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Name: David  Pesetsky
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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State and/or Country: MA
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Russian
Selected Publications: Pesetsky, David. Zero Syntax, MIT Press (1994)

Pesetsky, David. Phrasal Movement and its Kin. MIT Press. (2000).

Pesetsky, David and Esther Torrego. 'T-to-C: Causes and Consequences', in M. Kenstowicz (ed.) Ken Hale: A Life in Language. MIT Press. (2001).

Fox, Danny and David Pesetsky. 'Cyclic Linearization of Syntactic Structures'. Theoretical Linguistics. (2005, 1-46; with peer commentary).

Pesetsky, David and Esther Torrego. 'The Syntax of Valuation and the Interpretability of Features', in S. Karimi, V. Samiian and

Babyonyshev, Maria, Jennifer Ganger, David Pesetsky and Kenneth Wexler. The maturation of
grammatical principles: Evidence from Russian unaccusatives. Linguistic Inquiry, pp. 1-44. (2001).

'WH-in-situ: Movement and Unselective Binding,' in E. Reuland and A.G.B. ter Meulen (eds.) The
Linguistic Representation of (In)definiteness, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 98-129 (1987).

Pesetsky, David. 'Optimality and Syntax', in D. Archangeli and T. Langendoen (eds.) Optimality Theory, Blackwell (1997)

Rayner, Keith, Barbara R. Foorman, Charles A. Perfetti, David Pesetsky and Mark S. Seidenberg. 'How Psychological Science Informs the Teaching of Reading', Psychological Science in the Public Interest,
vol. 2, number 2. (2002) [shorter version: 'How should reading be taught?', Scientific American (2002)]

Andrew Nevins, David Pesetsky and Cilene Rodrigues) 'Pirahã Exceptionality: a Reassessment', under review. (2007) []
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phrasal Movement and Its Kin
 Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Phrasal Movement and Its Kin
Courses Taught: Intro linguistics, Intro syntax, Graduate syntax, morphology, Syntactic Models
Dissertation Director * of: What Moves Where When in Which Language?
(Norvin Richards, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Locality in A-Movement
(Martha McGinnis, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Phrase Structure in Minimalist Syntax
(Masatoshi Koizumi, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Decomposing Questions
(Paul Hagstrom, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: NonVerbal Predication and Head Movement
(Andrew Carnie, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Relativization and Ellipsis
(Adam Szczegielniak, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax of Givenness
(Ivona Kucerova, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles and the Nature of Wh-Fronting, as Revealed by the Wh-Questions of Tlingit
(Seth Cable, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: About Sharing
(Martina Gracanin-Yuksek, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Complementation in Chol (Mayan): A Theory of split ergativity
(Jessica Coon, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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