Open Access Publications


Open access versions of publications by faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

Recent Submissions

  • Tollan, Rebecca; Massam, Diane (Syntax, 2022-05-20)
    Transitive and unergative verbs have long received a uniform syntactic analysis, where they differ in whether an overt object is present (in transitives) or absent (in unergatives). We examine how objects of unergative ...
  • Tollan, Rebecca (Linguistic Inquiry (MIT Press), 2021-06-25)
    This squib discusses environments in which a subject bears ergative case in the absence of an absolutive object, contrasting syntactically ergative languages (e.g., Q’anjob’al) with languages in which the ergative argument ...