Eric Potsdam

List of John Benjamins publications for which Eric Potsdam plays a role.



Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Theoretical linguistics

Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics

Edited by Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam and Lisa deMena Travis

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 167] 2010. vii, 379 pp.
Subjects Austronesian languages | Phonology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Haddad, Youssef A. and Eric Potsdam. 2016. Introduction. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida, 2014, Haddad, Youssef A. and Eric Potsdam (eds.), pp. ix–xii
Polinsky, Maria and Eric Potsdam. 2014. Topics at the left periphery in Russian. Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context: Studies in honor of Knud Lambrecht, Katz Bourns, Stacey and Lindsy L. Myers (eds.), pp. 109–130
This paper analyses a paradigm in Russian in which a preposed nominal stranding a numeral can show (paucal) number connectivity, with a gap following the numeral, or can appear in a non-agreeing (plural) form: (1) theater-paucal/plural, there were three. paucal__ Numerous syntactic diagnostics… read more | Article
Potsdam, Eric. 2011. Expressing exclamatives in Malagasy. Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives, Yap, Foong Ha, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), pp. 659–684
This paper explores the syntax and semantics of the exclamative clause type in the Austronesian language Malagasy. Cross-linguistic considerations, distributional facts, and language-internal morphosyntax provide evidence that Malagasy exclamatives are syntactically nominal. All exclamatives are… read more | Article
Potsdam, Eric. 2010. VSO word order in Malagasy imperatives. Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics, Mercado, Raphael, Eric Potsdam and Lisa deMena Travis (eds.), pp. 231–248
This paper accounts for an unusual VSO word order found in Malagasy imperative clauses to the exclusion of indicative clauses. It proposes that, what appears to be a subject in immediately post-verbal position is not a subject at all; rather, it is a vocative. Semantic and morphological… read more | Article
This paper proposes that the syntax of inverted English imperatives such as Don’t you leave! assimilates to that of better studied polar interrogatives: both involve a conservative clause structure in which the subject occupies the specifier of IP and the clause-initial auxiliary has undergone… read more | Article