Merchant Writings


  1. Roots don't select, categorial heads do: Lexical-selection of PPs may vary by category. 2018. Jason Merchant. Ms., University of Chicago.
  2. The morphosyntax of the periphrastic future under negation in Cypriot Greek. 2017. Jason Merchant and Natalia Pavlou. Journal of Greek Linguistics 17:233-262.
  3. Spurious coordination in Vlach multiple wh-fronting. 2017. In Nicholas LaCara, Keir Moulton, and Anne-Michelle Tessier (eds.), A Schrift to Fest Kyle Johnson, 271-280. Linguistics Open Access Publications.
  4. An embarrassment of riches? Cutting up the elliptical pie. 2016. Theoretical Linguistics 42(3-4): 297-304.
  5. The dynamics of ellipsis. Gregory M. Kobele and Jason Merchant. 2016. Theoretical Linguistics 42(3-4): 291-296.
  6. Ellipsis: A survey of analytical approaches. 2016. Ms., University of Chicago. For Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman (eds.), Handbook of ellipsis, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  7. On ineffable predicates: Bilingual Greek-English code-switching under ellipsis. 2015. Lingua 166: 199-213.
  8. How much context is enough? Two cases of span-conditioned stem allomorphy. 2015. Linguistic Inquiry 46.2:273-303.
  9. Individual anchors for tenses: How Keats learned to read before Shakespeare. 2015. Linguistic Analysis 39.3-4:415-421.
  10. Gender mismatches under nominal ellipsis. 2014. Lingua 151: 9-32.
  11. Ellipsis sites induce structural priming effects. 2014. Ming Xiang, Julian Grove, and Jason Merchant. Ms., University of Chicago.
  12. Some definitions. 2014. Ms., University of Chicago. Irregularly, but not substantially, updated since 2004 (tweaked a tiny bit every time I teach Syntax 1).
  13. Deep properties of surface pronouns: Pronominal predicate anaphors in Norwegian and German. 2013. Kristine Bentzen, Jason Merchant, and Peter Svenonius. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 16.2: 97-125.
  14. Fragment answers to questions: A case of inaudible syntax. 2013. Jason Merchant, Lyn Frazier, Charles Clifton Jr., and Thomas Weskott. In Laurence Goldstein (ed.), Brevity, 21-35. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  15. Revisiting conditions on predicate anaphora. 2013. In Philip Hofmeister and Elisabeth Norcliffe (eds.), The core and the periphery: Data-driven perspectives on syntax inspired by Ivan A. Sag, 1-4. CSLI Publications: Stanford, Calif.
  16. Polarity items under ellipsis. 2013. In Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver (eds.), Diagnosing syntax, 441-462. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  17. Diagnosing ellipsis. 2013. In Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Nobert Corver (eds.), Diagnosing syntax, 537-542. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  18. Ellipsis phenomena. 2013. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Jason Merchant. In Marcel den Dikken (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax, 701-745. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
  19. A remark on P-stranding with corrective sondern 'but' in German. 2013. Ms., University of Chicago.
  20. Voice and ellipsis. 2013. Linguistic Inquiry 44.1: 77-108.
  21. Sluicing: Cross-linguistic perspectives. 2012. Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson (eds.). Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  22. Book notice of John Marangozis (2010), An introduction to Vlach grammar, LINCOM Europa: Munich. eLanguage, 25 November 2012. (Compare here the version I submitted and which was accepted for publication; the changes to the text that appear in the published version were made without my knowledge or approval.)
  23. NCA, a list. 2013. Ms., University of Chicago.
  24. Two phrasal comparatives in Greek. 2012. Ms., University of Chicago. Under revision.
  25. A new standard of comparison. 2012. Peter Alrenga, Christopher Kennedy, and Jason Merchant. In Nathan Arnett and Ryan Bennett (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 32-42. Cascadilla Proceedings Project: Somerville, Mass.
  26. Accounting for voice mismatch in ellipsis. 2012. Steven A. SanPietro, Ming Xiang, and Jason Merchant. In Nathan Arnett and Ryan Bennett (eds.), Proceedings of the 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Proceedings Project: Somerville, Mass.
  27. Aleut case matters. 2011. In Etsuyo Yuasa, Tista Bagchi, and Katharine P. Beals. (eds.), Pragmatics and Autolexical Grammar: In honor of Jerry Sadock, 382-411. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
  28. Three kinds of ellipsis. 2010. In Francois Recanati, Isidora Stojanovic, Neftali Villanueva (eds.), Context-Dependence, Perspective, and Relativity, 141-192. Walter de Gruyter: Berlin.
  29. Phrasal and clausal comparatives in Greek and the abstractness of syntax. 2009. Journal of Greek Linguistics 9: 134-164.
  30. Variable island repair under ellipsis. 2008. In Kyle Johnson (ed.), Topics in ellipsis, 132-153. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.
  31. An asymmetry in voice mismatches in VP-ellipsis and pseudogapping. 2008. Linguistic Inquiry 39.1: 169-179. Addendum here.
  32. WCO, ACD, and the positions of subjects. 2007. Ms., University of Chicago.
  33. Polyvalent case, geometric hierarchies, and split ergativity. 2006. In Jackie Bunting, Sapna Desai, Robert Peachey, Chris Straughn, and Zuzana Tomkova (eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Volume 2: The Parasessions, 47-67. Chicago Linguistic Society: Chicago, Ill.
  34. Why no(t)? 2006. Style 20.1-2:20-23. (Special issue edited by William Salmon and Charalabos Kalpakidis as a Festschrift for Haj Ross.)
