Prof. Julia Horvath

Emeritus in Department of Linguistics
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Prof. Julia Horvath
Phone: 03-6405022
Fax: 03-6405109
Office: Webb - School of Languages, 411


 I received my PhD degree at UCLA. After a year of Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, I joined the Department of Linguistics at Tel Aviv University in 1982. My major areas of research are the theory of syntax, comparative syntax, the syntax of Hungarian, and the lexicon-syntax interface. I served as Chair of the Linguistics Department  for eight years (1993-1997 and 1999-2003).  Currently I am Professor of Linguistics, and serve as Graduate Studies advisor of the department



FOCUS in the Theory of Grammar and the Syntax of Hungarian. 1986. Dordrecht, Holland: Foris Publications (241pp

Relexification in Creole and Non-Creole Languages.1997. (ed.) Wiesbaden, Germany: Otto Harrassowitz Publishers (211pp.). With Paul Wexler



The acquisition of Hebrew idioms: Stages, internal composition, and implications for storage. 2018. (Accepted) Glossa. With J. Fadlon, T. Siloni and K.Wexler.   

Pied-Piping. 2017. In M. Everaert and H. van Riemsdijk, eds., The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 3100-3164.

Idiom Storage and the Lexicon. 2017. Journal of Linguistics. DOI: 10.1017/S0022226717000251With T. Siloni, H. Klunover and K. Wexler

‘Constructions’ and Grammar: Evidence from Idioms. 2017. In Claire Bowern, Laurence Horn, and Raffaella Zanuttini, eds., On looking into words (and beyond): Structures, Relations, Analyses. Berlin: Language Science Press. 471-489. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.495462. With Tal Siloni.

The Thematic Phase and the Architecture of Grammar. 2016. In M. Everaert, M. Marelj, and E. Reuland, eds., Concepts, Syntax and their Interface, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 129-174. With Tal Siloni

A Note on Oblique Case: Evidence from Serbian/Croatian. 2014. In A. Bondaruk and  G. Dalmi, and A. Grosu, eds., Advances in the Syntax of DPs -- Structure, agreement, and case, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 64-75.

On Focus, Exhaustivity and Wh-interrogatives: The case of Hungarian. 2013. In J. Brandtler, V. Molnar and C. Platzak, eds. Approaches to Hungarian. Volume 13,  Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 97-132.  File Attachment

Anticausatives have no Cause(r): A rejoinder to Beavers & Koontz-Garboden. 2013. Lingua 131, 217-230With Tal Siloni. File Attachment 

Anticausatives: Against reflexivization. 2011 Lingua 121, 2176-2186. With Tal Siloni

Causatives across Components. 2011. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 29 pp. 657-704. With Tal Siloni

"Discourse-Features", Syntactic Displacement and the Status of Contrast. 2010. Lingua 120, 1346-1369.  File Attachment

Hebrew Idioms: The Organization of the Lexical Component. 2009. Brill's Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 1, 283-310. With Tal Siloni. 

Lexicon versus Syntax: Evidence from Morphological Causatives. 2009. In  M. Rappaport Hovav, E. Doron, and I. Sichel, eds., Syntax, Lexical Semantics,  and Event Structure,Oxford: Oxford University Press, 153-176. With Tal Siloni

Active Lexicon: Adjectival and Verbal Passives. 2008. In S. Armon-Lotem, G. Danon and S. Rothstein, eds., Current Issues in Generative Hebrew Linguistics, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 105-134. With Tal Siloni

DegPs as Adjuncts and the Head Final Filter. 2007. In A. Cornilescu, ed., Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics vol. VIII, no. 1/2006, University of Bucharest Press, 13-20. With Alexander Grosu and Helen Trugman

Separating "Focus Movement" from Focus. 2007. In S. Karimi, V. Samiian and W. Wilkins, eds., Phrasal and Clausal Architecture, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 108-145

Pied-Piping. 2006. In M. Everaert and H. van Riemsdijk, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 569-630

Reply to Bhatt and Pancheva's 'Late Merger of Degree Clauses': The Irrelevance of (Non)conservativity. 2006. Linguistic Inquiry 37, 457-483. With Alexander Grosu

Is Focus Movement Driven by Stress? 2005. In C. Piñon and P. Siptár, eds., Approaches to Hungarian, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 133-158

Against the Little-v Hypothesis. 2002. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa 27, 107-122. With Tal Siloni

