Current (Pre)publications

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Writings

  • 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.
  • Rachel Nordlinger and Joan Bresnan. 2009. "Lexical-Functional Grammar: Relations between Morphology and Syntax", in Kersti Börjars and Robert Borsley (eds.), Nontransformational Syntax, Blackwell, Oxford.
  • 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.
  • Bresnan, Joan, Jean Carletta, Richard Crouch, Malvina Nissim, Mark Steedman, Tom Wasow, and Annie Zaenen. 2005. Stanford release of Switchboard Corpus annotated for animacy. Paraphrase analysis for improved generation, LINK project, HRCR Edinburgh-CLSI Stanford.
  • Judith Aissen and Joan Bresnan. 2004. "Remarks on Description and Explanation in Grammar: Commentary on Haspelmath", in Martina Penke and Anette Rosenbach (eds.), What Counts as Evidence in Linguistics? The Case of Innateness, Special issue of Studies in Language 28: 580-583.
  • Annie Zaenen, Jean Carletta, Gregory Garretson, Joan Bresnan, Andrew Koontz-Garboden, Tatiana Nikitina, Catherine O'Connor, and Tom Wasow. 2004. "Animacy Encoding in English: Why and How," in D. Byron and B. Webber (eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 ACL Workshop on Discourse Annotation, Barcelona, July 2004, 118-125.
  • 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 (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. 2001. Lexical-Functional Syntax. Oxford: Blackwell.  
  • Alex Alsina, Joan Bresnan, and Peter Sells, eds. 1997. Complex Predicates. CSLI Publications.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1997. "Mixed Categories as Head-Sharing Constructions", in Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG97 Conference, University of California, San Diego, on-line, CSLI Publications: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/2/lfg97.html.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1997. "The Emergence of the Unmarked Pronoun: Chicheŵa Pronominals in Optimality Theory", BLS-23, Special Session on Syntax and Semantics in Africa, 26-46.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1996. "Lexicality and Argument Structure". Invited paper given at the Paris Syntax and Semantics Conference, October 12-14, 1995.  Corrected version: 12:57 p.m. April 15, 1996.  27 pages (postscript). Pdf version.
  • Rachel Nordlinger and Joan Bresnan. 1996. "Nonconfigurational Tense in Wambaya", in Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the First LFG Conference, Rank Xerox Research Center, Grenoble, France, August 26--28, 1996; on-line, CSLI Publications: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/1/lfg1.html.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1995. "Category Mismatches", in Akin Akinlabi, ed., Theoretical Approaches to African Languages, Africa World Press, Lawrenceville, N.J., 19-46.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1995. "Linear Order vs. Syntactic Rank: Evidence from Weak Crossover", in Katie Beals, Jeannette Denton, Bob Knippen, Lynette Melnar, Hisami Suzuki and Erika Zeinfeld, eds., CLS 30-I: Papers from the Thirtieth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 57--89. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. [Published in revised form under the title "Linear Order, Syntactic Rank, and Empty Categories: On Weak Crossover", in Mary Dalrymple, Ronald M. Kaplan, John T. Maxwell III, and Annie Zaenen (eds), Formal Issues in Lexical-Functional Grammar, CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, 241-274.]
  • Joan Bresnan. 1993. "Interaction Between Grammar and Discourse in Chicheŵa (Bantu): in William A. Foley, ed., The Role of Theory in Language Description (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 69), Mouton-de Gruyter, Berlin, 45--60.
  • Joan Bresnan and Jonni M. Kanerva. 1993. "The Thematic Hierarchy and Locative Inversion in UG. A Reply to Paul Schachter's Comments", in T. Stowell and E. Wehrli, eds., Syntax and the Lexicon (Syntax and Semantics Series No. 26), Academic Press, New York, 111-125.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1991. "Locative Case vs. Locative Gender", in Laurel Sutton and Christopher Johnson with Ruth Shields, eds., Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 53-68.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1990. "Linguistic and Computational Constraints on Grammar", Tutorials of SICONLP'90, The Seoul International Conference on Natural Language Processing Tutorials, November 21--24, 1990, Language Research Institute, Seoul National University, 117-145.
  • Joan Bresnan and Höoskuldur Thráinsson. 1990. "A Note on Icelandic Coordination", in Joan Maling and Annie Zaenen, eds., Modern Icelandic Syntax (Syntax and Semantics Series, No. 24, Academic Press, Orlando, Florida, 355-365.
  • Joan Bresnan and Annie Zaenen. 1990. "Deep Unaccusativity in LFG", K. Dziwirek, P. Farrell, and E. Mejías-Bikandi, eds., Grammatical Relations: A Cross-Theoretical Perspective, CSLI Publications/SLA, Stanford, 45-57.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1990. "Monotonicity and the Theory of Relation-Changes in LFG", Language Research 26.4, Language Research Institute, Seoul National University, 637-652.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1990. :African Languages and Syntactic Theories", Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 20.1 (Spring 1990), 35-48.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1989. "The Syntactic Projection Problem and the Comparative Syntax of Locative Inversion," Journal of Information Science and Engineering 5.4 (Special Issue, R. O. C. Computational Linguistics Workshops II 1989, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China), 287-303.
  • Joan Bresnan and Sam A. Mchombo. 1987. "Topic, Pronoun, and Agreement in Chicheŵa. Language 63.4 (December 1987), 741-782. Reprinted in Working Papers in Grammatical Theory and Discourse Structure: Interactions of Morphology, Syntax, and Discourse, Masayo Iida, Steven Wechsler, and Draga Zec, eds. CSLI Publications/SLA, Stanford, 1-59.
