New! Book-length manuscript

Consolidated Morphology: A Non-Distributed, Purely Syntactic Theory of Morphology. [Download draft (8/23/2017)].

Downloadable Papers

2018. Idioms, Collocations, and Structure: Conventionalized Expressions and the Analysis of Ditransitives. [Download draft].

2017. Benjamin Bruening and Eman Al Khalaf, Category Mismatches in Coordination Revisited. [Download draft].

2017. Benjamin Bruening and Eman Al Khalaf. No Argument-Adjunct Asymmetry in Reconstruction for Binding Condition C. [Download draft (1/9/2017)].

2017. Word Formation is Syntactic: Raising in Nominalizations. [Download draft (6/27/2017)].

2017. Benjamin Bruening and Eman Al Khalaf, Reconstruction and Linear Order in ATB Movement and Parasitic Gap Constructions. [Download draft (updated 2/9/2017)].

2016. Old English Verb-Second-ish in a Typology of Verb-Second. [Download draft (11/09/2016)].

2016. CPs Move Rightward, Not Leftward. [Download draft (revised 8/1/2017)].

2015. Eman Al Khalaf and Benjamin Bruening, Linear Order in Syntax: Selection in Coordination. [Download slides from talk presented at NELS 46, Concordia University, October 2015] [Download draft of paper] (Note that this paper is superseded by ``Category Mismatches in Coordination Revisited'' above.)

2015. Idioms, Anaphora, and Movement Diagnostics. [Download draft (updated 12/3/2015)].

2014. Depictive Secondary Predicates, Light Verb Give, and Theories of Double Object Constructions. (Paper accompanies poster presented at NELS 45, MIT.) [Download draft (revised 6/29/2015)].

2014. Subject-Verb Inversion as Generalized Alignment. [Download slides from a talk] (updated October 2014)

2011. Pseudopassives, Expletive Passives, and Locative Inversion. [Download draft]

2009. Wh-Words as Indefinites: Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Versus Mi'kmaq. [Download handout from a talk]

2007. Passamaquoddy as a Split Ergative Language and Its Consequences for Marantz's Ergative Case Generalization. [Download draft (12/2007)]

2007. On the Word Order of Quantificational Elements in Passamaquoddy. [Download handout from a talk]

2007. On Diagnostics of Structural Case and the Nature of Ergative Case. [Download draft (7/2007)]

2006. Discrepancies between Projection and Selection: Split Coordination and Raising to Object in Passamaquoddy. [Download draft]

2006. Against Predicate-Based Reflexivity: Anaphors as Subjects of Embedded Clauses. [Download handout from a talk]

2006. The Morphosyntax and Semantics of Verbal Reciprocals. [Download draft]

2004. Split Coordination in Passamaquoddy. [Download rough draft]

2004. The Algonquian Inverse is Syntactic: Binding in Passamaquoddy. [Download draft]

2003. Split Coordination and Successive-Cyclic Movement in Passamaquoddy. WECOL, University of Arizona, September 2003. [Download handout]

2001. Raising to Object and Proper Movement. [Download draft]

1999. Morphological Templates and Phonological Opacity. Talk presented at the Second Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology, University of Malta. September 1999. [Download updated handout (used in a guest lecture for a phonology class at MIT)]