Twin Troubles

Story by Martina Martinović

Illustrated by Martina Martinović

  • These are twin brothers.
  • Their names are Pierre and Paul
  • Their father can't tell them apart.
  • Their mother of course can.
  • Pierre and Paul love playing soccer.
  • They also love basketball.
  • They love theatre.
  • They both play the violin.
  • They also both play the piano.
  • One day, their school's soccer and basketball teams were looking for new players, and Pierre and Paul went to try out for the teams.
  • They came home happy, because they made the teams.
  • Their dad said: “Look honey!"
  • "Paul is going to be a soccer player!”
  • “And Pierre is going to be a basketball player!”
  • The mom said: “No, you’re wrong!”
  • "The basketball player...
  • ...is Paul!"
  • "And the soccer player...
  • is Pierre!"
  • But their dad just couldn’t tell them apart.
  • When a school play was being put on, Pierre and Paul went to audition for the roles of the king and the cook.
  • They came home happy, because they got the parts!
  • Their dad said: “Look honey!”
  • “Paul is the king!”
  • "And Pierre is the cook!"
  • The mom said: “No, you’re wrong!”
  • "The cook...
  • ...is Paul!"
  • "And the king...
  • ...is Pierre!"
  • But their dad just couldn't tell them apart.
  • Soon the school orchestra was looking for a pianist and a violinist, and Paul and Pierre went to audition.
  • They came home happy, because they were accepted into the orchestra
  • The dad said: “Look honey!”
  • "Pierre is the pianist!"
  • "And Paul is the violinist!"
  • And everyone was happy, because the dad finally got it right!
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Contact Information

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


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