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Name: Matt  Pearson (IPA: mæt̚ pʰɪɹsə̃n)
Institution: Reed College
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State and/or Country: OR
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Malagasy, Plateau
Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Selected Publications: Pearson, M. 2002. “Evidence for clausal pied-piping in Malagasy long distance extraction”. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 44, ed. A. Rackowski and N. Richards, pp. 241-256. MIT.

Pearson, M. 2001. “T-marking on Malagasy obliques: Tense, aspect, and the position of PPs”. UCLA Working Papers in African Languages, ed. H. Torrance, pp. 14-39. UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Pearson, M. 2000. “Two types of VO languages”. The Derivation of VO and OV, ed. P. Svenonius. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Pearson, M. 2000. “‘Tense’ marking on Malagasy obliques and the syntax of telic events”. Proceedings of AFLA VI, ed. C. Smallwood & C. Kitto, pp. 279-296. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics. University of Toronto.

Pearson, M. 1999. “Feature inheritance and remnant movement: Deriving SOV order under the LCA”. Syntax at Sunset 2 [UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 3], ed. G. Storto, pp. 133-173. UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Pearson, M., ed. 1998. Recent papers in Austronesian linguistics: Proceedings of the third and fourth meetings of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA). UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 21, UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Pearson, M. 1998. “Predicate raising and ‘VOS’ order in Malagasy”. The structure of Malagasy, vol. II [UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 20], ed. I. Paul, pp. 94-110. UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Pearson, M. 1998. “Rightward object shift and the syntax of adverbs”. The structure of Malagasy, vol. II [UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 20], ed. I. Paul, pp. 34-49. UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 20, UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Pearson, M. 1997. “Pied-piping into the left periphery”. Proceedings of NELS 27, ed. K. Kusumoto, pp. 321-335. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Pearson, M. 1996. “Domain phrases and topic arguments in Malagasy existentials”. In Pearson & Paul 1996, pp. 113-141.
Pearson, M. and I. Paul, eds. 1996. The structure of Malagasy, vol. I. UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics 17, UCLA Department of Linguistics.
Courses Taught: General Linguistics
Advanced Linguistics (Minimalism)
Advanced Linguistics (The Syntax of Austronesian Languages)
Morphosyntactic Typology
Introductory Syntax
Advanced Syntax
Phonology
Semantics
Historical Linguistics
Dissertation Abstract: The Clause Structure of Malagasy: A Minimalist approach



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