Anoop Mahajan

Ph.D., 1990, MIT

 

 

 

Professor                                                                                                                                           

Department of Linguistics, UCLA

mailto:mahajan@ucla.edu

UCLA Linguistics Department

3125 Campbell Hall

Los Angeles CA 90095-1543

 

Research Interests

General: Syntactic Theory, Linguistic Typology, Comparative Indo-European Syntax, Indic Linguistics.

Current research interests: Gapping, Remnant Movement and Elimination of Head Movement, Partial Wh-Movement, and Oblique subject phenomena.

 

Some Recent Publications:

 

 

 

Overt little v, Ergatives and Antipassives in Hindi. Bilbao Ergativity Conference. 2009.

 

PP Positions and Basic Word Order. Potsdam and Hyderabad. 2009.

Reverse Engineering Two Word Order Generalizations.  Hong Kong Asian GLOW Paper. Revised 2009.

Slooping in Hindi. Delhi Asian GLOW Paper.  Revised 2008.

Restructuring in Hindi. Austin SALA 2003 paper. Revised 2007.

Agreement Spreading and Long Distance Agreement in Hindi. 2006. UCLA ms.     
       (Evaluates arguments for movement to SPEC or Agree based analysis of Hindi agreement).

Clause Structure in South Asian Languages. (Jointly edited with Veneeta Dayal.) Kluwer Publishers,  Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 2004.

 

“On the origin of non-nominative subjects,” in Peri Bhaskararao and Karumuri Venkata Subbarao eds., Nonnominative Subjects. Typological Studies in Language, 60. John Benjamins Publishing Co, 2004.

 

“Word Order and (Remnant) VP Movement,” in S. Karimi ed. Word Order and Scrambling. Blackwell Publishers, 2003.

 

Head Movement and Syntactic Theory. Syntax at Sunset 3, UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 10, 2003.

 

"Complex Predicates and Case in Hindi," ,” in Proceedings of the Nanzan GLOW, ed. by M. Saito et al, 275-296. 2001. Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

 

"Eliminating Head Movement," The GLOW Newsletter # 44, 2000, 44-45.

"Relative Asymmetries and Hindi Correlatives," in The Syntax of Relative Clauses, ed. by A. Alexiadou, P. Law and C. Wilder, 201-229. 2000. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.


"Oblique Subjects and Burzio's Generalization," to appear in Arguments and Case: Explaining Burzio's Generalization, ed. by E. Reuland, 77-100. 2000. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

"Towards a Unified Treatment of Wh-expletives in Hindi and German," in Wh-Scope Marking, ed. by U. Lutz, G. Muller and A. von Stechow, 317-332. 2000. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.


"Partial Movement and Successive Cyclicity," (with Gisbert Fanselow)", in Wh-Scope Marking, ed. by U. Lutz, G. Muller and A. von Stechow. 195-230. 2000. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.


"Against a Rightward Movement Analysis of Extraposition and Rightward Scrambling in Hindi," Scrambling, ed. by S. Tonoike, 93-124, 1997. Kurosio Publishers, Tokyo.

 

"Universal Grammar and the Typology of Ergative Languages," Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation, ed. by A. Alexiadou and T.A. Hall, 35-57, 1997. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

 

"Rightward Scrambling," Rightward Movement, ed. by D. Beerman, D. LeBlanc and H. van Riemsdijk, 185-213,1997. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia.

 

"Wh-Expletives and the Syntax of Partial Wh-Movement," Papers on Wh-Scope Marking, ed. by U. Lutz and G. Muller , 163-177, Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340, July 1996, University of Stuttgart and University of Tubingen.

 

"Partial wh-movement Constructions in Hindi and German," (with G. Fanselow) Papers on Wh-Scope Marking, ed. by U. Lutz and G. Muller , 131-161, Arbeitspapiere des Sonderforschungsbereichs 340, July 1996, University of Stuttgart and University of Tubingen.

 

"Some wh-Asymmetries, Successive Cyclicity and Feature Attraction" (with G. Fanselow), in GLOW Newsletter, 36, Spring 96.

 

"Toward a Unified Theory of Scrambling," Studies in Scrambling, ed. by N. Corver and H. van Riemsdijk, 301-330, 1995. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin/New York.

 

"Split Ergativity, Auxiliary Selection, and Word Order Directionality," GLOW Newsletter, 32, Spring 1994.

 

"active Passives," WCCFL 13, 1995. CSLI, Stanford.

 

"Against the Relevance of Subjacency at LF," Linguistic Inquiry 25.1,171-179, 1994.

 

"Specificity Condition and the CED", Linguistic Inquiry 23.3, 510-516. 1992.

 

Teaching

Graduate Syntax Seminar (Ling 252)

Graduate Syntax (Ling 200B, Ling 206)

Undergraduate Syntax (Ling 120B, Ling 165B)

Syntactic Typology (Ling 127, Ling 215)

Intro Linguistics (Ling 20)

 

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