Syntax

PhD Alum Matt Tyler publishes paper in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory

Yale Linguistics alumnus, Matt Tyler, has recently published an article titled “Serial verb constructions and the syntax-prosody interface” in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. Matt’s paper focuses on serial verb constructions in Degema arguing for a partly-unified postsyntactic module, wherein mrophology and prosody are built in parallel. 

The article can be viewed at the link below.

Sigríður Sæunn publishes a paper in Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði [Icelandic language and general linguistics]

Sigríður Sæunn Sigurðardóttir published a paper entitled, “’Haf góðan dag’ Um uppkomu nýrrar kveðju út frá hugmyndum um talgjörðir” [‘Have a nice day’ The emergence of a new leave-taking term in Icelandic in the light of Speech Act Theory] in Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði 41.-42The paper is on the leave-taking term Hafðu góðan dag (‘Have a nice day (ACC)’), which has become prominent in Modern Icelandic but has been prescriptively deemed “improper Icelandic” due to its being influenced by English Have

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