Emily A. Hanink

Emily A. Hanink

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Dissertation:

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.


Relativization, clausal embedding, and DP structure

Submitted. Equation, modification, and relativization in anaphora. pdf

Submitted. Clausal embedding in Washo: Complementation vs. modification.
(with Ryan Bochnak) pdf

To appear. DP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. pdf

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

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

To appear. Negative concord is multiple agreement: imperatives in Washo. In the Proceedings of NELS 50. pre-print pdf

Submitted. Switch reference as index agreement. (with Karlos Arregi) link

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


Degree expressions

To appear. Explicit comparison in Fijian. In the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24. pre-print pdf

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


Particles

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



All Talks and Posters:

2020

Subject nominalizations and possessor agreement in Washo. Remarks: The Legacy (Workshop of GLOW 43): HU Berlin (virtual). Please e-mail me for a copy.


2019

Negative concord is multiple agreement: Sentential and phrasal negation in Washo. NELS 50: MIT. poster

Toward a direct analysis of explicit comparatives in Fijian. Linguistics Association of Great Britain: London. handout

Explicit comparison in Fijian. Sinn und Bedeutung 24: Osnabrück. handout

Property concepts in Basaá and the ontology of gradability across category. SALT 29: Los Angeles. (with Andrew Koontz-Garboden and Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso) poster, handout

Reference tracking via agreement: Evidence from Washo switch reference. GLOW 42: Oslo. (with Karlos Arregi) poster, handout

Property concepts in Basaá and the ontology of gradability. GLOW 42: Oslo. (with Andrew Koontz-Garboden and Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso) poster, handout

Reference tracking via agreement: Evidence from Washo switch reference. DISC0 5: phi-agreement, reference and case: Leipzig. (with Karlos Arregi) handout

Negative Concord in Washo as Negative Agreement. LSA 93: New York City. handout


2018

Postsyntactic inflection of the Degree Phrase in German. LSA 92: Salt Lake City. handout

Anaphoric 'same' and the syntax of implicit proforms. DGfS 40: "Reference beyond the DP: Towards a Crosslinguistic Typology of the Syntax and Semantics of Proforms:" Stuttgart. handout


2017

"Like", hedging and mirativity. A unified account. CSSP: Paris. (with Andrea Beltrama) handout

Encoding equation through two types of selection. Selection Fest: Berlin. handout

Selection and complement clause size in Washo. Selection Fest: Berlin. (with Ryan Bochnak) handout

Switch reference in Washo as multiple subject agreement. NELS 48: Reykjavík. (with Karlos Arregi) poster, handout

Switch reference in Washo as inverse marking. WSCLA 22: Vancouver, BC. (with Karlos Arregi) handout

Quantification in internally headed relatives in Washo. LSA 91: Austin, TX. handout

Factivity in embedded clauses in Washo. LSA 91: Austin, TX. (with Ryan Bochnak) handout


2016

Internally headed relatives in Washo: how to escape the indefiniteness restriction. NELS 47: Amherst, MA. poster

Factivity and two types of embedded clauses in Washo. NELS 47: Amherst, MA. (with Ryan Bochnak) handout

Article selection and anaphora in the German relative clause. SALT 26, Austin, TX. (with Julian Grove) poster

German Relative Clauses and the Severed Index Hypothesis. WCCFL 34: Salt Lake City, UT. (with Julian Grove) poster

German Relative Clauses and the Severed Index Hypothesis. CLS 52: Chicago, IL. (with Julian Grove) handout

The German definite article and the 'sameness' of indices. PLC 40: Philadelphia, PA. handout

Comprehension Priming Evidence for Elliptical Structures. CUNY 29: Gainesville, FL. (with Julian Grove and Ming Xiang) poster

Internally headed relatives and event nominalizations in Washo. BLS 42: Berkeley, CA. handout

This is, like, a mirative construction! ''Like'' between uncertainty and surprise. LSA 90: Washington, DC. (with Andrea Beltrama)


2015

The 'Missing-P' Phenomenon in German: Free Relatives are Super Light-headed. LSA 89: Portland, OR.


2014

Before and after - processing presuppositions in discourse. AMLaP 20: Edinburgh. (with Ming Xiang and Genna Vegh) poster

Comprehension Priming Evidence for Elliptical Structures. AMLaP 20: Edinburgh. (with Julian Grove and Ming Xiang) poster

Before and after - processing presuppositions in discourse. SNL 6: Amsterdam. (with Ming Xiang and Genna Vegh)

Before and after - processing presuppositions in discourse. CUNY 27: Columbus, OH. (with Ming Xiang and Genna Vegh)