Publications

Submitted

  • Polinsky M, Radkevich N, Chumakina M. Submitted. "Agreement between arguments? Not really" [link]
  • Orfitelli R, Polinsky M. When performance masquerades as comprehension: Assessing grammaticality in non-L1 populations. Submitted.
  • Coon, J. and Preminger, O. Submitted. "Taking 'ergativity' out of split ergativity: A structural account of aspect and person splits". [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P. Submitted. "La adquisición del sistema ergativo en Q’anjob’al". CIRMA, La Antigua Guatemala.

Forthcoming

  • Larson, B and Wellwood, A. Forthcoming. "Constituency, implicit arguments, and scope in the syntax-semantics of degree constructions."
  • Larson, B. Forthcoming. "Minimal Search as a Restriction on Merge". Lingua [link]
  • Fukuda S, Nakao C, Omaki A, and Polinsky M. In press. "Revisiting Subject-Object Asymmetry: Subextraction in Japanese". In: Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL). [link]
  • Clemens, L.E. and Polinsky, M. Verb-Initial Word Orders. To appear in The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, 2nd edition [link]
  • Scontras, G., Tsai, C., Mai, K., Polinsky, M. Chinese Scope: an experimental investigation. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18 [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P. In Press. "Adquiriendo el sufijo -on en Q’anjob’al". In Nuevas perspectivas en la morfosintaxis de los idiomas mayas. Mateo Toledo, B., Zavala, R. and Polian, G. (eds.) Mexico: CIESAS.

2015

  • 2015, with Jessica Coon & Pedro Mateo Pedro: “The role of case in A-bar extraction asymmetries: evidence from Mayan.” Linguistic Variation 14(2): 179-242.doi: 10.1075/lv.14.2.01co [link]
  • Boon E, Polinsky M. From silence to voice: Empowering heritage language speakers in the 21 century. Informes del Observatorio / Observatorio’s Report. 2015;(2) [link]
  • Clemens LE, Coon J, Mateo Pedro P, Morgan AM, Polinsky M, Tandet G, Wagers M. Ergativity and the complexity of extraction: A view from Mayan. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory [Internet]. 2015;33:417-469 [link]
  • Mai, Kenneth. 2015. "Heritage speakers on the edge: Sentence final particle usage among heritage Cantonese speakers" (A.B. Thesis) [link]
  • Polinsky M. Tsez Syntax: A Description. Manuscript.; 2015 [link]
  • Polinsky M. When L1 becomes an L3: Assessing grammatical knowledge in heritage speakers/learners. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 2015;18:163-178 [link]

2014

  • A. Gagliardi and J. Lidz. 2014. Statistical insensitivity in the acquisition of Tsez noun classes. Language [link]
  • Boon, Erin Diane. 2014. Heritage Welsh (PhD Dissertation) [link]
  • Fuchs Z, Polinsky M, G.Scontras. The Differential Representation of Number and Gender in Spanish. In: GLOW 37. Brussels; 2014. [link]
  • Fukuda S, Polinsky M. 2014. Licensing of Floating Nominal Modifiers and Unaccusativity in Japanese. WCCFL-31 [link]
  • Gagliardi A, Goncalves M, Polinsky M, Radkevich N. Biabsolutives in Lak and Tsez. Lingua [Internet]. 2014;150:137-170. [link]
  • Longenbaugh, Nicholas. 2014. "Tree adjoining grammar at the interfaces" (A.B. Thesis) [link]
  • Polinsky M, Potsdam E. Left edge topics in Russian and the processing of anaphoric dependencies. Journal of Linguistics [Internet]. 2014 [link]
  • Polinsky M, Preminger O. 2014. Case and grammatical relations. In: Routledge Handbook of Syntax. ; In Press. [link]
  • Polinsky M, Radkevich N. Biabsolutives in Archi, in LSA 88. Minneapolis, MN; 2014 [link]
  • Polinsky, M. and E. Potsdam. 2014. Topics at the left periphery in Russian. In Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context, ed. by S. Katz Bourns and L. Myers, 109-130. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [link]
  • Potsdam E, Polinsky M. Information questions in Malagasy dialects. “Dialectal variation in Madagascar”. 2014 [link]
  • Tsai E, Scontras G, Mai K, Polinsky M. Prohibiting inverse scope. Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics (CSSP 2013) [Internet]. 2014;10:305-322 [link]

