David Erschler דוד ארשלר Давид Эршлер


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David Erschler
Department of Linguistics
Integrative Learning Center
University of Massachusetts
650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-1100, USA

About me

I am a mathematician turned linguist.  I received my PhD in mathematics from Tel Aviv University in 2007.  Currently, I am doing a PhD in linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research focuses on theoretically oriented fieldwork, syntax, typology, and historical linguistics. Since 2007, I have been doing fieldwork on the languages of the Central Caucasus, primarily Digor and Iron Ossetic. My theoretical interests include the structure of the left periphery and the phonology-morphology-syntax interface.



Selected Papers and Drafts

to appear Word Formation in Ossetic Prefinal version, to appear as Chapter 172 in: Mueller, P.O., Ohnheiser, I., Olsen, S., Rainer, F. (eds.) Word-Formation. An International Handbook of the languages of Europe, to be published by Mouton de Gruyter.

2014. A marginal modal form in Digor Ossetic. In: Dmitrenko, Sergei and Zaika, Natalia (eds.) Acta Linguistica Petropolitana X(3). Studia typologica octogenario Victori Khrakovskij Samuelis filio dedicata.  711-719.

2014 Northeast Caucasian Languages. In: Aronoff, Mark (ed.) Oxford Online Bibliographies in Linguistics.

2014 Sluicing and the Location of CP in Ossetic. In: Cohen, Evan (ed.) The Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics,  MITWPL 68

2013 On Negative Indefinites and "Negative Conjunctions" in Iron Ossetic. In: Commentationes Iranicae. Vladimiro f. Aaron Livschits nonagenario donum natalicium. Ediderunt Sergius Tokhtasev et Paulus Luria. Petropoli in ædibus Nestor-Historia MMXIII

2013 Discovering Covert Long-Distance Relationships: A Clustering Approach. With Armin Buch, Gerhard Jäger, and Andrei Lupas. In: Saxena, Anju et al. (eds) Comparing approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences. 303-328. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2012. Suspended Affixation and the Structure of Syntax-Morphology Interface. Studia Linguistica Hungarica, 59: 153–175.

. From preverbal focus to preverbal “left periphery”: On diachronic and typological aspects of the Ossetic clause structure. Lingua, 122: 673–699

2011. On negation, negative concord, and negative imperatives in Digor Ossetic (with Vitaly Volk). In Haig, Geoffrey; Karimi, Simin; Korn, Agnes, and Samvelian, Pollet. (eds.) Topics in Iranian Linguistics. Beiträge zur Iranistik. Bd. 34. 135-150. Wiesbaden: Reichert.

2010. Otricatel'nye mestoimenija v osetinskom jazyke: areal'nye i i tipologicheskie aspekty. [Negative Pronouns in Ossetic: Areal and Typological Issues.] Voprosy Jazykoznanija. 2010 no 2, 84-105. Caveat lector: In Russian.

2010. Modularity and 2P Clitics: Arguments from Digor Ossetic. Online proceedings of IATL 25.

2009. Possession marking in Ossetic: Arguing for Caucasian influences. Linguistic Typology 13: 417-450.

On Case Conflicts in Russian: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach. In Zybatow, Gerhild / Junghanns, Uwe / Lenertova, Denisa / Biskup, Petr (eds.) Studies in Formal Slavic Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Information Structure. Proceedings of FDSL 7, Leipzig 2007. 119–131. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

2009. K tipologii nepacientivnyh znachenij akkuzativa. [On the Typology of Non-patientive Functions of the Accusative.] Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 2009 (3), 32–49.
Caveat lector: In Russian.

2008. Genitiv otricanija i nepacientivnye znachenija akkuzativa: fenomenologija i semantika. [Genitive of Negation and Non-patientive Functions of the Accusative.] In E. Rakhilina, A. Letuchij i T.Reznikova (ed.) Objektnyj genitiv pri otricanii v russkom jazyke. [Object Genitive with Negation in Russian] Moscow: Probel 2000. 97-122

2007. The structure ofevents and Genitive of negation with measure adverbials in Russian. In Hedde Zeijlstra, Jan-Philipp Soehn (eds.) Proceedings of the workshop on Negation and Polarity. Tuebingen. 29-35

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