Research

Recent papers and presentations by lab members:

Gutzmann, Daniel, Katharina Hartmann and Lisa Matthewson in press. Verum Focus is Verum, Not Focus: Cross-Linguistic Evidence. Glossa. Draft

Aonuki, Yurika. Unifying the ‘still’ and ‘just’ readings of ḵ’ay in Gitksan. WCCFL 38. University of British Columbia, March 6-8, 2020.

Bochnak, M. Ryan and Lisa Matthewson 2020. Techniques in Complex Semantic Fieldwork. Annual Review of Linguistics 6:261-283. Paper

Hinterwimmer, Stefan, Lisa Matthewson and Hubert Truckenbrodt 2019. Competition Between the German Root Modal Sollen and the Imperative. In M.Teresa Espinal, Elena Castroviejo, Manuel Leonetti, Louise McNally and Cristina Real-Puigdollers (eds.),Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23, Vol. 1: 507–524. Cerdanyola del Vallès: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra. Paper

Matthewson, Lisa, Sihwei Chen, Marianne Huijsmans, Marcin Morzycki, Daniel Reisinger and Hotze Rullmann 2019. Restricting the English Past Tense. Snippets 37: 61-64. Special issue in honor of Uli Sauerland. Paper

Mellesmoen, Gloria and Marianne Huijsmans. 2019. ‘Types of pluractionality and plurality across domains in ʔayʔaǰuθәm.’ In Katherine Blake, Forrest Davis, Kaelyn Lamp, and Joseph Rhyne (eds.), Proceedings of SALT 29: 103-116. LSA. Poster Paper

Rullmann, Hotze, and Lisa Matthewson. 2018. Towards A Theory of Modal-Temporal Interaction. Language 94(2): 281-331. Draft Paper

Rullmann, Hotze, Marianne Huijsmans, Lisa Matthewson, and Neda Todorović. ‘Futurates, Schedules, and Information Structure.’ Given! A workshop to celebrate the life and work of Michael Rochemont. University of British Columbia, December 6, 2018. Slides

Huijsmans, Marianne and Gloria Mellesmoen. 2018. How to distribute events: ʔayʔaǰuθəm pluractionals. In Kimberly Johnson and Alex Gobel (eds.), Proceedings of SULA 10: 65-78. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.

Huijsmans, Marianne and Violet Birdstone. 2018. What does a neutral demonstrative do?: Niʔas an anaphoric definite in Ktunaxa. In Kimberly Johnson and Alex Gobel (eds.), Proceedings of SULA 10: 53-64. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.

Matthewson, Lisa and Hubert Truckenbrodt 2018. Modal Flavour/Modal Force Interactions in German: Soll, Sollte, Muss and Müsste. Linguistische Berichte 255: 259-312. Paper

Matthewson, Lisa and Neda Todorović 2018. Temporal Properties of Attitude Complements: The Serbian – Gitksan Connection. In Kimberly Johnson and Alex Gobel (eds.), Proceedings of SULA 10: 149-164. Amherst, Mass.: GLSA.

Bertrand, Anne, Bruno Andreotti, Heather Burge, Sihwei Chen, Joash Gambarage, Erin A. Guntly, Thomas J. Heins, Marianne Huijsmans, Kalim Kassam, Lisa Matthewson, Elise K. McClay, Daniel Reisinger, Hotze Rullmann, Raiane Salles, Michael David Schwan and Jozina Vander Klok. ‘Nobody’s Perfect.’ Talk presented at the workshop on the Semantics of Verbal Morphology in Underdescribed Languages, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2-3, 2017. Slides

Chen, Sihwei, Jozina Vander Klok, Lisa Matthewson and Hotze Rullmann. ‘In Support of Relative Tense: The Existential Past in Atayal and Javanese.’ The Semantics of African, Asian, and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 4). University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 9-11, 2017. Slides

Chen, Sihwei, Lisa Matthewson, Hotze Rullmann, and Jozina Vander Klok. ‘Decomposing the ‘Experiential’ Perfect: The View from Atayal and Javanese.’ AFLA 24: The 24th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. University of Washington, Seattle, April 9, 2017. Slides

Chen, Sihwei, Vera Hohaus, Rebecca Laturnus, Meagan Louie,
Lisa Matthewson, Hotze Rullmann, Ori Simchen, Claire K. Turner, and Jozina Vander Klok 2017. Past possibility cross-linguistically: Evidence from 12 languages. In Ana Arregui, Maria-Luisa Rivero and Andres Salanova (eds.), Modality Across Syntactic Categories: 235-287. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Draft Paper

Matthewson, Lisa. 2017. Semantics in Indigenous American Languages: 1917-2017 and Beyond. International Journal of American Linguistics 83:141-172.
 Paper

Matthewson, Lisa, Bruno Andreotti, Anne Bertrand, Heather Burge, Sihwei Chen, Joash Gambarage, Erin Guntly, Thomas J. Heins, Marianne Huijsmans, Kalim Kassam, Elise McClay, Daniel Reisinger, Raiane Salles, Michael David Schwan, Jozina Vander Klok and Hotze Rullmann. ‘Developing a ‘Perfect’ Methodology.’ Talk presented at the workshop on the Semantics of Verbal Morphology in Underdescribed Languages. University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2-3, 2017. Slides

Salles, Raiane and Lisa Matthewson 2016. Existentials and (In)definiteness in Pirahã. In Thuy Bui and Rudmila-Rodica Ivan (eds.), Proceedings of SULA 9: 127-140. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

Matthewson, Lisa, Heidi Quinn and Lynsey Talagi 2015. Inchoativity Meets the Perfect Time Span: The Niuean Perfect. Lingua 168:1-36. Paper

Vander Klok, Jozina and Lisa Matthewson 2015. Distinguishing Already from Perfect Aspect: A Case Study on Javanese Wis. Oceanic Linguistics 54(1):172-205. Paper

Vander Klok, Jozina and Lisa Matthewson 2015. Diagnostics for Already vs. Perfect Aspect: A Case Study of Javanese Wis. In Camp, Amber, Yuko Otsuka, Claire Stabile and Nozomi Tanaka (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association: 289-306. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics. Paper