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

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MA thesis
2014. The Functional Categories and Phrase Structure of Sason Arabic. Boğaziçi University. [pdf].

  • Some parts of the thesis abstract away from the variation across subvarieties. Feel free to get in touch with me for any questions.

Proposal under consideration. Sason Arabic: A Typological and Theoretical Perspective. In the series Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

Book Chapters
In Prep. Late Insertion. The Cambridge Handbook of Minimalism. Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Evelina Leivada (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2020. Anatolian Arabic. Arabic and contact-induced change: A handbook. In Studies in Diversity Linguistics. Christopher Lucas and Stefano Manfredi (eds). 135-158. Language Science Press.

2018. Syntactic Outcomes of Contact in Sason Arabic. Arabic in Contact. Stefano Manfredi, Mauro Tosco and Giorgio Banti (eds). Studies in Arabic Linguistics. 38-52. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (with Elabbas Benmamoun).

2017. Peripheral Arabic Dialects. The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Elabbas Benmamoun and Reem Bassiouney (eds). 454-471. London: New York. Routledge.

Journal Articles
Accepted. On Causee in Sason Arabic. Syntax. [pdf].

To Appear. Evidence from Sason Arabic for Ā-movement feeding Case-licensing. Linguistic Inquiry. [pdf].

2021. Variable embedded agent in Sason Arabic. Journal of Linguistics. 5(2), 233–277. DOI:

2021. (with Virginia Hill) Overt speakers in syntax. Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics. 6(1), 1–33. DOI:

2020. (with Julie Anne Legate, Milena Šereikaitė and Don Ringe). On Passives of Passives. Language. 96(4), 771–818.
Here is the director’s cut, which means a slightly less terse version, and with more examples and arguments (identified in the text in blue).

2020. On Iranian Case and Agreement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. 38(3), 671-727.

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. (with Elabbas Benmamoun) 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. [link]. [pdf].


To appear [2021]. (with Lefteris Paparounas). Binding through Agree in Turkish. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51). Amherst, MA: GLSA.

To appear [2021]. Applicative Voice: Geminate Causatives in Sason Arabic. Proceedings of the 37th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 37).

2020. A’-movement feeds licensing: A phase-based account. Proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 50). Mariam Asatryan, Yixiao Song and Ayana Whitmal (eds). 15-28. Amherst, MA: GLSA. [link].

2020. (with Lefteris Paparounas). The Anaphor Agreement Effect in the nominal domain: Evidence from Turkish. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2020). [pdf].

2019. Dative Arguments in Turkish: Caused Experiencers versus Applicatives. Proceedings of the 4th workshop on Turkic and languages in contact with Turkic (Tu+4). Paloma Jeretič and Yağmur Sağ (eds). 1-13. [link].

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
Comments are appreciated in any of these manuscripts!

  • (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]
  • (to be developed further with Florian Schwarz). Un-shifting Indexicals. [pdf]
  • The Syntax of (Complex) Tense in Sason Arabic. [pdf]
  • The Left Periphery of Sason Arabic. [pdf]