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Name: Natalia  Fitzgibbons
Institution: Concordia University
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State and/or Country: Quebec
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Specialty: Syntax, semantics, syntax-semantics interface
Subject Language(s): Russian
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
Selected Publications: Fitzgibbons, Natalia V. 2010. Freestanding N-words in Russian: a Syntactic Account. Journal of Slavic Linguistics 18.1: 55-99.

Fitzgibbons, Natalia, Yael Sharvit and Jon Gajewski. 2009. Plural superlatives and distributivity. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 18, 302-318.

Fitzgibbons, Natalia V. 2009. N-words in the Syntax of Russian and Spanish. In Reich, Jodi, Maria Babyonyshev, and Daria Kavitskaya (eds.) Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics. The Yale Meetin 2008. Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 33-48

Fitzgibbons, Natalia V. 2009. N-Words and Negative Heads in Russian. In Zybatow, Gerhild, Uwe Junghanns, Denisa Lenertov√°, and Peter Biskup (eds.) Studies in Formal Slavic Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Information Structure. Proceedings of FDSL-7, Leipzig 2007, 43-51.

Fitzgibbons, Natalia V. 2008. Freestanding Negative Concord Items in Russian. Nanzan Linguistics, Special Issue 4.
Courses Taught: Morphology
Language and Mind
Introduction to Linguistic Science
Interfaces in Linguistic Theory: Syntax - Semantics
Structure of a Non-Indo-European Language
The Science of Linguistics
Theoretical Grammar of English
Reviewer of: Issues in Slavic Syntax and Semantics (LL Issue 22.2885)

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