New paper: “A re-evaluation of Arad’s argument for roots” (w/Ezer Rasin & David Pesetsky)

 Posted by on 07/10/2021  Comments Off on New paper: “A re-evaluation of Arad’s argument for roots” (w/Ezer Rasin & David Pesetsky)
Jul 102021
 
I've posted a pre-print of a paper of mine that's set to appear in an edited volume. The paper is titled Taxonomies of case and ontologies of case. It is a theoretical review paper of sorts, and it has several intertwined goals … [read more]

Rodrigo Ranero defends!

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Jul 082021
 
I am proud to announce that my student Rodrigo Ranero (co-advised with Maria Polinsky) has defended his PhD thesis! The thesis, Identity conditions on ellipsis, argues for a new perspective on the identity requirement underpinning ellipsis in natural language. Specifically, it argues that identity under ellipsis is irreducibly syntactic – at … [read more] “Rodrigo Ranero defends!”

A “vignette” on phi-agreement in syntax

 Posted by on 04/17/2021  Comments Off on A “vignette” on phi-agreement in syntax
Apr 172021
 
A while ago, I was asked to contribute something to the upcoming Cambridge Handbook of Minimalism. My initial thoughts about what such a contribution might consist of led me at the time to write a blog post about whether I should even be considered a minimalist syntactician at all. (Short … [read more] “A “vignette” on phi-agreement in syntax”