I'm currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Florida. In 2015 I defended my dissertation in the Linguistics Department at the University of Chicago. My primary research interests lie in morphosyntax. I also did some work in phonetics/phonology, where I am especially interested in word-accentual systems.

My work relies heavily on fieldwork. I've been working on the Niger-Congo language Wolof, spoken in Senegal, since 2010. I recently started working on the Nigerian language Igala.

Contact Information

mmartinovic [at] ufl [dot] edu
Department of Linguistics
University of Florida
4017 Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5454


Curriculum vitae

RECENT

2018. Fieldwork: Fieldwork in Senegal, May-June.

2018. New paper: "Specificational subjects are individual concepts." with Karlos Arregi and Itamar Francez. Submitted to Language

2018. Paper accepted: "Interleaving syntax and postsyntax: Spell-out before syntactic movement." Syntax

2018. Workshop: "Unifying the many readings of Wolof imperfective 'di'." (with Ryan Bochnak) One-to-Many Relations in Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Workshop at DGfS 2018, Stuttgart, Germany. March 7-9.

2018. Invited talk: "On the cross-linguistic variation in sluicing-like constructions: The case of Wolof." Workshop “Current Issues in Comparative Syntax: Past, Present, and Future” at the National University of Singapore, March 1-2.

2017. Conference: "Locatives and biclausal progressives in Wolof." (with Marie-Luise Schwarzer) Talk at NELS 48, Reykjavík, Iceland, October 27-29.

2017. Conference: "Pseudoclefts are a source of sluicing and fragments in Wolof." Poster at NELS 48, Reykjavík, Iceland, October 27-29.

2017. Conference: "Event-relative modality: the case of Wolof imperfective 'di'." (with Ryan Bochnak) Talk at Sinn und Bedeutung 22, Potsdam/Berlin, September 7-10.

2017. Job: A Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Linguistics Department at the University of Florida starting August 15.

2017. Conference: "Optional past tense in Wolof." (with Ryan Bochnak) ACAL 48, Bloomington, IN. March 30 - April 2.

2017. Fieldwork: Fieldwork in Senegal, April-May.

2017. Conference: "Deriving the readings of Wolof imperfective 'di'." (with Ryan Bochnak) TripleA 4, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 9-11.