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Name: Matthew  Reeve
Institution: University College London
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: To appear. If there's anything cleft ellipsis resembles, it's (pseudo)gapping. Proceedings of WCCFL 31.

To appear. The cleft pronoun and cleft clause in English. In: A. Haida, K. Hartmann and T. Veenstra (eds.), The Structure of Clefts. John Benjamins.

2012. Against FP analyses of clefts. In: A. Neeleman and R. Vermeulen (eds.), A Flexible Theory of Topic and Focus. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2012. Clefts and Their Relatives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2011. The syntactic structure of English clefts. Lingua 121, 142-171.

2008. A pseudo-biclausal analysis of Slavonic clefts. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 20, 63-85.

2007. Relatives and pronouns in the English cleft construction. UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 19, 157-182.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Clefts and their Relatives
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Clefts and their Relatives
 Clefts and their Relatives
Courses Taught: 2012-2013. Introduction to Generative Grammar B (1st year BA course, UCL)
Intermediate Generative Grammar A & B (2nd year BA courses, UCL)
Current Issues in Syntax (3rd year BA course, UCL)
MA supervision (UCL)
Foundations of Linguistics, Practicum in Linguistic Analysis, Languages of the World (1st year BA courses, Queen Mary, University of London)
2011-2012. Introduction to Generative Grammar A (1st year BA course, UCL)
Intermediate Generative Grammar A & B (2nd year BA courses, UCL)
Interfaces in Syntax (MA Linguistics course, UCL)
Linguistics for MSc Speech Sciences (UCL)
MA supervision (UCL)
2010-2011. Grammatical Descriptions of English (MA TESOL course, Middlesex University)
2009. Word and Sentence Structure (1st year BA course, University of Westminster)
2007-2010. Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Generative Grammar (1st year BA, MA), Intermediate Generative Grammar (2nd year BA), Logic and Meaning (1st year BA, MA), Language Acquisition (all) (UCL)
Dissertation Abstract: Clefts
Reviewer of: Edge-Based Clausal Syntax (LL Issue 23.3084)
Word Order (LL Issue 24.2929)

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