Research at MIT Linguistics

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TitleAuthor(s)Publication DataTypeYear
Complementizer-trace effectsPesetsky, Davidto appear in Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.) A Companion to Syntax, 2nd edition, Oxford: chapterTo appear
The visual trace of unaccusativity in online processingKoring, Loes; Van de Koot, HansSubmittedunpublished manuscriptTo appear
Language Acquisition from a Biolinguistic PerspectiveCrain, Stephen; Koring, Loes; Thornton, RosalindIn pressjournal articleTo appear
Processing intransitive verbs: How do children differ from adults?Koring, Loes; Mak, Pim; Mulders, Iris; Reuland, EricSubmittedunpublished manuscriptTo appear
The Reduplicative System of Ancient Greek and a New Analysis of Attic ReduplicationZukoff, SamLinguistic Inquiryjournal articleTo appear
Some notes on Tagalog prosody and scramblingRichards, NorvinGlossa.journal articleTo appear
Wm. G. Bennett (2015). The Phonology of Consonants: Harmony, Dissimilation, and Correspondence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. xvii+394.Stanton, JulietTo appear in Phonology 33.3 (December 2016)journal articleTo appear
Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operatorsRichards, Norvinms., to appear in a Festschriftunpublished manuscriptTo appear
Deriving ContiguityRichards, Norvinms., MITunpublished manuscript2017
Contiguity Theory and pied-pipingRichards, Norvinms., MITunpublished manuscript2017
On evaluation metrics in Optimality TheoryRasin, Ezer; Katzir, RoniLinguistic Inquiry 47:2journal article2016
The morphome vs. similarity-based syncretism: Latin t-stem derivativesSteriade, Doncain Ana Luis and Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (eds.) The morphome debate, Oxford University Pressbook chapter2016
Learnability shapes typology: the case of the midpoint pathologyStanton, JulietLanguage 92.4, 753–791journal article2016
Predicting distributional restrictions on prenasalized stopsStanton, JulietNatural Language and Linguistic Theory 34.3, 1089–1133journal article2016
Wholesale Late Merger in A'-Movement: Evidence from Preposition StrandingStanton, JulietLinguistic Inquiry 47.1, 89–126journal article2016
Effects of allophonic vowel nasalization on NC clusters: a contrast-based analysisStanton, JulietNELS 46: Proceedings of the 46th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Volume 3, 193–206.proceedings paper2016
Prosodic effects of segmental correspondenceStanton, Juliet; Zukoff, SamProceedings of CLS 51 (2015), 501–515proceedings paper2016
Contiguity TheoryRichards, NorvinMIT Press, Cambridge, MAbook2016
How many ways are there to process a sentence?Koring, Loeshandout/slides2016
Stress Restricts ReduplicationZukoff, SamSupplemental proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting on Phonologyproceedings paper2016
Accentual allomorphs in East Slavic: An argument for inflection dependenceSteriade, Donca; Yanovich, Igorin Eulalia Bonet, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Joan Mascaro (eds.) Understanding Allomorphy, Equinox Press, pp. 254-313book chapter2015
Factorial typology and accentual faithfulnessStanton, JulietProceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 54–63proceedings paper2015
Understanding different sources of information: the acquisition of evidentialityKoring, Loes; De Mulder, Hannah2015journal article2015
Interfering causes in acquisitionKoring, Loeshandout/slides2015
Who is the agent when it is left implicit?Koring, Loes; Sangers, Nina; Wexler, Kenhandout/slides2015
Definiteness as a trigger of idiomaticityKoring, Loeshandout/slides2015
The Phonology of Morpheme Realization in the Germanic Strong PreteritesZukoff, Sam; Sandell, RyanProceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Societyproceedings paper2015
A cyclic factorial typology of Pama-Nyungan StressStanton, JulietSupplemental Proceedings of the 2013 Meeting on Phonologyproceedings paper2014
The semantics and acquisition of non-embedding reportativesKoring, Loeshandout/slides2014
On the Origins of Attic ReduplicationZukoff, SamProceedings of the 25th UCLA Indo-European Conferenceproceedings paper2014
Recursive Misrepresentations: a reply to Levinson (2013)Legate, Julie; Pesetsky, David; Yang, CharlesLanguage 90.2, 515-528. (DOI: 10.1353/lan.2014.0034)journal article2013
Phrasal Movement and its Discontents: Diseases and DiagnosticsPesetsky, Davidin Lisa L.L. Cheng and Norbert Corver (eds.) Diagnostics for Movement, Oxford University Press. (2013) , pp. chapter2013
Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic CategoriesPesetsky, DavidMIT Pressbook2013
Seemingly Similar: Subjects and displacement in grammar, processing, and acquisitionKoring, Loesdissertation2013
