Formal semantics, the syntax-semantics interface


Journal Articles

Bumford, Dylan & Yael Sharvit. 2022. Negative polarity items in definite superlatives. Linguistic Inquiry 53, 255-293.

Abenina-Adar, Maayan & Yael Sharvit. 2021. On the presuppositional strength of interrogative clauses. Natural Language Semantics 29, 47-90. DOI 10.1007/s11050-020-09169-5

Abenina-Adar, Maayan & Yael Sharvit. 2020. Alternative interrogatives with negative polarity items. Snippets 38. doi:

Tancredi, Christopher and Yael Sharvit. 2020. Qualities and translations. Linguistics and Philosophy 43, 303-343. doi: 10.1007/s10988-019-09277-4

Alxatib, Sam and Yael Sharvit. 2017. Bound tense in relative clauses: Evidence from VP-ellipsis. Linguistic Inquiry 48, 697-711, doi: 10.1162/ling_a_00259.

Sharvit, Yael. 2017. A note on (Strawson) entailment. Semantics and Pragmatics.

Charlow, Simon and Yael Sharvit. 2014. Bound ‘de re’ pronouns and the LFs of attitude reports. Semantics and Pragmatics.

Sharvit, Yael. 2013. On the universal principles of tense embedding: the lesson from before. Journal of Semantics 31, 263-313 doi: 10.1093/jos/ffs024.

Gajewski, Jon and Yael Sharvit. 2012. In Defense of the Grammatical Approach to Local Implicatures. Natural Language Semantics 20, 31-57.

Sharvit, Yael. 2011. Covaluation and Unexpected BT Effects. Journal of Semantics 28, 55-106.

Sharvit, Yael. 2010. Infinitival Superlatives: English vs. Modern Hebrew. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 2, 213-247.

Sharvit, Yael. 2008. The Puzzle of Free Indirect Discourse. Linguistics and Philosophy 31, 353-395.

Guerzoni, Elena and Yael Sharvit. 2007. A Question of Strength: On NPIs in Interrogative Clauses. Linguistics and Philosophy 30, 361-391.

Herdan, Simona and Yael Sharvit. 2006. Definite and Non-definite Superlatives and NPI Licensing. Syntax 9, 1-31.

Sharvit, Yael. 2004. Some Remarks on Quantificational Variability and Question-Embedding Predicates. English Linguistics 21, 541-569.

Sharvit, Yael. 2003. Trying to be Progressive: the Extensionality of Try. Journal of Semantics 20, 403-445.

Sharvit, Yael. 2003. Embedded Tense and Universal Grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 34, 669-681.

Sharvit, Yael. 2003. Tense and Identity in Copular Constructions. Natural Language Semantics 11, 363-393.

Beck, Sigrid and Yael Sharvit. 2002. Pluralities of Questions. Journal of Semantics 19, 105-157.

Sharvit, Yael and Penka Stateva. 2002. Superlative Expressions, Context, and Focus. Linguistics and Philosophy 25, 453-505.

Sharvit, Yael. 2002. Embedded Questions and ‘De Dicto’ Readings. Natural Language Semantics 10, 97-123.

Sharvit, Yael. 1999. Functional Relative Clauses. Linguistics and Philosophy 22, 447-478.

Sharvit, Yael. 1999. Resumptive Pronouns in Relative Clauses. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 17, 587-612.

Sharvit, Yael. 1999. Connnectivity in Specificational Sentences.  Natural Language Semantics 7, 299-341.

Book Chapters

Sharvit, Yael & Matt Moss. 2022. Acquaintance relations. In D. Altshuler (ed.), Linguistics Meets Philosophy, Cambridge University Press.

Sharvit, Yael. 2020. Sequence of tense. In L. Matthewson, C. Meier, H. Rullmann, T.E. Zimmermann and D. Gutzmann (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Semantics, Wiley-Blackwell’s Linguistics Companion series. doi: 10.1002/9781118788516.sem116.

Sharvit, Yael. 2017. Sequence of tense: syntax, semantics, pragmatics. In P. Patel-Grosz, P. Grosz and S. Zobel (eds.), Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Vol. 99: Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface, Springer, 215-247. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56706-8_7

Cumming, Samuel and Yael Sharvit. 2016.  Faithfulness and de se.  In A. Capone, F. Kiefer and F. Lo Piparo (eds.), Indirect Reports and Pragmatics, Springer.

Guerzoni, Elena and Yael Sharvit. 2014. Whether or not anything but not Whether anything or not. In U. Sauerland and L. Crnič (eds.), The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. MITWPL 70, 199-224.

Sharvit, Yael. 2014. Sneaky Derivations Sneak Rule-I In: A Reply to Heim’s Forks in the Road to Rule-I. In U. Sauerland and L. Crnič (eds.), The Art and Craft of Semantics: A Festschrift for Irene Heim. MITWPL 71, 101-121.

Ogihara, Toshiyuki and Yael Sharvit. 2012. Embedded Tenses. In R. Binnick (ed.), Handbook of Tense and Aspect, OUP, 638-668.

Sharvit, Yael and Shai Cohen. 2012. The unexpected projection of some presupposition triggers. In S. Watanabe (ed.), Logic and Sensibility. Keio University Press, Tokyo, Japan, 255-274.

