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Name: Asya  Pereltsvaig
Institution: Stanford University
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State and/or Country: CA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Russian syntax, historical linguistics, geolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Italian
Norwegian Bokmål
Russian
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
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Copular Sentences in Russian
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

Undergraduate:
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

Graduate:
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: Syntax: Moro (2000) (LL Issue 12.1030)
Applied Linguistics: Salaberry & Shirai, eds. (2002) (LL Issue 14.397)
Syntax: Cinque ed. (2002) (LL Issue 14.1479)
Semantics: Landman (2004) (LL Issue 15.1244)
Syntax/Typology: Carnie, Harley & Dooley (2005) (LL Issue 16.2503)



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