Papers

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Dissertation

2012. Syntax-prosody interactions in Irish. Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. [dissertation]

Papers

Submitted. (with Ryan Bennett and Jim McCloskey). Prosody, focus and ellipsis in Irish. Ms., Yale, University of British Columbia and University of California, Santa Cruz. [paper]

To appear. (with Anja Arnhold and Richard Compton). Prosody and wordhood in South Baffin Inuktitut. In Meagan Keough (ed.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas 21. UBCWPL. [pre-publication version]

2017. (with Patricia A. Shaw). Game-based methodology for the study of intonational contours in Kwak’wala. Poster presented at the special session “Twenty years of the Endangered Language Fund” at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Conference, Austin, TX. [poster]

2016. Stress-epenthesis interactions in Harmonic Serialism. In John McCarthy and Joe Pater (eds.) Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism. Sheffield: Equinox Press, 261-300. [pre-publication version]

2016. (with Ryan Bennett and Jim McCloskey). Lightest to the right: An apparently anomalous displacement in Irish. Linguistic Inquiry 47 (2): 169-234.  [pre-publication version, published version]

2016. Subject/object complexity and prosodic boundary strength in Irish. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 178-182. [paper]

2015. Recursion in prosodic phrasing: Evidence from Connemara Irish. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 33 (4): 1169-1208.  [pre-publication version, published version

2015. (with Ryan Bennett and Jim McCloskey). Pronouns and prosody in Irish. In Liam Breatnach, Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Damian McManus and Katharine Simms (eds.) XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies Maynooth 2011 Proceedings. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 19-74. [pre-publication version]

2014. Syntax-prosody mismatches in Irish and English verb-initial structures. Paper presented at Exploring the Interfaces 3: Prosody and Constituent Structure, McGill, May 8. [slides]

2013. Recursivity and binarity in prosodic phrasing: Evidence from Conamara Irish. In Seda Kan, Claire Moore-Cantwell, and Robert Staubs (eds.) Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North-East Linguistic Society. Amherst, MA: GLSA publications, 191-204. [paper]

2011. The interaction of linearization and prosody: Evidence from pronoun postposing in Irish. In Andrew Carnie (ed.) Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 17-40. [pre-publication version]

2011. Recursive phonological phrases in Conamara Irish. In Mary Byram Washburn, Sarah Ouwayda, Chuoying Ouyang, Bin Yin, Canan Ipek, Lisa Marston, and Aaron Walker (eds.) Online Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Available online: https://sites.google.com/site/wccfl28pro/elfner

2009. Syllabification and stress-epenthesis interactions in Harmonic Serialism. Ms., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Available on Rutgers Optimality Archive, # 1047. [paper]

2008. (with Wendell Kimper). Reduplication without RED: Evidence from diddly-infixation. In Natasha Abner & Jason Bishop (eds.) Proceedings of the 27th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 150-158. www.lingref.com, document # 1827.

2007. Moraic faithfulness: Evidence from Blackfoot and English. Paper presented at the 15th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester. Manchester, England: May 26. [handout]

2006. Contrastive syllabification in Blackfoot. In Donald Baumer, David Montero and Michael Scanlon (eds.) Proceedings of the 25th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 141-149. www.lingref.com, document # 1442.

2006. The mora in Blackfoot. MA thesis, University of Calgary. [thesis]

2005. The role of sonority in Blackfoot phonotactics. Calgary Papers in Linguistics 26:27-91. [paper]