Richard Stockwell

Retaining Fee Lecturer; Junior Research Fellow, Christchurch College

I was an undergraduate at Pembroke College, Cambridge, starting out in Classics before switching to Linguistics. I stayed on for an MPhil before moving to the University of California, Los Angeles, for my PhD. My research interests centre on syntax and its interface with semantics: ellipsis, dialect syntax, and free relative clauses.

Publications

Accepted with minor revisions. Contrast and verb phrase ellipsis: the case of tautologous conditionals. Natural Language Semantics.

In press. There is reconstruction for Condition C in English questions. In Proceedings of the 51st annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51). With Aya Meltzer-Asscher and Dominique Sportiche.

In press. 'Say'-ing without a Voice. In Proceedings of the 51st annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51). With Travis Major.

2021. The puzzling nuanced status of 'who' free relative clauses in English: A follow-up to Patterson and Caponigro (2015). English Language and Linguistics. FirstView, pp. 1-18. With Carson T. Schütze.

2021. Skills-based grading: a novel approach to teaching formal semantics. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America 6(1): 869-881. With Maura O’Leary.

2020. Contrast and verb phrase ellipsis: triviality, symmetry, and competition. PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

2020. Sprouting and the structure of 'except'-phrases. In Mariam Asatryan, Yixiao Song and Ayana Whitmal (eds.), Proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 50), Volume Three, pp. 169-182. GLSA. With Deborah Wong.

2019. Free relatives, feature recycling, and reprojection in Minimalist Grammars. In Jennifer Sikos and Eric Pacuit (eds.), At the Intersection of Language, Logic, and Information. ESSLLI 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11667, 157-170. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

2019. Dialects “haven’t got” to be the same: modal microvariation in English. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Volume 4, 31: 1-15. With Carson T. Schütze.

2019. Transparent free relatives with who: Support for a unified analysis. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Volume 4, 40: 1-6. With Carson T. Schütze.

2019. Objectless locative prepositions in British English. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Volume 4, 48: 1-15. With Carson T. Schütze.

2019. Emergence of the faithful by consonant copying in a Tagalog language game. In Matt Pearson (ed.), Papers from the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 24, special publication of the Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Volume 12, 3: 68-81.

2018. Ellipsis in tautologous conditionals: the contrast condition on ellipsis. In Sireemas Maspong, Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir, Katherine Blake and Forrest Davis (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, pp. 584-603.

2018. Quotative dip in Kazan Tatar. In Betül Erbaşı, Sozen Ozkan & Iara Mantenuto (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Turkish, Turkic and the Languages of Turkey (Tu+3). UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19, article 5.

2017. VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates. In Andrew Lamont & Katerina Tetzlof (eds.), NELS 47: Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Volume 3, pp. 141-154. GLSA.

2017. Participant switching verb phrase ellipsis. MA thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

2017. Possessive preproprial determiners in North-West British English. In Julia Nee, Margaret Cychosz, Dmetri Hayes, Tyler Lau & Emily Remirez (eds.), Proceedings of the forty-third annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 301-315. Berkeley Linguistics Society.

2016. Gerund imperatives. In Kate Bellamy, Elena Karvovskaya & George Saad, (eds.), ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe, pp. 282-296. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

2016. Labelling in syntax. In András Bárány & Jessica Brown (eds.), Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 9 (COPIL 9), pp. 130-155. Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.

2015. Emergent syntax: insights from imperatives. MPhil thesis, University of Cambridge, Pembroke College.

2014. On labelling in syntax. BA thesis, University of Cambridge, Pembroke College.

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