Eloise Jelinek, Ph. D.
Professor Emerita, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Faculty, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona
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Education Ph.D., 1981. University of Arizona, Linguistics. Title of Dissertation: "On Defining Categories: AUX and PREDICATE in Colloquial Egyptian Arabic." Dissertation Advisor: Adrian Akmajian
B.A., M.A., University of Michigan, Anthropology, with Major in Linguistics. Honors.
Major Field Linguistics with specializations in syntax and semantics, language typology and universals, Native American Languages.
Current Appointments Professor Emerita, University of Arizona. Retired June 1992.
Assoc. Research Scientist, Cognitive Science, University of Arizona.
Other Teaching and Research Yaqui Language Workshop. Summer Session, University of Arizona, 1995 to date.
Visiting Facalty, Mathesius Institute, Charles University, Prague, Summer 1995.
Director, Yaqui Dictionary Project, Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona. 1992 - 1993.
Faculty, LSA Linguistic institute, University of Arizona, Summer 1989.
Research Associate, Linguistics, University of Arizona, 1978 - 1979. AUX Project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Grants and Awards National Science Foundation. Grant for Workshop on Athabaskan Morphosyntax, held at the Linguistic Institute, University of New Mexico, 1995. With Mary Willie.
Charles University, Prague. Faculty support grant for the Mathesius Institute, 1995.
Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona. Mini-grant for cross-language research on the syntax and semantics of pronouns, in collaboration with Molly Diesing. 1991 - 1992.
Graduate College, University of Arizona. Grant for a Conference on Native American Languages and Literature, April, 1990. With Ofelia Zepeda and Mike Hammond.
Lindley Foundation. Grant for field work on the Choctaw language; in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Summer l990.
National Science Foundation Grant for a Conference on Non-Standard Case and Argument Structure. Linguistic Institute, University of Arizona, July 1989.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant for field work on Samish (Coast Salish) summers of 1987 and 1988.
Lindley Foundation, Grant for field work on Samish (Coast Salish), Summer 1986.
University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Travel grant to present invited papers at conferences at the Universities of Groningen and Amsterdam, April 1986.
National Science Foundation. Travel grant to attend the 1985 International Conference on Historical Linguistics in Pavia, Italy, to present invited paper.
Jacobs Fund, Whatcom Museum Foundation, Grant for field work on Nisgha (Tsimshian), Summer 1985.
American Philosophical Society, Grant for field work on Lummi, (Coast Salish), Summer 1982.
Service: Departmental Member of Committee on Southwest Indigenous Languages, 1994 to date. Taught workshops on Yaqui grammar for Yaqui language teachers, June 1995, 1996. and July 1996, 1997 and August 1998, 1999.
In charge of Minority Student Recruitment, and seeking financial aid and support for minority students, 1986 to 1991.
Member of Committee on Graduate Admissions, l989 - l990.
Member of Committee on Curriculum Revision, l990.
Organizer of Colloquium series on current research on Native American Languages, 1988.
Organizational Committee for the Linguistics Institute, 1987 - 1988.
Member of Committee on Undergraduate Program, 1988-1989.
Professional Organizer of WCCFL panel in honor of Ken Hale and his contributions to the study of Native American languages, 1999.
Delegate of the Linguistic Society of America to the Anthropology Section of the AAAS, 1996.
Organizer of panel on Argument Hierarchies and Obviation in Athabaskan, held at the Summer Meeting of the Society for Study of the Indigenous Languages of America, Santa Cruz, CA., July 1991. With Keren Rice.
Member of Nominating Committee, Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of America, l990 - 1993.
Organizer of Conference on Non-Standard Case and Argument Structure, LSA Linguistic Institute, July 1989.
Chair of Committee on Meetings, Conference on American Indian Languages, American Anthropological Association, 1988-89.
Organizer and keynote speaker of panel on Argument Structure and Incorporation in Athabaskan, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D. C., l989. With Keren Rice.
Chair of Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics, LSA, 1988-89.
Program and arrangements chairman for the Native American languages Conferences, including the Conference on American Indian Languages, the Athabaskan Conference, the Uto-Aztecan Conference, and the Hokan-Penutian Conference; Linguistic Institute, 1989.
Organizer and keynote speaker for panel on Child Care, Committee on Status of Women in Linguistics, LSA Annual Meetings, Washington DC, 1989.
Invited participant, Panel Discussion at the Amerindian Parasession, Fourth Annual Pacific Linguistics Conference; University of Oregon, l989.
Organizer of Panel on Languages of the Southwest, AAA CAIL meetings, 1988, Tempe, Arizona.
Reviewer/ Referee 2001. Reviewer of grant proposal, SSHRC, Canada.
