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Dr Klaus Abels

Reader in Linguistics

Location:Room 115B, Chandler House,
2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4061 (x24061)
Email: k.abels@ucl.ac.uk

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Research Interests

Syntactic theory; universal aspects of word and morpheme ordering; representational and computational properties of syntax and the relation between them.

 

    2013

    • Abels, K. (2013). Comments on Hornstein. Mind and Language 28(4), 421-429 UK
    • Abels, K. (2013). Word Order. In Alexiadou, A., Kiss, T. (Eds.). Syntax: Ein Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung (2 ed. ). Berlin de Gruyter. [Accepted]

    2012

    • Abels, K. (2012). Don't repair that island! It ain't broke. Presented at: Islands in Contemporary Linguistic Theory Vitoria, Spain.
    • Abels, K. (2012). Phases: An essay on cyclicity in syntax. Berlin deGruyter. [Accepted]
    • Abels, K. (2012). The Italian Left Periphery: A View from Locality. Linguistic Inquiry 43(2) Publisher URL [Accepted]
    • Abels, K., Bentzen, K. (2012). Are movement paths punctuated or uniform? In Alexiadou, A., Kiss, T., Müller, G. (Eds.). Local Modelling of Non-Local Dependencies in Syntax ( ). Berlin deGruyter. [Accepted]
    • Abels, K., Neeleman, A. (2012). Linear Asymmetries and the LCA. Syntax 15(1), 25-74

    2010

    • Abels, K., Vangsnes, Ø. (Eds.) (2010). Special Issue: Papers from the NORMS Workshop on Exclamatives. Studia Linguistica 64(1).
    • Abels, K. (2010). Antilocality, snowballing movement, and their relation to a theory of word order. Presented at: GIST 1 Conference: Antilocality and Snowballing Movement Ghent.
    • Abels, K. (2010). Factivity in exclamatives is a presupposition*. Studia Linguistica 64(1), 141-157 doi:10.1111/j.1467-9582.2010.01164.x.
    • Abels, K., Martí, L. (2010). A unified approach to split scope. Natural Language Semantics 18(4), 435-470 doi:10.1007/s11050-010-9060-8.
    • Abels, K., Marti, L. (2010). You may submit exactly one single-authored abstract. Presented at: Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop Tromsø, Norway.
    • Abels, K., Neeleman, A. (2010). Nihilism masquerading as progress. Lingua 120, 2657-2660 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2010.03.008.
    • Abels, K., Vangsnes, O. A. (2010). Introduction: Exclamatives in North Germanic and beyond. Studia Linguistica 64(1), 1-15 doi:10.1111/j.1467-9582.2010.01170.x.

    2009

    • Abels, A., Neeleman, A. (2009). Universal 20 without the LCA. In Brucart, J. M., Gavarro, A., Sola, J. (Eds.). Merging features: Computation, interpretation, and acquisition ( pp.60-79). Oxford Oxford University Press.
    • Abels, K. (2009). How to use e-learning to focus teaching. Presented at: Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 50 Edinburgh.
    • Abels, K. (2009). Some implications of improper movement for cartography. In Craenenbroeck, J. V. (Ed.). Alternatives to Cartography ( pp.325-359). Berlin de Gruyter.
    • Abels, K., Bentzen, K. (2009). A note on the punctuated nature of movement paths. Catalan Journal of Linguistics 8, 19-40 Publisher URL

    2008

    • Abels, K. (2008). Cross-Serial Dependencies and Linearization. Presented at: Generative Linguistics in the Old World Colloquium: Workshop on Linearization Newcastle.
    • Abels, K. (2008). Templates vs. the grabbag theory of the left periphery. Presented at: NORMS Workshop on Root Phenomena and the Left Periphery Tromsø, Norway.
    • Abels, K., Bentzen, K. (2008). Is there any evidence for punctuated paths? Presented at: Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft Bamberg, Germany.
    • Abels, K., Marti, L. (2008). All Split Scope is not Alike. Presented at: Sinn und Bedeutung 9 Stuttgart, Germany.
    • Abels, K., Marti, L. (2008). German Negative Indefinites are Semantically Negative. Presented at: Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop Edinburgh.
    • Abels, K., Muriungi, P. (2008). The focus marker in Kiitharaka: Syntax and semantics. Lingua 118(5), 687-731 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2007.09.003.

