Irene Heim
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Professor of Linguistics

MIT Linguistics and Philosophy
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 32-D808
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Syntax, Semantics
  • Definiteness and Indefiniteness. In K. v. Heusinger, C. Maienborn, P. Portner (eds.) Handbook of Semantics, Berlin: de Gruyter, in press.
  • Forks in the Road to Rule I. In A. Schardl, M. Walkow, M. Abdurrahman (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 38, GLSA Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009, pp. 256 - 284.
  • Decomposing Antonyms? In A. Grønn (ed.): Proceedings of SuB12, Oslo: ILOS 2008 (ISBN 978-82-92800-00-3), 2008, pp. 212 - 225.
  • Features on Bound Pronouns. In D. Adger, S. Bejar, and D. Harbour (eds.), Phi Theory: Phi Features across Interfaces and Modules, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • "Little". In Proceedings of SALT 16, CLC, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, 2007. Remarks on Comparative Clauses as Generalized Quantifiers, 2006.
  • (with Kai von Fintel) IIntensional Semantics (lecture notes). 2005.
  • Lecture Notes on Indexicality 2004.
  • Degree Operators and Scope. In C. Fry & W. Sternefeld (eds.) Audiatur Vox Sapientiae. A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, pp. 214-239, 2001.
  • Degree Operators and Scope. In B. Jackson & T. Matthews (eds.) Proceedings of SALT 10, Cornell Linguistics Club, Ithaca NY, pp. 40-64, 2000.
  • Notes on Superlatives, 1999.
  • Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation: A Reinterpretation of Reinhart's Approach. In O. Percus and U. Sauerland (eds.) The Interpretive Tract, MITWPL #25, pp. 205-246, 1998.
  • (with A. Kratzer) Semantics in Generative Grammar. Blackwell: Oxford, 324pp., 1998.
  • Predicates or Formulas? Evidence from Ellipsis. In A. Lawson (ed.) Proceedings of SALT 7, CLC, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, pp. 197-221, 1997.
  • Comments on Abusch's theory of tense. In H. Kamp (ed.) Ellipsis, Tense and Questions, DYANA Deliverable R2.2B, 1994
  • Interrogative Semantics and Karttunen's Semantics for 'know'. In R. Buchalla & A. Mittwoch (eds.) Proceedings of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics, Jerusalem, 1994.
  • Presupposition Projection and the Semantics of Attitude Verbs. Journal of Semantics, 9, pp. 183-221, 1992.
  • (with H. Lasnik & R. May) Reciprocity and Plurality. Linguistic Inquiry 22.1, pp.63 - 101, 1991.
  • (with H. Lasnik & R. May) On 'Reciprocal Scope'". Linguistic Inquiry 22.1, pp. 173 - 192, 1991.
  • E-Type Pronouns and Donkey Anaphora", Linguistics and Philosophy 13, pp. 137-177, 1990. 
  • Artikel und Definitheit,. In A. v. Stechow and D. Wunderlich (eds.), Handbuch der Semantik, Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 487-535, 1990.
  • Presupposition Projection. In R. van der Sandt (ed.) Reader for Nijmegen Workshop on Presupposition, University of Nijmegen, 1990.
  • The Semantics of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases. Garland Publishers: New York, 1988.
  • Where does the Definiteness Restriction Apply? - Evidence from the Definiteness of Variables", in A. ter Meulen and E. Reuland (eds.), The Representation of (In)definiteness, Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 21-42, 1987.
  • Notes on Comparatives and Related Matters, 1985.
  • A Note on Negative Polarity and Downward Entailingness. Iin C. Jones and P. Sells (eds.), Proceedings of NELS 14, Amherst, pp.98-107, 1984
  • File Change Semantics and the Familiarity Theory of Definiteness," in In R. Bäuerle, Ch. Schwarze, and A. von Stechow (eds.), Meaning, Use, and Interpretation of Language, Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 164-189, 1983. Reprinted in P. Portner & B. Partee (eds.), Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings, pp. 223 - 248, 2002.
  • On the Projection Problem for Presuppositions," in M. Barlow, D. Flickinger, and N. Wiegand (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 2, Stanford Univ., 1983, pp.114-125, 1983. Reprinted in S. Davis (ed.), Pragmatics, Oxford Univ.Press, Oxford, pp. 397 - 405, 1990. Also reprinted in P. Portner & B. Partee (eds.), Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings, Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 249 - 260, 2002.
  • Concealed questions. In R. Bäuerle; U. Egli; A.v. Stechow. (eds.), Semantics from Different Points of View, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 51-60, 1979
  • Zum Verhältnis von Wahrheitsbedingungen-Semantik und Sprechakttheorie. Working paper #17 of the Sonderforschungsbereich 99, Univ. Konstanz, 106 pp., 1977.