Recent Talks


Intervention Effects directly follow from Scope Rigidity in Turkish. [handout] Poster at SALT31, May 7-9, 2021, Brown University & Talk at Tu+6. Feb 19-20, 2021, University of Toronto.

Modifying result states in Turkish. [handout] Poster at SALT31, May 7-9, 2021, Brown University (first author: Furkan Dikmen)

Thematic suffixes in Şavşat Georgian, [handout] Talk at ThV2021, April 22-23, 2021, University of Graz (with Reyhan Okumuş [first author] and Balkız Öztürk)

Classifying lexically transitive verbs in Laz. Talk at LexGR. March 29-30, 2021, University of Amsterdam & University of Leiden (with Balkız Öztürk) [handout]

Hypothetical Comparison in Turkish. Talk at Tu+6. Feb 19-20, 2021, University of Toronto [handout] & at PLC45 March 19-21, 2021, UPenn (first author: Utku Türk)

Modal vs. non-modal un-agentive constructions in Laz. Talk at Agency and Intentions in Language. Jan 13-15, 2021, University of Göttingen [handout]


Attitude sensitive complementizers in Laz. Talk at InDisPart, Oct 8 2020, University of the Basque Country (with Balkız Öztürk) [handout]

On the temporal decomposition of bivalent events, Talk at EESLiG2020, Sept 15-16 2020, University of Oxford (with Reyhan Okumuş & Balkız Öztürk)

Non-linear blocking of portmanteaus: a case study on Laz, Talk at Nanolab, June 12 2020 [handout]

A pied-piping theory of exceptional de re: Scoping after all, Talk at GLOW 43. April 2 2020 [handout]


Does the cross-linguistic distribution of wh-free relatives justify a semantic typology? Public lecture at Boğaziçi University, Nov 11 2019 [handout]

Ergative as a default case: Evidence from a Georgian dialect, Talk at the 4th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+4), NYU, Feb 16-17 2019  [handout]



A Typology for Correlatives: A View from the Languages of the Caucasus. In Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus, Oxford University Press, ed. Maria Polinsky. (with Balkız Öztürk)


Complementizers with attitude, [Paper] in Proceedings of NELS 49 (with Deniz Özyıldız and Balkız Öztürk)

Difficult Imperatives in Turkish. [Paper] in Proceedings of WAFL 14 (with Despina Oikonomou)

A Semantic Characterization of Turkish Nominalizations. [Paper] in Proceedings of WCCFL 36.


A Modal Approach to Dative Subjects in Laz. [Paper] in Proceedings of NELS 48.


Free Relatives and Correlatives in Wh-in-situ. [Paper] in Proceedings of NELS 47. 

A Compositional Semantics for Turkish Correlatives. [Paper] in Proceedings of WCCFL 34.


The Logophoric Complementizer in Laz. [Paper] in Dilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi [Journal of Linguistics Research]. (with Balkız Öztürk)


 The Status of Roots in Event Composition: Laz. A pre-publication version of the paper in Lingue e linguaggio


A Tonal Exponence of Universal Quantification in Turkish. WAFL 15. 26-28 September 2019 (with Deniz Özyıldız) [could not attend, see  abstract accepted for talk]

A Compositional Semantics for Pied-piping in ever-Free Relatives. GLOW 42 [could not attend, see abstract accepted for poster pres.]

On Complex DPs in Turkish: Lessons for Inverse Linking and Scope Rigidity. Presented at SuSurrus at UMass-Amherst. [Handout]

A Nanosyntactic Approach to Transitivity Alternations.  [Ms.]

A competition account of Turkish evidentials and its implications for acquisition. Ms. [email me for a copy]

An Empirical Critique of Cyclic Agree. Presented at ConSOLE XXII. [Handout]

AGREE as a Unidirectional Operation: Evidence from Laz. [MA Thesis] from Boğaziçi University.