, I. The Wonders of Language, or How to Make Noises and Influence People. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ledgeway, A. & I. Roberts (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge Universtity Press.

Roberts, I. 2017. Uniformitarianism. In A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 338-359.

Roberts, I. 2017. Inertia. In A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 425-445.

Ledgeway, A. & I. Roberts. 2017. Principles and Parameters. In A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 581-628.

Roberts, I. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Huang, C.-T. J. & I. Roberts. 2017. Principles and Parameters of Universal Grammar. In I. Roberts (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 307-354.

Sheehan, M., Biberauer, T., A. Holmberg & I. Roberts. The Final over Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Biberauer, T. (2017). Particles and the Final-over-Final Condition. M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). The Final-over-Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Holmberg, Anders. Introduction. (2017). In Sheehan, Michelle, Theresa Biberauer, Ian Roberts, Anders Holmberg (eds.) The Final-over-Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Holmberg, Anders. The Final-over-Final Condition and linearization in generative grammar. (2017). M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, I.Roberts, A. Holmberg (eds). The Final-over-Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Holmberg, Anders. The Final-over-Final Condition in a mixed word order language. (2017). M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, I. Roberts, A. Holmberg (eds). The Final-over-Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Biberauer, Theresa, Anders Holmberg, Ian Roberts, Michelle Sheehan. (2017). Empirical evidence for the Final-over-Final Condition. M.Sheehan, T. Biberauer, I. Roberts, A. Holmberg (eds). The Final-over-Final Condition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Biberauer, T. (2017). Probing the nature of the Final-over-Final Condition: the perspective from adpositions. L. Bailey & M. Sheehan (eds). Order and Structure in Syntax. Language Science Press.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2017). Parameter setting. In: A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 134-162.      

Douglas, J., (2017). Unifying the that-trace and anti-that-trace effects. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), p.60. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.312

Kinn, K. Null arguments in Old Norwegian: interaction between pronouns and the functional categories of the clause. Linguistic Variation https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.9298

2016

Roberts, I. 2016. Object Clitics. In A. Ledgeway & M. Maiden (eds) The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 968-801.

Deuchar, M. & T. Biberauer (in press). Doubling: an error or an illusion? To appear in: Bilingualism, Language and Cognition. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728916000043 [published on-line 8 April 2016]

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2016a). Parameter typology from a diachronic perspective: the case of Conditional Inversion. In: E. Bidese, F. Cognola & M. Moroni (eds). Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 259-291.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2016b). Parameter setting. In: A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 134-162.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2016. Unagreement is an Illusion. Apparent person mismatches and nominal structure. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34, Issue 2, 543–592.

Höhn, Georg F.K., Giuseppina Silvestri & M.Olimpia Squillaci. 2016. Unagreement between Italian and Southern Italian dialectsRivista di Grammatica Generativa 38, 137-147.

Holmberg, Anders. 2016. Norse against Old English: 20-0. Language Dynamics and Change 6: 21-23.

Holmberg, Anders. 2016. Review of Diagnosing syntax, ed. by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver. Language 92: (4pp).

Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. 2016. Do we need abstract Case? In Kim, Kyeong-min et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 351-360. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Sheehan, M. 2016a. Complex predicates. In A. Ledgeway & M. Maiden (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages, 981-993. OUP.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2016 b. Subjects, null subjects and expletives in Romance. S. Fischer & S. Gabriel  (eds.) Manuals of Romance Linguistics (MRL): Grammatical Interfaces.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2016. Diagnosing focus. Studies in Language 40(2), 259-301.

2015

Bárány, András. 2015. Inverse Agreement and Hungarian verb paradigms. In É. Kiss, Katalin, Balázs Surányi and Éva Dékány (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian. Volume 14: Papers from the Piliscsaba Conference. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 37–64. Pre-publication draft on lingbuzz.

Bárány, András. 2015. Hungarian Object Agreement with Personal Pronouns. In: Steindl, Ulrike et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. 208–217. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015. The Clausal Hierarchy, Features and Parameters. In U. Shlonsky (ed) Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 295-313

Biberauer, T. & G. Walkden. 2015. Introduction: Changing views of syntactic change. In: T. Biberauer & G. Walkden (eds.). Syntax over time: lexical, morphological, and information-structural interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-13.

