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Anne-Marie Di Sciullo


Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty

Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar

The Biolinguistic Enterprise

Edges, Heads, and Projections

The Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Asymmetry in Morphology - front cover

UG and External Systems - front cover

Books


Di Sciullo, A. M. (forthcoming) Biolinguistics. Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Volume 1 - Foundations; Volume II - Language Development; Volume III - Variation; Volume IV - Complexity and Efficiency. Routledge.

Di Sciullo, A. M. (ed.) (2016) Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.    [ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. (ed.) (2012) Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar. Essays on Interfaces. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.    [ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. & Boecks, Cedric (ed.) (2011) The Biolinguistic Enterprise: New Perspectives on the Evolution and Nature of the Human Language Faculty. Oxford University Press.    [ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. & Hill, Virginia (ed.) (2010) Edges, Heads and Projections: Interface Properties. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.    [ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. (2008) (invited ed.) Interface Asymmetries. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. Special issue on Interfaces (53).
[ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. (2005) Asymmetry in Morphology. Cambridge, Mass. The MIT Press.    [ available ]

Di Sciullo, A. M. (2005) (ed.) UG and External Systems. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.    [ available ]



Contributions to Edited Volumes

Di Sciullo, A.M., M. Nicolis and S. Somesfalean. (forthcoming). Commitative P. In  J. Garzonio et S. Rossi  (eds.), Variation in Prepositions. Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax. Oxford University Press.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & C. Bautista-Aguero (2016). The Biolinguistics program, Questions and Hypotheses. In Di Sciullo (éd.) Biolinguistic Investigations on the Language Faculty. 3-40. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & S. Somesfalean. (2015). Object pronouns in the evolution of Romanian: a biolinguistic perspective. In V. Hill (Ed.) Formal Approached to Romanian DP. 269-290. Leiden, Boston. Brill.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2014). Minimalism and I-Morphology. In Peter Kosta, Steven Franks and Teodora Radeva‑Bork (eds.), Minimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the interfaces. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 267-286.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2014). On the Asymmetrical Nature of the Operations of Grammar: Evidence from Codeswitching. In J. MacSwan (ed.), Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching. Cambridge Mass: The MIT Press. pp. 63-85.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). A Reason to Optimize Information Processing with a Property of Natural Language. In Hamido Fujita (ed.) Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 247. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2012). Perspectives on Morphological Complexity. In Ferenc Kiefer, Maria Ladanyi and Peter Siptar (eds.), Current Issues in Morphological Theory. (Ir)regularity, Frequency, Typology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 105-135.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2012). Interfaces in a Biolinguistic Perspective. In A.M. Di Sciullo (ed.), Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar. Essays on Interfaces. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. pp. 1-12.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2012). Asymmetric Agreement in Pronominal Anaphora. In Hamido Fujita and Roberto Revetria (eds.), Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 246. Amsterdam: IOS Press. pp. 395-410.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2011). A Biolinguistic Approach to Variation. In A.M. Di Sciullo and Cedric Boeckx (eds.), The biolinguistic Entreprise: New Perspectives on the Evolution and Nature of the Human Language Faculty. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 305-328.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2011). Compound Representation at the Interface. In Piotr Banski, Baeta Tukaszewicz, Monika Opalinska and Johanna Zaleska (eds.), Generative Investigations Syntax-Morphology and Phonology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (with Naoko Tomioka). pp. 48-63.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2010). Asymmetry, the Grammar, and the Parser. In Giacomo Ferrari, Ruben Benatti and Monica Mosca (eds.), Linguistica e Modelli Tecnologici di Ricerca. Rome: Bulzoni. (with Philippe Gabrini, Calin Batori, and Stanca Somesfalean). pp. 477-494.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2009). Why are Compounds Part of Natural Languages: A View from Asymmetry Theory. In Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Stekauer (eds.), Handbook of Compounds. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 145-177.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & Fong, S. (2005). Morpho-syntax parsing. In A.M. Di Sciullo (ed.) UG and External systems. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & R. Slabakova. (2005). Quantification and aspect. In A. van Hout, H. de Swart & H. Verkuyl (eds.), Perspectives on Aspect. Springer. pp. 61-80.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Handling pronouns intelligently. In H. Fujita and M. Mejri, eds, New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Volume 129. Oxford/Tokyo/Washington: IOS Press. pp. 207-225.


Papers in refereed journals

Di Sciullo, A.M. (2016). Using hybridization networks to retrace the evolution of Indo-European languages. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16: 180 (with Matthieu Willems, Etienne Lord, Louise Laforest, Gilbert Labelle, Francois-Joseph Lapointe and Vladimir Makarenkov)
Di Sciullo, A.M. & L. Jenkins 2016. Biolinguistics and the Human Language Faculty. Language. Volume 92, no. 3: e1-e32.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (in press 2015). Natural Language Processing, Biolinguistics and Digital Libraries. World Digital Library: An International Journal, TERI.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2015). On the Domain Specificity of the Human Language Faculty and the Effects of Principles of Computational Efficiency: Contrasting Language and Mathematics. Linguistica.11:28-56.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2015). On the asymmetry of language and genes, L-words and DNA words. The Czech and Slovak Linguistic Review. 1/2014, pp. 10-31.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). Exocentric Compounds, Language and Proto-Language. Language and Information Society. pp. 1-26.
Di Sciullo, A.M & S. Somesfalean. (2013). Variation in the Position of the Definite Determiner in Romanian: A Biolinguistic Perspective. Romance Linguistics in the Pacific: Variation in Time and Space. Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Linguistics. 33(2): 121-139. Taylor & Francis.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2012). Biolinguistics, Minimalist Grammars and the Emergence of Complex Numerals. Evolang IX. Workshop on Theoretical Linguistics/Biolinguistics. Kyoto, Japan. pp 13-18.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2010). The Biolinguistics Network, Biolinguistics Vol 4, No 1.
Di Sciullo, A.M., Piattelli-Palmarini, M., Wexler, K., Berwick, C. R., Boeckx, C., Jenkins, L., Uriagereka, J., Stromswold K., Cheng, L., Harley, H., Wedel, A., McGilvray, J., van Gelderen, E., Bever, G. T. (2010). The Biological Nature of Human Language. Biolinguistics Vol 4, No 1.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & C. Agüero-Bautista (2008). The delay of condition B effect and its absence in certain languages. Language and speech. March 2008 51: 77-100
Di Sciullo, A.M. & Isac, D. (2008). The Asymmetry of Merge. In Biolinguistics Vol 2, No 4.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & Isac, D. (2008). Movement chains at the interfaces. In Canadian Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 53 (2/3)
Di Sciullo, A.M. & M. Landman (2007). On the morphological compositionality of determiners. Revista Letras Vol. 73
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Affixes at the edge. In Canadian Journal of Linguistics Special Issue 50th Anniversary. Vol. 50 (1/2/3/4)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Natural Language Asymmetry and Internet Infrastructure. Special issue of IJEB, Vol. 4, No. 3.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Decomposing compounds. Skase Journal of Theoretical Linguistics. pp. 14-33.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Asymmetry Theory in Internet Infrastructure. International Journal of Electronic Business, Vol 3: Special Issues on Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Ttransdisciplinary Research in Electronic Business. pp. 328-338.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2004). Morphological Phases. Generative Grammar in a Broader Perspective. Proceedings of The 4th GLOW in Asia 2003 (pp. 113-137). The Korean Generative Grammar Circle, Seoul National University.
Tsapkini, K., Jarema, G. & Di Sciullo, A. M. (2004). The role of configurational asymmetry in the lexical access of prefixed verbs: Evidence from French. Brain and Language 90 : 143-150.


Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Di Sciullo, A.M. (2015). Asymmetry Theory and Asymmetry Based Parsing. In H. Fujita (ed.), Studies in Computational Intelligence. Springer-Verlag.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). Language Faculty, Complexity Reduction and Symmetry Breaking. In M. Richards (ed.), GLOW Newsletter 70.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). Invited paper. Natural Language Processing, Biolinguistics and Digital Libraries. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2013). New Delhi.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). A Reason to Optimize Information Processing With a Core Property of Natural Language. Proceedings of SoMet 2013:   Obuda University, Budapest.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2013). Language Faculty, Complexity Reduction and Symmetry Breaking. In Marc Richards (ed.) GLOW Newsletter 70.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2012). Perspectives on Morphological Complexity. In Ferenc Kiefer, Mária Ladányi & Péter Siptár (eds.) Current Issues in Morphological Theory: (Ir)Regularity, Analogy and Frequency. John Benjamins.
Di Sciullo, A.M & M. Nicolis. (2012). Third Factor in the Development of P. North East Linguistic Society 42. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Di Sciullo. A.M. (2010). Information Processing Redux. In Hamido Fujita (ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques: SoMeT_10. Amsterdam : IOS Press. pp. 437-445.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2010). Classification of the Indo-European Languages Using a Phylogenetic Network Approach. In Hermann Locarek-Junge and Claus Weihs (eds.) Proceedings of IFCS 2009. Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg-New York. (with Alix Boc and Vladimir Makarenkov). pp. 647-655.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2010). Pronominal Anaphora Understanding. In Intelligent Systems Design and Applications 2010. (with Stanca Somesfalean, Calin Batori, and Philippe Gabrini). pp. 1107-1112.
Di Sciullo. A.M. (2009). Understanding Natural Languages. In Proceedings of of the Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Computing & Information Systems. Cairo, Egypt.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2008). Proper Subset Relation and Concord: Agreement in Abruzzese Possessive Copular Constructions. North East Linguistic Society 38. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (with Roberta D'Alessandro)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2007). On Wh-words of Ethiopian Semitic Languages. In Proceedings of la North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 35. (with Degif Petros Banksira)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2006). Grammar and the Shortest Path. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society. 9, 1781-1788.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Affixal scope and precedence relations. In Kiyong Choi and Changguk Yim, eds, Ellipsis in Minimalism. Proceedings of the 7th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar. Konkuk University, Seoul. pp. 135-154.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2005). Domains of argument structure asymmetries. WMSCI-2005 Proceedings from the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. pp. 316-320. (Best paper award in Human Information Systems)
Di Sciullo, A.M. & Isac, D. (2002b). Efficient Parsing for Word Structure. In Canadian Journal Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium of Linguistics. pp. 741-748. Tokyo, Japan.
Di Sciullo, A.M. & Fong, S. (2002a). Asymmetry, Zero Morphology and Tractability. In Language, Information and Computation. PACLIC 15. Language Information Sciences Research Center. pp. 61-72. University of Hong Kong.



Papers in preparation

Di Sciullo, A.M. (in preparation). Biolinguistics. Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Routledge. (invited editor; four volumes)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (in preparation). Biolinguistics and the Cross Roads between Language and Biology. WIREs Cognitive Sciences. (invited paper)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2014, in preparation). Biolinguistics and the Human Language Faculty. Language. (invited paper)
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2014, in preparation). Comitative P. Dans Guglielmo Cinque (ed.). Variation in Prepositions. Oxford University Press. (submitted) (with Marco Nicolis and Stanca Somesfalean)
Di Sciullo, A.M. and S. Somesfalean. (in preparation). Object pronouns in the evolution of Romanian: a biolinguistic perspective. In V. Hill (ed.) Formal approaches to the Romanian DP. Brill.



On-Line Abstracts

Di Sciullo, A.M. & Isac, D. (2004). Possible extraction domains and Move/Re-Merge as an asymmetric relation. IPSI 2004 - International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research. Pescara, Italy.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2003). Morphological domains. Approaching Asymmetry at the Interface (AAI) Conference, UQAM.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2003). On the Asymmetry of Aspect Structure. Workshop on Aspect: It's About Time. Michigan State University, LSA.
Di Sciullo, A.M. (2003). Ways of Agreeing, Phases, and Interfaces. Lisbon Workshop on Agreement. Universidade Nova di Lisboa. (co-auteur D. Isac).


Refereed conferences, conferences as a keynote speaker and invited speaker

2017
January Variation in the pronunciation of the preposition in locative determiners. LSA 2017 Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.

2016
December Invited speaker: Bridging brain, language and knowledge discovery. ICDL 2016. New Dehli, India.

November Aspectual perspective in time-counting expressions. XI Workshop on Formal Linguistics. Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) Curitiba, Bresil. (avec Manuel Espagnol-Echevarria)

September Aspect in Time. Societas Linguistica Europea. 49th Annual meeting. Naples. Italy.

August Invited speaker: Variation in the locative determinants of the Fallese dialect.. La Festa del ritorno. Il dialetto abruzzese in Italia e fuori d'Italia. A cento anni dalla nascita di Ernesto Giammarco. Fondazione Ernesto Giammarco.

March Invited speaker: Dynamic interfaces and the derivation of complex numerals. 30th JDL. Université Laval.

January Invited speaker: Parsing natural language asymmetries. Columbia University.

2015
June Object pronouns in the evolution of Romanian: a biolinguistic perspective. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages 45. University of Campinas, Brazil.

March Invited speaker: On the domain specificity of the Language Faculty and the effects of Principles of efficient computation. The 3rd ANPOLL International Psycholinguistics Congress in honor of Jacques Mehler. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (a series of three talks)

February Invited speaker: Modeling dynamic aspects of language variation through time and space. Workshop on Language Variation and Change and Cultural Evolution. University of York, England.

January Language Faculty, Language Development and Object Pronouns in Romanian. Biolinguistic Perspective on the Language Faculty. Biolinguistic Conference.. IUSS, Pavia, Italy. (with S. Somesfalean)

2014
September Invited speaker: Language universals, language variation and the predictions of the Directional Asymmetry Principle. 6th International conference on Modern Greek. University of Patras. Patras. Greece.

June Dialects & Linguistic Theory. University of Patras. Patras. Greece.

Economy, I-morphology and the case of -esimo. Linglunch. Université de Paris VII. Paris, France.

May Invited speaker: Morphology and computation. Morphology Fest. Symposium on Morphological Complexity. Indiana University. Bloomington. USA. (A series of four talks).

Invited speaker: L-words and DNA word. Symposium sur Informational Fundamentals of Life: Genomes and Languages. University of Omolouc. Omolouc, Czech Republic.