The cycle without containment: Latin perfect stemsSteriade, Doncaunpublished manuscript2012
The Identity Thesis for Language and MusicKatz, Jonah; Pesetsky, Davidsubmittedunpublished manuscript2011
CasePesetsky, David; Torrego, Estherin C. Boeckx, ed. Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 52-72book chapter2011
Against taking linguistic diversity at '"face value"Pesetsky, Davidinvited commentary on paper by Evans and Levinson. Brain and Behavioral Sciences 32.5, 464-5.journal article2009
Evidence and Argumentation: a reply to Everett (2009)Nevins, Andrew; Pesetsky, David; Rodrigues, CileneLanguage 85.3, 671-681journal article2009
Piraha Exceptionality: a ReassessmentNevins, Andrew; Pesetsky, David; Rodrigues, CileneLanguage 85.2, 355-404journal article2009
The Phonology of Perceptibility Effects: the P-map and its consequences for constraint organizationSteriade, Doncain Kristin Hanson and Sharon Inkelas (eds.) The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky, pp. chapter2009
Passive, Deponency and Tense: Comments on the Paper by Papangeli and LavidasPesetsky, Davidin S. Iatridou, ed. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics: Proceedings of the Workshop on Greek Syntaxbook chapter2008
A pseudo-cyclic effect in Romanian morphophonologySteriade, Doncain Asaf Bachrach and Andrew Nevins (eds.) Inflectional Identity, Oxford University Press, pp. 313-358book chapter2008
Property DelayPesetsky, DavidTheoretical Linguistics, 33.1, pp. 105-120journal article2007
The Syntax of Valuation and the Interpretability of FeaturesPesetsky, David; Torrego, Estherin S. Karimi, V. Samiian and W.Wilkins, eds. Phrasal and Clausal Architecture. Amsterdam: Benjaminsbook chapter2007
ContrastSteriade, Doncain Paul de Lacy (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology, Cambridge University Press, pp. 139-156book chapter2007
Perceptual repair and syllable structureSteriade, Doncams.unpublished manuscript2007
Probes, Goals and Syntactic CategoriesPesetsky, David; Torrego, Estherin Yukio Otsu, ed. Proceedings of the 7th annual Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing Company.proceedings paper2006
What we know about what we have never heard: Evidence from perceptual illusionsBerent, Iris; Steriade, Donca; Lennertz, Tracy; Vaknin, VeredCognition 104.3 (2007): 591-630journal article2006
Cyclic Linearization and its interaction with other aspects of grammar: a replyFox, Danny; Pesetsky, DavidTheoretical Linguistics 31.1-2 (Special Issue on Object Shift). pp. 235-262 [reply to commentataries on Fox & Pesetsky 2005]journal article2005
Cyclic Linearization of Syntactic StructureFox, Danny; Pesetsky, DavidTheoretical Linguistics 31.1-45journal article2005
Tense, Case and the Nature of Syntactic Categories Pesetsky, David; Torrego, Estherbook chapter2004
Introduction: the phonetic bases of phonological markednessHayes, Bruce; Steriade, Doncain Bruce Hayes, Robert Kirchner and Donca Steriade (eds.) Phonetically Based Phonology, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-33book chapter2004
Knowledge of perceptual similarity and its phonological uses: evidence from half-rhymesSteriade, DoncaProceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Barcelona: Causal Productions. Vol. 363366. 2003.proceedings paper2003
Knowledge of similarity and narow lexical overrideSteriade, Doncain Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 583-598).proceedings paper2003
How should reading be taught?Ratner, Keith; Foorman, Barbara R.; Perfetti, Charles A.; Pesetsky, David; Seidenberg, Mark S.Scientific American (March 1 2002)journal article2002
How Psychological Science Informs the Teaching of ReadingRayner, Keith; Foorman, Barbara R.; Perfetti, Charles A.; Pesetsky, David; Seidenberg, Mark S.Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 2:2journal article2002
The syllableSteriade, DoncaIn W. Frawley (ed.) 2002, Oxford Encyclopedia of Linguisticsbook chapter2002
T-to-C Movement: Causes and ConsequencesPesetsky, David; Torrego, EstherM. Kenstowicz (ed.) Ken Hale: A Life in Language. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 355-426book chapter2001
Directional asymmetries in place assimilation: a perceptual accountSteriade, Doncain Elizabeth Hume and Keith Johnson (eds.) Perception in Phonology, Academic Press 219-250book chapter2001
The Phonology of Perceptibility Effects: the P-map and its consequences for constraint organizationSteriade, Donca(In Microsoft Word format)unpublished manuscript2001
Paradigm uniformity and the phonetics/phonology boundary,Steriade, Doncain J.Pierrehumbert and M.Broe (eds.) Papers in Laboratory Phonology vol. 6 CUP, pp. 313-334book chapter2000
Lexical conservatism and the notion base of affixationSteriade, DoncaManuscriptunpublished manuscript2000
