* Thomas Wasow

Professor of Linguistics, emeritus
Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy, emeritus
Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
Fellow, Linguistic Society of America

* Tom Wasow
Department of Linguistics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2150

* E-mail: wasow@stanford.edu

* (650) 725-5414


Language processing, syntactic theory, linguistic methodology

Some recent publications:

Wasow, Thomas, Roger Levy, Robin Melnick, Hanzhi Zhu, and Tom Juzek "Processing, Prosody, and Optional to". In Lyn Frazier and Edward Gibson (eds) Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing, 133-158. Springer. 2015.

Collins, James, Daria Popova, Ivan A. Sag, and Thomas Wasow "Sluicing and the Inquisitive Potential of Appositives". In Marlies Kluck, Dennis Ott & Mark de Vries (eds) Parenthesis and Ellipsis: Cross-Linguistic and Theoretical Perspectives, 47-74. Walter de Gruyter. 2015.

Wasow, Thomas "Ambiguity Avoidance is Overrated". In Susanne Winkler (ed) Ambiguity: Language and Communication, 29-47. DeGruyter. 2015.

Sag, Ivan A. and Thomas Wasow "Flexible Processing and the Design of Grammar", Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. 44: 47-63. 2015.

Wasow, Thomas"Review of Word Order by Jae Jung Song" Language 89.3: 661-664. 2013.

Flickinger, Dan and Thomas Wasow "A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Do-Be Construction ". In Philip Hofmeister and Elisabeth Norcliffe (eds) The Core and the Periphery: Data-Driven Perspectives on Syntax Inspired by Ivan A. Sag, 35-63. CSLI Publications. 2013.

Wasow, Thomas "The Appeal of the PDC Program" Frontiers in Language Sciences. 2013.

Sag, Ivan A. and Thomas Wasow "Performance-Compatible Competence Grammar". In Robert D. Borsley and Kersti Börjars (eds) Non-Transformational Syntax: Formal and Explicit Models of Grammar, 359-377. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011.

Wasow, Thomas, T. Florian Jaeger, and David Orr "Lexical Variation in Relativizer Frequency". In H. Simon and H. Wiese (eds) Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar. De Gruyter. 175-195. 2011.

Buchstaller, Isabelle, John R. Rickford, Elizabeth Traugott, Thomas Wasow, Arnold Zwicky "The Sociolinguistics of a short-lived Innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data". Language Variation and Change 22.2: 191-219. 2010.

Wasow, Thomas "Gradient Data and Gradient Grammars". Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, 255-271. 2009.

Jaeger, T. Florian and Thomas Wasow "Processing as a Source of Accessibility Effects on Variation". Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. 169-180. 2008.

Rickford, John R., Isabelle Buchstaller, ThomasWasow, and Arnold Zwicky "Instensive and Quotative ALL: Something Old, Something New". American Speech 82.1: 3-31. 2007

Wasow, Thomas "Review of Fillmore, Form and Meaning in Language, volume I: Papers on semantic roles". Language 82.1: 169-171. 2006

Wasow, Thomas and Jennifer Arnold "Intuitions in Linguistic Argumentation". Lingua 115.11: 1481-1496. 2005

Wasow, Thomas, Amy Perfors, and David Beaver "The Puzzle of Ambiguity". In O. Orgun and P. Sells (eds) Morphology and The Web of Grammar: Essays in Memory of Steven G. Lapointe. CSLI Publications. 2005.

Lohse, Barbara , John Hawkins, and Thomas Wasow "Processing Domains in English Verb-Particle Constructions". Language 80.2: 238-261. 2004

Arnold, Jennifer, Thomas Wasow, Ash Asudeh, and Peter Alrenga "Avoiding Attachment Ambiguities: the role of Constituent Ordering". Journal of Memory and Language 51.1: 55-70. 2004.

Sag, Ivan A. Thomas Wasow, and Emily Bender Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction (Second Edition). Stanford: CSLI Publications. 2003.

Wasow, Thomas and Jennifer Arnold "Post-verbal Constituent Ordering in English". In G. Rohdenburg and B. Mondorf (eds) Determinants of Grammatical Variation in English, 119-154. Mouton. 2003.

Wasow, Thomas Postverbal Behavior. CSLI Publications. 2002.

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