Economy and multifunctional affixes. 16th International Morphology Conference. Budapest, Hungary.

2013
April Language Faculty, Complexity Reduction and Symmetry Breaking. GLOW 36. Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

February An Evolutionary Developmental Constraint and Its Application in the Nominal Domain. Incontro di grammatical Generative (IGG) 39. Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia. Italy.

Computational Efficiency in Naming Big Numbers. American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) 39. Boston.

2012
October Invited speaker: An Evolutionary Developmental Constraint. MIT. Department of Linguistics and Phylosophy. Cambridge. Massachusetts.

September Asymetric Agreement in Pronominal Anaphora. SOMET. Genoa. Italy.

August Morpho-syntactic evolution in the Nominal Domain. Typology and Universals in Word-Formation II. Kosice. Slovakia.

March Asymmetry in Complex Numerals. Harvard Linguistic Circle. Harvard University. Cambridge. Massachusetts.


Biolinguistics, Minimalist Grammars, and the Emergence of Complex Numerals. Theoretical Linguistics/Biolinguistics Workshop (EVOLANG 9). Kyoto. Japan

January Arithmetic and language as biologically grounded in FLN. Linguistic Society of America. Portland. Oregon.

2011
October I-Morphology, Operations, Interfaces and Complexity. Invited speaker. Workshop on Minimalism Quo vadis? Potsdam. Germany.

2010
January Information Processing. ICDL 2010 Annual Conference. New Delhi. India.

2009
September Understanding Natural Languages. SoMeT, Prague. Czech Republic.

September Recursion and NLP. 7th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. University of Cyprus. Greece.

June Directional asymmetry in language evolution and variation. 4th International Conference of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory. University of Patras. Greece. (invited speaker).

Micro and macro complexity. Workshop At the Roots of Complexity. The Emergence of Structure in Matter, Brain, Life Language. Villa Gualino. Turin, Italie. (invited speaker)

2008
October Asymmetry and Morphological Variation. Department of Linguistics. Harvard University. (invited speaker)

September Why do words do not have a truth value? Biosemantics: workshop on the status of semantics in the biological approach to language. Leiden University. Netherlands. (invited speaker)

July Asymmetry and Interface Conditions. Workshop on Interface Conditions, in conjunction with the 18th International Congress of Linguistics. Korea University. Seoul. South Korea.

On the structure of possessive constructs: Evidence from Abruzzese Italian Dialects. Syntax Meeting Italian and Dialects Today. Museo delle Gente d’Abruzzo, Pescara. Italy. (with Roberta D’Alessandro)

April Compound representation at the interface. Generative Linguistics, Warsaw. Poland. (with Naoko Tomioka)

February On (im)possible morphological variation. 13th International Morphology Meeting. Vienna. Austria.

2007
November A remark on natural languages and natural language processing from a biolinguistic perspective. SoMeT 2007. Rome. Italy.

October Proper subset and concord: agreement in Abruzzese possessive constructions. North East Linguistic Society 38. Ottawa University. (with Roberta D’Alessandro)

June (Bio)morphological variation by phases. Biolinguistic Approach to Language Evolution and Variation. Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Italy.

March Efficient computation conditions, a biolinguistic approach to natural language and natural language processing. Third International conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, Cairo. Égypt. (keynote speaker)

March Words, Phases and Compositionality, XXXIII Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Bologna, Italy. (invited speaker)

March On wh-words of Ethiopian Semitic Languages. The 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics. San Antonio, Texas. (with Degif Petros Banksira)

February Hierarchical Structure in Morphological Domains, Biolinguistic Investigations, Saint-Domingue, Dominican Republic.

2006
October Information Processing and the Recovery of Argument Structure Asymmetries, SoMet 2006, Québec.

October Minimal path. Université de l’Arizona, Tucson. (invited speaker)

September Asymmetry, the grammar and the parser. XL Congresso Internazionale di Studi della Società di Linguistica Italiana. “Linguistica e Modelli Tecnologici di Ricerca”, Vercelli. Italie. (with Philippe Gabrini, Calin Batori, Stanca Somesfalean)

August Morphological Compositionality, VIth Workshop on Formal Linguistics, Florianopolis. Brasil. (with Meredith Landman)

July Information Processing and the Recovery of Argument Structure Asymmetries, WSEAS 2006, Vouliagmeni, Greece.

June Edges, Heads, and Truth Value, Interface Legibility at the Edge. University of Bucharest. Romania.

May Affixes at the Edge, Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA) 2006, York University. Toronto.

May HeadF and Scope, 12th International Morphology Meeting. Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest. Hungary.

April Proximal a- in Fallese, First Cambridge Italian Dialect Conference, Cambridge. United Kingdom.

February Processing Bound Pronouns. Enformatika. Prague. Czech Republic. (keynote speaker)

2005
December Affixal Legibility. Going Romance. Utrecht University. Netherlands.

November À quand une vraie conversation avec le web? Intracom. Québec. (invited speaker)

September Handling pronouns intelligently. SoMeT. Tokyo. Japan.

August Affixal Scope and Precedence Relations. 7th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar. Seoul. South Korea.

July Natural Language Processing and the Modelling of Cognitive/Computational Interface. International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research. Pescara. Italy.

July Two Properties of Argument Structure in Morphology. Workshop on Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure. LSA Summer School. Harvard-MIT, Boston

July Domains of Argument Structure Asymmetry. Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics. Orlando. Floride. (Best paper award in Human Information Systems)

February Le traitement des langues naturelles et le développement de technologies d’avant-garde, CRIM annual conference. Palais des Congrès de Montréal. (invited speaker)

January Affixes at the Edge. 79th Annual LSA Meeting. Oakland. California.

2004
July Possible Extraction Domains and Move/Re-Merge as an Asymmetric Relation. 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research. Pescara. Italy. (with Dana Isac)

July Query Processing and Natural Language Processing: Bridging the Abyss. 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research. Pescara. Italy. (with Philippe Gabrini)

May Traitement relationnel des composés. 72e Congrès ACFAS - Colloque sur les Fondements relationels du traitement des langues naturelles. UQAM. (with Sandiway Fong)

May Morphological Domains: the Asymmetry of Aspect Structure. 72e Congrès ACFAS - Colloque sur les Fondements relationels du traitement des langues naturelles. UQAM. (with Kyrana Tsapkini and Gonia Jarema)

March Natural Language Asymmetry and Internet Infrastructures. Advanced Web Engineering for E-Business Workshop. Madrid. Spain. (invited speaker)

March Entities. How to Access Them Through the Web. Advanced Web Engineering for E-Business Workshop. Madrid. Spain. (with Marcel Achim)

March Avoiding Ambiguity in the Interpretation of Weak Pronouns: Natural Language-Based Solutions to a Web-Search Problem. Advanced Web Engineering for E-Business. Madrid. Spain. (with Stanca Somesfalean)

March Improving Question Answering Systems with Natural Language Asymmetries. Advanced Web Engineering for EBusiness. Madrid, Spain. (with Calixto Agüero-Bautista.)




