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Journal articles

  1. Erlewine and Nguyen, to appear. “Ingredients of excess: A study of Vietnamese quá.”  
    Asian Languages and Linguistics.
  2. Smith, Erlewine, and Sommerlot, 2024. “Voice and pronominal forms in Kayan (Uma Nyaving).”  
    Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 17:1, pages 81–104. DOI: 10524/52527
  3. Branan and Erlewine, 2024. “Ā-probing for the closest DP.”  
    Linguistic Inquiry 55:2, pages 375–401. DOI: 10.1162/ling_a_00459
  4. 2023. “Can parasitic scope-taking movement be pronounced?.”  
    Snippets 44, pages 1–3. DOI: 10.7358/snip-2023-044-erle
  5. Erlewine and Lim, 2023. “Deriving scrambling with word order freezing.”  
    Glossa 8, pages 1–31. DOI: 10.16995/glossa.8364
  6. Erlewine and Lim, 2023. “Bikol clefts and topics and the Austronesian extraction restriction.”  
    Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 41:3, pages 911–960. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-022-09555-0
  7. Branan and Erlewine, 2023. “Anti-pied-piping.”  
    Language 99:3, pages 603–653. DOI: 10.1353/lan.2023.a907013
  8. 2022. “Introduction to the special issue on Austronesian linguistics.”
    Journal of East Asian Linguistics 31:4, pages 439–440. DOI: 10.1007/s10831-022-09245-3
  9. Erlewine, Lim, and Branan, 2022. “Revisiting the form of negation in Pangasinan.”  
    Oceanic Linguistics 61:1, pages 166–184. DOI: 10.1353/ol.2022.0015
  10. Erlewine and New, 2021. “A variably exhaustive and scalar focus particle and pragmatic focus concord in Burmese.”  
    Semantics & Pragmatics 14:7, pages 1–54. DOI: 10.3765/sp.14.7
  11. Erlewine and Levin, 2021. “Philippine clitic pronouns and the lower phase edge.”  
    Linguistic Inquiry 52:2, pages 408–425. DOI: 10.1162/ling_a_00374
  12. 2020. “Anti-locality and subject extraction.”  
    Glossa 5:84, pages 1–38. DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.1079
  13. Kotek and Erlewine, 2019. Wh-indeterminates in Chuj (Mayan).”  
    Canadian Journal of Linguistics 64:1, pages 62–101. DOI: 10.1017/cnj.2018.25
  14. 2018. “Clausal comparison without degree abstraction in Mandarin Chinese.”  
    Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 36:2, pages 445–482. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-017-9383-y
  15. Erlewine and Kotek, 2018. “Focus association by movement: Evidence from Tanglewood.”  
    Linguistic Inquiry 49:3, pages 441–463. DOI: 10.1162/ling_a_00263
  16. 2018. Even doesn’t move but associates into traces: A reply to Nakanishi 2012.”  
    Natural Language Semantics 26:3–4, pages 167–191. DOI: 10.1007/s11050-018-9142-6
  17. 2018. “Extraction and licensing in Toba Batak.”  
    Language 94:3, pages 662–697. DOI: 10.1353/lan.2018.0039
  18. 2017. “Low sentence-final particles in Mandarin Chinese and the Final-over-Final Constraint.”  
    Journal of East Asian Linguistics 26:1, pages 37–75. DOI: 10.1007/s10831-016-9150-9
  19. 2017. “Vietnamese focus particles and derivation by phase.”  
    Journal of East Asian Linguistics 26:4, pages 325–349. DOI: 10.1007/s10831-017-9156-y
  20. Erlewine and Kotek, 2016. Even-NPIs in Dharamsala Tibetan.”  
    Linguistic Analysis 40:3–4, pages 129–165.
  21. Erlewine and Gould, 2016. “Unifying Japanese relative clauses: copy-chains and context-sensitivity.”  
    Glossa 1:51, pages 1–40. DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.174
  22. 2016. “Anti-locality and optimality in Kaqchikel Agent Focus.”  
    Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34:2, pages 429–479. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-015-9310-z
  23. Erlewine and Kotek, 2016. “A streamlined approach to online linguistic surveys.”  
    Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34:2, pages 481–495. Tools available at DOI: 10.1007/s11049-015-9305-9
  24. Kotek and Erlewine, 2016. “Covert pied-piping in English multiple wh-questions.”  
    Linguistic Inquiry 47:4, pages 669–693. DOI: 10.1162/ling_a_00226
  25. 2012. “Structurally distant haplology.”  
    Snippets 26, pages 7–8. DOI: 10.7358/snip-2012-026-erle

