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K arlos A rregi
Department of Linguistics
The University of Chicago
Office: Rosenwald 205A
E-mail: karlos [at] uchicago [dot] edu
I'm a professor at the Department of
at the University of Chicago.
I got my Ph.D. in linguistics at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. I am from the Basque Country,
where I obtained my BA in English at the Universidad de Deusto.
The syntax-semantics and syntax-phonology
Basque and Romance Linguistics.
Publications and downloadable papers
Some of the following papers are available for download. This is
all work in progress, so comments are welcome.
Andrew Murphy) Parasitic gaps in ditransitives and Antilocality. To appear in WCCFL 39: Proceedings of the 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Emily Hanink) Switch reference as index agreement. Published Online First in Natural Language and Lingusitic Theory.
2021. (with Asia Pietraszko) The ups and downs of head displacement. Linguistic Inquiry 52:241–289. The article also contains two appendices available here.
Itamar Francez and Martina Martinović) Three arguments for an individual concept analysis of specificational sentences. Published Online First in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
Asia Pietraszko) Unifying long head movement with phrasal movement: A new argument from spellout. To appear in WCCFL 38: Proceedings of the 38th West Coast
Conference on Formal Linguistics. Sommerville, MA:
Cascadilla Press. [ lingbuzz/005264]
Asia Pietraszko) . In Do-support as spellout of split head chains NELS 49: Proceedings of
the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Volume 1, 63–72. GLSA, Amherst, MA.
Andrew Nevins) Beware Occam's syntactic razor: Morphotactic analysis and Spanish mesoclisis. Linguistic Inquiry 49:625–683. The article also includes two appendices available here.
Asia Pietraszko) Generalized Head Movement. In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 3, 5:1–15.
Emily Hanink) Switch reference in Washo as multiple subject agreement. In NELS 48: Proceedings of
the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society: Volume 1, 39–48. GLSA, Amherst, MA.
Andrew Nevins) Presyntactic morphology or postsyntactic morphology and explanatoriness in the Basque auxiliary. In Vera Gribanova and Stephanie Shih (eds.) The morphosyntax-phonology connection: Locality and directionality at the interface, 401–418. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Chapter 10: Focus projection theories. In Caroline Féry and
Shinichiro Ishihara (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Information Structure, 185–202. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Peter Klecha) The morhosemantics of past tense. In NELS 45: Proceedings of
the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society: Volume 1, 53–66. GLSA, Amherst, MA.
Andrew Nevins) A monoradical approach to some cases of disuppletion. Theoretical Linguistics 40:311–330.
Andrew Nevins) Contextual
neutralization and the Elsewhere Principle. In Ora
Matushansky and Alec Marantz (eds.) Distributed Morphology today: Morphemes for Morris Halle, 199–221. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
The syntax of comparative numerals. In NELS 40: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Volume 1, 45–58. GLSA, Amherst, MA.
2012. (with Andrew
Basque auxiliaries and the structure of Spellout
Ellipsis in split questions. Natural Language and
Linguistic Theory 28:539–592.
Andrew Nevins) A principled order to postsyntactic operations. Ms., University of Illinois at Urbana Champain and Harvard University, Cambrdige, MA.[ lingbuzz/000646]
Andrew Nevins) Agreement and clitic restrictions in
Basque. In Roberta D'Alessandro, Susann Fischer and Gunnar Hrafn
Hrafnbjargarson (eds.) Agreement Restrictions, 49–85. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Andrew Nevins) Obliteration
vs. impoverishment in the Basque g-/z- constraint. In
Proceedings of the 26th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Penn
Working Papers in Linguistics 13.1:1–14. Penn Linguistics Club,
Syntax and semantics of split questions. In José
Camacho, Nydia Flores-Ferrán, Liliana Sánchez, Viviane
Déprez, and María José Cabrera (eds.) Romance
Linguistics 2006: Selected Papers from the 36th Linguistic Symposium
on Romance Languages (LSRL), 15–28. Amsterdam: John
Andrew Nevins) A
Distributed Morphology analysis of present tense auxiliaries in
Zamudio. Euskalingua 9:146–156.
and Condition C in Spanish: A non-structural account. In Nuria
Sagarra and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (eds.) Selected Proceedings
of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, 1–12. Somerville,
MA: Cascadilla Press.
Stress and islands in
Northern Bizkaian Basque. In José Ignacio Hualde and
Joseba A. Lakarra (eds.) Studies in Historical and Basque
Linguistics Dedicated to the Memory of R. L. Trask, 81–106. Donostia:
Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa.
2005. (with Naiara Centeno)
Determiner sharing and cyclicity in
wh-movement. In Randall Gess and Edward Rubin (eds.),
Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics,
1–19. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2005. (with Isabel Oltra-Massuet)
Stress-by-structure in Spanish.
Linguistic Inquiry 36:43–84.
. Ms., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. have/ be alternation in Basque
2004. (with Gainko Molina-Azaola)
Restructuring in Basque and the theory
of agreement. In WCCFL 23: Proceedings of the 23rd West Coast
Conference on Formal Linguistics, 43–56. Sommerville, MA:
Clausal pied-piping. Natural Language Semantics
Clitic Left Dislocation is
contrastive topicalization. In Proceedings of the
26th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Penn Working Papers in
Linguistics 9.1:31–44. Penn Linguistics
Focus on Basque movements. PhD Dissertation, MIT, Cambrdige, MA.
Focus and word order in Basque. Ms., MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Person and number inflection in
Basque. In Pablo Albizu and Beatriz Fernández (eds.),
On Case and Agreement. Kasu eta Komunztaduraren gainean, 71–111. Bilbo:
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.
Spanish reciprocals. Handout of a talk given at the Fourth MIT/UConn/UMass Semantics Workshop at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Definite articles as relative
operators. Ms., MIT, Cambridge, MA.
How the Spanish verb works. Handout
of a talk given at LSRL 30, at
the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Tense in Basque. Ms., MIT, Cambridge, MA.
in English. Handout of a talk given at MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Spanish . Ms., MIT, Cambridge, MA. el que relative clauses and
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