I just attended the 2019 LSA meeting in NYC at the Sheraton Hotel. I attended every day, from Thursday January 3rd to Sunday January 6th, and saw many talks. Based on that experience, I have written up some notes on how to give a talk at the LSA.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
This is a new paper that follows up on three recent papers that I have written, all posted on Lingbuzz. In Collins (2018a,b) and Angelopoulos, Collins and Terzi (2018) we argue that the external argument in the passive is syntactically projected in the same way as in the active (reviving the essential idea of Chomsky 1957). In this paper, I explore the principles that determine the projection of arguments, including the Theta-Criterion and UTAH.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
At the beginning of my Fall 2018 seminar "Argument Structure in Minimalist Syntax", I gave a list of research questions that we would address during the course. Here is a summary of the answers to those questions.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Abstract: Using the distribution of reflexives and bound pronouns, this paper investigates the phi-features of the implicit argument of the short passive in English. I show that there are three cases: (a) null versions of generic one and you, (b) a null existential quantifier expression lacking phi-features, and (c) a null definite pro with any combination of phi-features.