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Name: Éric  Mathieu
Institution: University of Ottawa
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Homepage: http://artsites.uottawa.ca/eajmathieu/en
State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Syntax-Semantics Interface
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: The Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions: A Comparative Study. With Alastair Butler. Palgrave-MacMillan. 2004.

The Mapping of Form and Interpretation: The Case of Optional WH-Movement in French. In Lingua 114/9-10 pp 1090-1132.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions
Courses Taught: Introduction to syntax
Topics in Linguistics
French Historical Linguistics
French dialects
Dissertation Director * of: A VP-internal/Resultative Analysis of 4 "VP-External" Uses of Slavic Verbal Prefixes
(Rok Žaucer, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: The Syntax of Non-Canonical Quantification: A comparative study
Academic Paper Abstract: Martine Coene & Yves D'hulst (eds.), From NP to DP, vol. I: The syntax and semantics of noun phrases. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002. Pp. vi+359. From NP to DP, vol. II: The expression of possession in noun phrases. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2002. Pp. viii+291.
Kerstin Schwabe & Susanne Winkler (eds.), The interfaces: deriving and interpreting omitted structures (Linguistics Today 61). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2003. Pp. vi+399.
Licensing by modification: The case of French de nominals

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