Biberauer, Theresa and George Walkden (eds.). 2015. Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-structural Interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Biberauer, Theresa and Ian Roberts. 2015. Rethinking formal hierarchies: a proposed unification. In: J. Chancharu, X. Hu & M. Mitrović (eds.). Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 7: 1-31.

Biberauer, T. 2015. Nie sommer nie: sociohistorical and formal comparative considerations in the rise and maintenance of the modern Afrikaans negation system. In: T. Biberauer & J. Oosthuizen (eds).  Studies opgedra aan Hans den Besten: Suider-Afrikaanse perspektiewe/Studies dedicated to Hans den Besten: Southern African perspectives. Stellenbosch: Sunmedia, 129-175.

Holmberg, Anders. 2015. The syntax of yes and no. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holmberg, Anders and  On-Usa Phimsawat. 2015.  Generic pronouns and phi-features. Proceedings from the Second Asian and European Linguistic conference. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 21,2.  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/research/workingpapers/Volume21.2.htm

Höhn, Georg. 2015. Demonstratives and personal pronouns. In Brown, J.M.M. & András Bárány (eds.). Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics (COPiL) Volume 8: Proceedings of `Interactions between syntax and semantics across frameworks', 84-105. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Marten, Lutz and Jenneke van der Wal. 2015. A typology of Bantu subject inversion. Linguistic Variation 14(2), 318-368.

Sheehan, M. 2015a. Case. Ergative languages. In A. Fábregas, J. Mateu & M. Putnam (eds.), Contemporary Linguistic Parameters, Bloomsbury.

Sheehan, M. 2015b. Review of Coon, Jessica. (2013) Aspects of Split Ergativity. New York: Oxford University Press. Linguistic Variation 15 (2): 299-306. 

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Jacky Maniacky. 2015. How ‘person’ got into focus. Linguistics 53(1), 1-52.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Information structure, (inter)subjectivity and objectification. Journal of Linguistics 14(2), 425-464.

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Tonjes Veenstra. 2015. The long and short of verb alternations in Mauritian Creole and Bantu languages. Folia Linguistica 49(1), 85-116.

Marten, Lutz and Jenneke van der Wal. 2015. A typology of Bantu subject inversion. Linguistic Variation 14(2), 318-368.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. Bantu Syntax. Oxford Handbooks Online.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. A note on the (non-existing) passive in Matengo. Linguistique et Langues Africaines 1: 81-98.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Evidence for abstract Case in Bantu. Lingua 165, 109-132.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. Bantu object clitics as defective goals. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LX (2-3), 277-296.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Microparametric Variation in Old Italo-Romance Syntax? The View from Old Sicilian and Old Sardinian". In E. O. Aboh, J. C. Schaeffer and P. Sleeman (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected Papers from Going Romance Amsterdam 2013. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 51-66.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Medieval Sardinian: New Evidence for Syntactic Change from Latin to Romance. In D. T. T. Haug (ed.) Historical Linguistics 2013: Selected papers from the 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Oslo, 5-9 August 2013, Oslo. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 303-324.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Verb Initial Orders in Medieval Romance. A Comparative Perspective". Revue roumaine de linguistique LX (2-3 Special Issue on Syntactic Variation), 147-172.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "The nature of Old Spanish Verb Second Reconsidered". Lingua 164, 132-155.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Microvariation in Old Italo-Romance Syntax: Evidence from Old Sardinian and Old Sicilian." Archivio Glottologico Italiano 100 (3), 3-36.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "The Old Sardinian Condaghes: A Syntactic Study." Transactions of the Philological Society 113 (2), 137-205

2014

Aboh, E., M.-T. Guasti & I. Roberts (eds.). 2014. Locality. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Bárány, A. 2014. What triggers the Hungarian objective paradigm? A structural and feature-based account. In Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds.), ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam). Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. 21-44.

Biberauer, Theresa, Anders Holmberg, Ian Roberts & Michelle Sheehan 2014. Complexity in comparative syntax: the view from modern parametric theory. In F. Newmeyer & L. Preston (eds.) Measuring Linguistic Complexity, 103-127. OUP.

