Publications

For a more exhaustive list of the publications, see the CV page.

Feel free to contact me at akkusf@sas.upenn.edu for the PDF of a paper not available here.

Monograph
To appear. Sason Arabic: A Typological and Theoretical Perspective. In the series Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

Book Chapters
In prep. Anatolian Arabic. Arabic and contact-induced change: A handbook. In Studies in Diversity Linguistics. Christopher Lucas and Stefano Manfredi (eds). Language Science Press.

To appear. Sason Arabic. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online. Rudolf de Jong (ed). Brill.

2018. Syntactic Outcomes of Contact in Sason Arabic. Arabic in Contact. Stefano Manfredi, Mauro Tosco and Giorgio Banti (eds). Studies in Arabic Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (with Elabbas Benmamoun). [link].

2017. Peripheral Arabic Dialects. The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Elabbas Benmamoun and Reem Bassiouney (eds). London: New York. Routledge. [draft pdf].[link].

Journal Articles
To appear. On Iranian Case and Agreement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

Under Revision. (with Julie Anne Legate, Milena Šereikaitė and Don Ringe) On Passives. Language.

Submitted. (with Virginia Hill) Visible speakers and addressees in direct addresses. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

2016. On NPIs and QPs in Sason Arabic. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII. Youssef Haddad and Eric Potsdam (eds). 107-128. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [link].

2016. Clause structure in contact contexts: The case of Sason Arabic. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII. Youssef Haddad and Eric Potsdam (eds). 153-172. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (with Elabbas Benmamoun). [link]. [pdf].

Proceedings

2018. Copular Constructions and Clausal Syntax in Cherokee. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas 21 (WSCLA 2016). Megan Keough, Natalie Weber, Andrei Anghelescu, Sihwei Chen, Erin Guntly, Khia Johnson, Daniel Reisinger, and Oksana Tkachman (eds.) 1-16. [pdf].

2017. (with Virginia Hill). The speaker in inverse vocatives. Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL35). Wm. G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (eds). 49-58. Somerville: Cascadilla Proceedings.[pdf]

2017. (with Virginia Hill). Speaker visibility in syntax. Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI. Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (ed). MITWPL84. 49-65.[pdf]

2017. Agreement and Anaphora in the context of Imposters. Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34). Aaron Kaplan, Abby Kaplan, Miranda K. McCarvel, and Edward J. Rubin (eds). 24-31. Somerville: Cascadilla Proceedings.[pdf]

2017. Discourse participants in the nominal domain. Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Formal Altaic Linguistics (WAFL 12) Leyla Zidani-Eroğlu, Matthew Ciscel, Elena Koulidobrova (eds). MITWPL: MIT Press. [handout]. [link]

2017. (with Balkız Öztürk). On Cognate Objects in Sason Arabic. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol.23: 1. Kajsa Djärv, Amy Goodwin Davies (eds).[pdf]

2016. Suspended Affixation with Derivational Suffixes and Lexical Integrity. Quo vadis morphology? Online Proceedings of 10th Mediterranean Morphological Meeting. Nikos Koutsoukos, Francesca Masini, Jenny Audring (eds). 1-16. [pdf].

2016. The Arabic Dialect of Mutki-Sason Areas. Arabic Varieties: Far and Wide. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of AIDA. George Grigore and Babriel Bițună (eds). Bucharest: Editura Universității din București. 29-41.[pdf].

2015. Light Verb Constructions in Turkish: A Case for DP Predication and Blocking. Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (MITWPL 76). Andrew Joseph and Esra Predolac (eds). 133-145. Cambridge: MIT Press. [link]

Manuscripts & In preparation

  • (with Robert Frank). Agreeing with Imposters: Evidence for a Local vs. Non-local Person Contrast
  • (with Songül Gündoğdu). How does negation operate in Kurmanji Syntax?
  • The Development of the Present Copula in Arabic. [pdf]