Snejana Iovtcheva
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Snejana
Iovtcheva
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I am a fifth year PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at MIT. I work primarily on Syntax and Morphosyntax. Topics that keep me excited and busy are related to the interrogative and possessive structures in Bulgarian and the Balkan Languages, the nominal domain, grammatical gender, definiteness, pro-drop, left-dislocated subjects, inflectional morpho-phonology, etc.

  • Affectedness and External Possessive relations. A case study on Bulgarian. Pesetsky @ 60, Workshop in honor of David Pesetsky’s 60th birthday, (2017 at MIT).
  • Possessors and definiteness effects in Bulgarian, ECO-5 (2016 at MIT).
  • Distinguishing raising external possessors in Bulgarian. MIT Syntax Square  (2015).
  • Island obviation in answer fragments: Evidence from Bulgarian li-questions (with Despina Oikonomou) FASL24 (2015 at NYU).
  • The External Possessors of Bulgarian: Raising, Control, and Focus, ECO-5 (2015 at Harvard).
  • An Output-to-Output correspondence analysis of Bulgarian vowel-zero alternation FASL23 (2014 at Berkeley University)
  • [focus]-movement in wh-questions in Bulgarian. MIT Syntax Square (2011).
  • Wh-questions in Bulgarian: Evidence for [focus]-movement in a Feature-based Syntactic Theory, 5th Annual Slavic Linguistic Society Conference at the University of Chicago (2010).
  • Wh-movement in Bulgarian. Syracuse University Linguistic Colloquium (2010).