  • David A. Swinney, Janet Nicol, Marilyn Ford, Uli Frauenfelder, and Joan Bresnan. 1987. "The Time Course of Co-Indexation during Sentence Comprehension", Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25: 353-353.
  • Joan Bresnan and Sam A. Mchombo. 1986. "Grammatical and Anaphoric Agreement", in CLS 22 Part 2: Papers from the Parasession on Pragmatics and Grammatical Theory at the Twenty-Second Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society, April 1986, The Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, 278-297.
  • Jane Simpson and Joan Bresnan. 1983. "Control and Obviation in Warlpiri", Natural Language and Linguistic Theory I, 49-64.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1982. "The Passive in Lexical Theory", in J. Bresnan, ed., The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Chapter 1, The MIT Press (1982), 3-86.
  • Ronald Kaplan and Joan Bresnan. 1982. "Lexical-Functional Grammar: A Formal System for Grammatical Representation", in J. Bresnan, ed., The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Chapter 4, The MIT Press, 173-281.
  • Ford, Marilyn, Joan Bresnan, and Ronald Kaplan. 1982. "A Competence-Based Theory of Syntactic Closure", in J. Bresnan, ed., The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Chapter 11, The MIT Press, 727-796.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1982. "Control and Complementation". Linguistic Inquiry XIII.3 (Summer 1982), 343-434; also in J. Bresnan, ed., The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Chapter 5, The MIT Press, 282-390).
  • Joan Bresnan, Ronald Kaplan, Stanley Peters, and Annie Zaenen. 1982. "Cross-Serial Dependencies in Dutch". Linguistic Inquiry XIII.4 (Fall 1982), 613-635. Reprinted in The Formal Complexity of Natural Language, W. Savitch et al., eds., D. Reidel (1987), 286-319.
  • Joan Bresnan (Ed). 1982. The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (916 pp.).
  • Joan Bresnan and Ronald Kaplan. 1982. "Grammars as Mental Representations of Language", in J. Bresnan, ed. The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Introduction, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, xvii-lii; slightly revised in W. Kintsch, J. Miller, and P. G. Polson, eds., Methods and Tactics in Cognitive Science, Erlbaum, 103-135.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1981. "An Approach to Universal Grammar and the Mental Representation of Language", Cognition X (1981), 39-52.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1980. "Polyadicity", in T. Hoekstra, H. van der Hulst and M. Moortgat, eds., Lexical Grammar, Foris Publications, Dordrecht, Holland, 97-121; in revised form in J. Bresnan, ed., The Mental Representation of Grammatical Relations, Chapter 3, The MIT Press (1982), 149-172.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1979. Theory of Complementation in English Syntax, Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics, Jorge Hankamer, ed., Garland Press.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1978. "A Realistic Transformational Grammar", in Morris Halle, Joan Bresnan, and George A. Miller, eds., Linguistic Theory and Psychological Reality, The MIT Press, 1-59.
  • Morris Halle, Joan Bresnan, and George A. Miller, eds. 1978. Linguistic Theory and Psychological Reality, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1977. "Transformations and Categories in Syntax", in R. Butts and J. Hintikka, eds., Basic Problems in Methodology and Linguistics, Part 3 of the Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, London, Ontario, Canada, D. Reidel, 283-304.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1977. "Variables in the Theory of Transformations", in Adrian Akmajian, Peter Culicover, and Thomas Wasow, eds., Formal Syntax, Academic Press, 157-196.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1976. "On the Form and Functioning of Transformations:, Linguistic Inquiry VII.1, 3-40.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1976. "Evidence for a Theory of Unbounded Transformations", Linguistic Analysis II.4, 353-393.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1976. "Nonarguments for Raising", Linguistic Inquiry VII.3, 485-501.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1974. "On the Position of Certain Clause-Particles in Phrase Structure", Linguistic Inquiry V.4, 614-619.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1972. Theory of Complementation in English Syntax. Ph.D. dissertation, MIT. Printed by Garland Publishing in 1979. Printed by Routledge in 2017.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1972. "Stress and Syntax: A Reply", Language XLVIII.2, 326-342.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1971. "On `A Non-Source for Comparatives'", Linguistic Inquiry II.1, 117-124.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1971. "Sentence Stress and Syntactic Transformations", Language XLVII.2, 257-281. Reprinted in Contributions to Generative Phonology, M. Brame, ed., University of Texas Press (1972), 73-107; reprinted in an augmented version in Approaches to Natural Language, Jaakko Hintikka, Julius Moravcsik, and Patrick Suppes, eds., D. Reidel (1973), 3-47; reprinted in Syntactic Argumentation, Donna Jo Napoli and Emily Rando, eds., Georgetown University Press (1979), 233-257.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1971. "A Note on the Notion `Identity-of-Sense Anaphora'", Linguistic Inquiry II.4 (Fall 1971), 589-597.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1971. "Contraction and the transformational cycle in English", Unpublished paper, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. Reproduced, Bloomington: Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1978.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1970. "An Argument against Pronominalization", Linguistic Inquiry I.1, 122-123.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1970. "A Grammatical Fiction", Linguistic Inquiry I.2, 261-262.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1970. "On Complementizers: Toward a Syntactic Theory of Complement Types", Foundations of Language VI.3, 297-321.
  • Joan Bresnan. 1969. "Instrumental Adverbs and the Concept of Deep Structure", Quarterly Progress Report No. 92, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Cambridge, Mass, 365-375. Reprinted in Portuguese translation as "A Respeito de Advérbios Instrumentais e o Conceito de Estrutura Profunda" in Fundamentos Metodológicos da Linguística, Volume II: Fonologia et Sintaxe, Marcelo Dascal, ed., Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil (1981), 225-237.