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Name: Michael  J. M. Barrie (IPA: mʌjkʟ)
Institution: Sogang University
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Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/barriemichael/home
State and/or Country: Korea, South   
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Siksika
Chinese, Yue
Language Family(ies): Northern Iroquoian
Selected Publications: 2011. Dynammic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation. Dordrecht: Springer.

2010. ‘Noun Incorporation as Symmetry Breaking,’ in Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 55(3): 273-302.

2010. (with Christine Pittman). ‘Mandatives: Lessons on raising/control diagnostics,’ in Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 55(1): 131-138.

2009. (with Bettina Spreng) ‘Noun incorporation and the progressive in German,’ in Lingua. 19(2): 374-388.

2007. ‘Contrast and contour tones in Chinese languages,’ in Journal of East Asian Linguistics. 16(4): 337-362.

2007. ‘Control and wh-infinitivals,’ in New Horizons in the Analysis of Control and Raising. S. Dubinsky and W. Davies (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer. 263-279.

2006. ‘Tone circles and contrast preservation,’ in Linguistic Inquiry. 37(1): 131-141.

2000. ‘The syntax of clitic placement in European Portuguese’, in Revue Québecoise de Linguistique. 28(1): 91-110.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation
Courses Taught: LIN 3310 - Syntactic Theory (University of Ottawa)

LING 522 - Topics in Syntax and Semantics (U of British Columbia)

LIN 232 - Syntactic Patterns (U of Toronto)
Reviewer of: Syntax: Lasnik (2003) (LL Issue 14.2415)
Phonology/Morphology: Ito & Mester (2003) (LL Issue 16.795)
Subject Positions and Interfaces (LL Issue 17.2293)
Phi-features and the Modular Architecture of Language (LL Issue 23.4397)

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