Conferences organized

2013
July 22-27 Advances in Biolinguistics.. ICL 19. Genoa. Italy.

April 2-6 Biolinguistic Workshop.. GLOW 36. Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

February 14-18 Computation, Computational Complexity and Cognitive Sciences. AAAS annual meeting. Boston. (co-organizer R. C. Berwick)

2011
September 25-27 New Perspectives on Language Creativity : Composition and Recursion.. Conference of the International Network on Biolinguistics. UQAM. Montreal.

2010
May 27-29 The Language Design.. Conference of the International Network on Biolinguistics. UQAM. Montreal.

May 2-5 Language Phenotypes. Towards a biological understanding of language.. Banbury Conference Center. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. (co-organizers N. Chomsky, R. C. Berwick, P. Mitra)

2008
July 21-26 Interface Conditions.. 18th International Linguistic Congress. Seoul University. Korea.

February 22-24 Biolinguistics Network.. Arizona University, Tucson.

2007
June 4-7 Biolinguistic Perspective on Language Evolution and Variation.. University Ca Foscari.Venice. Italy.

February 23-25 Biolinguistic Investigations.. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic. (co-organizer C. Agüero-Bautista)

2007
July 1-4 Issues on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure.. Harvard-MIT. Boston.



co‑researchers
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Roberto De Almeida
Sabine Bergler
Robert C. Berwick
Réjean Canac-Marquis
Henri Cohen
Rose-Marie Déchaine
Manuel Espanol-Echevarria
Sandiway Fong
Philippe Gabrini
Mohamed Guerssel
Mark Hale
Virginia Hill
Charles Reiss
Yves Roberge
Rushen Shi
Mireille Tremblay




De Almeida, Roberto


[co‑researchers]

Book

De Almeida, R. G. (ed., in preparation). The Modularity of Language: A Psycholinguistic Festschrift for Jerry Fodor. (Under contract with MIT Press)


Papers in refereed journals

De Almeida, R. G. & Dwivedi, V. D. (Forthcoming). Coercion without lexical decomposition: Type-shifting effects revisited. Canadian Journal of Linguistics.
Derwing, B. L. & De Almeida, R. G. (2004, soumis, en révision). Non-chronometric experiments in Linguistics. In D. Eddington (Ed.). Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics.
De Almeida, R. G. (in press). On the status of "linguistic psychology" and the language faculty. In: G. Wiebe, G. Libben, T. Priestly, R. Smyth, & S. Wang, eds., Phonology, Morphology, and the Empirical Imperative: Papers in Honour of Bruce Derwing. Taipei: Crane Publishing.
Mobayyen, F. & de Almeida, R. G. 2005. The influence of semantic and morphological complexity of verbs on sentence recall: Implications for the nature of conceptual representation and category-specific deficits. Brain and Cognition, 57, 168-175.
De Almeida, R. G. & Libben, G. 2005. Changing morphological structures: The effect of sentence context on the interpretation of structurally ambiguous English trimorphemic words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 20, 373-394. [Reprinted in: R. Frost, J. Grainger & K. Rastle, eds., Current Issues in Morphological Processing. London: Psychology Press]
Derwing, B. L.& De Almeida, R. G. 2005. Métodos experimentais em lingüística. In M. Maia & I. Finger, eds., Processamento da Linguagem, pp. 401-442. Pelotas, Educat.
De Almeida, R. G. (2004). The effect of context on the processing of type-shifting verbs. Brain and Language. 90, 249-261.
De Almeida, R. G., Madon, Z., van de Velde, C., Di Nardo, J., Godfrey, J., & von Grünau, M. W., 2004. Verb-driven shifts of attention during sentence comprehension and dynamic scene processing. Journal of Vision, 4 (8), 828a.


Refereed conferences

March 2006 (joint author M. Maia) Bilingual relative clause attachment: evidence from Portuguese and English. Poster presented at the 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York.

March 2006 (joint authors J. Di Nardo and M. W. von Grünau) Looking at objects of verbs in dynamic scenes: Effects of verb type and agent motion direction. Poster presented at the 19th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. New York.

August 2005 (joint authors J. Di Nardo and M. W. von Grünau) Understanding sentences in dynamic scenes: probing the locus of the interaction between language and vision. 13th European Conference on Eye Movements. Bern, Switzerland.

July 2004 Type-shifting verbs and semantic de(composition). 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research-2004. Pescara, Italy.

July 2004 (joint author J. C. Turbide) Sentence recall as a function of verb semantic and morphological complexity: evidence against lexical decomposition. Poster presented at the Fourth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Windsor.

May 2004 La structure d'arguments et l'interface entre la linguistique et les domaines conceptuels. 72e Congrès ACFAS - Colloque sur les Fondements relationnels du traitement des langues naturelles. Université du Québec à Montréal.




Bergler, Sabine


[co‑researchers]

Papers in refereeed conference proceedings

Andreevskaia, A. & S. Bergler. 2006a. Senses and sentiments: sentiment tagging of adjectives at the meaning level. Proceedings of the 19th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI'06, June 7-9 2006, Quebec, Canada.
Andreevskaia, A. & S. Bergler. 2006b. Sentiment tag extraction from WordNet glosses. Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006, Genoa, Italy, May 24-26, 2006.
Andreevskaia, A. &. S. Bergler. 2006c. Mining WordNet for fuzzy sentiment: Sentiment tag extraction from WordNet glosses. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2006, Trento, Italy.
Andreevskaia, A., Z. Li, & S. Bergler 2005b. Can shallow predicate agument structures determine entailment? The First PASCAL Recognising Textual Entailment Challenge (RTE I), 12. April, Southampton, UK.
Andreevskaia, A., Z. Li & S. Bergler 2005a. Shallow semantics for textual entailment determination. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop for Computational Linguistics in the North-East, CLiNE05, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, August 26.




Berwick, Robert


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Niyogi, S .& R. Berwick, 2005. A minimalist implementation of Hale-Keyser incorporation theory. In A. M. Di Sciullo, ed., UG and External Systems. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp. 269-289.


Papers in preparation

Clark & R. Berwick 2006. Learning Quantifiers. Ms. MIT.




Canac Marquis, Réjean


[co‑researchers]

Publications

Canac-Marquis, R. 2004. (ed.) Multimédia, internet et études françaises II. Editor of a special issue of the journal Distances, Volume 6:2, 214 pages.
Canac-Marquis, R. 2004. Editorial forward to multimédia, internet et études françaises II Distances. Volume 6:2. p.5-14.


Papers in refereed journals

Canac-Marquis, R. 2005. Language teaching methodologies in Computer-Assisted language Learning: A prospective review. In Distances volume 7:1, 25 pages. available online


Papers in preparation

Canac-Marquis, R. (in preparation) Case phase, reconstruction and binding. To be submitted to Lingua or Linguistic Inquiry.


Papers in refereeed conference proceedings

Canac-Marquis, R. 2005a. Phases and binding of reflexives and pronouns in English. In The Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Stefan Muller, (ed.), CLSI Publications: 482-502. available online.
Canac-Marquis, R. 2005b. Phases and local binding, In Proceedings of the 2005 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference. Claire Gurski, (ed) University of Western Ontario.
Canac-Marquis, R. 2004. Bound pronoun variables and incremental interpretation: Toward a unified theory of bound anaphora. In A. Braco, T. McEnery and R. Mitkov (eds) Proceedings of 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium. Lisboa, Portugal: Ediçio Colibri. p.39-45.