2013

  • Bae, S.-H. and Hisagi, M. 2013. "Information structure and particle choice: Native and near-native speakers of Japanese and Korean". Slides from talk presented at Information Structure and Word Order: Focusing on Asian Languages. Workshop sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Department of Linguistics, Harvard University. April 6-7, 2013. [link]
  • Benmamoun E, Montrul S, Polinsky M. 2013. Defining an "ideal" heritage speaker (Reply to peer commentaries in TL). Theoretical Linguistics. [link]
  • Benmamoun E, Montrul S, Polinsky M. 2013. Heritage Languages and Their Speakers: Opportunities and Challenges for Linguistics. Theoretical Linguistics. [link]
  • Clemens, L.E., Coon, J., Mateo Pedro, P., Morgan, A., Polinsky, M., Tandet, G., and Wagers, M. "Ergativity and the complexity of extraction: A view from Mayan". Slides from presentation given at WCCFL 31, Arizona State University, Feb. 8 2013. [link]
  • Coon, J. and Preminger, O. 2013. “Transitivity in Chol: A New Argument for the Split VP Hypothesis”. In Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 41). Amherst, MA: GLSA. [link]
  • Dubinina I, Polinsky M. 2013. Русскоговорящие американцы: лингвистические портреты. American Russian: Linguistic Profiles. In: Russian in Diaspora. Moscow: INION; [link]
  • Dubinina, I. and Polinsky M. 2013. "Russian in the USA". In Slavic Languages in Migration, Moser, M. (ed.) Wien: University of Vienna. [link]
  • Orfitelli R, Polinsky M. 2013. Is it all processing all the way down? Commentary on the paper by William O’Grady “The illusion of language acquisition”. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. [link]
  • Parra, M.L. 2013. Expanding Language and Cultural Competence in Advanced Heritage- and Foreign-Language Learners through Community Engagement and Work with the Arts. Heritage Language Journal [link]
  • Plaster, K., Polinsky, M. and Harizanov, B. 2013. "Noun Classes Grow on Trees: Noun Classification in the North-East Caucasus". In Language and representations (tentative). John Benjamins. [link]
  • Pokross, S. 2013. "Testing the Theory of Comprehension and Coreference: An Auditory Study of English Resumption". BA Thesis, Harvard University. [link]
  • Polinsky M, Clemens LE, Morgan AM, Xiang M, Heestand D. 2013. Resumption in English. In: Experimental syntax and Island effects, ed. Jon Sprouse. [link]
  • Polinsky M, Gallo CG, Graff P, Kravtchenko E, Morgan AM, Sturgeon A. 2013. Subject islands are different. In: Experimental syntax and Island effects, ed. Jon Sprouse. [link]
  • Polinsky, M. 2013. "Raising and control". In The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [link]
  • Polinsky, M. and Potsdam, E. 2013. "Diagnosing covert A-movement". In Diagnostics in Syntax. Cheng, L. and Corver, N. (eds.) Oxford University Press. [link]
  • Scontras, G., Tsai, C., Mai, K., Polinsky, M. 2013, Sept. 12. Chinese Scope: an experimental investigation. [Video Recording] [link]
  • Tandet, G. 2013. "Negation and Negative Pronouns in Chontal Mayan". BA Thesis, Harvard University. [link]
  • Viswanath, A. 2013. "Heritage English in Israeli Children". BA Thesis, Harvard University. [link]

