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Stanley Dubinsky

Professor (English)
University of South Carolina

Office: Humanities Office Building 217
Email: dubinsky@sc.edu
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Curriculum vitae: Download PDF

Education

Ph.D., Linguistics, Cornell University

Research Interests

Syntax, semantics, and linguistic theory. Descriptions and explanations of syntactic structures in natural languages, coupled with attempts to derive from these an understanding of the universal properties of human language. 

Teaching

General linguistics and introduction to linguistics, introduction to syntax, syntactic theory, formal semantics and mathematical methods in linguistics, history of linguistics and linguistic theory, language conflict and language rights, linguistic approaches to literature.

Books

2015  Starr, Harvey and Stanley Dubinsky. The Israeli conflict system: Analytic approaches. London: Routledge. 250 pp.

2011  Dubinsky, Stanley, and Christopher Holcomb. Understanding language through humor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007  Davies, William D., and Stanley Dubinsky (eds.). New horizons in the analysis of Control and Raising. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 71. Dordrecht: Springer.

2004  Davies, William D., and Stanley Dubinsky. The grammar of Raising and Control: A course in syntactic argumentation. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Recent Articles and Chapters

2016  (with Shinichi Shoji and Amit Almor). The Repeated Name Penalty, the Overt Pronoun Penalty, and topic in Japanese.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 46(1): 89-106.

2016  (with Shinichi Shoji and Amit Almor). Age of Arrival (AOA) Effects on Anaphor Processing by Japanese Bilinguals Linguistics Vanguard: A Multimodal Journal for the Language Sciences (Special collection on “Psycholinguistics: Language variation within and across speakers”) 2(s1): 55-67.

2015  (with Stella de Bode, Lieselotte Smets, and Gary Mathern). Complex syntax in the isolated right hemisphere: Receptive grammatical abilities after cerebral hemispherectomyEpilepsy & Behavior 51: 33-39.

2015  (with Stella de Bode, Marine Chanturidze, and Gary Mathern). Literacy after cerebral hemispherectomy: Can the isolated right hemisphere read? Epilepsy & Behavior 45: 248-253.

2015  (with William Davies). Language, conflict, and conflicting languages in Israel/Palestine. In Harvey Starr and Stanley Dubinsky (eds.), The Israel conflict system: Analytic approaches, 151-167. London: Routledge.

2015  (with Harvey Starr). Introduction: Crossing Disciplinary and Methodological Boundaries in Conflict Systems Analysis. In Harvey Starr and Stanley Dubinsky (eds.), The Israel conflict system: Analytic approaches, 1-6. London: Routledge.

2013  (with William Davies).  Language conflict and language rights: The Ainu, Ryukyuans, and Koreans in JapanJapan Studies Review 17: 3-27.

2010  Dubinsky, Stanley, and Shoko Hamano. Framing the syntax of control in Japanese (and English).  In Norbert Hornstein and Maria Polinsky (eds.), Movement Theory of Control, 183-210.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins Press.

2010  Dubinsky, Stanley, and Minta Elsman. Single and Double Modal Syntax: A Unified AccountProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 35. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

2010  Davies, William, Stanley Dubinsky, and Susannah Kirby. Up to d[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 1: Properties and analyses of the constructionsLanguage and Linguistics Compass 4.6 (June 2010): 390-400.

2010  Davies, William, Stanley Dubinsky, and Susannah Kirby. Up to d[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 2: The empirical range of the constructions and research on their acquisitionLanguage and Linguistics Compass 4.6 (June 2010): 401-416.

2009  Dubinsky, Stanley, and Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva. The distribution of subjects and predicates in Bulgarian: An (EPP) V-Feature account.  Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 17.237-252.

2009  Dubinsky, Stanley, and Minta Elsman. Double modal syntactic patterns as single modal interactions.  University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (UPWPL) 15.1:75-83. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Department of Linguistics.

2009  Davies, William, and Stanley Dubinsky.  On the existence (and distribution) of sentential subjects.  In Donna B. Gerdts, John C. Moore, and Maria Polinsky (eds.), Hypothesis A/hypothesis B: Linguistic explorations in honor of David M. Perlmutter, 111-128. Current Studies in Linguistics 49.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Recent Presentations 

2016  (with Shinichi Shoji and Amit Almor). Topic-hood differently affects processing Japanese repeated names and pronouns.  Poster at CUNY 2016, The 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Florida, Gainesville.  March 2016.

2014  (with Lauren Colomb). Regional differences in tolerance for contraction: A focused look at V+ing+to à V–na.  Presentation at the American Dialect Society (ADS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.  January 2014.

2014  (with Lauren Colomb). The role of form and meaning in licensing contraction: The case of –ing+to à –na.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.  January 2014.

2014  (with Paul Reed). A definitive account of double modal distribution in Southern American English.  Poster presentation at the American Dialect Society (ADS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.  January 2014.

2014  (with Paul Reed). The syntax of double modals from a corpus and experimental perspective.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.  January 2014.

2014  (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva). On the NP/DP language frontier: Bulgarian as a transitional case.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.  January 2014.2013 (with Anna Mikhaylova and Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva). Telicity and the structure of VP objects in Slavic and English.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Boston.  January 2013.

2013  (with Lauren Columb). The syntax and semantics of tryna [trying to] in comparison with gonna [going to].  LSA Annual Meeting, Boston.  January 2013.

2012  (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva) How feature classes determine L2 comprehension and production: The case of NP acquisition.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Portland.  January 2012.

2011  (with William Davies).  Language, conflict, and conflicting languages in Israel/Palestine.  Presentation at an NSF Funded Workshop New Horizons in Conflict System Analysis: Applications to the Middle East, University of South Carolina.  October 2011.

2011  (with Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva) A focused look at scattered deletion in Slavic.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh.  January 2011.

2010  (with Stella de Bode, Lieselotte Smets, & Gary W. Mathern) Grammar and lexicon in 20 individuals post cerebral hemispherectomy:  From equipotentiality to irreversible lateralization.  Poster presentation at the First International Workshop on Hemispherectomy.  University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. October 2010.

2010  (with Minta Elsman) The morphosyntax of the American English perfect.  Poster presentation at the LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore.  January 2010.

2009  (with Minta Elsman) Single and Double Modal Syntax: A Unified Account.  Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley.  February 2009.

2009  (with Minta Elsman) The syntax of double modal constructions in non-standard English.  LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco.  January 2009.

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