Biberauer, Theresa, Anders Holmberg & Ian Roberts. 2014. A Syntactic Universal and its Consequences. Linguistic Inquiry 45.2.

Biberauer, Theresa, Ian Roberts & Michelle Sheehan. 2014. No-choice parameters and the limits of syntactic variation. In R. Santana-LaBarge (ed) Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 46-55. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Biberauer, Theresa, Liliane Haegeman & Ans van Kemenade (2014). Putting our heads together: towards a syntax of particles. Studia Linguistica 68(1 – The Syntax of Particles): 1-15.

Biberauer, Theresa, Liliane Haegeman & Ans van Kemenade (eds.). 2014. Particles in syntax: synchronic and diachronic perspectives. Studia Linguistica 68(1).

Hauser, M., N. Hornstein, I. Roberts & J. Watumull. 2014. On Recursion. Frontiers in Language Sciences.

Hinzen, Wolfram, Ulrich Reichard & Michelle Sheehan. 2014. Intensionality, grammar and the sentential hypothesis. In P. Kosta, S, Franks, T. Radeva-Bork & L. Schurcks (eds.) Minimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the Interfaces, 315-349. John Benjamins.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2014. Contextually conditioned allomorphy and the Basque locative: Spelling out the Basque extended nominal projection. In Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds). ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam), pp. 146-170. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. ISSN: 1574-499X.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2014. The semantics of adnominal pronouns and unagreement. In Veselovská, Ludmila and Markéta Janebová (eds.). Complex Visibles Out There. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2014: Language Use and Linguistic Structure, 175-191. Olomouc: Palacký University, 2014. ISBN 978-80-244-4384-3 (print); ISBN 978-80-244- 4385-0 (electronic version)

Holmberg, Anders and Ian Roberts. 2014. Parameters and three factors of language design. In Carme Picallo (ed.) Linguistic variation in the minimalist framework.  61-81. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haddican, Bill and Anders Holmberg. 2014. Four kinds of object asymmetry.  In  Ludmila Veselovská and Markéta Janebová (eds.) Complex visibles out there. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2014: Language use and linguistic structure. Olomouc: Palacký University. http://olinco.upol.cz/assets/olinco-2014-proceedings.pdf

Roberts, I. 2014. Taraldsen’s Generalisation and Diachronic Syntax: Two Ways to Lose Null Subjects. In P. Svenonius (ed) Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 115-148.

Roberts, I. 2014 “Some speculations on the development of the Romance periphrastic perfect.” Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 58: 1-30.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2014b. Portuguese, Russian and the Theory of Control. In H. Huang, E. Poole & A. Rysling (eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society 43 (NELS 43), volume 2, 115-126.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2014c. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for AlignmentIn R. E. Santana-LaBarge (ed.) Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 399-408. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press. 

Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal (eds). 2014. COME and GO off the beaten grammaticalization path. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Van der Wal, J. 2014. Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa. 2014. In Van Gijn, Rik; Jeremy Hammond; Dejan Matić; Saskia van Putten & Ana Vilacy Galucio (eds), Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences, 45-70. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Van der Wal, J. 2014. Focus test. Grazer Linguistische Studien.

2013

Biberauer, T. & M. Sheehan. (2013). Introduction. In: T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.). Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford: OUP, 1-46.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2013). Introduction. In: T. Biberauer & I. Roberts (eds.). Challenges to Linearization. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1-29.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (eds.). 2013. Challenges to Linearization. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. (eds.) 2013. Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford University Press. 

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2013. Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford University Press. 

Biggs, A. 2013. The syntactic structure of long-distance A-movement: problems posed by the ‘bei’- construction in Mandarin. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 19.2: 37-58.

Den Besten, H., T. Biberauer & R. van der Sluijs (2013). Afrikaans. In: S. Michaelis, P. Maurer, M. Huber & M. Haspelmath (eds.). Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS). Oxford: OUP, 285-296.

Hinzen, W. & Sheehan, M. 2013. The Philosophy of Universal Grammar. Oxford University Press.

Holmberg, A. & I. Roberts. 2013. The Syntax-Morphology Relation. In L. Rizzi (ed) Syntax and cognition - Core ideas and results, Lingua Special Issue. 130:111-131.