  35. 'Small structures': A sententialist perspective. 2006. In Ljiljana Progovac, Kate Paesani, Eugenia Casielles, and Ellen Barton (eds.), The Syntax of Nonsententials: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 73-91. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
  36. Sluicing. 2006. In Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), The Syntax Companion, 269-289. Blackwell: London.
  37. Ellipsis and 'nonsentential speech'. 2005.  In Marina Mattheoudakis and Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey (eds.), Selected papers on theoretical and applied linguistics, 175-189. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki.
  38. Fragments and ellipsis. 2004. Linguistics and Philosophy 27.6:661-738.
  39. Resumptivity and non-movement. 2004. Studies in Greek Linguistics 24, 471-481. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki.
  40. Subject-Auxiliary Inversion in comparatives and PF output constraints. 2003. In Kerstin Schwabe and Susanne Winkler (eds.), The interfaces: Deriving and Interpreting (omitted) structures, 55-77. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
  41. Preliminary fragmentary thoughts. 2003. In Ayumi Ueyama (ed.), Theoretical and empirical studies of ellipsis, 110-148. Report of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyushu University: Fukuoka.
  42. Remarks on stripping. 2003. Ms., U Chicago.
  43. Swiping in Germanic. 2002. In C. Jan-Wouter Zwart and Werner Abraham (eds.), Studies in comparative Germanic syntax, 295-321. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
  44. PF output constraints and elliptical repair in SAI comparatives. 2002. In Line Mikkelsen and Chris Potts (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 292-305. Cascadilla Press: Somerville, Mass.
  45. The syntax of silence: Sluicing, islands, and the theory of ellipsis. 2001. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
  46. Book notice of David Holton, Peter Mackridge, and Irene Philippaki- Warburton (1997), Greek: A comprehensive grammar of the modern language, Routledge and Bruce Donaldson (1997), Dutch: A comprehensive grammar, Routledge. 2001. Language 77: 194-195.
  47. Islands and LF-movement in Greek sluicing. 2000. Journal of Greek Linguistics 1.1: 41-64.
  48. Attributive comparative deletion. With Chris Kennedy. 2000. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 18.1:89-146.
  49. Economy, the copy theory, and antecedent-contained deletion. 2000. Linguistic Inquiry 31.3: 566-575.
  50. Antecedent-contained deletion in negative polarity items. 2000. Syntax 3.2:144-150.
  51. The case of the 'missing CP' and the secret Case. 2000. With Chris Kennedy. In Chung, Sandra, James McCloskey, and Nathan Sanders (editors), The Jorge Hankamer WebFest, University of California, Santa Cruz;
  52. On the extent of trace deletion in antecedent-contained deletion. 1999. In Elly van Gelderen and Vida Samiian (eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 98), 327-335. California State University: Fresno, Ca.
  53. Why Giannis can't scrub his plate clean: On the absence of resultative secondary predication in Greek. 1999. With Anastasia Giannakidou. In Amalia Mozer (ed.), Greek Linguistics '97: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Greek Linguistics, 93-103. Ekdosis Ellinika Grammata: Athens.
  54. E-type A'-traces under sluicing. 1999. In Kimary Shahin, Susan Blake, and Eun-Sook Kim (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventeenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 478-492. CSLI Publications: Stanford.
  55. Book notice of Peter Ludlow (ed.) (1997), Readings in the philosophy of language, MIT Press. 1999. Language 75:862-863.
  56. Attributive comparatives and the syntax of ellipsis. 1999. With Chris Kennedy. In F. Corblin, C. Dobrovie-Sorin, and J-M. Marandin (eds.) Empirical issues in formal syntax and semantics 2: Selected papers from the Colloque de Syntaxe et Semantique a Paris (CSSP 1997): 233-253. Thesus: The Hague.
  57. Reverse sluicing in English and Greek. With Anastasia Giannakidou. 1998. The Linguistic Review 15 2-3:233-256.
  58. 'Pseudosluicing': Elliptical clefts in Japanese and English. 1998. In Artemis Alexiadou, Nanna Fuhrhop, Paul Law, and Ursula Kleinhenz (eds.), ZAS Papers in Linguistics 10, 88-112. Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin.
  59. An asymmetry in asymmetric donkey anaphora. 1998. With Anastasia Giannakidou. Studies in Greek Linguistics 18: 141-154. University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  60. Attributive comparatives and bound ellipsis. 1997. With Chris Kennedy. UCSC Linguistics Research Center Report LRC-97-3.
  61. Sympathetic devoicing and continuancy in Catalan. 1997. In Rachel Walker, Motoko Katayama, and Dan Karvonen (eds.), Phonology at Santa Cruz, Vol. 5, 57-62. University of California, Santa Cruz.
  62. On the interpretation of null indefinite objects in Greek. 1997. With Anastasia Giannakidou. Studies in Greek Linguistics 18: 141-154. University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  63. Alignment and fricative assimilation in German. 1996. Linguistic Inquiry 27.4:209-219.
  64. Object scrambling and quantifier float in German. 1996. In Kiyomi Kusumoto (ed.), Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society 26, 179-193, Graduate Linguistic Student Association, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  65. An alignment solution to bracketing paradoxes. 1995. In Haruo Kubozono, Ove Lorentz, and Rachel Walker (eds.), Phonology at Santa Cruz, Vol. 4, 57-68. University of California, Santa Cruz.
  66. Phonology at Santa Cruz 3. (Edited volume) 1994. With Jaye Padgett and Rachel Walker. Linguistics Research Center: UCSC.
  67. German fricative assimilation, ambisyllabicity, and noncrisp alignment. 1994. In Jason Merchant, Jaye Padgett, and Rachel Walker (eds.), Phonology at Santa Cruz, Vol. 3, 65-77. University of California, Santa Cruz.