John Frederick Bailyn
Ph.D. 1995, Cornell University
John Frederick Bailyn's research involves investigations of the workings of the linguistic component of the mind, with particular attention to the Slavic languages. Within theoretical linguistics, his primary interests lie in generative syntax, especially issues of case, word order and movement. Within cognitive science, he is interested in issues of modularity, creativity, and musical perception. Within Slavic Linguistics, he is interested in Russian Syntax, Morphology, and Phonology, comparative Slavic syntax, and historical linguistics.
- The Syntax of Russian (2012) Cambridge University Press (winner of 2013 AATSEEL prize for best contribution in Slavic Linguistics, 2012-13)
- Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 19: The College Park Meeting. (ed.)(2012) (w/ Ewan Dunbar, Yakov Konrad and Chris LaTerza), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI.
- "Bulgarian Superiority and Minimalist Movement Theory" (to appear in Proceedings of FASL 23) NB: Pre-publication verson, do not circulate!
- "Language, Music, Fire, and Chess: Remarks on Music Evolution and Acquisition" (2015). In P. Eismont and N. Konstantinova (Eds.): Language, Music and Computation, Springer, CCIS 561, pp. 27–44.
- "Against a VP ellipsis account of Russian verb-stranding constructions" (forthcoming, Alexander Vovin (ed) Studies in Japanese and Korean Linguistics and beyond)
- "Kinds of Derivational Binding" (2011) in Gerhild Zybatow et al (eds) Formal Studies in Slavic Linguistics: Linguistik International, vol. 25. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 11-30
- To what degree are Croatian and Serbian the same language? Evidence from a translation Study (2010) Journal of Slavic Linguistics, 18(2): 181-2
- “Against the Scrambling anti-movement Movement” (2006). In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 14: J. Lavine et al (eds.), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI, 35-49
- "Generalized Inversion" (2004). Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22: 1-49
- "What's Inside VP? New (and old) Evidence from Russian" (2010) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 18, Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI, 21-37
- "On Scrambling: A Reply to Bošković and Takahashi" (2001) Linguistic Inquiry 32/4: 635-658.
- “A Derivational Approach to Micro-Variation in Slavic Binding” (2007) In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 15: A. Savchenko et al (eds.), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI, 25-41.
- "The Case of Q" (2004). In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 12: O. Arnaudova et. al. (eds.), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI, 1-36.
- "A (purely) Derivational Account of Russian Scrambling" (2003). In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 11: B. Partee et. al. (eds.), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, MI, 41-62.
- "Slavic Generative Syntax" (2007) In Slavic Linguistics 2000, S. Franks, (ed.) Glossos 8, 1-54.
- "Overt Predicators" (2003). Journal of Slavic Linguistics 10/1-2 (Festschrift for Leonard H. Babby), 23-52.
- Review of David Pesetsky, Russian case morphology and the syntactic categories. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2013) in Russian Language Journal 64: 230-244.
- Review of Alternatives to Cartography, (J. van Cranenbroeck, ed), (2011) Language. 665-671