Interfaces vs. the Computational System in the Syntax of Focus. 2000. In H. Bennis, M. Everaert, and E. Reuland, eds., Interface Strategies, Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 183-206

On the Syntax of "Wh-Scope-Marker" Constructions: Some Comparative Evidence.  2000. In U. Lutz, G. Mueller and A. von Stechow, eds., Wh-Scope Marking. Amsterdam:John Benjamins Publishers, 271-316

Multiple Wh-Phrases and the Wh-Scope-Marker Strategy in Hungarian Interrogatives. 1998. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 45, 31-60 

The Status of "Wh-Expletives" and the Partial Wh-Movement Construction of Hungarian. 1997. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 15, 509-572

Relexification: Prolegomena to a Research Program. 1997. In J. Horvath and P. Wexler, eds., Relexification in Creole and Non-Creole Languages, Wiesbaden, Germany: Otto Harrassowitz Publishers 11-71. With Paul Wexler

Introduction: Relexification and linguistic theory. 1997. In J Horvath and P. Wexler, eds., Relexification in Creole and Non-Creole Languages, Wiesbaden, Germany: Otto Harrassowitz Publishers, 1-10

Structural Focus, Structural Case, and the Notion of Feature-Assignment. 1995. In K. É. Kiss, ed., Discourse Configurational Languages, Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax, New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 28-64

Partial Wh-Movement and Wh "Scope-Markers". 1995. In I. Kenesei, ed., Approaches to Hungarian Vol.5, Szeged, Hungary: JATE Press, 89-122

Unspoken Languages and the Issue of Genetic Classification: The Case of Hebrew. 1994. Linguistics 32, 241-269. With Paul Wexler

Anti-C-Command and Case-Compatibility in the Licensing of Parasitic Chains. 1992. The Linguistic Review 9, 183-218

Parasitic Gap Constructions: An Adjunct/Argument Asymmetry. 1990. In I. Kenesei, ed., Approaches to Hungarian Vol.3, Szeged, Hungary: JATE Press, 65-93

On the Treatment of Noun Phrases in Configurationality in Hungarian. 1988. In S. Lappin, ed., Linguistics 26, Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter, 1085-1097

On the Notion 'Head': Evidence from Free Relatives and Interrogatives. 1987.Theoretical Linguistics 14, 35-64. With Alexander Grosu

On Non-Finiteness in Extraction Constructions. 1987. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 5, 181-196. With Alexander Grosu

On Models with a VP-less Phrase Structure and Two (A)Symmetry Phenomena. 1987. In I. Kenesei, ed., Approaches to Hungarian Vol.2, Szeged, Hungary: JATE Press,133-165

Remarks on the Configurationality-Issue. 1986. In W. Abraham and S. de Mey, eds., Topic, Focus, and Configurationality, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers, 65-87

Pronouns in Discourse and Sentence Grammar. 1986. Linguistic Inquiry, 17, 759-766. With Michael Rochemont

The GB Theory and Raising in Rumanian. 1984. Linguistic Inquiry, 15, 348-353. With Alexander Grosu

Review of T. Reinhart's Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation. 1984.Ha Sifrut/Literature 1. 33

Remarks on the Configurationality-Issue. 1984. In W. Abraham and S. de Mey, eds.,GAGL, Proceedings of the 6th Groningen Grammar Talks, Groningen, Holland, 144-171

On the Non-Unitary Nature of "Trace-Binding": The Variable/Anaphor Distinction. 1982. In D. P. Flickinger, M. Macken, and N. Wiegand, eds., Proceedings of the First West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Stanford, California, 112-124

On the Status of Vowel Patterns in Modern Hebrew: Morphological Rules and Lexical Representations. 1981. In T. Thomas-Flinders, ed., UCLA Occasional Papers #4: Working Papers in Morphology, 228-261

Core Grammar and a Stylistic Rule in Hungarian Syntax. 1980.  In J. T. Jensen, ed., Proceedings of NELS X, Cahiers Linguistiques d'Ottawa Vol. 9, Ottawa, Canada, 237-255Voicing Assimilation and the Sonority Hierarchy:  Evidence from Russian, Hebrew and Hungarian. 1978.Linguistics 212, 77-88. With Malachi Barkai

Verbal Prefixes: A Non-Category in Hungarian. 1978. Glossa 12, 137

Focus in Hungarian and the X-bar Notation. 1976. Linguistic Analysis 2, 175-197

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