Refereed conferences

August 2005 Phases and binding of pronouns and reflexives in English. Lisbon Binding Workshop: on Binding Theory and Invariants in Anaphoric Relations, University of Lisbon, Portugal. August 22nd 2005. conference website

May 2005 Phases and binding of reflexives and pronous in English. Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Meeting (held within Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences Congresses). University Western Ontario, London, Ontario. May28th-31st.

September 2004 Bound pronoun variable and incremental interpretation: toward a unified theory of bound anaphora. Paper presented at DAARC 2004. San Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

July 2004 Mirror effects: as syntax and morphology look at each other. Workshop on Morphosyntax. Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bound anaphora, binding and incremental interpretation: the role of the C/I interface. 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research-2004. Pescara, Italy.


Invited speaker, non-refereed conferences and colloquiums

November 2005 (Invited speaker) Approaches to local binding: Argument structure versus incremental interpretation. Linguistics Seminar 812. Chung-hye Han, Professor: Linguistic Department, SFUTwo

November 2004 Phases, binding domains and A-Bar bound anaphora. University of British Columbia Colloquium, Vancouver, B.C.




Cohen, Henri


[co‑researchers]

Books

Cohen, H., & Lefebvre, C. (Eds.). 2005 (in press) Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science. Elsevier : Oxford. Approx. 1000 pp.
Cohen, H., & Stemmer, B. (Eds.). (in press) Fragments of Mind and Brain. Northern Michigan University Press. (due autumn 2005). Approx. 600 pp.


Contributions to Edited Volumes

Cohen, H., & Bouchard, M.-E. 2005. Language in Down syndrome. In K. Brown, ed., Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition. Oxford : Elsevier.
Cohen, H., & Lefebvre, C. 2005. Bridging the category divide. In H. Cohen & C. Lefebvre, eds., Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science. Oxford: Elsevier.
Frak, V., Cohen, H. & Pourcher, E. 2005. Simulated precision grasping in Parkinson’s Disease. In A.D. Korczyn, D. Calne, and O. Hornykiewicz, eds., Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Pourcher, E. & Cohen, H. 2005. Long-term procedural skill learning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: defective consolidation or defectiver retrieval? In A.D. Korczyn, D. Calne, & O. Hornykiewicz, eds., Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.


Papers in refereed journals

Staab, J., Blanchet, P., Chouinard, S., Soland, V.,& Cohen, H. (submitted) Cognitive and motor contributions to picture-naming latencies in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychology.
Cohen, H., & Pourcher, E. (under review) Intact encoding and impaired consolidation in procedural learning in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia.
Laframboise, M., & Cohen, H. (under review) Acoustic analysis of speech during the intracarotid amobarbital procedure. Brain and Language.
Frak, V., Paulignan, Y., Jeannerod, M., Michel, F., & Cohen, H. (under review) Reaching and grasping following posterior parietal cortex damage : An evidence for independent visuomotor channels. Brain and Cognition.
Boulanger, M., Snyder, P., & Cohen, H. 2005. Assessment of cognitive slowing and error monitoring of healthy older subjects on a computerized maze-learning test. Annales Médico-Psychologiques. (in press; online February 2005).
Bourdeau, I., Bard, C., Forget, H., Boulanger, Y., Cohen, H., & Lacroix, A. 2005. Cognitive function and cerebral assessment in patients who have Cushing’s syndrome. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, 34, 357-369.
Frak, V., Cohen, H., & Pourcher, E. 2004. A dissociation between real and simulated movements in Parkinson’s disease. Neuroreport, 15, 1489-1492.
Harel, B.T., Cannizzaro, M.S., Cohen, H., Reilly, N., & Snyder, P.J. 2004. Acoustic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech: a potential biomarker of early disease progression and treatment. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 17, 439-453.

Published abstracts

Snyder, P., Marek, K., Maruff, P., Chappie, K., Cohen, H., (submitted) The relationship between voice acoustical change and diminishment in striatal dopamine transporter population in mild Parkinson’s disease. 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 7-10 June, 2006.
Stanczak, S.R., Tomlinson, A.J., Boisseau, E., Scherzer, P., Cohen, H., Burns, L., & Turgeon, Y. 2005. Hand-eye coordination test performance in the elderly. XV Meeting of Theoritical and Experimental Neuropsychology. Brain and Cognition, 57, 288.
Cohen, H., Cannizzaro, M., Harel, B., & Snyder, P.J. 2004. Acoustic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech as indicators of early disease progression and treatment. Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Salzburg, Austria, October 24-27.
Frak, V., Cohen, H. & Pourcher, E. 2004. Simulated precision grasping in Parkinson’s disease. Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Salzburg, Austria, October 24-27.
Pourcher, E. & Cohen, H. 2004. Long-term procedural skill learning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: defective consolidation or defectiver retrieval? Mental Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Salzburg, Austria, October 24-27.


Conference

October 2004 Long term procedural skill learning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: defective consolidation or defective retrieval? Mental Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Disease. Salzburg, Austria. (with E. Pourcher)




Déchaine, Rose-Marie


[co‑researchers]

Book in preparation

Déchaine, R.-M. & M. Tremblay (in preparation) Categories as syntactic objects.


Papers in refereeed conference proceedings

Déchaine, R.-M. & M. Tremblay. 2004. Local disjoint reference and reciprocal construal, Proceedings of 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal



Refereed conferences

December 2005 (joint author M. Tremblay) L'effet de classe fermée. 9ème Atelier bilingue en linguistique théorique, UWO, London, Ontario.

September 2004 (joint author M. Tremblay) Local disjoint reference and reciprocal construal, 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

June 2004 (joint author M. Tremblay) Events as Vs, Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne de linguistique, Winnipeg, Manitoba.




Espanol-Echevarria, Manuel


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Androutsopoulou, A. & Español-Echevarría, M. (In press). Romance prepositional genitives: multiple orders and structural asymmetry. In C. Donati & G. Cocchi (eds.), Proceedings of XXIX Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, special issue of Rivista di Grammatica Generativa.
Español-Echevarría, M. & Prévost, P. (2004b). On the L2 acquisition of Number on Spanish quantifiers. In A. Brugos, L. Micciulla, & C. E. Smith (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (pp. 153-164). Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press.
Español-Echevarría, M. & Prévost, P. (2004a) Acquiring number specification on L2 Spanish quantifiers: evidence against the rich agreement hypothesis. In J. van Kampen & S. Baauw (eds.), Proceedings of GALA 2003 (pp. 151-162). Utrecht, The Netherlands: LOT.


Papers in preparation

Espanol-Echevarria, M. & A. Androutsopoulou Degree modifiers and DP-internal agreement.
Espanol-Echevarria, M. Bare NP modifiers and bare NP complements.
Espanol-Echevarria, M., A. Androutsopoulou & P. Prévost. The syntax/morphology interface in Spanish L2 acquisition: Focus on quantified DPs. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Linguistics (thematic issue on Hispanic Linguistics in Canada).



