Faculty achievements are listed here. Please notify Michael Madden if you have something to add.
- Dikken, M. & J.Y. Shim (2011). Feature inheritance and EPP. In Andrew Simpson (ed.), Proceedings from the 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL7). MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
- McClure, W. & M. den Dikken (2011) (eds). Proceedings of the 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. Stanford: CSLI.
- Dikken, M. den (2011) (guest ed.), Phi-feature inflection and agreement. Topic/Comment Special issue of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (#29:4).
- Juliette Blevins. 2010. “Saving endangered languages in the United States.” A Living Legacy: Preserving Intangible Culture. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs. 6-10.
- William McClure (with Alison Gabriele, PhD 2005). (2011) "Why some imperfectives are interpreted imperfectly: A study of Chinese learners of Japanese." Language Acquisition, 18.1. 39–83.
- Ricardo Otheguy. 2011 Functional Adaptation and Conceptual Convergence in the Analysis of Language Contact in the Spanish of Bilingual Communities in New York.
Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics.
- Otheguy, Ricardo & Nancy Stern. 2011, On so-called Spanglish. International Journal of Bilingualism 15 (1) 85-100.
- Ricardo Otheguy (2010) "Advances in the study of lexical, phonological and grammatical variation and contact in Spanish in New York." Issue Editor, International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Number 203). Ricardo Otheguy (with David Livert) (2010). "A multilevel statistical analysis of changes in language use among first-generation immigrants in a bilingual setting." Issue Editor, International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Number 203).
- Tortora, C., & M. den Dikken (2010). Subject agreement variation: Support for the configurational approach. Lingua. 1089–1108.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). Book review: Mirrors and Microparameters: Phrase Structure beyond Free Word Order, David Adger, Daniel Harbour, Laurel J. Watkins, Cambridge University Press (2009). Lingua 120:9. 2311–18.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). On the functional structure of locative and directional PPs. In G. Cinque & L. Rizzi (eds), Mapping spatial PPs. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 74–126.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). Arguments for successive-cyclic movement through SpecCP: A critical review. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 9. 89–126.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). Directions from the get-go: On the syntax of manner-of-motion verbs in directional constructions. Catalan Journal of Linguistics 9. 25–55.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). De linkerperiferie antwoordt — Een reactie op het artikel van Barbiers, Koeneman & Lekakou. Nederlandse Taalkunde 15:3. 308–11.
- Dikken, M. den (2010). Embedded inversion and successive cyclicity. In J.W. Zwart & M. de Vries (eds), Structure preserved. Studies in syntax for Jan Koster. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 101–107.
- Dikken, M. den (2009). Comparative correlatives and successive cyclicity.In A. Lipták (ed.), Correlatives cross-linguistically. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 263–306.
- Dikken, M. den & R. Vago (2009) (eds). Approaches to Hungarian 11. Papers from the 2007 New York conference. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Martin Chodorow (with Na-Rae Han and Claudia Leacock). (2006). "Detecting errors in English article usage by non-native speakers". Natural Language Engineering, 12:115-129
- Marcel den Dikken. (2006). Relators and Linkers - The Syntax of Predication, Predicate Inversion, and Copulas. MIT Press.
- Marcel den Dikken. (2005) "Either-float and the syntax of co-ordination". Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24:689-749
- Marcel den Dikken. (2005). " Comparative correlatives comparatively". Linguistic Inquiry 36:497-532
- Robert Fiengo (with Robert May). (2006). De Lingua Belief. MIT Press.
- Robert Fiengo. (2007). Asking Questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance. Oxford University Press.
- Janet Fodor and William Sakas. (2005). "The Subset Principle in syntax: costs of compliance". Journal of Linguistics. 41:513-569
- Miki Makihara. (2005). "Rapa Nui ways of speaking Spanish: Language shift and socialization on Easter Island ". Language in Socciety. 34(5):727-762
- Kate Menken (2008) "English Learners Left Behind - Standardized Testing as Language Policy " from Multilingual Matters.
