Alexandra P. Simonenko Home Page

 
 

Whereabouts


Postdoctoral researcher at LaTTiCe

Research Interests


Syntax/semantics interface;

Historical syntax;

Semantic and syntactic cross-linguistic variation;

       

        German

        Danish

        Norwegian

        Swedish


        Old/Middle French

        Spanish


        Besermyan

        Komi

        Khanty

        Mari

        Mordvin


Diachronic Corpora

                  CorpusSearch

French

   MCVF

SRCMF


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.

Earlier this year I defended my PhD dissertation “Grammatical ingredients of definiteness” (McGill University) 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.

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at LaTTiCe. In collaboration with Sophie Prévost and Benoit Crabbé I explore variation in the order of the arguments of distransitive verbs in historical French corpora using quantitative methods.

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

In parallel to my thesis, I have been doing fielwork in a number of Finno-Ugric languages exploring the semantics and morphosyntax of the DP. Right now I am particularly interested in the non-possessive uses of “possessive” markers.


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