Current (Pre)publications



  • Emma Bridgwater, Victor Kuperman, Joan Bresnan, and Marilyn Ford. 2015. "You speak for yourself, but listen to others." Poster presented at 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing University of Southern California, March 19-21, 2015.
  • Joan Bresnan, Ash Asudeh, Ida Toivonen, and Stephen Wechsler. 2015. Lexical-Functional Syntax, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Joan Bresnan. 2011. ``Linguistic Uncertainty and the Knowledge of Knowledge.'' Thinking Reed. Centenial Essays by Graduates of Reed College}, edited by Roger Porter and Robert Reynolds, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, pp. 69--75. (Original title differs from published.)
  • 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)