Alexandra P. Simonenko Home Page

 
 

Whereabouts


6th year of the PhD program Department of Linguistics

McGill University


Research Interests


Semantics, syntax/semantics interface;

Semantic and syntactic cross-linguistic variation;

Language change

       

        German

        Danish

        Norwegian

        Swedish


        Old/Middle French

        Spanish


        Besermyan

        Komi

        Khanty

        Mari

        Mordvin


Diachronic Corpora

                  CorpusSearch

French

   MCVF


Synchronic Corpora   

Danish

   Danish Corpus

Norwegian

  Oslo Corpus

  Nordic Dialect

Swedish

   Korp


Dictionaries

Anglo-Norman

Erzya


Institutions

The Department of Linguistics at the Moscow State University (OTiPL)

 
 

My work focuses on semantics and morphosyntax. I am particularly interested in finding semantic explanations for morphosyntactic patterns and in the typology of structural and semantic ingredients in the extended nominal projection.

I have recently defended my PhD dissertation “Grammatical ingredients of definiteness” which investigates the components responsible for direct referentiality and domain restriction in definites. I focus especially on strong articles in Austro-Bavarian German, free-standing articles in Swedish and demonstratives in English. Here is a brief overview.

In parallel to my thesis, I have been working on the semantics and morphosyntax of the extended nominal projection in Finno-Ugric languages from a micro-comparative perspective. I am particularly interested in the syntax and semantics of the non-possessive uses of “possessive” markers.

I have also worked on the diachronic evolution of the DP. Using the MCVF corpus of Old/Middle French, I did a quantitative study of the case marking and the replacement of juxtaposed Genitive by constructions with prepositions. I had a collaborative project on the diachronic changes in the syntax of French clitics.


 
            With Prof. A.I. Kuznecova in Tegi village, Khanty-Mansi District