I work on many things at the same time (too many probably) for the topics I am most actively engaged with at any particular moment there will be something here, so for now they are:


Over the last 3 and a half years I have been working with Kook-Hee Gil and Steve Harlow on a research project called Strategies of Quantification, funded by the AHRC. The purpose of that project was to study the modes of quantification in languages which usse as the primary mode of forming quantifiers a combination of indetarminate pronouns and on pronouns and conjunction/disjunction morphemes. I am currently working on a book on the results of this project. While that book is being finished, here's two papers, there's more if you want them, write to me:



Well, haven't done that much yet on ellipsis but I am getting into it.... Here is a paper I wrote with Hidekazu Tanaka on ellipsis and Negative Polarity:

Ellipsis and Negative Polarity

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The Count - Mass Distinction.

This is something I am working on at the moment.  The empirical impetus was the fact that in Greek Mass nouns pluralise, so I am wondering how to integrate this type of phenomena into the general theory of mass terms.  I don't have a general enough paper yet but here is a handout of a talk i gave at the 2006 GLOW in Barcelona, any comments here will be extremely appreciated.

Mass/Count handout from GLOW


Binding and Anaphora

This is work that I am mainly doing with Murat Kural and have been doing for the past few years. We are currently working on a book on pronouns and binding. I am also working on anaphora insofar as it is related to long-distance scrambling and I have taken a slightly different approach in some technical details. The following papers give an idea of my work with Murat on pronouns and the mechanisms of binding. More to come soon. In the meantime here is a paper we wrote on indices:

Here is a slightly different take I am currently explroing.  This is an unfinished paper, which was used as a handout at the Interphases conference in nicosia in May.

Interphases paper.

If you happen to read this and have any comments please let me have them.



Well, they are not passives, but you already knew that. Did you know they were control structures? If not, here is a paper where Jonny Butler and I argue for it:



Most of my work on scrambling has concentrated on long-distance scrambling in Korean and its differences with the same construction in Japanese. The analysis that I have been pursuing is a base-generation one. The following papers give more details, the paper on scrambling and anaphora is also relevant to the indices stuff above:

Scrambling and anaphora



This is new stuff. The work here stems from the observation that although there is a valid generalisation in Greek that a cerrtain type of relative clauses, those introduced by the complementiser pu require in certain cases a resumptive pronoun, see a.o. Alexopoulou (2006) there are cases where the resumptive may not appear. I try here to derive those cases. Something to read on that will come soon.



Oh, the subjunctive..... I have been thinking about it for a very long time. Back in 1994 I proposed that they are indefinites. Since then I didn't write much about them but I am again now. So there will be something here very soon.


Particles and the syntax pragmatics interface

This is work carried out in part with Artemis Alexiadou. The core of this work at the moment is a study of the G Greek particle Re. A preliminary paper that Artemis and I wrote can be found here:

On the Greek Particle Re.