Refereed conferences and conferences as an invited speaker

May 2005 (joint author Antonia Androutsopoulou) Prenominal adjectival projections and the internal syntax of degree. Meeting of Canadian Linguistic Association, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

April 2005 (invited speaker) La sintaxi de les estructures retòriques textuals. Seminaris de l’IULA (Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

February 2005 (joint author Antonia Androutsopoulou) (co-auteure Antonia Androutsopoulou). Complex modifiers in the prenominal field. XXI Incontro de Grammatica Generativa, Roma III, Rome.

January 2005 (invited speaker) Issues on the syntax of quantification in AP and DP. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, (organized by Prof. Louise McNally)

May 2004 Structure discursive du thème dans l'analyse rhétorique informatisée. 72e Congrès ACFAS - Colloque sur les Fondements relationnels du traitement des langues naturelles. Université du Québec à Montréal.




Fong, Sandiway


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Di Sciullo, A. M. & S. Fong. 2005. Morpho-syntax parsing. In A. M. Di Sciullo, ed., UG and External Systems. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp. 247-268.
Fong, S. 2005. Computation with probes and goals. In A. M. Di Sciullo, ed., UG and External Systems. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp. 311-335.


Paper in refereed journals

Fong, S. (forthcoming) Parsing in the minimalist program. Special issue on Interfaces. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique.


Papers in refereed journals

July 2004 Minimalist parsing: SOV languages and relative clauses. 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research-2004. Pescara, Italy.

July 2004 Minimalist parsing and multiplanar syntax. 4th Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing within the International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research-2004. Pescara, Italy.

May 2004 (joint author A.M. Di Sciullo) Traitement relationnel des composés. Colloque Fondements relationnels du traitement des langues naturelles. 72e Congrès de l’ACFAS, UQAM.




Gabrini, Philippe


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

McConnel, S., Bollinger, T., Gabrini, P., Martin, L. (2004). Chapter 4. Software Construction. Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, SWEBOK, IEEE Computer Society (pp. 63-72). http://www.swebok.org/.


Internal report

Gabrini, P. 2006. The LAD Parser, Internal Report, Laboratoire de recherche sur les asymétries d’interface.


Prototype development

January 2005 Parseur morphologique LAD version 1.0 (Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, Marcel Achim, Philippe Gabrini)

July 2005 Parseur syntaxique LAD version 1.0 (Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, Stanca Somesfalean, Calin Batori, Jean Roy, Philippe Gabrini)

December 2005 Parseur syntaxique LAD version 1.1 (Anne-Marie Di Sciullo, Stanca Somesfalean, Calin Batori, Philippe Gabrini)


Refereed conferences

July 2004 (joint author A. M. Di Sciullo) Query processing and natural language processing: bridging the abyss. IPSI 2004 - International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research. Pescara, Italy.

May 2004 (joint author M. Achim) Analyse morphologique basée sur les relations. Colloque sur les Fondements relationnels du traitement des langues naturelles - 72e Congrès ACFAS, Université du Québec à Montréal.




Guerssel, Mohamed


[co‑researchers]

Papers

Guerssel, M. (Forthcoming) Coda licensing and the metathesis effect in Classical Arabic. In J. Lecarme, J. Lowenstamm, U. Shlonsky, eds., Research in Afro-Asiatic Linguistics.
Guerssel, M. 2005. Licensing melodic content. Ms. UQAM
Guerssel, M. 2004. Proper-p-licensing. Ms. UQAM.




Hale, Mark


[co‑researchers]

Books

Reiss, C. & Hale, M. (eds., forthcoming). Issues in Phonological Theory. Oxford University Press.
Hale, M. (Forthcoming) Theory and Method in Historical Linguistics. Blackwell.
Hale, M. & C. Reiss. The Phonological Enterprise. submitted to Oxford University Press.


Contributions to Edited Volumes

Hale, M. & Epstein, S. D. (Forthcoming). The phonology-syntax interface and its relevance for syntactic theory. In G. Ramchand and C. Reiss (eds.), Handbook on Interface Research in Linguistics. Oxford University Press.
Hale, M. & M. Kissock. (Forthcoming). The phonetics-phonology interface and the acquisition of perseverant underspecification. In Ramchand and C. Reiss, eds., Handbook o Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford University Press.


Papers in refereed journals

Hale, M., M. Kissock & C. Reiss. 2006. Microvariation, variation, and the features of Universal Grammar. Lingua

Refereed conferences

April 2006 A problem in Oceanic subgrouping. Eleventh Spring Workshop on Theory and Method in Linguistic Reconstruction, U. of Michigan. Post-Galilean Phonology. Phonology Discussion Group. 2006. U. Michigan.

June 2004 (joint authors M. Hale and M. Kissock) Underspecification, markedness and the acquisition process. 6e Journées Internationales du Réseau Français de Phonologie. Orléans.




Hill, Virginia


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Hill, V. (Submitted). Romanian constructions with subject pronoun inversion. In R. M. Déchaine & M. Wiltschko (eds.), Pronouns As Epiphenomena.


Papers in refereed journals

Hill, V. (Forthcoming). Stylistic inversion in Romanian. Studia Linguistica.


Papers under review

Hill, V. (under review) Romanian adverbs and the pragmatic field.
Hill, V. (under review) Romanian vocatives and pragmatic domains.
Hill, V. (under review) Parametric settings for ‘can’ and ‘must’ in Romanian.
Hill, V. & Roberge, Y. (submitted) Transitivization, unergatives and argument structure, submitted to Linguistic Inquiry.


Refereed conferences

July 2005 (joint author Y. Roberge) On the transitivization of unergatives. Workshop on Argument Structure, Harvard/LSA.

February 2005 Romanian adverbs and pragmatic domains. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages 35. University of Texas in Austin, Austin TX.

January 2005 Variation at the left periphery. 3rd Annual Conference on Arts & Humanities. Waikiki Honolulu.

April 2004 Joining at the left periphery. Balkan Conference, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS.





Reiss, Charles


[co‑researchers]

Books

Reiss, C. & Hale, M. (Forthcoming). Issues in Phonological Theory. Oxford University Press.
Reiss, C. & Ramchand, G. (Forthcoming). Handbook on Interface Research in Linguistics. Editor (with Gillian Ramchand). Oxford University Press.
Hale, M. & C. Reiss. The Phonological Enterprise. submitted to Oxford University Press.


Papers in refereed journals

Reiss, C. & Mailhot, F. (Forthcoming). What is a possible phonological rule. Linguistic Inquiry.
Reiss, C. (Forthcoming). Accepted markednesslessness. Proceedings of Berkeley Linguistics Society 29.
Hale, M., M. Kissock & C. Reiss. 2006. Microvariation, variation, and the features of Universal Grammar. Lingua


Contributions to Edited Volumes

Reiss, C. (Forthcoming). Constraining acquisition without constraints. In A. Nevins & B. Vaux (eds.), Rules and Constraints in Phonology. Oxford University Press.
Reiss, C. (Forthcoming) Phonology as cognitive science. In D. Dedrick and L. Trick eds. Pylyshyn Papers. MIT Press.
Reiss, C. (Forthcoming) Long distance dependencies and other formal issues in phonology. In C. Cairns and E. Raimy, eds., Phonological Theory: Representations and Architecture, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Reiss, C. (Forthcoming) Modularity in the sound domain. In G. Ramchand and C. Reiss, eds., Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford University Press.
Ramchand, G. & C. Reiss.(Forthcoming) Introduction, in Ramchand and Reiss (eds.) Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford University Press.


