Andrew Nevins

List of John Benjamins publications for which Andrew Nevins plays a role.

Book series


Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris

Edited by Geoff Lindsey and Andrew Nevins

[Language Faculty and Beyond, 14] 2017. x, 322 pp.
Subjects Phonetics | Phonology | Theoretical linguistics


Nevins, Andrew and Mário Coelho da Silva. 2020. Maxakalí has suppletion, numerals and associatives but no plurals. A typology of the mass/count distinction in Brazil and its relevance for mass/count theories, Lima, Suzi and Susan Rothstein (eds.), pp. 271–287
The Maxakalí language lacks additive plurals (akin to dog-s) on nouns, but has associative plurals, and a large set of suppletive verbs that indicate whether the internal argument is plural or not. Although it has no plural marking, Maxakalí distinguishes between count nouns and mass nouns. The… read more | Article
Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins. 2017. Prelude, theme and riffs. Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris, Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. vii–x
Stoianov, Diane and Andrew Nevins. 2017. The phonology of handshape distribution in Maxakalí sign. Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris, Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. 231–262
We provide an analysis of the distribution of handshapes on the dominant and non-dominant hand in the incipient village sign language found in the Maxakalí community in Brazil. The most frequent handshapes reflect tendencies in choosing from the crosslinguistically unmarked set of handshapes, and… read more | Chapter
The Variable Hierarchy hypothesis of Dresher (2009) has a number of far-reaching consequences and applications – beyond the domain for which it was originally developed – including overspecification, kinship terminology, vowel reduction and whistled languages. On the other hand, the… read more | Article
This paper examines to what extent, as evidenced by productivity studies, just as the robustness and learnability of phonological patterns may be grounded and biased by naturalness considerations, so may morphology. Four case studies (L-morphomes, competing nominalizing affixes, athematic… read more | Article
Nevins, Andrew and Oana Savescu. 2010. An apparent ‘number case constraint’ in Romanian: The role of syncretism. Romance Linguistics 2008: Interactions in Romance, Arregi, Karlos, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Silvina Montrul and Annie Tremblay (eds.), pp. 185–200
Romanian pronominal plural clitics differ from their singular clitic counterparts in that they exhibit dative-accusative case syncretism. This contrast correlates with an asymmetry in the combinatorial possibilities of plural vs singular clitics: namely, plural clitics in direct object position in… read more | Article
Nevins, Andrew and David Braun. 2009. The role of underlying representations in L2 Brazilian English. Loan Phonology, Calabrese, Andrea and W. Leo Wetzels (eds.), pp. 181–192
Rodrigues, Cilene, Andrew Nevins and Luis Vicente. 2009. Cleaving the interactions between sluicing and P-stranding. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Amsterdam, 7–9 December 2006, Torck, Danièle and W. Leo Wetzels (eds.), pp. 175–198
Merchant (2001) proposes that preposition stranding under sluicing is allowed only in those languages that also allow P-stranding in regular wh- questions. Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) seem to falsify this generalization, as both are non-Pstranding languages that allow P-stranding under… read more | Article
Nevins, Andrew. 2005. Microvariations in harmony and value-relativized parametrization. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2005, Pica, Pierre, Johan Rooryck and Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (eds.), pp. 119–164
This paper explores a parametric delimitation of the space of possible harmony patterns with respect to the class of feature-values that are visible. Extending the framework of Calabrese (1995), the proposal is that alternating morphemes that are searching for a harmonic value may have access… read more | Article
Grohmann, Kleanthes K. and Andrew Nevins. 2004. On the syntactic expression of pejorative mood. Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2004, Pica, Pierre (ed.), pp. 143–179
The hypothesis of the copy theory of movement forces us to look at mismatches between syntax and LF on the one hand, and syntax and PF on the other in particular ways, often revealing new insights. Through such a lens, we examine the syntactic expression of pejorative mood through echo… read more | Article