2000. External Referee, Promotion and tenure, University of British Columbia, Canada.
2000. Reviewer of manuscript for Journal of Linguistics.
1999, 1998. Reviewer of abstracts for NELS.
1998. Reviewer of manuscript in Native American Linguistics, University of Arizona Press.
1996. Squib reviewer for LINGUISTIC INQUIRY.
1996. Outside examiner, doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia.
1994. External member, doctoral dissertation, University of Campinas, Brazil
1993. Outside examiner, doctoral dissertation, Simon Frasier University.
1993 to date. Reviewer of grant proposals for NSF.
1992. Reviewer of manuscript for Cambridge University Press.
1991. Reviewer of manuscript for NATURAL LANGUAGE SEMANTICS.
1990. Reviewer of manuscript for LANGUAGE.
l989 to date. Reviewer of manuscripts for INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LINGUISTICS.
l989. Reviewer of M.A. thesis in Linguistics for McGill University.
1989. Reviewer of abstracts for the Conference on American Indian Languages, SSILA, held in conjunction with the Linguistic Institute, Tucson.
1988. Reviewer of manuscripts in Linguistics for Mouton.
1988. Reviewer of manuscripts in Linguistics for University of California Press.
1987 to date: Reviewer of abstracts for West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
1983 to date. Reviewer of manuscripts for NATURAL LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY.
1983 - 1987. Reviewer of proposals for the Wenner-Gren Foundation. (Ceased upon becoming grantee in 1987.)
Publications Co-edited Volumes Papers in Honor of Ken Hale. Edited by Andrew Carnie, Eloise Jelinek, and Mary Willie. MITWPL, Endangered and Less well-known Languages Fund Series #1, Cambridge, MA, 2000.
Athabaskan Language Studies. Essays in Honor of Robert W. Young. Edited by Eloise Jelinek, Sally Midgette, Keren Rice and Leslie Saxon. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Quantification in Natural Languages, edited by Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer and Barbara Partee. Kluwer, 1995.
Articles in Refereed Journals and Book Chapters 2001. "Unergative and Unaccusative Verbs in Yaqui". Uto-Aztecan Papers in Honor of Wick Miller. Eugene Casad, ed. University of California Press. With Fernando Escalante.
2000. "Predicate Raising in Lummi, Straits Salish". The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle, eds., Oxford.
2000. "Navajo as a Discourse Configurational Language". In Athabaskan Syntax: Perspectives on a Language Family. Theodore Fernald and Paul Platero, eds., Oxford. With Mary Willie.
2000. "Datives and Argument Hierarchies". In Papers in Honor of Ken Hale. Andrew Carnie, Eloise Jelinek and Mary Willie, eds., MITWPL Endangered and Less well-known Languages Fund Series #1, Cambridge MA.
1999. "Accent in Yaqui". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LINGUISTICS. With Richard Demers and Fernando Escalante.
1998. "Voice and Transitivity as Functional Projections in Yaqui". Projections from the Lexicon. Butt, Miriam and Willi Geuder, eds., CSLI, Stanford.
1997. "Prepositions in Northern Straits Salish and the noun/verb question." Salish Languages and Linguistics. Czaykowska-Higgins, Ewa and M. Dale Kinkade, eds., Mouton.
1997. "Reduplication as a Quantifier in Salish". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LINGUISTICS, 63.3. With Richard Demers.
1996. "Definiteness and Second Position Clitics in Straits Salish." Approaching Second: Second Position Clitics and Related Phenomena. Aaron Halpern and Arnold Zwicky, eds., CSLI, Stanford.
1996. "Psych Verbs in Navajo." Athabaskan Language Studies. Essays in Honor of Robert W. Young. Edited by Eloise Jelinek, Sally Midgette, Keren Rice and Leslie Saxon. University of New Mexico Press. With Mary Willie.
1995. "Quantification in Straits Salish." Quantification in Natural Languages, Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer and Barbara Partee, eds., Kluwer.
1995. "Distributing Arguments." NATURAL LANGUAGE SEMANTICS 3.2. With Molly Diesing.
1994. "Predicates and Pronominal Arguments in Straits Salish". LANGUAGE 70.4,pp. 697-736 With Richard Demers.
1993. "Ergative Splits and Argument Type". Invited paper. Papers on Case and Agreement. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #18, Bobaljik, J. and C. Phillips, eds. pp. 15 - 42.
1990. "Grammatical Relations and Coindexing in Inverse Systems." Grammatical Relations. A Cross-Theoretical Perspectiv.. Dziwirek, K. et al, eds., CSLI, Stanford.
l989. "Possessive Sentences in Yaqui". Festschrift for Mary Haas. W. Bright, ed., University of California Press. With Fernando Escalante.
l989. "The bi-Construction and Pronominal Arguments in Apachean". Athabaskan Linguistics, Rice, Karen and E. Cook, eds. Mouton. With Merton Sandoval.
l989. "The Case Split and Argument Type in Choctaw." Configurationality: The Typology of Asymmetries. Maracz, Lazlo K. and Pieter Muysken (eds.), Foris, Dordrecht.
