Emily A. Hanink

Emily A. Hanink


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Relativization and DP structure

2021. DP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 39(2): 505-554. link

2018. Light-headed relatives, missing prepositions, and span-conditioned allomorphy in German. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 21.2: 247-290. link

2017. The German definite article and the 'sameness' of indices. In Penn Working Papers in Linguistics vol. 23.1: 63-72. link

2017. German Relative Clauses and the Severed Index Hypothesis. In the Proceedings of WCCFL 34: 241-248. (with Julian Grove) link

2016. Article selection and anaphora in the German relative clause. In the Proceedings of SALT 26: 417-432. (with Julian Grove) link

2016. Internally headed relatives and event nominalizations in Washo. In the Proceedings of BLS 42: 119-134. post-print (revised) pdf

Agreement and concord

2021. Switch reference as index agreement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. Online First. (with Karlos Arregi) link

2020. Negative concord is multiple agreement: imperatives in Washo. In the Proceedings of NELS 50 vol. 2: 39-48. pdf

2019. Negative concord in Washo as negative agreement. In the Proceedings of the LSA 93 vol. 4.41: 1-12. link

2018. Switch reference in Washo as multiple subject agreement. In the Proceedings of NELS 48 vol. 1: 39-48. (with Karlos Arregi) pdf

2018. Postsyntactic inflection of the degree phrase in German. In the Proceedings of the LSA 92 vol. 3.23: 1-15. link


In Press. Restructuring and nominalization size. In The size of things 1: Structure building, ed. S. Laszakovits and Z. Shen: 3-24. Open Generative Syntax.

To appear. Clausal embedding in Washo: Complementation vs. modification. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. (with Ryan Bochnak) link

2017. Factivity and two types of embedded clauses in Washo. In the Proceedings of NELS 47 vol. 2: 65-78. (with Ryan Bochnak) pdf

Degree constructions

2021. Possession and categorization in a degreeless language. To appear in the Proceedings of NELS 51, UQAM. (with Andrew Koontz-Garboden) pdf (pre-print)

2020. Explicit comparison in Fijian. In the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24 vol. 1:256-272. link

2019. Property concepts in Basaá and the ontology of gradability across category. In the Proceedings of SALT 29: 201-218. (with Andrew Koontz-Garboden and Emmanuel-moselly Makasso) link


2018. Marking imprecision, expressing surprise. Like between hedging and mirativity. Journal of Linguistics. (with Andrea Beltrama) link

2014. Particles and compounds in German: Evidence for the compounding parameter. Language Acquisition 21.2: 199-211. (with William Snyder) link


Structural Sources of Anaphora and Sameness (University of Chicago, 2018)

My dissertation argues for an approach to DP structure and relativization in which anaphoric indices may be structurally encoded in different ways to facilitate anaphora both within and across languages. The proposal is motivated by the syntax of anaphoric modification, degree expressions, embedded equatives, and the interaction between them. The dissertation further accounts for structural and morphological differences between restrictive relatives and as-relatives, as well as the postsyntactic inflectional behavior of complex attributive degree modifiers in a range of environments. The primary languages of investigation are English, German, and Washo.