Book reviews

  1. 2016. “Review of Yosuke Sato Minimalist Interfaces: Evidence from Indonesian and Javanese.”  
    Oceanic Linguistics 55:1, pages 298–306. DOI: 10.1353/ol.2016.0000
  2. 2016. “Review of Yoad Winter Elements of Formal Semantics: An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language.”  
    Computational Linguistics 42:4, pages 837–839. DOI: 10.1162/COLI_r_00271

Papers in edited volumes

  1. Branan and Erlewine, to appear. “Locality and (minimal) search.”  
    Cambridge Handbook of the Minimalist Program.
  2. 2023. “A syntactic universal in a contact language: The story of Singlish already.”  
    Discourse Particles in Asian Languages, volume 2: Southeast Asia, pages 91–120. DOI: 10.4324/9781351057752-5
  3. 2022. “Mandarin exhaustive focus shì and the syntax of discourse congruence.”  
    Particles in German, English, and beyond, pages 323–354. DOI: 10.1075/slcs.224.12erl
  4. 2020. “Universal free choice from concessive copular conditionals in Tibetan.”  
    Monotonicity in Logic and Language, pages 13–34. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-62843-0_2
  5. Erlewine and Levin, 2018. “Clitic pronouns and the lower phase edge.”
    Heading in the Right Direction: Linguistic Treats for Lisa Travis, pages 136–145.
  6. 2017. “Why the null complementizer is special in complementizer-trace effects.”  
    A Pesky Set: Papers for David Pesetsky, pages 371–380.
  7. Erlewine, Levin, and Van Urk, 2017. “Ergativity and Austronesian-type voice systems.”  
    Oxford Handbook of Ergativity, pages 373–396. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198739371.013.16
  8. 2013. “Dissociating the syntax and morphological realization of Kaqchikel Agent Focus.”  
    Studies in Kaqchikel Grammar, pages 25–50.

