Olga and Berit Gehrke edit a volume in Glossa

Olga Borik and Berit Gehrke edit a special collection on the form, use and meaning of past passive participles used in perfect and passive constructions in Glossa.

Eloi coauthors a book at CUP

Is acquiring a third language the same as acquiring a second? Are all instances of non-native language acquisition simply one and the same? In this first book-length study of the topic, the authors systematically walk the reader through the evidence to answer these questions. They suggest that acquiring an additional language in bilinguals (of all types) is unique, and reveals things about the links between language and mind, brain, and cognition, which are otherwise impossible to appreciate.

New paper by Xavier in Syntax

Villalba, Xavier (2019) Infinitive Wh-Relatives in Romance: Consequences for the Truncation-versus-Intervention Debate

Olga Borik

Línia de recerca: 

Natural language semantics | Tense and aspect | Morphology-syntax-semantics interface | Morphology of aspect | Generative syntax

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Per aparèixer / To appear
The argument structure of long and short form adjectives and participles in Russian, in Arche, M., A.Fábregas and R.Marín (eds.), Lingua, Special issue on Aspect and Argument Structure in Adjectives and Participles.

The Syntax and Semantics of Pseudo-Incorporation. (amb Berit Gehrke). Brill.

'Reference to kinds and to other generic expressions: definiteness and number' (with M. T. Espinal). The Linguistic Review, 32.2, 167-225.

"Argument structure in morphology and syntax: An introduction", (with J. Mateu). In O. Borik and J. Mateu (eds.). Argument Realization in Morphology and Syntax, Lingua (special issue) 141: 1-7.

Gradual loss of aspectual distinctions: providing a theoretical basis for experimental results, Theoretical linguistics 39, no. 3/4: 183-194.

Past Participle Formation and the Eventive/Adjectival Passive in Russian, in Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, 115-132. (available at

On Definite Kinds, (amb M. Teresa Espinal), Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 41: 123-146.

A database of Russian verbal aspect, (amb M. Janssen) Oslo Studies in Language 4(1), 117-140.

Morphology-Syntax Interface: Dealing with Aspect
York Papers in Linguistics10: 22-45. 

Aspect and Reference Time, Oxford University Press.

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