Papers

Drafts

Imperfectivity Prepared for Wiley’s Companion to Semantics.

Scale structure and genericity: Understanding generics using stochastic comparison (with Mokshay Madiman). (under revision)

 

Journal Articles

Diachronic semantics.  Annual Review of Linguistics. Vol. 1. (2015)

Reanalyzing the complement coercion effect through a generalized lexical semantics for aspectual verbs (with Maria Piñango).  Journal of Semantics (advance access)

The imperfective-perfective contrast in Middle Indic. In Journal of South Asian Linguistics 5. pp 3–33. (2012)

Complement coercionDistiguishing between type-shifting and pragmatic inferencing. (with Argyro Katsika, David Braze, and Maria Piñango).  In The Mental Lexicon 7.1, pp 58–76. (2012)

Unifying the imperfective and the progressive: Partitions as quantificational domains, In Linguistics & Philosophy 32.5, pp. 475–521. [preprint] (2009)

Derivational morphology in inheritance–based lexica: Insights from Panini. In  Lingua 117, pp. 175–201.[preprint] (2007)

Grammatical constraints on variation: be and ‘nt in the Survey of English Dialects (with Joan Bresnan and Devyani Sharma). In English Language and Linguistics 11.2, pp. 301–346.[preprint] (2007)

The metrical organization of Classical Sanskrit verse. In Journal of Linguistics 43.1, pp. 63–114.[preprint] (2007)

Typological variation in the ergative morphology of Indo-Aryan languages. (with Devyani Sharma). In  Linguistic Typology 10.3, pp. 369–418. (2006)

 

Handbook/Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings 

Aspect shifts in Indo-Aryan and trajectories of semantic change. (with Cleo Condoravdi) In  Chiara Gianollo, Agnes Jaeger, and Doris Penka (eds.) Language Change at the Syntax Semantics Interface. pp. 261-292. Berlin: De Gruyter. (in press)

Dialects in the Indo-Aryan landscape. In John Nerbonne, Dominic Watt, and Charles Boberg eds. Handbook of Dialectology, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (to appear)

Complement coercion as the processing of aspectual verbs: Evidence from Self-Paced Reading and fMRI.  With Yao-ying Lai, Cheryl Lacadie, Todd Constable, and Maria Piñango. In  Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society Meeting 2014. (2014)

Formal semantics and language change.  In Claire Bowern and Beth Evans eds. Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics. pp. 393-409. (2014)

From change to value difference in degree achievements. With Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden. In  Proceedings of SALT 23, pp. 97–115. (2013)

Morphology. In Robert Binnick ed. Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect, pp. 155–183. Oxford University Press. (2012)

Quantification and context in measure adverbs (with Maria Piñango). In Proceedings of SALT 21, pp. 295–312. (2011)

Poetries in contact: Arabic, Persian, and Urdu (with Paul Kiparsky). In Maria-Kristina Lotman and Mihhail Lotman ed.  Proceedings of International Conference on Frontiers in Comparative Metrics, Estonia, pp. 147–173. (2011)

A new methodology for the study of aspect in contact. (with Devyani Sharma). In James Walker ed. Aspect in Grammatical Variation, pp. 111–130, John Benjamins. (2010)

Imperfective readings: partitions as quantificational domains. Proceedings of SALT 19, pp. 109–123. (2009)

Contact-based aspectual restructuring: A critique of the lexical aspect hypothesis. (with Devyani Sharma). In Queen Mary OPALS Series. (2009)

Variation and change in the individual: evidence from the Survey of English Dialects. (with Devyani Sharma and Joan Bresnan). In Robin Cooper and Ruth Kempson eds. Language in Flux: Dialogue Coordination, Language Variation, Change and Evolution, pp. 265–321. College Publications. (2008)