MIT Linguistics and Philosophy
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Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
This semester I'm teaching 24.956 (Contiguity Theory) and, together with Michael Kenstowicz, 24.942 (Topics in the Grammar of a Less-Familiar Language (Wolof)).
some interests: wh-movement, crucially derivational properties of syntax, interaction between phonology and syntax, endangered languages, the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, any of various issues in the syntax of Tagalog or other Austronesian languages.
Contiguity Theory (MIT Press, 2016)
Uttering Trees (MIT Press, 2010)
Movement in Language: Interactions and Architectures (Oxford University Press, 2001)
- Richards, Norvin. To appear. Nuclear stress and the life cycle of operators. ms., to appear in a Festschrift.
- Richards, Norvin. 2017. Some notes on Tagalog prosody and scrambling. Glossa 2(1), 21.
- Richards, Norvin. 2017. Deriving Contiguity. ms., MIT.
- Richards, Norvin. 2017. Contiguity Theory and pied-piping. ms., MIT.