Wan and Mande

Nikitina, T. Forthc. Verb phrase external arguments in Mande: New evidence for obligatory extraposition. To appear in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. pre-publication version

Nikitina, T. Forthc. Focus marking and differential argument marking: The emergence of bidirectional case marking in Wan. To appear in E. Adamou, K. Haude & M. Vanhove (eds. ) Information Structure in Lesser-Described Languages: Studies in prosody and syntax. John Benjamins. pre-publication version

Nikitina, T. Forthc. Missionary descriptions of Mande languages: verbal morphology in two 19th century grammars. To appear. read draft

Nikitina, T. 2012. Logophoric discourse and first person reporting in Wan (West Africa). Anthropological Linguistics 54(3): 280-301. read

Nikitina, T. 2007. Time reference of aspectual forms in Wan (Southeastern Mande). Doris L. Payne & Jaime Peña (eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, 125-33. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. read

Nikitina, T. 2012. Clause-internal correlatives in Southeastern Mande: A case for the propagation of typological rara. Lingua 122: 319-34. read

Nikitina, T. 2011. Categorial reanalysis and the origin of the S-O-V-X word order in Mande. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 32(2): 251-73. read

Nikitina, T. 2011. On lexical and syntactic licensing of category mixing. Andreas Nolda & Oliver Teuber (eds.) Syntax and Morphology Multi-Dimensional. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 217-38. read

Nikitina, T. 2009. The syntax of PPs in Wan, an “SOVX” language. Studies in Language 33(4): 907-30. read

Nikitina, T. 2009. Subcategorization pattern and lexical meaning of motion verbs: A study of the Source/Goal ambiguity. Linguistics 47-5: 1113-41. read

Nikitina, T. 2008. Locative terms and spatial frames of reference in Wan. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 29-1: 29-47. read

Nikitina, T. 2009. The function and form of action nominalization in Wan. Mandenkan 45: 17-28. read

Ancient Greek

Nikitina, T. 2017. Ablative and allative marking of static locations: A historical perspective. Silvia Luraghi, Tatiana Nikitina & Chiara Zanchi (eds.) Space in Diachrony. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 67-94. pre-publication draft

Nikitina, T. 2014. The many ways to find the “right” and the “left”: On dynamic projection models in the encoding of spatial relations. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 338-354. read

Nikitina, Tatiana & Marianna Spano. 2014. 'Behind' and 'in front' in Ancient Greek: A case study in orientation asymmetry. Silvia Kutscher & Daniel A. Werning (eds.) On Ancient Grammars of Space. Linguistic research on the expression of spatial relations and motion in Ancient languages. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 67-82. read

Nikitina. T. 2013. Lexical splits in the encoding of motion events from Archaic to Classical Greek. Juliana Goschler & Anatol Stefanowitsch (eds.) Variation and Change in the Encoding of Motion Events. Amsterdam, John Benjamins, pp. 185-201. pre-publication draft

Nikitina, Tatiana & Boris Maslov. 2013. Redefining constructio praegnans: On the variation between allative and locative expressions in Ancient Greek. Journal of Greek Linguistics 13-1: 105-142 . read


Nikitina, T. 2017. Ablative and allative marking of static locations: A historical perspective. Silvia Luraghi, Tatiana Nikitina & Chiara Zanchi (eds.) Space in Diachrony. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 67-94. pre-publication draft

Nikitina, T. & B. Maslov. 2015. Verse structure and literary tradition: The interaction between rhyme and stress in the Onegin stanza. Style 49(4): 439-469. read

Nikitina, T. 2012. Russian verboids: A case study in expressive vocabulary. Linguistics 50(2): 165-89. read

Nikitina, T. 2010. Variation in the encoding of endpoints of motion in Russian. Viktoria Driagina-Hasko and Renee Perelmutter (eds.) New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 267-290 read


Haug, D. T. T. & T. Nikitina. 2016. Feature sharing in agreement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34(3): 865-910. read

Nikitina, T. & D. T. T. Haug. 2016. Syntactic nominalization in Latin: A case of non-canonical subject agreement. Transactions of the Philological Society 114(1): 25-50. read

Haug, D. & T. Nikitina. 2012. The many cases of non-finite subjects: The challenge of "dominant" participles. Miriam Butt & Tracy Holloway King (eds.) Proceedings of the LFG12 Conference read


Nikitina, T. 2008. Pragmatic factors and variation in the expression of spatial goals: the case of into vs. in. Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlačil, Berit Gehrke, and Rick Nouwen (eds.) Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 175-195. read

Clark, Eve V. & Tatiana Nikitina. 2009. One vs. more than one: Antecedents to plurality in early language acquisition. Linguistics 47(1): 103-39. read

Bresnan, J. & T. Nikitina. 2009. The gradience of the dative alternation. Linda Uyechi & Lian Hee Wee (eds.) Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 161-84.

Bresnan, J., A. Cueni, T. Nikitina, and R. H. Baayen. 2007. Predicting the dative alternation. Gerlof Bouma, Irene Krämer & Joost Zwarts(eds.) Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 69-94. Downloadable from Joan Bresnan's Publications website.

Bashkir and Turkic

Nikitina, T. Forthc. Frames of reference in discourse: Spatial descriptions in Bashkir (Turkic). Cognitive Linguistics. pre-publication draft

Niktina, T. 2017. [In Russian] Otklonenija ot kanonicheskogo poryadka slov v ustnyx bashkirskix tekstax. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana 13(1). read