The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Cable dissertation to become OUP book

Writing from his new home as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UMass/Amherst, Seth Cable (MIT PhD 2007) informs us that a book manuscript based on his MIT dissertation The Grammar of Q has just been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press. Seth’s dissertation developed results from his NSF-funded fieldwork on Tlingit to argue that pied-piping does not exist as an independent phenomenon, but follows from the right theory of the syntax and semantics of questions.  Congratulations, Seth!!