    2007

    • Abels, K. (2007). Alternatives to Cartography: Some implications of improper movement for Cartography. Presented at: Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics 2 Brussels.
    • Abels, K. (2007). Deriving selectional properties of 'expletive' predicates. In Späth, A. (Ed.). Interfaces and Interface Conditions ( pp.115-140). Berlin de Gruyter.
    • Abels, K. (2007). Keine falsche Bewegung! Presented at: Generative Grammatik im Süden Konstanz, Germany.
    • Abels, K. (2007). On the ingredients of exclamativity. Presented at: NORMS workshop on exclamatives Tromsø.
    • Abels, K. (2007). The focus particle in Kîîtharaka. Presented at: Information Structure and Syntax London.
    • Abels, K. (2007). Towards a restrictive theory of (remnant) movement. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 7, 57-120 Publisher URL

    2006

    • Abels, K. (2006). Successive Cyclicity, Anti-locality, and Adposition Stranding. In Bošković, Ž., Lasnik, H. (Eds.). Minimalist Syntax: The Essential Readings ( pp.219-223). Oxford Blackwell Publishing.
    • Abels, K., Muriungi, P. (2006). The focus particle in Kîîtharaka. In Fiedler, I., Schwarz, A. (Eds.). Papers on information structure in African languages ( pp.1-20). Berlin ZAS.
    • Abels, K., Muriungi, P. (2006). The focus particle in Kîîtharaka. ZAS. Berlin
    • Abels, K., Neeleman, A. (2006). Universal 20 without the LCA. Presented at: Generative Linguistics in the Old Word 29 Barcelona.

    2005

    • Abels, K. (2005). 'Expletive Negation' in Russian: A Conspiracy Theory. Journal of Slavic Linguistics 13(1), 5-74
    • Abels, K. (2005). Remarks on Grimshaw's Clausal Typology. Sinn und Bedeutung 9. ( pp.1-15).
    • Abels, K. (2005). Resumptive Pronouns and the Copy Theory of Movement. Presented at: Colloquio de Grammatika Generative 15 Barcelona.
    • Abels, K. (2005). Review of Marcus Kracht (2003): The Mathematics of Language. Linguist List 16(2247)
    • Abels, K. (2005). Revolution #9 – Not by the Beatles. University of Connecticut, Department of Linguistics. Storrs, CT
    • Abels, K., Muriungi, P. (2005). The Focus Particle in Kitharaka. Presented at: Focus in African Languages Berlin.

    2004

    • Abels, K. (2004). Deriving selectional properties of ‘exclamative’ predicates. Presented at: Workshop Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Questions at ESSLLI XVI Nancy.
    • Abels, K. (2004). Deriving Selectional properties of ‘exclamative’ predicates. ESSLLI XVI.
    • Abels, K. (2004). Remarks on Grimshaw’s Clausal Typology. Presented at: Sinn und Bedeutung 9 Nijmegen.
    • Abels, K. (2004). Right Node Raising: Ellipsis or Across the Board Movement? NELS 34. ( pp.45-60). Amherst, Mass GLSA.
    • Abels, K. (2004). Why surprise-predicates do not embed polar interrogatives. Linguistische Arbeitsberichte LAB 81, 203-222
    • Abels, K. (2004). Zur Debatte um den Satztyp ‘Exklamativ’. Presented at: Forschergruppe Sprachtheoretische Grundlagen der Kognitionswissenschaft Leipzig.
    • Abels, K. (2004). Zur Kompatibilität von Frageprädikaten und eingebetteten Exklamativen. Presented at: Workshop Interface and Interface Conditions Leipzig.

