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Name: Denis  Bouchard
Institution: Université du Québec à Montréal
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Linguistic Theory, Origin of Language
Subject Language(s): French
Selected Publications: 1984 On the Content of Empty Categories. Dordrecht: Foris Publications.

1995 The Semantics of Syntax. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

2002 Adjectives, Number and Interfaces: Why Languages Vary. Oxford : Elsevier Science.

1985 On the Binding Theory and the Notion of Accessible SUBJECT, Linguistic Inquiry, 16.1, 117-133.

1985 PRO, Pronominal or Anaphor, Linguistic Inquiry 16.3, 471-477.

1986 Empty Categories and the Contraction Debate, Linguistic Inquiry, 17.1, 95-104.

1987 A Few Remarks on Past Participle Agreement, Linguistics and Philosophy 10.4, 449-474.

1988 French voici/voilà and the analysis of pro-drop, Language 64, 89-100.
1994 Les verbes psychologiques. Langue Française 105, 6-16.

1995 Grammar, Order, and the Position of Wh-signs in Québec Sign Language (avec Colette Dubuisson), Sign Language Studies 87, 99-139.

1996 Sign Languages and Language Universals: The Status of Order and Position in Grammar, Sign Language Studies 91, 101-160.

1998 The Distribution and Interpretation of Adjectives in French: A consequence of Bare Phrase Structure, Probus10, 2: 139-183.

2001 La cliticisation des déterminants, Actes du Colloque “La cliticisation”, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3, Paris: Champion, 95-108.

2001 The concept of ‘universal’ and the Case of Japanese, Lingua 111 : 247-277.

2002 Pauvreté des stimuli : Quels sont les faits? Trente ans de syntaxe. Revue Québécoise de Linguistique 30 : 43-62.

2005 Exaption and Linguistic Explanation, Lingua 115/12 : 1685-1696.

2006 Sériation des adjectifs dans le SN et formation de Concepts, Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes 34: URL :

2006 Beyond Descriptivism : Exaptation and Linguistic Explanation, in Jean-Pierre Montreuil and Chiyo Nishida (réd.), New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics, volume 1, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 27-50.

2009 Tallerman, M., D. Bickerton, D. Bouchard, T. Givón, E. Kaan, F. Newmeyer, L. Rizzi, and M. Steedman. What kinds of syntactic phenomena must biologists, neurobiologists, and computer scientists try to explain and replicate? In: Derek Bickerton and Eors Szathmáry (réd.), Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax, Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2009 A solution to the conceptual problem of Cartography, in Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (réd.), Alternatives to Cartography. Berlin: Verlag Walter de Gruyter, 245-274.

2010 From Neurons to Signs. In: Andrew D M Smith, Marieke Schouwstra, Bart de Boer, Kenny Smith (réd.) The evolution of Language. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 42-49.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Adjectives, Number and Interfaces
 The Nature and Origin of Language
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Nature and Origin of Language
Reviewer of: Syntax: Kayne (2000) (LL Issue 12.1602)
The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study (LL Issue 22.2513)

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