1987. "Headless Relatives and Pronominal Arguments: A Typological Perspective." Native American Languages and Grammatical Typology. Papers from a Chicago Linguistics Society Parasession. Kroeber, Paul D. and Robert E. Moore, eds. Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington.
1987. "Auxiliaries and Ergative Splits: A Typological Parameter." Historical Development of Auxiliaries, Harris, Martin and Paolo Ramat, eds., Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs 35. Mouton de Gruyter.
1984. "Empty Categories, Case, and Configurationality." NATURAL LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY, 2.1.
1983. "Person-Subject Marking in AUX in Egyptian Arabic" in Frank Heny and B. Richards, eds., Linguistic Categories: Auxiliaries and Related Puzzles, pp. 29-49. Reidel.
1982. "An Agent Hierarchy and Voice in Some Coast Salish Languages." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AMERICAN LINGUISTICS 49.2, pp. 167-185. With Richard Demers.
1982. Review of Alice Freed: The Semantics of English Aspectual Complementation. Synthese Language Library, Vol. 8, Dordrecht, 1979. SYNTHESE 53.143-53.
1981. "Egyptian Arabic", in An Encyclopedia of Aux, by Susan Steele with Adrian Akmajian, Richard Demers, Eloise Jelinek, Chisato Kitagawa, Richard Oehrle, and Thomas Wasow. LINGUISTIC INQUIRY Monograph # 5, MIT Press.
1981. "Some Properties of Purpose and Consequence Constructions", METROPOLITAN LINGUISTICS, Linguistic Circle of Metropolitan University, Tokyo. With Chisato Kitagawa.
Conference Proceedings, Working Papers, etc. 1999. "Wh-clefts in Salishan". Proceedings of WCCFL 1998, Arizona State University, Tempe.
1999. "Pronoun Classes and Focus". In Papers from the Workshop on Focus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1998. "Wh-clefts in Lummi." Proceedings of the 33rd ICSNL, University of Washington, Seattle.
1997. "Anaphora and Focus in Navajo." Invited paper. Proceedings of WCCFL 1996, University of California at Irvine.
1996. "Reduplication, Quantification, and Aspect in Straits Salish." Proceedings of the 31st ICSNL, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. With Richard Demers.
1994. "Prepositions and the Domains of Incorporation." Invited paper. Proceedings of WECOL 1993, University of Washington, Seattle.
1993. "Prepositions in Straits Salish and the Noun/Verb Question". Working Papers of the 28th ICSNL, University of Washington, Seattle, pp. 159 - 174.
1993. "Distributing Arguments". With Molly Diesing. Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax.
1993. "Languages without Determiner Quantification". Invited paper. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley.
1991. "Impersonal Passives and Stage/Individual Level Predicates." WCCFL 10 Papers, Bates, Dawn, ed. CSLI, Stanford.
l989. "Double Accusative Constructions in Yaqui." Proceedings of the Pacific Linguistics Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene. With Fernando Escalante.
1986. "The Ergativity Hypothesis and the Argument Hierarchy in Nisgha". Papers from the 21st ICSNL, Seattle.
1986. "Yaqui Minus Control". Proceedings of the Second Pacific Linguistics Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene.
1985. "Constraints on Arguments in Lummi", Working Papers, 20th ICSNL, Vancouver, B.C. With Richard Demers.
1985. "Ergativity and the Argument Type Parameter". Proceedings of the First Pacific Linguistics Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene.
1984. "Word Building Rules and Grammatical Categories in Lummi". Papers from the 19th ICSNL, Victoria, B.C. With Richard Demers.
1983. "On the Absence of Empty Categories in Lummi". Working Papers, 18th ICSNL, University of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C. With Richard Demers.
1983. "Case and Configurationality", Coyote Papers 5. 73-108. University of Arizona, Tucson.
1982. "Adjoined Clauses in Lummi". Working Papers for the 17th ICSNL. Portland State University, Portland. With Richard Demers.
1982. "The Syntactic Functions of Person Marking in Lummi". Working Papers, 17th ICSNL, Portland, Oregon.
1981. "An Agent Hierarchy in Some Coast Salish Languages". Occasional Papers in Linguistics No. 2, University of Montana, 16th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages. With Richard Demers.
Papers Presented at Meetings, Colloquia, Invited Lectures, etc. 2000. "Scrambling in Navajo." With Ken Hale and Mary Willie. Paper for the International Conference on Scrambling and Word Order, University of Arizona.
