Jim McCloskey

autumn
Available here are some recent papers, along with some papers and handouts that might not be so easily accessible in the normal ways.
  • 2017: `Prosody, Ellipsis, and the Cartography of Verb-Initial Orders in Irish'
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  • 2016: `Observations and Speculations on Resumption (in Irish)'
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  • 2016: `Interpretation and the Typology of Head Movement: A Reassessment'
    The handout for a presentation at the Workshop on the Status of Head Movement in Linguistic Theory, Stanford University, September 16th and 17th 2016.
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  • 2016:`Prosody, Focus, and Ellipsis in Irish'
    with Ryan Bennett and Emily Elfner
    For several years I have been engaged in a collaborative project with Emily Elfner of UBC and Ryan Bennett of Yale, which explores various aspects of the syntax-phonology interface by way of some relevant puzzles in Irish. This is the third paper to have emerged from the collaboration. The first is available here; the second (Lightest to the Right) is available in pre-publication form here.
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  • 2015:`Annotating the Implicit Content of Sluices'
    This is the first publication to have emerged from the Santa Cruz Ellipsis Project. Presented at LAW IX, The 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, co-located with NAACL, June 2015, in Denver Colorado.
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  • 2015:`Resumption'
    To appear in the revised and updated edition of the Syntax Companion. This is a completely re-written and expanded version of the original chapter and replaces it.
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  • 2014:`Irish Existentials in Context'
    This is a major re-working of a paper previously available here under the title Irish Existentials. This version supersedes all previous versions. It was accepted for publication in Syntax in March 2012 and was published there late in 2014.
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  • 2012:`Polarity, Ellipsis, and the Limits of Identity in Irish'
    The handout for a talk that I've given in a number of places in recent years. This version was presented at a Workshop on Ellipsis held at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan in July 2012.
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  • 2011:`Inflection and Silent Arguments in Irish'
    The handout for another talk given in a number of places in recent years. This version was presented at CASTL, Tromsø, in September 2011.
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  • 2011:`The Shape of Irish Clauses'
    In Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics, ed. Andrew Carnie, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 143—178.
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  • 2011:`Sluicing(:) Between Structure and Inference'
    With Sandy Chung and Bill Ladusaw. In Gutiérrez-Bravo, Rodrigo, Line Mikkelsen and Eric Potsdam (2011) Representing Language: Essays in Honor of Judith Aissen. California Digital Library eScholarship Repository. Linguistic Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz. 31—50.
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  • 2008:`Irish as a World Language'
    This is the written version of a talk presented at the seminar Why Irish? held at Notre Dame University on September 30th, 2005. Now in a volume of the same name: Why Irish?, Brian Ó Conchubhar and Breandán Ó Buachalla, eds., Arlen House and Syracuse University Press.
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  • 2006:`Déantús an Chlásail i gCanúintí na Nua-Ghaeilge'
    In Aistí ar an Nua-Ghaeilge - in ómós do Bhreandán Ó Buachalla ed. Siobhán Ní Laoire, Cois Life, Dublin.
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  • 2003:`Working on Irish'
    Published in the much lamented GLOT newsletter (7.3: 63–72).
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  • 2000:`Reciprocals, Parts, and Wholes'
    In the The Jorge Hankamer Web Fest.
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  • 1998:`Trí Nóta Comhréire'
    Ériu 49: 165–169.
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Varia and Ephemera

Below are some papers which are not intended for formal publication in anything much like their current form. They are made available in the hope that they might be useful or interesting.