Sharvit, Yael. 2008. Bare Minimizers. In S. Armon-Lotem, G. Danon and S. Rothstein (eds.), Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics, John Benjamins, 293-312.

Sharvit, Yael. 2007. Two Reconstruction Puzzles. In P. Jacobson and C. Barker (eds.), Direct Compositionality, Oxford University Press, 336-359.

Sharvit, Yael. 2008. הבטים של הסמנטיקה של זמן הנטיה בעברית מודרנית (“Aspects of the Semantics of Tense in Modern Hebrew”, in Hebrew). In G. Hatav (ed.), בלשנות עברית תאורטית (Theoretical Hebrew Linguistics), Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 139-162.

Conference Proceedings

Sharvit, Yael and Jungmin Kang. 2016. Fragment Functional Answers. In M. Moroney, C. Little, J. Collard, and D. Burgdorf (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26, 1099-1118.

Sharvit, Yael. 2015. The onliest NP: non-definite definites. In U. Steindl, T. Borer, H. Fang, A. García Pardo, P. Guekguezian, B. Hsu, C. O’Hara and I.C. Ouyang (eds.), Proceedings of  West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 32, Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, 171-190.

Despic, Miloje and Yael Sharvit. 2011. Some “non-intersective” adjective are truly non-intersective. In S. Lima, K. Mullin and B. Smith (eds.), Proceedings of NELS (North Eastern Linguistic Society) 39, GLSA.

Sharvit, Yael. 2011. Revisiting Connectivity in copular sentences. In E. Cormany, S. Ito, and D. Lutz (eds.) Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 19, 427-445.

Fitzgibbons, Natalia, Yael Sharvit and Jon Gajewski. 2009. Plural superlatives and distributivity. Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 18, 302-318.

Sharvit, Yael and Jon Gajewski. 2008. On the Calculation of Local Implicatures”, Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, C. Chang and H. Haynie (eds.), Cascadilla Press, 411-419.

Bhatt, Rajesh and Yael Sharvit. 2005. A Note on Intensional Superlatives, in E. Georgala and J. Howell (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 15, CLC Publications, Cornell University, 62-79.

Sharvit, Yael. 2004. Free Indirect Discourse and De Re Pronouns. In R. Young (ed.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 14, CLC Publications, Cornell University, 305-322.

Sharvit, Yael and Elena Guerzoni. 2003. Reconstruction and its Problems. In P. Dekker and R. van Rooy (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, 205-210.

Sharvit, Yael. 2002. Embedded Quantifiers in Which- and Whether-Questions. In B. Jackson (ed.), Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory XVII, CLC Publications, Cornell University, 266-285.

Sharvit, Yael. 2001. Embedded Quantifiers and Quantificational Variability. In R. van Rooy and M. Stokhof (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Amsterdam Colloquium, Univesiteit van Amsterdam, 210-215.

Sharvit, Yael and Sigrid Beck. 2001. Subquestions and Quantificational Variability Effects. In K. Megerdoomian and L.A. Bar-el (eds.), Proceedings of West Coast Conference of Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) XX, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, 510-523.

Sharvit, Yael and Penka Stateva. 2001. How Far does the Superlative Operator Move? In A. Grosu (ed.), Selections from the 6th Annual IATL Conference and the Workshop on the Syntax and Semantics of Relative Clause Constructions, Tel-Aviv Univ., 77-85.

Sharvit, Yael and Penka Stateva. 2000. Against `Long’ Movement of the Superlative Operator. In Brendan Jackson and Tanya Matthews (eds.) Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) X, CLC Publications, Cornell University, 185-202.

Sharvit, Yael. 2000. Tense in Copular Constructions: Identifying Three Types of Copular Sentences. In Michelle Minnick Fox, Alexander Williams and Elsi Kaiser (eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, 233-245.

Sharvit, Yael. 1998. Individual Concepts and Attitude Reports. Proceedings from Semantics And Linguistic Theory (SALT) VIII, CLC Publications, Cornell University.

Sharvit, Yael. 1998. Possessive WH-Expressions and Reconstruction. Proceedings of the 28th meeting of the North Eastern Linguistic Society (NELS), GLSA Publications, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sharvit, Yael. 1998. Free Relatives and Connectedness. In G. Katz, S.-S. Kim and H. Winhart (eds.), Reconstruction: Proceedings of the 1997 T_bingen Workshop, Stuttgart University and University of T_bingen, 207-222.

Sharvit, Yael. 1998. Functional and Pair-list Embedded Questions. In A. Dimitriadis, H. Lee, L. Siegel, C. Surek-Clark, and A. Williams (eds.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol 4.3.

Sharvit, Yael. 1996. Functional Dependencies and Indirect Binding. In T. Galloway and J. Spence (eds.) Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) VI, CLC Publications, Cornell University, 227-244.

Sharvit, Yael. 1996. Right Dislocation as IP-Ellipsis. In H. Makihara (ed.), Working Papers in Linguistics (NWLC 12), Vol. 14, University of Washington, 179-188.

Sharvit, Yael. 1995. Issues in the Phonology and Morphology of the Modern Hebrew Verbal System: an Optimality Theoretic Analysis. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, Israel.



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