- Otheguy, Ricardo, Ana Celia Zentella & David Livert. (2007). Language and dialect contact in Spanish in New York: Towards the formation of a speech community. Language 83.770-802
- Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella. (2007). Apuntes preliminaries sobre el contacto lingüístico y dialectal en el uso pronominal del español en Nueva York. In Spanish in Contact: Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries. Editors: Kim Potowski and Richard Cameron.
- Sandeep Prasada and Elaine Dillingham. (2006). "Principled and statistical connections in common sense conception". Cognition 99(1):73-112
- David Rosenthal. (2005). Consciousness and Mind. Clarendon Press, Oxford
- Christina Tortora. (2006). "The Case of Appalachian Expletive they". American Speech 81(3):266-296
- Virginia Valian. (2006). "Young children's understanding of present and past tense" in Language Learning and Development 2(4):251-276
- Virginia Valian and Sandeep Prasada (with Jodi Scarpa). (2006). "Direct object predictability : effects on young children's imitation of sentences". Journal of Child Language. 33:247-269)
Mentions and Interviews
- Congratulations to Mamori Sugita Hughes on the publication of "Living Language: Japanese", a language learning program containing 4 books and 9 CDs, published by Random House.
- Daniel Kaufman was featured in the New York Times on April 29, 2010, about identifying, saving, and recording dying languages.
- Elaine Klein was quoted, and her research cited, in a January 24, 2009 New York Times Article about the demographics of schoolchildren in New York City.
Talks and Invitations
- Marcel den Dikken's conference presentations 2011:
20–22 October 2011 – 21st Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul (Republic of Korea) [poster] On the distribution of NPIs in clausal comparatives (co-authors: Anastasia Giannakidou & Suwon Yoon, University of Chicago)
20–22 October 2011 – 21st Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul National University, Seoul (Republic of Korea)Raising ‘do’ (co-author: Ji Young Shim, CUNY)
3–6 October 2011 – invited talk, workshop ‘The Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis?’, University of Potsdam (Germany)
On feature interpretability and inheritance
8 September 2011 – workshop ‘Doubling in syntax, semantics and morphology’ at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Universidad de la Rioja, LogroZo (Spain)Preposition doubling in Flemish dialects (co-author: Lobke Aelbrecht, Ghent University, Belgium)
24 June 2011 – 26th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, Meertens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) Preposition doubling in Flemish dialects (co-author: Lobke Aelbrecht, Ghent University, Belgium)
5 June 2011 – Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS) XIII, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
Grammaticalization in the syntax of preposition doubling in Flemish dialects (co-author: Lobke Aelbrecht, Ghent University, Belgium)
14 April 2011 – keynote address, UIC Bilingualism Workshop, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
The Distributed Morphology of code-switching
7–9 April 2011 – 47th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS47), University of Chicago, Illinois (USA) Preposition doubling in Flemish dialects (co-author: Lobke Aelbrecht, Ghent University, Belgium)
18 March 2011 – Workshop on Dutch Linguistics, Meertens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Dubbel op: Doubling PPs in Flemish dialects (co-author: Lobke Aelbrecht, Ghent University, Belgium)
- Marcel den Dikken will speak at the 31st GLOW, Newcastle University, from 26th to 28th March 2008. The title of his talk is "Small Clauses, Phases, and Phase Extension -- The Case of Scope and Object Shift"
- Marcel den Dikken is invited to speak at The 9th Seoul International Conference On Generative Grammar, in Seoul from July 17 to 20, 2008.
- Marcel den Dikken was invited to speak at Senshu University Japan on August 15, 2007. The titles of his talk are "Subject agreement variation in English: the hypothesis space and how to narrow it down" and "Phase Extension: Contours of a theory of the role of head movement in phrase extraction".
- Martin Chodorow will present his work "Detection of Grammatical Errors Involving Prepositions" (co-authored with Joel Tetreault and Na-Rae Han) at 4th ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on Preposition (part of 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics) in Prague, Czech Republic on June 24-30, 2007
- Marcel den Dikken was invited to speak at the 2007 International Conference on Linguistics in Korea on January 19-20, 2007. He is also the sole invited speaker at the 9th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar to be held at Dongguk University August 8-11, 2007.