Refereed conferences and invited speaker

May 2006 (invited speaker) What is a phonological fact? The 13th Manchester Phonology Meeting. University of Manchester.

April 2006 (invited speaker) La nécessité logique de la Grammaire Universelle. Université de Sherbrooke.

April 2005 (invited speaker) Phonology as cognitive science. Zenon Pylyshyn Conference. University of Guelph

December 2004 (invited speaker) Formal phonology. 13th Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE XIII). Troms.

November 2004 (invited speaker) Intermodular explanation in cognitive science: An example from phonology. Concordia Cognitive Science Group.

June 2004 Underspecification, markedness and the acquisition process. 6e Journées Internationales du Réseau Français de Phonologie. Orleans. (with Mark Hale and Madelyn Kissock)

May 2004 Qu'est-ce qu'une règle possible en phonologie? 72e Congrès ACFAS - Colloque sur Fondements relationnels du traitement des langues naturelles. UQAM. (with Fred Mailhot)

February 2004 On the form and interpretation of phonological rules. Phonology Workshop 2004, Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto. (with Fred Mailhot)

(invited speaker) Discussant at Symposium on Phonological Theory: Representations and Architecture. CUNY Graduate Center.

January 2004 Immediate constituent analysis in auditory perception: Implications for phonological theory. Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting 2004, Boston.




Roberge, Yves


[co‑researchers]

Papers in refereed journals

Hill, V. & Roberge, Y. Transitivization, unergatives and argument structure, submitted to Linguistic Inquiry.
Roberge, Y. & Troberg, M. (in preparation) Modes d’association et constantes structurales. Ms. U. Toronto.
Cummins, S. & Roberge Y. 2005. Y. A modular account of null objects in French., Syntax 8.1: 44-64.
Pirvulescu, M. & Roberge, Y. 2005. Licit and illicit null objects in L1 French. In Randall S. Gess & Edward J. Rubin, eds. Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, pp. 197-212.
Bibis, N. & Roberge, Y. (2004). Marginal Clitics. Lingua 114.8: 1015-1034.


Contributions to Edited Volumes

Roberge, Y. (à paraitre). Structure de transitivité en français. In Bouchard, D., Evrard, I., Vocaj, E., éds, 2006, Représentations du sens linguistique II. Bruxelles: De Boeck-Duculot. pp. 112-122.
Cummins, S. & Roberge, Y. (2004). Null objects in French and English. In J. Auger, C. Clements & B. Vance (eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.


Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Cummins, S. & Roberge, Y. 2004. Grammaire et usages de l’objet nul. In Olivier Crouzet, Hamida Demirdache & Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines, eds. Proceedings of JEL 2004: Domain(e)s. Nantes: AAI. 2004. pp. 13-18.


Conferences

July 2005 On the transitivization of unergatives. LSA Workshop on the Form and Interpretation of Argument Structure, Harvard-MIT. (with V. Hill)

May 2004 Grammaire, sémantique et pragmatique de l'objet nul. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of Manitoba. (with S. Cummins)

Grammaire et usages de l'objet nul. JEL 2004. Université de Nantes, France. (with S. Cummins)

March 2004 Licit and illicit null objects in L1 French. LSRL 34, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. (with M. Pirvulescu)

On the interpretation of null objects in French. Texas Linguistic Society 8. University of Texas, Austin. (with S. Cummins)




Shi, Rushen


[co‑researchers]

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Shi, R. 2005. Early syntactic categories in infants. In Cohen, Henri & Claire Lefebvre, eds., Handbook of categorisation in cognitive science. Elsevier.
Shi, R. 2005. Basic syntactic categories in early language development: Evidence from neural network simulations and infant perceptual experiments. In Li, Ping, Elisabeth Bates, Li Hai Tan, & Ovid Tseng. eds., Handbook of East Asian psycholinguistics. Cambridge University Press.


Papers in refereed journals

Shi, R., Lepage, M., Gauthier, B.& Marquis, A. (Forthcoming) Frequency factor in the segmentation of function words in French-learning infants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Bouchard, D.-É. & Shi, R. 2006. Rudimentary phrasal parsing in preverbal French-learning infants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Shi, R., B. Gick, D. Kanwischer, & I. Wilson. 2005. Frequency and category factors in the reduction and assimilation of function words: EPG and acoustic measures. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 34(4), 341-364.
Shi, R.& Gauthier, B. 2005. Recognition of function words in 8-month-old French-learning infants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117, 2426.
Shi, R., J. Werker & A. Cutler. 2004. Phonetic representation of frequent function words in 8-month-old infants. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 115 (5), 2504.

Papers in refereeed conference proceedings

Shi, R., Marquis, A., & Gauthier, B. (in press) Segmentation and representation of function words in preverbal French-learning infants. BUCLD 30: Proceedings of the 30th annual Boston University conference on language development. Boston, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Shi, R. 2005. Initial grammatical categories and early language acquisition. Symposium "The interaction of input and learning mechanisms" at the Xth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, July 2005.
Shi, R. 2005. Perception of function words in preverbal infants. Symposium "Attending to determiners in fluent speech: cross-linguistic evidence from early speech perception and on-line sentence comprehension" at the Xth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin, July 2005.


Refereeed conferences

May 2006 (joint author A. Marquis) La segmentation des verbes chez les enfants préverbaux francophones. 74th conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir, Montréal, Canada.

July 2005 Perception of function words in preverbal infants. Symposium "Attending to determiners in fluent speech: cross-linguistic evidence from early speech perception and on-line sentence comprehension" at the Xth International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Berlin.

July 2005 (joint author M. Lepage) Function words in preverbal infants’ emerging lexicon. BBCS/SCCC (Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science) 15th Annual Meeting, Montreal.

July 2004 Phonetic and phonological variation of function words. The Fourth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Windsor, Canada. (with B. Gick, D. Kanwischer & I. Wilson)

June 2004 (joint authors B.Gauthier, Y. Xu and R. Proulx) Modeling of infants’ acquisition of tones in Mandarin using a non-supervised neural network. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology (TENNET), University of Quebec in Montreal, Montréal.

May 2004 (joint authors J. Werker, A.Cutler and M. Cruickshank.) Facilitation effects of function words for word segmentation in infants. XIVth Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago.




Tremblay, Mireille


[co‑researchers]

Book in preparation

Déchaine, R.-M. & M. Tremblay (in preparation) Categories as syntactic objects.


