Alexandra P. Simonenko Home Page

 
 

Whereabouts


Postdoc at LaTTiCe (CNRS, ENS, Paris 3)

CV

Research Interests


Syntax-semantics interface

Historical syntax

Historical semantics

Micro-variation

       

        German

        Danish

        Norwegian

        Swedish


        French

        Spanish


        Besermyan

        Komi

        Khanty

        Mari

        Mordvin



Corpora

Historical French

SRCMF    

MCVF

Danish

   Danish Corpus

Norwegian

  Oslo Corpus

  Nordic Dialect

Swedish

   Korp


Dictionaries

Anglo-Norman

Erzya

 
 

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

My dissertation “Grammatical Ingredients of Definiteness” (McGill University, defended April 2014) 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.

Currently I’m a postdoctoral researcher at LaTTiCe (CNRS, ENS, Paris 3). In collaboration with Sophie Prévost and Benoit Crabbé I explore how the properties of DPs such as case and (in)definiteness interact with macro-syntactic phenomena such as word order and coding of syntactic functions in language evolution. The project focuses on historical French using corpora and quantitative methods.

For a number of years I’ve been doing fielwork in several Finno-Ugric languages spoken in the Russian Federation. I’ve been exploring the syntactic architerture and semantic composition of DPs in these languages from a micro-variationist perspective. Recently I’ve been particularly interested in the non-possessive uses of “possessive” markers and how they differ across FU.


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