- Janet Dean Fodor will give a keynote speech at International Conference on Processing Head-final Structures at Rochester Institute of Technologyand on September 21-22.
- Gita Martohardjono and Bill McClure spoke at Beijing University during the week of October 9, 2006. Their topics included the syntax, semantics, and acquisition of aspect.
- Bill McClure will give a talk at WCCFL 26 at UC Berkeley on April 27-29, 2007.
- Ricardo Otheguy gave a keynote presentation at the First Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization at the University of Groningen, September 28-30, 2006.
- Ricardo Otheguy and his colleagues has been featured in the New York Sun.
- William Sakas and Janet Dean Fodor will speak at the Special 1-day MIT Workshop: Where Does Syntax Come From? Have We All Been Wrong? on October 19th, 2007. The webcast of the talks will be available at http://mitworld.mit.edu
- Arthur Spears spoke at One Book One, New Paltz 2006 at SUNY New Paltz. His title was "Haitan Creole: A language's history, cultural context, and legacy." (10/2006)
- Christina Tortora has been invited to the University of Padova to give a seminar on morpho-syntactic variation in English dialects. She will also be giving talks at Venice and Treviso on the topic.
- Virginia Valian spoke on the "The controversy of women in science: A sober look" at the Columbia University School of Interntional and Public Affairs. (2/2007)
- Christina Tortora has received an NEH grant ($44,169) for work on her Appalachian corpus project.
- Christina Tortora has received an NSF grant ($236,626 ) for work on her Appalachian corpus project. Work in collaboration with Beatrice Santorini of the University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Montgomery of the University of South Carolina
- The GC has been named in the NSF award to support the Special Session at the LSRL43 thanks to Christina Tortora (Febuary 2013)
- Christina Tortora has received an Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) grant for continued work on her Appalachian corpus project.
- Christina Tortora received a 2011-12 NEH Fellowship, for her work on the Appalachian corpus project (2011)
- Gita Martohardjono received $50,000 from the NYC Dept of Education for her project: customized Web-based Scoring and Evaluation Report System (w-SERS) (September 2008)
- Kate Menken received $161,823 from U.S. Department of Education for her proejct: Meeting the Needs of Long-Term English Language Learners in High School, Phase II (September 2008)
- Elaine Klein and Gita Martohardjono received $384,000 from the NYC Dept of Education for their project: Understanding the Student with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). The grant will run for eighteen months. (February 2007)
- Elaine Klein and Gita Martohardjono received nearly $36,000 from the NYC Dept of Education to train teachers in assessing the educational needs of Students with Interrupted Formal Education. (October, 2006)
- RISLUS Research Fellow Kate Menken has received a grant for $45,494 from the Office of English Language Learners of the New York City Department of Education to conduct a study entitled "Meeting the Needs of Long-Term English Language Learners in High School." Visit here for more information. (January, 2007)
- Christina Tortora and Marcel den Dikken received an NSF grant for a joint project (with Judy Bernstein and Raffaella Zanuttini) on "The comparative morpho-syntax of Appalachian English" (September 2006 - August 2008). Erin Quirk will work for the project as a graduate assistant.
In the RF Report 2006, the Appalachian English project has been featured. Click on the image to see the page in PDF.
Distinctions, awards, public service
- Juliette Blevins was recently made Fellow of the International Centre of Language Revitalisation of Te Ipukarea, - the The National Maori Language Institute. New fellows of the center will be honored on May 24, 2011 at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The role of fellows is to provide a global forum for the exchange of ideas, seek collaborative research opportunities, and advise the ICLR on future directions related to the revitalization of endangered and minority languages.
- Arthur Spears is the elected vice-president of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (2005-2007). He will be president from 2007-2009. He also appeared on WABC's "Like it Is" with Gil Noble (May 14, 2006).
- Christina Tortora received the Feliks Gross Endowment Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a CUNY junior faculty member (2006).