Syntax and Morphology: A'-movement and its morpho-syntactic effects; head movement; agreement; cartographic & anti-cartographic effects; copular sentences; the syntax of information structure
Phonetics and Phonology: Word-accentual systems


2015. Feature geometry and head-splitting: Evidence from the Wolof clausal periphery. University of Chicago Dissertation.


(For a full list of publications, see my CV)

Submitted. Specificational subjects are individual concepts. With Karlos Arregi and Itamar Francez.

Under revision. Not all specificational sentences are reversible.

Accepted. Interleaving syntax and postsyntax: Spell-out before syntactic movement. Syntax.

To appear. Pseudoclefts are a source of sluicing and fragments in Wolof. Paper draft. Proceedings of the NELS 48.

To appear. with Marie-Luise Schwarzer. Locatives and biclausal progressives in Wolof Paper draft. Proceedings of NELS 48 .

To appear. with Ryan Bochnak. Optional past tense in Wolof. Paper draft. Selected proceedings of ACAL 48.

2018. with Ryan Bochnak. Event-relative modality: the case of Wolof imperfective di. Proceedings of SUB 22 .

2017. Wolof Wh-movement at the Syntax-Morphology Interface. NLLT. DOI: 10.1007/s11049-016-9335-y. [prepublication draft]

2016. Head-Splitting in the Wolof Clausal Periphery. Paper draft. Proceedings of WCCFL 34.

2015. with Peter Klecha. Exhaustivity, Predication, and the Semantics of Movement. Proceedings of the BLS 41

2015. Information structure of copular sentences in Wolof. Selected Proceedings of ACAL 44.

2015. Verbal gestures in Wolof. (with Lenore Grenoble and Rebekah Baglini) Selected Proceedings of the ACAL 44.

2013. The topic-comment structure in copular sentences: Evidence from Wolof. Proceedings of the BLS 39.

2013. The subject/non-subject asymmetry in Wolof. Proceedings of NELS 42.

2012. The Interaction of Animacy with Phonetic and Phonological Factors in Neoštokavian Pitch Accents. Proceedings of the WCCFL 29.

2011. with Alan Yu, Julian Grove, and Morgan Sonderegger. Effects of working memory capacity and “autistic” traits on phonetic effects in speech perception. Proceedings of ICPhS XVII.

2011. with Alan Yu, Carissa Abrego-Collier, Rebekah Baglini, Tommy Grano, Charles Otte III, Julia Thomas and Jasmin Urban. Speaker attitude and sexual orientation affect phonetic imitation. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, 17:1.

Contact Information

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

Curriculum vitae