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Name: Elaine  J. Francis
Institution: Purdue University
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Homepage: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~ejfranci/ejfrancis.htm
State and/or Country: IN
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Specialty: syntactic categories; form-function mismatch
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue
Selected Publications: Books

Mufwene, Salikoko S., Elaine J. Francis and Rebecca S. Wheeler, eds. 2005. Polymorphous Linguistics: Jim McCawley’s Legacy. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Francis, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis, eds. 2003. Mismatch: Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Journal Articles

Francis, Elaine J. and Stephen Matthews. 2005. A multi-dimensional approach to the category ‘verb’ in Cantonese. Journal of Linguistics 41.2.

Francis, Elaine J. 2002. Form and function in syntactic theory: a reaction to Newmeyer. Language Sciences 24(1): 29-56.

Francis, Elaine J. 2000. Two perspectives on the grammar of possession. Language Sciences. 22(1): 87-107.

Francis, Elaine J. 1998. Some semantic reasons why iconicity between lexical categories and their discourse functions isn't perfect. Language Sciences 20(4): 399-414.

Francis, Alexander L. and Elaine Jones. 1996. Phonetics and phonological theory. Language & Communication 16(4): 381-395.
Book Chapters

Francis, Elaine J. 2005. Syntactic mimicry as evidence for prototypes in grammar. Salikoko S. Mufwene, Elaine J. Francis, and Rebecca Wheeler, eds. Polymorphous Linguistics: Jim McCawley’s Legacy, 161-181. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Francis, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis. 2003. Mismatch: a crucible for linguistic theory. Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis, eds. Mismatch: Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar, 1-27. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Yuasa, Etsuyo and Elaine J. Francis. 2003. Categorial mismatch in a multi-modular theory of grammar. Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis, eds. Mismatch: Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar, 179-227. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Francis, Elaine J. to appear. A conceptual semantic analysis of thematic structure in predicate nominals. Texas Linguistic Forum. (This paper was accepted for publication in 1999, but the volume still has not appeared.)

Francis, Elaine J. and Laura A. Michaelis. 2000. Approaches to mismatch: introduction. Proceedings of the BFG00 Conference Workshops, ed. by Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Francis, Elaine J. 1998. When form and meaning come apart: quantificational nouns, predicate nominals, and locative subjects in English. Chicago Linguistic Society 34: 159-170.

Special Issue of a Journal

Jones, Elaine and Gail Brendel Viechnicki, eds. 1997. Special issue on the importance of theory in discourse analysis. Language & Communication 17(2).

Announced on LINGUIST :  Mismatch
 Polymorphous Linguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Polymorphous Linguistics
Courses Taught: Elements of Linguistics
English Language II: Structure and Meaning
English Syntax and Syntactic Theory
Syntax II: Issues in Syntax
English Words,
Introduction to Semantics,
Linguistic Categorization
Dissertation Director * of: Spatial Language: Insights from sign and spoken languages
(Engin Arik, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: Variation within Lexical Categories
Academic Paper Abstract: A multi-dimensional approach to the category ‘verb’ in Cantonese
A multi-modular approach to gradual change in grammaticalization

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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