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 Caucasus, primarily Digor and Iron Ossetic, Georgian, and Svan. 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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