David Erschler


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David Erschler
Department of Linguistics
226 South College
University of Massachusetts
150 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9274                                                                                                                   

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 Iron and Digor Ossetic, Iranian  languages of the Central Caucasus. My theoretical interests include the structure of the left periphery and the phonology-morphology-syntax interface.


Selected Papers and Drafts

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

to appear Sluicing and the Location of CP in Ossetic. The Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics, to be published by MITWPL

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.

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