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Name: Martha  J.  McGinnis
Institution: University of Calgary
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Selected Publications: McGinnis, Martha. To appear. On markedness asymmetries in person and number. Language.

McGinnis, Martha. 2005. Painting the wall red for a few hours: a reply to Glasbey (2003). Snippets 10.

McGinnis, Martha. 2004. Lethal ambiguity. Linguistic Inquiry 35.1, 47–95.

McGinnis, Martha. 2002. On the systematic aspect of idioms. Linguistic Inquiry 33.4, 665–672.

McGinnis, Martha. 2001. Variation in the phase structure of applicatives. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 1, 105–146.

McGinnis, Martha. 2001. Phases and the syntax of applicatives. In Proceedings of NELS 31, ed. Min-Joo Kim and Uri Strauss. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 333–349.

Phillips, Colin, Alec Marantz, Elron Yellin, Tom Pellathy, Martha McGinnis, Ken Wexler, David Poeppel, Tim Roberts. 2000. Auditory cortex accesses phonological categories: An MEG mismatch study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 12: 1038–1055.

McGinnis, Martha. 2000. A-scrambling exists! In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, ed. Michelle Minnick & Na-Rae Han. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 283–297.

McGinnis, Martha.1999. Evidence for feature-driven A-scrambling. In Proceedings of WCCFL 18, ed. Sonya Bird, Andrew Carnie, Jason Haugen, and Peter Norquest. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 364–378.

McGinnis, Martha. 1998. Reflexive external arguments and lethal ambiguity. In Proceedings of WCCFL 16, ed. Emily Curtis, James Lyle, & Gabriel Webster. Stanford: CSLI, 303–317.

McGinnis, Martha. 1998. Locality and inert case. In Proceedings of NELS 28, ed. Pius Tamanji & Kiyomi Kusumoto. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 267–281.

Barbosa, Maria, Danny Fox, Paul Hagstrom, Martha McGinnis & David Pesetsky, eds. 1998. Is the best good enough? Optimality and comparison in syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Is the Best Good Enough? Optimality and Competition in Syntax
 Optimality and Competition in Syntax
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Is the Best Good Enough? Optimality and Competition in Syntax
Courses Taught: Introduction to Linguistics II (LING 203)
English Syntax (LING 301)
Language and Mind (LING 349)
Syntactic Analysis I (LING 401)
Child Language: Syntax and Morphology (LING 431)
Advanced Syntax I & II (LING 611 & 711)
Binding Theory (LING 599.28 & 631.04)
The Lexicon (LING 699.16)
(with John Archibald) Second Language Acquisition (LING 627)
Dissertation Abstract: Locality in A-Movement

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