Proceedings papers

  1. To appear. “Sentence-final particles at the vP phase edge.”  
    Proceedings of the 25th North American Conference of Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 25).
  2. Erlewine and Levin, to appear. “On the unavailability of argument ellipsis in Kaqchikel.”  
    Proceedings of Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics 4.
  3. Lim and Erlewine, 2023. “Definiteness and indefiniteness in Burmese.”  
    Proceedings of TripleA 7, pages 34–50.
  4. Hsieh and Erlewine, 2023. “On the scope and position of Tagalog clitic adverbs.”  
    Handbook of the 24th meeting of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, pages 109–112.
  5. Chow and Erlewine, 2022. “Restrictions on the position of exh.”  
    Proceedings of SALT 32, pages 522–542. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v1i0.5403
  6. Branan and Erlewine, 2021. “Binding reconstruction and two modes of copy-chain interpretation.”  
    Proceedings of LSA 6, pages 734–745. DOI: 10.3765/plsa.v6i1.5008
  7. Erlewine and Lim, 2020. “Anti-uniqueness without articles.”  
    Proceedings of SALT 30, pages 430–449. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v30i0.4848
  8. 2020. “Counterexpectation, concession, and free choice in Tibetan.”  
    Proceedings of NELS 50, volume 1, pages 227–236.
  9. Erlewine, Levin, and Van Urk, 2020. “The typology of nominal licensing in Austronesian voice system languages.”  
    Proceedings of AFLA 26, pages 71–87.
  10. Leong and Erlewine, 2019. “Long-distance dependencies in continuation grammar.”  
    Proceedings of the 33rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC 33), pages 114–122.
  11. Erlewine and Kotek, 2018. “Focus association by movement: Evidence from binding and parasitic gaps.”  
    Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21, pages 399–407.
  12. Kotek and Erlewine, 2018. “Non-interrogative wh-constructions in Chuj (Mayan).”  
    Proceedings of the Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 21, pages 101–115.
  13. New and Erlewine, 2018. “The expression of exhaustivity and scalarity in Burmese.”  
    Proceedings of SALT 28, pages 271–288. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v28i0.4442
  14. Mizuno and Erlewine, 2018. “Constraints on contrast sluicing.”  
    Japanese/Korean Linguistics 24, pages 201–214.
  15. Erlewine and Kotek, 2017. “Intervention tracks scope-rigidity in Japanese.”  
    Proceedings of LENLS 14.
  16. Erlewine and Kotek, 2017. “Movement and alternatives don’t mix: Evidence from Japanese.”  
    Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, pages 245–254.
  17. Erlewine and Kotek, 2016. “The structure and interpretation of non-restrictive relatives: Evidence from relative pronoun pied-piping.”  
    Proceedings of the 51st Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 51), pages 149–163.
  18. Kotek and Erlewine, 2016. “Intervention effects in relative pronoun pied-piping: experimental evidence.”  
    Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20, pages 448–461.
  19. Kotek and Erlewine, 2016. “Unifying definite and indefinite free relatives: Evidence from Mayan.”  
    Proceedings of NELS 46, volume 2, pages 241–254.
  20. 2016. “Multiple extraction and voice in Toba Batak.”  
    AFLA 23: The Proceedings of the 23rd Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, pages 81–95.
  21. 水野 輝之、アーリーワイン マイケル芳貴 [Mizuno and Erlewine], 2016. 多重wh疑問文のペアリスト解釈とスルーシング [Sluicing and the pair-list interpretation of multiple wh-questions].”  
    日本言語学会第152回大会予稿集 [Proceedings of the 152nd meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan], pages 204–209.
  22. Erlewine and Kotek, 2016. Tanglewood untangled.”  
    Proceedings of SALT 26, pages 224–243. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v26i0.3785
  23. 2016. “Focus association into copies and the scope of even.”  
    Proceedings of SALT 26, pages 855–873. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v26i0.3940
  24. Erlewine, Levin, and Van Urk, 2015. “What makes a voice system? On the relationship between voice marking and case.”  
    AFLA 21: The Proceedings of the 21st Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, pages 51–68.
  25. 2015. “Minimality and focus-sensitive adverb placement.”  
    Proceedings of NELS 45, volume 1, pages 193–202.
  26. 2014. “Explaining leftward focus association with even but not only.”  
    Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18, pages 128–145.
  27. 2014. “Anti-Locality and Kaqchikel Agent Focus.”  
    Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 31), pages 150–159.
  28. Erlewine and Gould, 2014. “Interpreting Japanese Head-Internal Relative Clauses.”  
    Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 31), pages 160–169.
  29. Erlewine and Kotek, 2014. “Intervention in focus pied-piping.”  
    Proceedings of NELS 43, volume 1, pages 117–130.
  30. 2014. “Subject marking on non-subjects in Squliq Atayal.”  
    Proceedings of the 20th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 20).
  31. 2014. “Alternative questions through focus alternatives in Mandarin Chinese.”  
    Proceedings of the 48th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 48), pages 221–234.
  32. 2012. “Share to Compare: the Mandarin Comparative.”  
    Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 29), pages 54–62.
  33. 2012. “The effect of ‘only’ on quantifier scope: the dake blocking effect.”  
    Proceedings of the GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars, pages 72–86.
  34. 2010. “Sentence-final only and the interpretation of focus in Mandarin Chinese.”  
    The Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference of Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 22) and the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL 18), pages 18–35.
  35. 2009. “Ubiquity: Designing a Multilingual Natural Language Interface.”  
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR 2009 Workshop on Information Access in a Multilingual World, pages 45–48.
  36. 2008. “The verbal nature of Mandarin comparative .”
    Proceedings of the National Conference on Linguistics 2008.

Edited volumes

  1. Edited by Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka, 2017. Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI, volume 1.  
    MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  2. Edited by Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka, 2017. Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XI, volume 2.  
    MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  3. Edited by Erlewine, Michael Yoshitaka and Yasutada Sudo, 2014. Proceedings of the MIT Workshop on Comparatives.  
    MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

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