Papers in refereeed conference proceedings

Tremblay, M. & H. Yükseker (Forthcoming) Turkish popular possessive constructions, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, 9 Eylül Universitesi, Izmir, Turkey.
Burnett, H., K. Petrik & M. Tremblay. 2005. La grammaire des particules en ancien français: sémantisme, distribution et perte de productivité, Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2005.
Déchaine, R.-M. & M. Tremblay. 2004. Local disjoint reference and reciprocal construal, Proceedings of 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal


Refereed conferences

December 2005 (joint author R.-M. Déchaine) L'effet de classe fermée. 9ème Atelier bilingue en linguistique théorique, UWO, London, Ontario.

May 2005 (joint authors H. Burnett and K. Petrik) La grammaire des particules en ancien français: sémantisme, distribution et perte de productivité. Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne de linguistique, UWO, London, Ontario.

December 2004 (joint authors H. Burnett and K. Petrik) Particles in the history of French: Synchronic and Diachronic Variation, 8th Bilingual Workshop in Theoretical Linguistics, York University, Toronto.

September 2004 (joint author R.-M. Déchaine) Local disjoint reference and reciprocal construal, 5th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

August 2004 (joint author H. Yükseker) Turkish copular possessive constructions. 12th International Conference in Turkish Linguistics, Eylül Universitesi, Izmir, Turkey.

June 2004 (joint author R.-M. Déchaine) Events as Vs, Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne de linguistique, Winnipeg, Manitoba.



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Calixto Agüero-Bautista
Naoko Tomioka
Olga Zavitnevich-Beaulac
Veena Dwivedi
Meredith Landman
Marcin Morzycki




Agüero-Bautista, Calixto


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Di Sciullo, A. M. & Agüero-Bautista, C. 2006. The delay of principle B effect and its absence in some languages (submitted to Language and Speech)
Agüero-Bautista, C. 2006. Pronominal effects in clitic-doubling (submitted to Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)
Agüero-Bautista, C. 2005. Isolability at the interfaces and the notion of binding domain. Ms., UQAM.


Talks

March 2006 The growth of language knowledge as obscured by the interfaces. Talk given on the occasion of Noam Chomsky lectures on biolinguistics. Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

January 2006 (co-author A. M. Di Sciullo) The delay of principle B effect and its absence in some languages. Latsis Colloquium on Early Language Development and Disorders. Geneva, Switzerland.

October 2005 Noun phrase interpretation and differential object marking. Sinn und Bedeutung 10. Berlin, Germany.

December 2004 Rethinking Binding Theory: The view from Spanish. Invited talk given at the Department of Linguistics of UQAM.

July 2004 Isolability at the interfaces and the notion of binding domain. Fourth Annual Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing: Interfaces Conference. IPSI-2004. Pescara, Italy. July 2004.
March 2004 (with A. M. Di Sciullo) Improving question answering systems with natural language asymmetry. International Workshop for Advanced Web Engineering for E-business. Madrid, Spain.




Tomioka, Naoko


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Di Sciullo, A. M. & Tomioka, N. (in preparation) The argument/modifier asymmetry in the priming with Japanese compounds.
Tomioka, N. The morphology of transitivity. In M. Hirayama & K. Oda, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Japanese Phonology and Morphology.Special Issue of Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics.
Tomioka, N. 2006. Manner and event (de)composition. In Y. Furukawa & E. Doblerm eds., McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 20 .2. 81-88.


Talks

May 2006 The interaction between restructuring and causative morphology in Japanese. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, York University, Toronto.

January 2006 Syntactic restrictions on direct causation. Annual Meeting of the LSA, Albuquerque, NM.




Zavitnevich-Beaulac, Olga


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Zavitnevich-Beaulac, O. (under review) Asymmetry of feature assignment and its consequences, Canadian Journal of Linguistics.
Zavitnevich-Beaulac, O. 2005. On wh-movement and the nature of wh-phrases - Case Re-Examined, SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics.
Di Sciullo, A. M. & Zavitnevich-Beaulac, O. (in preparation) Discontinuous constituents and interface legibility.
Zavitnevich-Beaulac, O. Scope marker: Argument or expletive. Ms. UQAM


Talks

July 2004 Interaction of feature assignment and discourse factors. Lisbon Workshop on Alternative Views on the Functional Domain. Lisbon, Portugal.

July 2004 Asymmetry of feature assignment and its consequences, Fourth Annual Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing: Interfaces Conference. IPSI-2004, Pescara, Italy




Dwivedi, Veena


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Dwivedi, V. (Forthcoming) The view from the periphery: the Hindi right-adjoined relative. In Proceedings of Chicago Linguistics Society 39.
Dwivedi, V., Phillips, N., Laguë-Beauvais, M., & Baum, S. 2005. An electrophysiological investigation of on-line discourse comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience supplement, 25.
Dwivedi, V., Phillips, N., Laguë-Beauvais, M., & Baum, S. 2005. The interface of syntax, semantics and psycholinguistics: an investigation of operator scope. In J. Alderete et al., eds., Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp. 112-119. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press.
Dwivedi, V., Phillips, N., Laguë-Beauvais, M., & Baum, S. (2005, submitted; under review). An electrophysiological investigation of mood, modal context and anaphora. Cogntive Brain Research.
Dwivedi, V. (2004; accepted). Afterthought restrictors. Canadian Journal of Linguistics.




Landman, Meredith


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Di Sciullo, A. M. & Landman, M. (2006, submitted) On the morphological compositionality of determiners. Ms., Université du Québec à Montréal.


Talks

April 2006 Possible Variables. Handout from an invited seminar presentation for Professor Angelika Kratzer’s Semantics Seminar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

February 2006 Variables in Natural Language. Handout from an invited colloquium talk at McGill University.




Morzycki, Marcin


[postdoctorands]

Papers

Morzycki, M. (Forthcoming) Size adjectives and adnominal degree modification. In Effi Georgala & Jonathan Howell, eds., Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistics Theory (SALT) XV. CLC Publications, Ithaca, New York.
Morzycki, M. (Forthcoming) Adverbial modification of adjectives: Evaluatives and a little beyond. In Johannes Dölling & Tatjana Heyde-Zybatow, eds., Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. (Final version.)
Morzycki, M. 2005. Size adjectives and adnominal degree modification. Handout from a talk at SALT XV.
Morzycki, M. 2005. Size adjectives as degree modifiers. Handout from a talk at the University of Stuttgart.
Morzycki, M. 2005. Nonrestrictive modifiers in nonparenthetical positions. Handout from a talk at the Workshop on the Semantics of Adjectives and Adverbs at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Morzycki, M. 2005. Size adjectives and adnominal degree modification
Morzycki, M. 2005. Measure DP adverbials: Measure phrase modification in VP. Under review Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
Morzycki, M. 2005. Attributive adjectives, preverbal adverbs, and the mechanics of nonrestrictive interpretations. Handout from a talk at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in Oakland, California. 1 Morzycki, M. 2004. Evaluative adverbial modification in the adjectival projection . Ms., Université du Québec à Montréal.
Morzycki, M. 2004. Feature bundles, prenominal modifier order, and modes of composition below the word level . Ms., Université du Québec à Montréal.
Morzycki, M. 2004. Measure DP adverbials: Measure phrase modification in VP . Ms., Université du Québec à Montréal.



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