Harvard University
AB cum laude, Linguistics and Mathematics (1966) PhD, Linguistics (1970)

Employment History

Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Massachusetts Research Scientist, Linguistics (1969-71)

Yale University, Department of Linguistics Visiting Lecturer (fall 1970)
Assistant Professor (1971-76)
Associate Professor (1976-80)

IBM Watson Research Center, Theoretical and Computational Linguistics Group (1972-73: part-time consultant)

Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, Connecticut Research Associate (1977-80)

Harvard University, Department of Linguistics Visiting Professor (1983-84)

City University of New York, PhD Program in Linguistics Visiting Associate Professor (1984-85)

University of Idaho, Department of English Visiting Professor (1990-91)

University of British Columbia, Department of Linguistics Head, 1980-83

Associate Professor, 1980 – 2008 (Retired July 2008) Washington State University, Department of English

Instructor, Fall Term 2016

Teaching experience:

General linguistics and linguistic theory: graduate and undergraduate courses in syntax and semantics (Yale, UBC, Harvard, CUNY Graduate Center, Idaho), graduate courses in research methods (Yale, CUNY Graduate Center) and mathematics for linguists (Yale), undergraduate courses in phonology and phonetics (UBC and WSU) and historical linguistics (UBC).

English linguistics: graduate and undergraduate courses in English syntax and semantics (Yale, UBC, Idaho), undergraduate courses in English phonetics (UBC).

Psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics: graduate and undergraduate courses (Yale, Harvard, CUNY Graduate Centre, UBC)

Applied linguistics and speech science: graduate and undergraduate courses in first and second language acquisition (CUNY Graduate Centre, UBC, Idaho), contrastive linguistics (Idaho), undergraduate two-term introduction to speech and hearing science (UBC), undergraduate anatomy and physiology of speech production with and without labs (UBC), graduate and undergraduate lab courses in acoustic phonetics (UBC), undergraduate courses in speech science and instrumental phonetics (UBC)

Courses Currently Teaching


English Quantifiers: Logical Structure and Linguistic Variation, The Taishukan Publishing Company, Tokyo (1973); second printing, Academic Press, New York, (1976)


“A Note on Conflicting Idiolects,” Linguistic Inquiry 1:281-90 (1970) translated as: “Bemerkungen über unvereinbare Idiolekte,” in F. Kiefer and D. Perlmutter (eds.)
Syntax und generative Grammatik p55-71, Athenäum Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (1974)

“The Deep Structure of ‘Both’,” Papers from the Sixth Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society p178-89, University of Chicago (1970); translated as:
“Die Tiefenstrukturen von both,” in W. Abraham and R. I. Binnick (eds.) Generative Semantik p141-56, Athenäum Verlag, Frankfurt am Main (1974)

“On Post-Determiner Quantifiers,” Linguistic Inquiry 1:415-28 (1970)

“A problem with primacy,” Linguistic Inquiry 1:527-33 (1970)

“More Problominalizations,” Linguistic Inquiry 1:555-6 (with Anthony G. Miller) (1970)

“A dialect argument for not-Transportation,” Linguistic Inquiry 2:423-6 (1971)

“Multiple Dialects in Multiple Negation,” Papers from the Eighth Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society p32-40, University of Chicago (1972)

“Dialect Variation and Abstract Syntax,” in R. W. Shuy (ed.), Some New Directions in Linguistics p1-34, Georgetown University Press (1973)

“Disambiguation, Favored Readings, and Variable Rules,” in C-J. N. Bailey and R. W. Shuy (eds.), New Ways of Analyzing Variation in English p171-82, Georgetown University Press (1973)

“Subject Reduplication in Persian,” Linguistic Inquiry 5:205-49 (1974) (John Moyne is first author)

“Syntactic and Semantic Data: Replication Results,” Language in Society 5:99-104 (1976) “Performatives and quantifiers,” Linguistic Inquiry 8:163-8 (1977)
“Comparatives and factives,” Linguistic Inquiry 8:586-90 (1977)

“Double-Verb Constructions, Markedness, and a Fake Co-ordination,” Papers from the 13th Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society p82-92, University of Chicago (1977) (with David Pesetsky)
reprinted in:

Minoru Yasui (ed.) Kaigai Eigogaku-ronso, Eichosha Company, Tokyo (1979)
“Modus brevis and the Easter Bunny,” The CLS Book of Squibs p24-5, University of Chicago (1977)

“Respective(ly) and set nouns,” The CLS Book of Squibs p26, University of Chicago (1977)

“Evidence for Phonetic Processing of Cues to Place of Articulation: Perceived Manner Affects Perceived Place,” Perception and Psychophysics 29:26-36. (1981)
(with Andrea G. Levitt, Peter W. Jusczyk, and Amanda Walley)

“Introspection, Observation, and Experiment: An Example where Experiment Pays Off,” in P. D. Asquith and R. N. Giere, PSA 1980, Volume 2, p583-97, Philosophy of Science Association. (with Thomas G. Dieterich) (1981)

“Backwards Anaphora in Discourse Context,” Journal of Linguistics 18: 361-87 (1982)

“The Debate about wanna: Evidence from Other Contraction Rules,” Papers from the Parasession on the Interplay of Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax, University of Chicago (1983)

“The non-finite=state-ness of the word-formation component,” Linguistic Inquiry 14:537-41 (1983)

“Blocked forwards coreference: Theoretical implications of the acquisition data,” in B. Lust (ed.) Studies in the Acquisition of Anaphora I:319-57, D. Reidel (1986)

“Blocked forwards coreference, unblocked forwards anaphora: Evidence for an abstract model of coreference,” Papers from the 22nd Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society p262- 76, University of Chicago (1986)

“Binding Theory, Bioprogram, and Creolization: Evidence from Haitian Creole,” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 3: 1-67 [with William A. Stewart] (1988)

“Context effects in two-month-old infants’ perception of labio-dental/interdental fricative contrasts,” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 14: 361-8 [with Andrea Levitt, Peter Jusczyk, and Janice Murray; GC is 4th author] (1988)

“Mauritian Creole Reflexives: A Reply to Corne,” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 4: 65-101 [with William A. Stewart] (1989)

“Reflexive constructions in Atipa and other early Guianese texts,” in Marguerite Fauquenoy (ed.), Atipa revisité, Textes, Etudes et Documents 7-8: 161-182, l’Harmattan, Paris. (1989)

“Polylectal Grammars, Randomly-Distributed Lects, and Introspective Judgements: A Replication of Legum’s while-Clause Studies,” in J. A. Edmondson, C. Feagin, and P. Mühlhäusler (eds.), Development and Diversity: Language Variation across Time and Space: A Festscrift for Charles-James N. Bailey p205-25, Summer Institute of Linguistics and University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas. (1990)

“The Mauritian Creole lekor reflexive: Substrate influence on the target-location parameter,” in Francis Byrne and John Holm (eds.) Atlantic Meets Pacific: Selected Papers from the SPCL, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia. (1993)

Syntactic and semantic theory, English syntax and semantics, French creoles, speech perception, acoustic phonetics, language acquisition, computer-aided instruction