Research & Publications

My work in progress and publications are given below. Links to available versions are provided at the ends of the citation. If a particular link is behind a paywall, I say so. If any links are broken or you are looking for a copy of something that is not listed here, please let me know.

In Progress (see OSF links for research artifacts):

  • Hybrid number agreement in Estonian/Finnish numeral-noun constructions (OSF)
    • At WCCFL 39, I gave a poster exploring the properties of hybrid number agreement in Estonian/Finnish. I argue that lexical approaches to hybrid agreement in gender do not extend to the Estonian/Finnish pattern. Poster | Supplemental handout
  • Conctypo: A typological database of nominal concord (OSF)
    • I am continuously building a typological sample of languages with what I (and others) call nominal concord.
      • The data is open source and available to all— please use and cite an official version (on OSF) to ensure replicability.
      • If you’d like to contribute data to the project, please contact me!
  • Concord and statistical modeling (collaboration with Kyle Mahowald)
    • Using the power of statistical modeling and Conctypo (my typological database of nominal concord) to probe complex questions about concord and its connections to other domains of language. LSA 2021 paper

Journal articles, book chapters, and proceedings papers:

  • 2021: Mahowald, Jurafsky, and Norris. “Concord begets concord: A Bayesian model of nominal concord typology.” to appear in Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 6(1), 541-555. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v6i1.4988 | LingBuzz
  • 2019: “A typological perspective on nominal concord.” In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 4(12), 1-15. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v4i1.4515 | LingBuzz | Archive
  • 2018: “Non-autonomous accusative case in Estonian.” Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 7(2), 7-38. Appeared online June 2019. Article (open access) | LingBuzz
  • 2018: “Unmarked case in Estonian nominals.” Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 36(2), 523-562. DOI (paywalled):  10.1007/s11049-017-9377-9 | LingBuzz
  • 2018: “The morphosyntax of number in Estonian numeral-noun constructions.” In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 3(45), 1-13. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4337 | LingBuzz
  • 2018: “Nominal structure in a language without articles: The case of Estonian.”  Glossa: a journal of general linguistics, 3(1), 41. DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.384 | LingBuzz
  • 2017: “Description and analyses of nominal concord (Pts I-II).” Language and Linguistics Compass 11. DOI (paywalled, pt I): 10.1111/lnc3.12266; DOI (paywalled, pt II): 10.1111/lnc3.12267 | LingBuzz
  • 2016: “Unifying subject agreement across clause types in Estonian.” Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 5(1), 3-37. Article (open access) | LingBuzz
  • 2015:”Case-Marking in Estonian Pseudopartitives.” In Proceedings of the 41st Berkeley Linguistic Society, eds. Jurgensen, Anna E., H. Sande, S. Lamoureux, K. Baclawski, and A. Zerbe. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 371-395. Article (open access) | Full Proceedings
  • 2014, with Line Mikkelsen and Jorge Hankamer: “Licensing Trouble.” Linguistic Inquiry 45(4), 617-653. DOI (paywalled): 10.1162/LING_a_00168 | LingBuzz
  • 2013: “The Architecture of Derivational OT: Evidence from Icelandic Syncope.” In Proceedings of the 41st Northeast Linguistic Society (NELS), eds. Fainleib, Y., N. LaCara, and Y. Park. Amherst, MA: GLSA Publications. Article (preprint)
  • 2012: “Towards an analysis of concord (in Icelandic).” In Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 29), eds. Choi, J., E. A. Hogue, J. Punske, D. Tat, J. Schertz, and A. Trueman, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. Article (open access) | Full Proceedings
  • 2011: “Extraposition and definiteness effects in Icelandic DPs.” in Morphology at Santa Cruz: Papers in Honor of Jorge Hankamer, eds. LaCara, N., A. Thompson, and M. A. Tucker. Santa Cruz, CA: Linguistics Research Center, 97-121. Chapter (open access) | Full collection

Dissertation: A Theory of Nominal Concord (slightly updated from original version)

  • Chapter 2 of my dissertation (the first half, anyway) is superseded by the 2018 Glossa paper “Nominal structure in a language without articles: The case of Estonian.” Please read/cite that paper instead of the dissertation chapter.
  • Chapter 4 of my dissertation is superseded by the 2018 NLLT paper “Unmarked case in Estonian nominals.” Please cite and read that paper instead of the dissertation chapter.