Nomi Erteschik‑Shir                                                                                                                                          

Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics

Ben Gurion University of the Negev. P.O.Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105





Office:    972-8-6461117

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Selected Publications and papers:



Information Structure:


Information Structure and (in)definiteness. (to appear) In Patricia Cabredo Hofherr and Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds) Languages with and without articles, Syntax and semantics, Emerald.

            Canonical Information Structures. talk at Harvard, May 8, 2009.


Information Structure: The Syntax-Discourse Interface. 2007. Oxford University Press: Oxford.


            Bridge Phenomena. 2006. in Everaert, Martin and Henk van Riemsdijk, (eds) The Blackwell

            Companion to Syntax (SynCom), Vol.1 Blackwell, Oxford. 284-294 and CD-ROM.


            On the Architecture of Topic and Focus. 2006. in Molnar, Valeria and Susanna Winkler, (eds) The architecture of topic and focus, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.


What’s what? 2006. in Féry, Caroline, Gisbert, Fanselow, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Ralf Vogel, (eds) Gradience in Grammar. Oxford University Press, Oxford.


with Ariel Cohen 2002. Topic, Focus and the Interpretation of Bare plurals. Natural Language Semantics, 10, 125-165.


The Dynamics of Focus Structure. 1997. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.



Sound Patterns of Syntax:

          With Gunlög Josefsson. 2013 Prosody – a source of word-order microparameters, 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Reykjavik.

Prosody – a source of word-order microparameters 2012 (research proposal)


With Lisa Rochman (eds) (2010) The Sound Patterns of Syntax. Oxford University Press, Oxford.


The phonology of adverb placement, OS and V-2: The case of Danish ‘MON’. 2010. in Erteschik-Shir, Nomi and Lisa Rochman (eds) The Sound Patterns of Syntax, Oxford University Press, Oxford.


The sound patterns of syntax: the case of Object Shift, 2005. Theoretical Linguistics, 31, 47-94.


What is Syntax? 2005. Theoretical Linguistics 31, 263-274. (Response to peer reviews.)




With Lena Ibnbari, and Taube, Sharon. (to appear) Missing objects as Topic Drop, Lingua


Parallel syntactic structures, silence and linearization 2008. (research proposal).


Atom Theory:


with Tova Rapoport 2010. Contacts as Results. in Syntax, Lexical Semantics, and Event Structure eds. Malka Rappaport-Hovav, Edit Doron and  Ivy Sichel, Oxford University Press, Oxford.


with Tova Rapoport 2007. Projecting argument structure: The grammar of hitting and breaking revisited. in Argument Structure, eds. Tanmoy Bhattacharya, KV Subbarao and Eric Reuland. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. 17-34


with Tova Rapoport 2005. Path Predicates. in Erteschik-Shir, and T.R. Rapoport (eds)

The Syntax of Aspect, Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Information Oxford Studies in

Theoretical Linguistics: Interfaces in the Theory of Grammar, Oxford University Press, Oxford. 65-86.


with Tova Rapoport 2004. Aspectual Focus: Bare Aspect in Jacqueline Guéron and Jacqueline Lecarme (eds) The Syntax of Time, MIT Press. 217-234.


Updated August 2013