Syntax Research Group

Faculty

Mark Baltin

Theoretical syntax, semantics, lexical representation

Chris Collins

Theoretical syntax, comparative syntax, English syntax, African languages

Stephanie Harves

Theoretical syntax, Russian syntax, comparative syntax, morphology, language acquisition

Richard Kayne

Theoretical syntax, (micro-)comparative syntax, French/Italian syntax

Alec Marantz

Distributed Morphology, theoretical syntax, argument structure, neurolinguistics

Anna Szabolcsi

Formal semantics, Hungarian syntax, syntax/semantics interface

 

Students

WooJin Chung

Theoretical syntax,neurolinguistics and mathematical linguistics

Itamar Kastner

Morphosyntax, sign languages, embedding constructions, neurolinguistics

Maria Kouneli

Theoretical syntax, comparative syntax, Greek, Romance languages

Haoze Li

Theoretical syntax, semantics, Chinese

Kuo-Chiao Lin

(Morpho)syntax, (morpho)phonology, Austronesian languages

Shih-Yueh Jeff Lin

Syntax/semantics interface

Yining Nie

Morphosyntax, tense, French

Yohei Oseki

Morphosyntax, neurolinguistics, language acquisition

Mary Robinson

Morphosyntax, theoretical syntax, Slavic languages, acquisition

Dunja Veselinovic

Theoretical syntax, Slavic languages

Adina Williams

Neurolinguistics, syntax-semantics interface, semantics of inflectional morphology

Vera Zu

Theoretical syntax, morphosyntax, syntax/semantics interface, neurolinguistics

 

Recent Dissertations

Neil Myler

2014        

 

Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Inna Livitz

2013

 

Deriving Silence through Dependent Reference: Focus on Pronouns

Patricia Irwin

2012

 

Unaccusativity at the Interfaces

Txuss Martin

2012

 

Deconstructing Catalan ObjectClitics

Laziz Nchare

2012

 

The Grammar of Shupamem

Laura Rimell

2012

 

Nominal Roots as Event Predicates in English Denominal Conversion Verbs

Violeta Vazquez-Rojas

2012

 

The Syntax and Semantics of Tarascan Noun Phrases

Jim Wood

2012

 

Icelandic Morphosyntax and Argument Structure

Chyan-An Arthur Wang

2010

 

The Microparametric Syntax of Resultatives in Chinese Languages

Andrea Cattaneo

2009

 

It is all about clitics: The case of a Northern Italian Dialect like Bellinzonese

Oana Savescu Ciucivara

2009

 

A Syntactic Analysis of Pronominal Clitic Clusters in Romance: The View from Romanian

Thomas Leu

2008

 

The Internal Syntax of Determiners

Lisa Levinson

2007

 

The Roots of Verbs

Franca Ferrari

2005

 

A syntactic analysis of the nominal systems of Italian and Luganda: how nouns can be formed in the syntax

Bill Haddican

2005

 

Aspects of Language Variation and Change in Contemporary Basque

 

Syntax Brown Bag

The NYU Syntax Brown Bag is a series of informal talks on syntax and its interfaces with other subfields. The talks are given by students, faculty, and visiting scholars in the Tri-State Area who come to NYC and share their on-going research with our department.