Sheehan, M. 2013a. Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: formal and functional approaches. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order, 407-444. Oxford University Press.

Sheehan, M. 2013 b. Partial Control in Romance Languages: the covert comitative analysis. In K. Lahousse & S Marzo (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, J. Benjamins. 

Sheehan, Michelle. 2013b. Some implications of a copy theory of labelingSyntax 16 (4): 362-396.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2013c. The resuscitation of CED. In S. Kan, C. Moore-Cantwell & R. Staubs (eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 40). Amherst, Mass.: GLSA, 135-150.

2012

Bárány, A. 2012. Hungarian conjugations and differential object marking. In B. Surányi & D. Varga (eds.), Proceedings of the First Central-European Conference for Postgraduate Students, Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University. 3–25.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2012. Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint. In M. Uribe-Etxebarria & V. Valmala (eds.) Ways of Structure Building. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Biberauer, T. (2012). Competing reinforcements: when languages opt out of Jespersen’s Cycle. In: A. Van Kemenade & N. de Haas (eds.). Historical Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 19th EXPL pro-drop languages, expletives and expletive pro reconsidered. In: T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg, I. Roberts & M. Sheehan. Parametric Variation: Null Subjects in Minimalist Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 153-199.

Biberauer, T. & H. Zeijlstra. (2012). Negative changes: three factors and the diachrony of Afrikaans negation. In: C. Galves, S. Cyrino, R. Lopez & J. Avelar (eds.). Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change. Oxford: OUP, 237-263.

Biberauer, T & H. Zeijlstra. (2012). Negative Concord in Afrikaans: filling a typological gap. Journal of Semantics 29(3): 345-371.

Biggs, A. 2012. Restructuring the ‘tough’ approach to East Asian passives. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 237-266.

Höhn, G. 2012.  The Licensing of Adnominal PPs: The Case of Basque -ko. In Balázs Surányi and Diána Varga (eds.), Proceedings of the First Central European Conference in Linguistics for postgraduate Students, Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University. 118-143. 

Roberts, I. 2012. Macroparameters and Minimalism: A Programme for Comparative Research. In C. Galves, S. Cyrino, R. Lopes, F. Sândalo and J. Avelar (eds) Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change. Oxford: Oxford               University Press, pp. 320-335.

Roberts, I. 2012. Diachrony and Cartography: Paths of Grammaticalisation and the Clausal Hierarchy. In L. Brugé, A. Cardinaletti, G. Giusti, A. Munaro & C. Poletto (eds) Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 351-367.

Roberts, I. 2012. Phases, Head-Movement and Second-Position Effects. In A. Gallego (ed) Phases: Developing the Framework. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,    pp. 385-440.

Sheehan, M. 2012. A new take on partial Control: defective thematic interventionCambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 1-47.

van der Wal, J. 2012. Subject agreement and the EPP in Bantu Agreeing Inversion. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 201-236.

Kavari, J. U., L. Marten and J. van der Wal. 2012. Tone cases in Otjiherero: head-complement relations, linear order, and information structure (with Lutz Marten and Jukura Kavari). Africana Linguistica XVIII.

2011

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2011. Negative words and related expressions: a new perspective on some familiar puzzles. In R. Ingham & P. Larrivee (eds) The Evolution of Negation: Beyond the Jespersen Cycle, Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 23-60.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. (eds.) 2011 a The Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4).

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2011 b Introduction: particles through a modern syntactic lens, The Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4): 387–410.

Longobardi, G. & Roberts, I. 2011. Non-arguments for non-universals. Language Typology 15,2:483-495.

Roberts, I. 2011. Comments and a conjecture inspired by Fabb & Halle” in P. Rebuschat, M. Rohrmeier, J. Hawkins, & I. Cross (eds) Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Roberts, I.  2011. Head Movement and the Minimalist Program. In C Boeckx (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 195-219.

Roberts, I. 2011. Syntactic Change. In P. Hogan (ed) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 821-2.

Sheehan, M 2011 a. A note on Case-assignment to CPSnippets 24: 18-19.

Sheehan, M. 2011 b. Review of 'Richard S. Kayne, Comparisons and contrasts'. Journal of Linguistics 47.3: 724-730.