NYU Linguistics

Szabolcsi: Research

List of Selected Publications and full CV here
Downloadable Papers By Topic here

Recent Handouts here

What do quantifier particles do? March 2014.
Quantification and ACD: what is the evidence from real-time processing evidence for? A reply to Hackl et al. (2012). J. of Semantics 31. 2014.
Quantifier words and their multi-functional(?) parts (with James Whang and Vera Zu). Language and Linguistics 15/1. 2014.
Quantifier particles and compositionality. Draft of 19th Amsterdam Colloquium Proceedings paper. 2013.
Presuppositional TOO, postsuppositional TOO (with Adrian Brasoveanu). In Festschrift for J. Groenendijk, M. Stokhof, and F. Veltman. 2013.
The noun phrase. In Kayne, Leu, & Zanuttini, An Annotated Syntax Reader, 2013.
Compositionality without word boundaries: (the) more and (the) most. Proceedings of SALT 22, 2012.
Theories of Everything. In Honor of Ed Keenan (with Graf, T., D. Paperno, and J. Tellings, eds.) UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 17 , 2012.
Quantification in Hungarian (with Aniko Csirmaz). In Keenan & Paperno, Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language, 2012.
Scope and binding. In Maienborn, von Heusinger, & Portner, Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Vol. 2, 2011.
Certain verbs are syntactically explicit quantifiers. Baltic International Yearbook, Vol. 6. 2011.

Quantification. Cambridge University Press, December 2010.
Overt nominative subjects in infinitival complements in Hungarian. In den Dikken & Vago, Approaches to Hungarian 11, 2009.
Overt nominative subjects in infinitival complements cross-linguistically: Data, diagnostics, and preliminary analyses. NYU WPL 2, Spring 2009.
The effect of NPIs on inference verification (with Lewis Bott & Brian McElree). Journal of Semantics 25/4, 2008.
Optionality, scope, and licensing: An application of partially ordered categories (with Raffaella Bernardi). Journal of Logic, Language and Information 17/3, 2008.
Questions about proof theory vis-a-vis natural language semantics. ESSLLI CD, 2007.
Strong and weak islands. Everaert & van Riemsdijk, The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. 2006.

Positive polarity - negative polarity. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22/2. 2004.
Conjunction meets negation: a study in crosslinguistic variation (with Bill Haddican). Journal of Semantics 21/3. 2004.
Binding on the fly: cross-sentential anaphora in variable-free semantics. In Kruijff & Oehrle, Resource Sensitivity in Binding and Anaphora, 2003.
Overt scope in Hungarian (with Michael Brody). Syntax 6/1, 2003.
Hungarian disjunctions and positive polarity. Approaches to Hungarian 8, 2002.

Verbal Complexes (with Hilda Koopman). The MIT Press, 2000.
The syntax of scope. Baltin & Collins, Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory. 2000.
Semantics I-III: Compositionality; Scope; Cross-categorial parallelisms (with Ed Stabler). In Linguistics: An Introduction to Linguistic Theory. 2000.
Ways of Scope Taking. Download Introduction. Kluwer, 1997.
Background notions in lattice theory and generalized quantifiers. In Ways of Scope Taking, 1997.
Variation, distributivity, and the illusion of branching (with Filippo Beghelli & Dorit Ben-Shalom). In Ways of Scope Taking, 1997.
Strategies for scope taking. In Ways of Scope Taking, 1997.
Quantifiers in pair-list readings. In Ways of Scope Taking, 1997.

The noun phrase. In Kiefer & Kiss, The Syntactic Structure of Hungarian, 1994.
Weak islands and an algebraic semantics for scope taking (with Frans Zwarts). Natural Language Semantics 1, 1993.
Combinatory grammar and projection from the lexicon. In Sag & Szabolcsi, Lexical Matters, 1992.

Across-the-board binding meets verb second. In Mascaro & Nespor, Grammar in Progress, 1990.
Noun phrases and clauses: Is DP analogous to IP or CP? 1989.
Bound variables in syntax (are there any?). Slightly extended version. In Bartsch et al., Semantics and Contextual Expression, 1989.
Bound variables in syntax (are there any?). 6th Amsterdam Colloquium Proceedings, 1987.
Comparative superlatives. MITWPL 8, 1986.

From the definiteness effect to lexical integrity. GAGL 24, 1984.
The possessor that ran away from home. The Linguistic Review 3/1, 1983.
Focussing properties, or the trap of first order. Theoretical Linguistics 10. 1983.
Model theoretic semantics of performatives. In Kiefer, Hungarian General Linguistics, John Benjamins, 1982.
Compositionality in focus. Folia Linguistica 15, 1981.
The semantics of topic-focus articulation. 3rd Amsterdam Colloquium Proceedings, 1981.

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