Directional asymmetries in place assimilation: a perceptual accountSteriade, Doncain E.Hume and K.Johnson (eds.) Perception in Phonology, Academic Pressbook2000
Paradigm Uniformity and the Phonetics/Phonology BoundarySteriade, Doncain J.Pierrehumbert and M.Broe (eds.) Papers in Laboratory Phonology vol. 6, Cambridge Univ.Pressjournal article2000
Alternatives to the syllabic interpretation of consonantal phonotacticsSteriade, Doncain O.Fujimura, B.Joseph and B.Palek (eds) Proceedings of the 1998 Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, The Karolinum Press, pp. 205-242book chapter1999
Lexical ConservatismSteriade, Doncain Linguistics in the Morning Calm, Selected Papers from SICOL 1997, Linguistic Society of Korea, Hanshin Publishing House, pp. 157-179proceedings paper1999
Alternatives to the syllabic interpretation of consonantal phonotacticsSteriade, Doncain O.Fujimura B.Joseph and B.Palek (eds.) Proceedings of the 1998 Linguistics and Phonetics Conference, The Karolinum Press, 205-242proceedings paper1999
Lexical Conservatism in French Adjectival LiaisonSteriade, Doncain B.Bullock, M. Authier and L. Reed (eds.) Formal Perspectives in Romance Linguistics, John Benjamins, pp. 243-270book chapter1999
Au delà de la syllabe : le rôle des informations articulatoires stockées dans le lexique pour l'analyse de la chute de schwaSteriade, Donca; Fougeron, Cécilein Sophie Wauquier-Graveli (ed.) Journées d'études linguistiques: la syllabe sous tous ses aspects. Université de Nantesjournal article1999
Phonetics in phonology: the case of laryngeal neutralizationSteriade, Doncaunpublished manuscript1997
Phonetics in phonology: the case of laryngeal neutralizationSteriade, DoncaManuscriptunpublished manuscript1997
Does deletion of French schwa lead to neutralization of lexical distinctions?Steriade, Donca; Fougeron, Cécilein Euro-Speech 1997, Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, University of Patras, vol. 7, p. 943-937proceedings paper1997
Markedness and UnderspecificationSteriade, DoncaJohn Goldsmith (ed.) The handbook of phonological theory (1995): pp. chapter1995
Complex Onsets and Single Segments: the Mazateco PatternSteriade, Doncain Kisseberth, Charles W., and Jennifer S. Cole, eds. Perspectives in phonology. Center for the Study of Language and Information, chapter1994
Contrastive GestureSteriade, Doncatext of talk given at NELS 1994unpublished manuscript1994
Lexical ConservatismSteriade, Doncain Linguistics in the Morning Calm, Selected Papers from SICOL 1997, Linguistic Society of Korea, Hanshin Publishing House, pp157-179proceedings paper1994
Closure, release and nasal contoursSteriade, Doncabook chapter1993
Orality and MarkednessSteriade, Doncain Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: General Session and Parasession on Semantic Typology and Semantic Universals (1993), pp. 334-347proceedings paper1993
Segments, contours and clustersSteriade, Doncain An. Crochetiere, J.-C. Boulanger, C. Ouellon (eds.) Actes du XVe Congres International des Linguistes, Quebec, Universite Laval, 9-14 Aout 1992proceedings paper1992
Moras and other slotsSteriade, DoncaProceedings of the Formal Linguistics Society of MidAmerica 1, pp. 254-280.journal article1991
Gestures and autosegmentsSteriade, Doncain M.Beckman and J.Kingston (eds.) Papers in Laboratory Phonology, Cambridge University Press, pp. 382-397book chapter1990
Review of CV Phonology: A generative theory of the syllable. By GEORGE N. CLEMENTS and SAMUEL JAY KEYSER. (Linguistic Inquiry monograph 9.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1983Steriade, DoncaLanguage, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Mar., 1988), pp. 118-129journal article1988
Greek Accent: A Case for Preserving StructureSteriade, DoncaLinguistic Inquiry, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Spring, 1988), pp. 271-314journal article1988
Reduplication and Syllable Transfer in Sanskrit and ElsewhereSteriade, DoncaPhonology, Vol. 5, No. 1 (1988), pp. 73-155journal article1988
Gemination and the Proto-Romance Syllable ShiftSteriade, Doncain D.Birdsong and J.P.Montreuil (eds.) Advances in Romance Linguistics, Foris, pp. 382-397book chapter1988
On GeminatesSchein, Barry; Steriade, DoncaLinguistic Inquiry, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 691-744journal article1986
Yokuts and the vowel planeSteriade, DoncaLinguistic Inquiry, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter, 1986), pp. 129-146journal article1986
Glides and Vowels in RomanianSteriade, Doncain C.Brugmann (ed) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 1984 Oct 17 (Vol. 10, pp. 47-64).proceedings paper1984

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