Work

Book

Projects

"Transitivity of Sentences and Scenes in Early Language Development"

NSF BCS #1551629

With Jeffrey Lidz and student partners Alexis Wellwood, Angela He, Rachel Dudley, Laurel Perkins, Tyler Knowlton, Mina Hirzel and Jack Ying

Presentations

Papers

"Events in semantics"

Alexander Williams

Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language, Ch.20 (2021)

"Determiners are 'conservative' because their meanings are not relations: Evidence from verification"

Tyler Knowlton, Paul Pietroski, Alexander Williams, Justin Halberda and Jeffrey Lidz

Proceedings of SALT 30 (2021)


"Processing adjunct control: Evidence on the use of structural information and prediction in reference resolution"

Jeffrey Jack Green, Michael McCourt, Ellen Lau and Alexander Williams

Glossa 5(1):112, 1-33 (2020)

"Why control of PRO in rationale clauses is not a relation between arguments"

Alexander Williams and Jeffrey Jack Green

Proceedings of NELS 47 (2018)

"Exploring the abstractness of number retrieval cues in the computation of subject-verb agreement in comprehension"

Zoe Schlueter, Alexander Williams and Ellen Lau

Journal of Memory and Language 99, 77-89 (2017)


"Coreference and antecedent representation across languages"

Sol Lago, Shayne Sloggett, Zoe Schlueter, Wing Yee Chow, Alexander Williams, Ellen Lau and Colin Phillips

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, (2017)


"Processing implicit control: Evidence from reading times"

Michael McCourt, Jeffrey J. Green, Ellen Lau and Alexander Williams.

Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 2015


"Agents in Mandarin and Igbo Resultatives"

Alexander Williams

Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, Oxford University Press. (2013)


"Null Complement Anaphors as definite descriptions"

Alexander Williams

Proceedings of SALT 22 (2012)


"Causal VVs in Mandarin"

Alexander Williams

Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, Blackwell (2014)


"Objects in resultatives"

Alexander Williams

Unpublished, accepted with minor revisions to Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (2012)


"Themes, cumulativity, and resultatives"

Alexander Williams

Linguistic Inquiry 40(4) (2009)


"Constructions on holiday"

Jeffrey Lidz and Alexander Williams

Cognitive Linguistics 29(1): 178-189. [Commentary on Goldberg 2006] (2008)


"Word order in resultatives"

Alexander Williams

WCCFL 26 Proceedings (2008)


"Patients in Igbo and Mandarin"

Alexander Williams

Event structures in linguistic form and interpretation, Mouton de Gruyter (2008)


"Complex causatives and verbal valence"

Alexander Williams

University of Pennsylvania doctoral dissertation. (2005)


"Reflexivity and resultatives"

Jeffrey Lidz and Alexander Williams

WCCFL 21 Proceedings (2002)


"Null subjects in Middle English existentials"

Alexander Williams

Diachronic Syntax, Oxford University Press (2000)


"Adverbial quantification over (interrogative) complements"

Alexander Williams

WCCFL 19 Proceedings (2000)