Here is a list of my research projects. For a full list of publications, see my CV. If you would like a copy of something that is not available here, please send me an email.


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

Publications, Manuscripts, Handouts, Slides

2020. Exhaustive control must be raising. Keynote address given at The Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Syntax Workshop (MOTH)

2020. Three arguments for an individual concept analysis of Specificational sentences. With Karlos Arregi and Itamar Francez. Accepted pending minor revisions. NLLT.

2020. Feature Geometry and Head-Splitting in the Wolof clausal periphery. Resubmitted.

2019. Reversiblity in specificational copular sentences and pseudoclefts. Submitted.

2019. Interleaving syntax and postsyntax: Spell-out before syntactic movement. Syntax. DOI: 10.1111/synt.12169

2018. Pseudoclefts are a source of sluicing and fragments in Wolof. Paper draft. Proceedings of the NELS 48.

2018. with Marie-Luise Schwarzer. Locatives and biclausal progressives in Wolof Paper draft. Proceedings of NELS 48 .

2019. with Ryan Bochnak. Optional past tense in Wolof. 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

martina [dot] martinovic [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 Ave Dr Penfield, #318
Montreal, QC H3A 1A7

What's New

July 17, 2020: Plenary talk at MOTH 2020

2020. Paper with Karlos Arregi and Itamar Francez: "Three arguments for an individual concept analysis of Specificational sentences." Accepted with minor revisions in NLLT

2019. New paper: "Feature Geometry and Head-Splitting in the Wolof clausal periphery."

2019. Job: Assistant Professor, McGill University (start date: January 2020)

2019. Paper published online: "Interleaving syntax and postsyntax: Spell-out before syntactic movement." Syntax