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Name: Asya  Pereltsvaig
Institution: Stanford University
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Russian syntax, historical linguistics, geolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Italian
Norwegian Bokmål
Selected Publications: Books:

under contract) Indo-European Languages: Facts and Fallacies in their Origins and History. Cambridge University Press. [with Martin W. Lewis]

(2012) Languages of the World: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press.

(2007, hardback; 2008, softcover) Copular Sentences in Russian. Springer-Verlag.

Journal Articles:
(2013) “Noun Phrase Structure in Article-less Slavic languages: DP or not DP?” Language and Linguistics Compass 7(3): 201–219.

(2012) “Comment on ‘Phonemic Diversity Supports a Serial Founder Effect Model of Language Expansion from Africa’”. Science 335(6069): 657 [with Rory Van Tuyl].

(2008) “Split Phrases in Colloquial Russian”. Studia Linguistica 62(1): 5-38 (special volume on spoken language).

(2008) “Aspect in Russian as grammatical rather than lexical notion: Evidence from Heritage Russian”. Russian Linguistics 32(1): 27-42 (special volume on Heritage Russian).

(2007) “On the Universality of DP: A View from Russian”. Studia Linguistica 61(1): 59-94.

(2006) “Small Nominals”. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24(2): 433-500.

(2006) “Head Movement in Hebrew Nominals: A Reply to Shlonsky”. Lingua 116(8): A1-A40.

(2004) “Topic and Focus as Linear Notions: Evidence from Italian and Russian”. Lingua 114(3): 325-344.

(1999) “Cognate Objects in Russian: Is the Notion “Cognate” Relevant for Syntax?” Canadian Journal of Linguistics 44(3): 267-291.

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings:

(forthcoming) Possessives within and beyond NP: Two ezafe constructions in Tatar. To appear in: Grete Dalmi and Alex Grosu (eds.) Papers in memory of Helen Trugman. [with Ekaterina Lyutikova]

(forthcoming) Differential Object Marking in Tatar and the Functional Architecture of the Noun Phrase. To appear in: Peter Svenonius (ed.) Nordlyd. Tromsø University Working Papers in Language and Linguistics. Special volume on Differential Object Marking. [with Ekaterina Lyutikova]

(forthcoming) On Number and Numberlessness in Languages with and without Articles. To appear in: Cabredo Hofherr, Patricia & Brenda Laca (eds.) Crosslinguistic Studies on Noun Phrase Structure and Reference. Syntax and semantics series. Leiden: Brill. Pp. 52-72.

(forthcoming) “On Numberlessness and Paucal Numerals in Russian”. To appear in Aleksandr Podobryaev (ed.) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 19: The MIT Meeting.

(2012) “Distributivity is not uniformly over events”. In: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr & Brenda Laca (eds.) Studies in verbal plurality. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Pp. 211-221.

(2013) On number and numberlessness in languages without articles. In: Chundra Cathcart, I-Hsuan Chen, Greg Finley, Shinae Kang, Clare S. Sandy, and Elise Stickles (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Pp. 300-314.

(2012) Motivating the DP Projection in Languages Without Articles. In: Proceedings of Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics 2012. Pp. 167-178. [with Olga Kagan]

(2011) “Bare NPs and Semantic Incorporation: Objects of intensive reflexives at the syntax-semantics interface”. In: Browne, Wayles; Adam Cooper; Alison Fisher; Esra Kesici; Nikola Predolac and Draga Zec (eds.) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 18: The Cornell Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic Publications. Pp. 226-240. [with Olga Kagan]

Announced on LINGUIST :  Copular Sentences in Russian
 Copular Sentences in Russian
 Languages of the World
 Languages of the World
 The Indo-European Controversy
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Copular Sentences in Russian
 The Indo-European Controversy
Courses Taught: Lifelong Learning:

Languages of the World
The Glamour of Grammar
Language and Identity in Geopolitical Hotspots
The story of English: past, present and future
Language: The Mirror of the Mind
Why do languages change?
Discovering language
Language, Geography, and Geopolitics [co-taught with Martin W. Lewis]
History and Geography of Language Families [co-taught with Martin W. Lewis]
Story of Human Language

Languages of the World
History Through Language
Introduction to Linguistics
Bilingualism, Language Attrition, and Heritage Languages
Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition
Introductory and Advanced Syntax

Seminar on Noun Phrase Structure
Seminar on Word Order
Introduction to Minimalism
Introductory and Advanced Syntax
Structure of Russian
English Grammar
Dissertation Abstract: On the Nature of Intra-Clausal Relations: A study of copular sentences in Russian and Italian
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: Salaberry & Shirai, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 14.397)
Semantics: Landman (2004) (LL Issue 15.1244)
Syntax: Cinque ed. (2002) (LL Issue 14.1479)
Space in Language and Linguistics (LL Issue 25.4160)
Syntax/Typology: Carnie, Harley & Dooley (2005) (LL Issue 16.2503)
Syntax: Moro (2000) (LL Issue 12.1030)

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