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Name: Donka  F. Farkas
Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
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Homepage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~farkas/
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Selected Publications: 2003. The Semantics of Incorporation (with H. de Swart), CSLI, Stanford.

2002. Extreme non-specificity in Romanian, in C. Beyssade et al., (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000, John Benjamins, pp. 127-151.

2002. Varieties of Indefinites, in Proceedings of SALT 12.

2002. Specificity Distinctions, in Journal of Semantics 19:1-31.

2001. Dependent Indefinites and Direct Scope, in C. Condoravdi and G. Renardel (eds), Logical Perspectives on Language and Information, CSLI, Stanford, pp. 41-72.

2000. On the Comparative and Absolute Readings of Superlatives, with K. E. Kiss. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 18, pp. 417-455.

2000. Scope Matters, in K. von Heusinger and U. Egli (eds.), Reference and Anaphoric Relations, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 79-108.

1997. Evaluation Indices and Scope, in A. Szabolcsi (ed.), Ways of Scope Taking, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 183-215.

1997. Dependent Indefinites, in F. Corblin, D. Godard and J.-M. Marandin (eds.), Empirical Issues in Formal Syntax and Semantics, Peter Lang Publishers, pp. 243-267.

1996. How Clause-bounded is the Scope of Universals?, with A. Giannakidou, in Gallway, T. et. al. (eds.), Proceedings of SALT VI, CLC Publications, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, pp. 35-52.

1994. Specificity and Scope, in L. Nash and G. Tsoulas (eds.), Langues et Grammaires 1, pp. 119-137.

1992. On Obviation, in I. Sag and A. Szabolcsi (eds.), Lexical Matters, CSLI, Publications pp. 85-109.

1992. On the Semantics of Subjunctive Complements, in P. Hirschbühler (ed.), Romance Languages and Modern Linguistic Theory, John Benjamins, pp. 69-105.

1990. Two Cases of Underspecification in Morphology, Linguistic Inquiry 21, pp. 539-50.

1989. Preverb Climbing in Hungarian, with J. Sadock, Language 65, pp. 318-338.

1988. On Obligatory Control, Linguistics and Philosophy 11, pp. 27-58.

1986. The Syntactic Position of Focus in Hungarian, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 4, pp. 77-96.

1985. Intensional Descriptions and the Romance Subjunctive Mood, Garland Publishers, New York.

1983. Restrictive if/when Clauses, with Y. Sugioka, Linguistics and Philosophy 6, pp. 225-258.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Semantics of Incorporation
Dissertation Director * of: Clauses without 'that': The case for bare sentential complementation in English
(Cathal Doherty, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Projecting the Adjective: The syntax and semantics of gradability and comparison
(Christopher Kennedy, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Questions and Quantifiers
(Aviva Shimelman, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Specifying Who: On the structure, meaning, and use of specificational copular clauses
(Line Mikkelsen, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Structural Markedness and Syntactic Structure: A study of word order and the left periphery in Mexican Spanish
(Rodrigo Gutiérrez-Bravo, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: An Interpretation for the English Existential Construction
(Louise McNally, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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