    2003

    • Abels, K. (2003). *[P clitic]! – Why? Linguistik International. ( pp.443-460). Frankfurt Peter Lang.
    • Abels, K. (2003). A Note on Clitics and P-Stranding. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics. ( Vol. 11 pp.1-22). Ann Arbor Michigan Slavic Publications.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Auxiliary Adverb Word Order Revisited. Proceedings of the 26th UPenn Colloquium. Philadelphia UPenn department of linguistics.
    • Abels, K. (2003). On the category and base position of R-words. Presented at: Ninth Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference Buffalo.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Phases, cyclicity, and stranding. Presented at: IAP workshop on Phases and the EPP, Cambridge, MA.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Right Node Raising: Ellipsis or Across the Board Movement? Presented at: North East Linguistic Society 34 Stony Brook.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Successive Cyclicity, Anti-locality and Adposition Stranding. [Unpublished]
    • Abels, K. (2003). Who gives a damn about minimizers in questions? Presented at: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 13 Seattle.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Who gives a damn about minimizers in questions? SALT Proceedings. ( Vol. 13 pp.1-18). Cornell University CLC Publications.
    • Abels, K. (2003). Who gives a damn about the environment? – Minimizers in Questions. Presented at: UPenn Colloquium 27 Philadelphia.

    2002

    • Abels, K. (2002). Auxiliary-Adverb Word Order Revisited. Amherst.
    • Abels, K. (2002). Auxiliary-Adverb Word Order Revisited. Presented at: Colloquio de Grammatika Generativa XII Lisbon.
    • Abels, K. (2002). Auxiliary-Adverb Word Order Revisited. Presented at: 26 UPenn Colloquium Philadelphia, PA.
    • Abels, K. (2002). Expletive (?) Negation. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 10. ( pp.1-21). Bloomington Michigan Slavic Publications.
    • Abels, K. (2002). On an alleged argument for the Proper Binding Condition. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. ( pp.1-16). Cambridge, Mass MITWPL.
    • Abels, K. (2002). On the Rhetorical Effect of Minimizers in Questions. Cambridge, MA.

    2001

    • Abels, K. (2001). *[P clitic]! – Why? Presented at: Formal Description of Slavic Languages 4 Leipzig.
    • Abels, K. (2001). Clitics as complements of prepositions - What Serbo-Croatian tells us about preposition stranding. Presented at: ACME Balkanica Conference Montreal.
    • Abels, K. (2001). Expletive (?) Negation. Presented at: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 10 Ann Arbor.
    • Abels, K. (2001). Move? [Accepted]
    • Abels, K. (2001). On a Modular View of Head Movement. Presented at: Tools in Linguistic Theory Utrecht.
    • Abels, K. (2001). On an alleged argument for the Proper Binding Condition. Presented at: HUMIT Cambridge, MA.
    • Abels, K. (2001). On How Phrase Structure Constrains Linearization. Presented at: Generative Linguistics in the Old World Colloquium 24 Braga, Portugal.
    • Abels, K. (2001). The Predicate Cleft Construction in Russian. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics. ( Vol. 9 pp.1-19). Ann Arbor Michigan Slavic Publications.
    • Abels, K. (2001). Zur Kasuswahl beim direkten Objekt in verneinten Sätzen im Russischen: Eine übersetzungsrelevante Studie zur Syntax und Semantik. [Accepted]

    2000

    • Abels, K. (2000). Collective Numerals - a wrongly named, half forgotten, and endangered species. Bloomington, IN.
    • Abels, K. (2000). The Predicate Cleft Construction in Russian. Presented at: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 9 Bloomington, IN.

 

Current PhD Students

Jiri Kaspar Syntactic theory; syntax-morphology interface; homophonous functional categories; left periphery; tag and echo questions; restrictions on scrambling
Patrick Elliott
Syntactic and semantic theory; Syntax-semantics interface; Pragmatic theory; Ellipsis phenomena (especially clausal ellipsis); Degree constructions; Binding theory