2012

  • Clemens, L.E., Coon J., Graff P., López N.A., Morgan A.M., Mateo Pedro P. and Polinsky M. 2012. "Experimental design for field linguistics", Slides from talk given January 9, 2012. Symposium: Psycholinguistic Research on Less‐Studied Languages., Portland, OR: LSA [link]
  • Clemens, L.E., Morgan, A.M., Polinsky, M. and Xiang, M. "Listening to Resumptives: an Auditory Experiment". Poster presented at the 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. [link]
  • Clemens, L.E., Scontras, G. and Polinsky, M. (eds.) 2012. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. Online publication hosted by the University of Western Ontario. [link]
  • Coon, J. and Preminger, O. 2012. “Towards a Unified Account of Person Splits”, pp. 310-318. In Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 29). Jaehoon Choi, E., Hogue, A., Punske, J., Tat, D., Schertz, J. and Trueman A. (eds.) Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [link]
  • Leslie, S. 2012. "The Use of Linguistics to Improve the Teaching of Heritage Language Spanish". BA Thesis, Harvard University. [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P. 2012. "Documentacion de la adquisicion de las lenguas mayas". Handout from talk given at CAML, 2012, Patzun. [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P. and Imanishi, Y. 2012. "Derivando nominales en Kaqchikel Maya". Handout from talk given at FAMLi 2012, Patzun. [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P., Arcos Lopez, N. and Pye, C. 2012. "Adquisicion de verbos inergativos e inacusativos en Chol". Handout from talk given at FAMLi 2012, Patzun. [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P., Perez Jorge, G. and Alonzo Gomez, N. 2012. "Adquisicion del Juego A en Chuj Maya". Handout from talk given at FAMLi 2012, Patzun. [link]
  • Mitchell, L. 2012. "Beyond the Postverbal Domain: Heavy Noun Phrase Shift in Finnish and the Effect of Constituent Surface Position". BA Thesis, Harvard University. [link]
  • Polinsky, M. 2012. "Annotated bibliography of research in heritage languages". In Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press. [link]
  • Polinsky, M. 2012. "Headedness, again". In Theories of Everything In Honor of Ed Keenan. Graf, T., Paperno, D., Szabolcsi, A., and Tellings, J. (eds.) UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 17. pp 348-359. [link]
  • Polinsky, M., Gomez-Gallo C., Graff P. and Kravtchenko E. 2012. "Subject preference and ergativity". Lingua, vol. 122, pp. 267-277. [link]
  • Potsdam, E. and Polinsky M. 2012. "Backward raising". Syntax, vol. 15, pp. 75-108. [link]
  • SanPietro, S., Xiang, M. and Merchant, J. 2012. "Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse in Ellipsis: Accounting for Voice Mismatch". Poster presented at The 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. [link]

2011

  • Caponigro, I. and Polinsky M. 2011. "Relative embeddings: A Circassian puzzle for the syntax/semantics interface". Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, vol. 29, pp. 71-122. [link]
  • Clemens, L.E., Mateo Pedro, P., Polinsky, M., Tandet, G., Coon, J. and Morgan, A.M. 2011. "New Approaches to Linguistic work in Mesoamerican communities". Talk presented at the Mexico and Central America Program Speaker Series of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University. [link]
  • Coon, J. 2011. "Prepositions and the Perfective: Deriving Aspect-Based Split Ergativity." Handout from talk presented at the 2011 LSA, Pittsburgh, PA. [link]
  • Heestand, D., Xiang, M. and Polinsky, M. 2011. "Resumption still does not rescue islands". Linguistic Inquiry, vol. 42, pp. 138-152. [link]
  • Mateo Pedro, P. 2011. "Acquisition of -on in Q’anjob’al Maya". In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics. Shklovsky, K., Mateo Pedro, P. and Coon, J. (eds.) MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 63.
  • Mateo Pedro, P. 2011. "Extraction and Embedding in Two Mayan Languages". In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics. Shklovsky, K., Mateo Pedro, P. and Coon, J. (eds.) MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 63.
  • Montrul, S. and Polinsky M. 2011. "Why not heritage speakers?" Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, vol. 1, pp. 58-62. [link]
  • Polinsky, M. 2011. "Reanalysis in adult heritage language: A case for attrition". Studies in Second Language Acquisition, vol. 33, pp. 305-328. [link]
  • Potsdam E. and Polinsky, M. 2011. "Against covert A-movement in Russian unaccusatives". Linguistic Inquiry, vol. 42, pp. 345-355. [link]
  • Potsdam, E. and Polinsky M. 2011. "Questions and word order in Polynesian", pp. 83-109. In Topics in Oceanic Morphosyntax. Moyse-Faurie, C. and Sabel, J. (eds.) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [link]
  • Preminger, O. 2011. “Asymmetries between person and number in syntax: A commentary on Baker's SCOPA”. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, vol. 29, pp. 917-937. [link]
  • Sturgeon, A., Harizanov B., Polinsky M., Kravtchenko, E., Gómez Gallo, C., Medová, L. and Koula, V. 2011. "Revisiting the Person Case Constraint in Czech", pp. 116-130. In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics #19: The 2nd College Park Meeting 2010. Bailyn, J.F., Dunbar, E., Kronrod, Y., and LaTerza, C. (eds.) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications. [link]
  • Xiang, M., Harizanov, B., Polinsky, M. and Kravtchenko, E. 2011. "Processing Morphological Ambiguity: An Experimental Investigation of Russian Numerical Phrases". Lingua, vol. 121, pp. 548-560. [link]