Current Prepublications

  • Stephanie Shih, Jason Grafmiller, Richard Futrell, and Joan Bresnan. 2012. "Rhythm's Role in Genitive Construction Choice in Spoken English." To appear in Rhythm in Phonetics, Grammar and Cognition, edited by Ralf Vogel and Ruben van de Vijver, in the series Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs (TiLSM), Mouton. This version is fully revised (May 2012).
  • Joan Bresnan. 2011. "A Voyage into Uncertainty." In a volume of essays by Reed College alumni on the occasion of the college's centenary, edited by Roger Porter and Robert Reynolds, Reed College.
  • Joan Bresnan and Tatiana Nikitina. 2009. "The Gradience of the Dative Alternation." In Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life, edited by Linda Uyechi and Lian Hee Wee, 161--184. Stanford: CSLI Publications; Pdf. A shortened, substantially revised version of Bresnan and Nikitina 2003.
  • Joan Bresnan. 2007. "A Few Lessons from Typology".  Linguistic Typology 11(1): 297--306.

  • Joan Bresnan, Anna Cueni, Tatiana Nikitina, and Harald Baayen. 2007.  "Predicting the Dative Alternation."   In Cognitive Foundations of Interpretation, ed. by G. Boume, I. Kraemer, and J. Zwarts.  Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, pp. 69--94. 33 pages. Pdf.

  • Joan Bresnan and John Mugane. 2006. "Agentive Nominalizations in Gĩkũyũ and the  Theory of Mixed Categories".  In Intelligent Linguistic Architectures: Variations on themes by Ronald M. Kaplan, Miriam Butt, Mary Dalrymple, and Tracy Holloway King (eds), CSLI Publications, Stanford, California, 2006, pp. 201-234.  39 pp. Pdf.
  • Joan Bresnan and Tatiana Nikitina. 2003. "On the Gradience of the Dative Alternation".   Draft of May 7, 2003.  39 pages. Pdf.

  • Joan Bresnan and Judith Aissen. 2002.  "Optimality and Functionality: Objections and Refutations".   Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 20(1): 81 - 95.  18 pages.  Postscript, pdf.

  • Joan Bresnan, Shipra Dingare, and Christopher D. Manning. 2001.   "Soft Constraints Mirror Hard Constraints: Voice and Person in English and Lummi".  Proceedings of the LFG '01 Conference. CSLI Publications.  20 pages. Postscript. Pdf.  
  • Joan Bresnan. 2001. Lexical-Functional Syntax. Oxford: Blackwell.  
  • Joan Bresnan. 2002. "The Lexicon in Optimality Theory."   In The Lexical Basis of Syntactic Processing: Formal,Computational and Experimental Issues, edited by Suzanne Stevenson and Paola Merlo, pp. 39 - 58.   Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  22 pages (postscript;  also available in pdf)