Publications

Peer-reviewed monographs and edited collections

2017. The Final-over-Final Condition. MIT Press (first author with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts

2017. Order and Structure in Syntax I. Language Science Press (co-editor with L. Bailey).

2017. Order and Structure in Syntax II. Language Science Press (co-editor with L. Bailey).

2013. The Philosophy of Universal Grammar. OUP (favourably reviewed in Mind) (second author with W. Hinzen).

2013. Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford University Press (ed. with T. Biberauer). 

2011. The Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4) (ed. with T. Biberauer).

2010. (co-authored with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts) Parametric Variation: Null Subjects in Minimalist Theory. Cambridge University Press.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Accepted. A Cyclic Agree account of the faire-infinitive: new evidence from Catalan. To  appear in Syntax (with A. Pineda). [Q1] 

2021. Rethinking the UK languages curriculum: arguments for the inclusion of linguistics. Modern Languages Open (first author with A. Corr, A. Havinga, J. Kasstan & N. Schifano).

2020. The development of Exceptional Case Marking in Romance with a particular focus on FrenchProbus 32(2): 367-400. [Q2]

2019. Crowdsourcing and minority languages: the case of Galician inflected infinitives. Frontiers in Psych. – Language Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01157  (with M. Parafita Couto & M. Schäfer). [Q1] 

2019. Movement from the double object construction is not fully symmetrical. Linguistic Inquiry.https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00322  (with A. Holmberg & J. van der Wal) [Q1]

2018.Evidence for nominal licensing in caseless languages. Journal of Linguistics 54(3): 527-589. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022226718000178 [Q1] (with J. van der Wal) [Q1] 

2018. Case/agreement matching: evidence for a cognitive bias. Glossa 3(1): 92.1-23 (first author with A. Paciorek & J. Williams). 

2018. Basic word order in Brazilian Portuguese: a hybrid EPPEstudios linguísticos e literários 58: 103-128.

2013. Some implications of a copy theory of labeling.  Syntax 16 (4): 362-396. [Q1]

2011.  Introduction: particles through a modern syntactic lensThe Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4): 387–410 (with T. Biberauer).[Q1]

2011.  Moving towards the edge: the grammar of referenceLinguistic Analysis 37: 405-458 (with W. Hinzen).

2011.  A note on Case-assignment to CP. Snippets 24: 18-19. 

2010. Extraposition and Antisymmetry. In J. Van Craenenbroeck(ed.), Linguistic Variation Yearbook 10 (2010). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 203-254. [free pre-final version available here]

2009. Three Partial null-subject languages: a comparison of Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish and MarathiStudia Linguistica 63: 59-97 (with A. Holmberg & A. Nayudu). [Q1]

2009. Limiting synchronic and diachronic variation and change: the Final-Over-Final Constraint. Language and Linguistics 10 (4): 701-743 (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton). [Q2]

Peer-reviewed book chapters

In press. Challenges for dependent case. Accepted to appear in E. Anagnostopoulou, D. Mertyris & C. Sevdali (eds.), On the place of case in grammar. Oxford University Press (with A. Bárány).

In press. Alignment. Accepted to appear in A. Ledgeway & M. Maiden (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Romance Linguistics. CUP (with S. Cyrino).

2021. Rethinking partial control: new evidence from finite control languages. In A. Bárány & T. Biberauer (eds.), Syntactic Architecture and its Consequences. LangSci Press (with C. Sevdali).

2021. Parameters and linguistic variation. In Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chomsky.

2020. Inflected infinitives in Galician. In I. Vogel, T. Miller & K. Kostyzsyn (eds.), 260-273. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: selected papers from LSRL 47. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (with M. C. Parafita Couto, J. Blokzijl).

2020. The Romance Person Case Constraint is not about clitic clusters. In A. Pineda & J. Mateu (eds.). Dative structures in Romance and beyond (Open Generative Syntax). Berlin: Language Science Press, 143-171.

2019.  Non-nominal arguments and transitivity in Romance and Scandinavian. In K. Ramshøj Christensen, H. Jørgensen, and J. Woods (eds.), The Sign of the V: Papers in Honour of Sten Vikner (with Anna Pineda). 

2018. Control of inflected infinitives in European Portuguese. In A. Gonçalves & A.-L. Santos (eds.), 29-58. Complement clauses in Portuguese: syntax and acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2018. Italian faire-infinitives: the special case of volere. In Mirko Grimaldi, Rosangela Lai, Ludovico Franco and Benedetta Baldi (eds), Structuring variation in Romance Linguistics and Beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 161-175 (with N. Schifano).

2018. On the difference between exhaustive and non-exhaustive control. In F. Cognola & J. Casalicchio (eds.), Understanding Null Subjects: a Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective. OUP.

2017. Labelling and the Head-Final Filter. In L. Bauke, E. Groat & A. Blümel (eds.), Labels and Roots, 161-202. Mouton de Gruyter.

2017. Parameterising ergativity: an inherent case approach. In J. Coon, D. Massam, and L. Travis (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity, OUP, 59-85.

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

2016. Subjects, null subjects and expletives in Romance. In S. Fischer & S. Gabriel  (eds.), Manuals of Romance Linguistics (MRL)Grammatical Interfaces, 329-362. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2016. Variation and change in the faire-par causative. In E. Carrilho, A. Fieis, M. Lobo & S. Pereira (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 279-304. John Benjamins (with S. Cyrino).

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

2014. Complexity in comparative syntax: the view from modern parametric theory. In F. Newmeyer & L. Preston (eds.), Measuring Linguistic Complexity, 103-127. OUP (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts).

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 (with Wolfram Hinzen & Ulrich Reichard). 

2014. Partial Control in Romance Languages: the covert comitative analysis. In K. Lahousse & S. Marzo (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 181-198. John Benjamins. 

2013. Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: formal and functional approaches. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order407-444. OUP.

2013. Theoretical approaches to disharmonic word order. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order1-46OUP (co-author with T. Biberauer).

2012. Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint. In M. Uribe-Etxebarria & V. Valmala (eds.) Ways of Structure Building. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with T. Biberauer) . [please contact me for a copy of the revised final version]

2010. Impossible changes and impossible borrowings. In A. Breitbarth, C. Lucas, S. Watts & D. Willis (eds.), Continuity and Change in Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 35-60 (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton). 

2009. The Final-over-Final Constraint as an effect of complement stranding. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 15: 104-125.

Non-peer-reviewed conference proceedings, reviews and outreach articles

To appear. Reflections on a French linguistics co-creation project. To appear in C. Pountain (ed.), Language Acts and World Making volume (with J. Kasstan, J. Swainston & C. Robinson).

2021. The DfE/Ofqual consultation on revised GCSE qualifications in Modern Foreign Languages – a view from linguistics. Langauges, Society and Policy (with A. Corr, A. Havinga, J. Kasstan, N. Schifano & S. Stollhans).

2021. The fascination of fronted adverbialsemagazine 92.

2020.  Five things people think they know about English grammar that make absolutely no senseThe Conversation [35,208 readers and 29 comments so far]

2019. A place for linguistics in Key Stage 5 Modern Foreign Languages. Published jointly in Languages, Society & Policy and Impact Issues of Chartered College of Teaching. Edited by R. Hudson & G. Trousdale as part of the issue Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research (LASER) (with A.Corr & J. Kasstan).

2019.  Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languagesThe Conversation.

2018. The case for fake partial control in French and German. In S. Hucklebridge & M. Nelson (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 48 (vol 2), 245-258. 

2018. Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation: a phase-based explanation. In S. Hucklebridge & M. Nelson (eds.),  Proceedings of NELS 48 (vol 3), 81-90 (with S. Cyrino).

2017. Two kinds of syntactic ergativity in Mayan. In M. Yoshitaka Erlewine (ed.), Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI (volume 2) MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 41–56 (with Jamie Douglas & Rodrigo Ranero).

2016. Do we need abstract Case? In K. Kim, P. Umbal, T. Block, Q. Chan, T. Cheng, K. Finney, M. Katz, S. Nickel-Thompson, and L. Shorten (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 33, 351-360.Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press (with J. van der Wal) . 

2015. Review of Coon, Jessica. (2013) Aspects of Split Ergativity. New York: OUP. Linguistic Variation 15 (2): 299-306.

2014. No-choice parameters and the limits of syntactic variation. In R. E. Santana-LaBarge (ed.), Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 46-55. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts).

2014. Portuguese, Russian and the theory of control. In H. Huang, E. Poole & A. Rysling (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 43, volume 2, 115-126. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.

2014. Towards a parameter hierarchy for alignment. In R. E. Santana-LaBarge (ed.), Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 399-408. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press. 

2013. 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), 135-150. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.

2012. A new take on partial Control: defective thematic intervention. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 1-47.

2011. Review of ‘Richard S. Kayne, Comparisons and contrasts’. Journal of Linguistics 47.3: 724-730.

2009. Labelling, Multiple Spell-Out and the Final-over-Final Constraint. In V. Moscati and E. Servidio (eds.) Proceedings XXXV Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (STiL – Studies in Linguistics), Siena, 231-243.

2009. The Final-over-Final Constraint and predictions for diachronic changeToronto Working Papers in Linguistics 31: 1-17 (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton).

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