2000. "Zeros and Reference." Invited paper, for GLOW 2000, Bilbao
1999. "Datives and Argument Hierarchies." Paper presented at WCCFL, University of Arizona, Tucson.
1998. "Wh-clefts in Salishan." Paper presented at WECOL, Arizona State University, Tempe.
1998. "Focus and Argument Structure." Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona.
1997. "Functional Projections and Clitics." Invited Colloquium, Arizona State University, Tempe.
1996. "Anaphora and Focus in Navajo". Invited address, WCCFL, University of California at Irvine.
1996. "Transitivity and Voice in Yaqui." Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona, Tucson.
1996. "Navajo as a Discourse Configurational Language." Athabaskan Workshop, Swarthmore College. With Mary Willie.
1996. "Reduplication, Quantification, and Aspect in Straits Salish." Paper for the 31st ICSNL, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. With Richard Demers.
1995. "Functional Projections in Yaqui." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of America, Linguistic Institute, San Diego.
1995. "Agreement, Clitics and Focus in Egyptian Arabic." Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona.
1995. "Pronoun Classes and Focus." Workshop on Focus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
1995. "Psych-Verbs in Navajo." Athabaskan Conference, Linguistic Institute, University of New Mexico. With Mary Willie.
1995. "The Compositionality of Argument Structure in Lummi". Paper presented at the 30th ICSNL, University of Victoria, British Columbia.
1995. "Argument Structure in Some Native American Languages." Invited lecture series presented at the Mathesius Institute, Charles University, Prague.
1994. "Transitivity and Voice in Lummi". Paper presented at the 29th ICSNL, Salish-Kootenai Community College, Pablo, Montana.
1993. "Languages without Determiner Quantification." Invited paper at BLS, University of California at Berkeley.
1993. "Pronoun Attachment to the Verb in Navajo." Paper presented at the Athabaskan Conference, Santa Fe. With Mary Willie.
1993. "Quantification in Possessive Sentences in Yaqui." Paper presented at SSILA, Linguistics Institute, Columbus, Ohio. With Fernando Escalante.
1993. "Definiteness and Second Position Clitics in Straits Salish." Paper presented at the Conference on Second Position Clitics at the LSA Linguistics Institute, the Ohio State University, July 1993, organized by Arnold Zwicky and Aaron Halpern.
1993. "Incorporated Prepositions". Invited paper, WECOL, University of Washington, Seattle.
1992. "Ergativity and Argument Type". Invited lecture, MIT.
1992. "Distributing Arguments". Invited address, WECOL, Tucson, Arizona.
1992. Colloquia presented at MIT, Cornell University, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; with Molly Diesing.
1991. "Yaqui Possessive Sentences". Paper presented at the LSA Annual Meetings, Chicago.
1991. "Impersonal Passives and Stage/Individual Level Predicates." WCCFL 1990, Arizona State University, Tempe.
1991. "Lexical Categories in Universal Grammar." Keynote address, FLSM II, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1991. "Clitics, Focus and Voice in Yaqui." Uto-Aztecan Conference, Santa Cruz. With Fernando Escalante.
1991. "Arguments and Adjuncts in Navajo." Athabaskan Conference, Santa Cruz. With Ken Hale and Mary Willie.
1991. "Person hierarchies and ergative splits". University of Arizona Colloquium.
1990. "Grammatical Relations and Coindexing in Inverse Systems." Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Conference on Grammatical Relations, University of California at San Diego.
1990. "Syntax without Nouns and Verbs". Cognitive Science Brown Bag Series, University of Arizona.
1990. "Voice in Navajo". Athabaskan Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
1990. "Quantification in Salish". Paper presented at the ICSNL, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
1990. "Active/Stative Case in Muskogean." Annual Summer Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of America, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
1989. "Case Splits and Argument Type". Paper presented at the NSF Conference on Non-Standard Case and Argument Structure, Linguistics Institute, Tucson.
1989. "The Case Split and Switch Reference in Muskogean" SSILA Summer Meeting, Linguistics Institute, Tucson.
1989. "Argument Type in Athabaskan: Evidence from Noun Incorporation", Conference on American Indian Languages, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
1989. "External Arguments in an Active-Stative Language: Choctaw." Invited paper, MIT Conference on External Arguments, organized by Carol Tenny.
1988. "Native American Languages and Language Universals", and "Internal and External Arguments"; two invited lectures given at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, May 1988.
1988. "Yaqui Voice Alternations and Argument Focus", Paper presented at the Uto-Aztecan Conference, Reno, Nevada.
1988. "The Languages of Native America", Invited Weekend Workshop at Idyllwild College, Idyllwild, California.
1988. "Incorporation in Yaqui", paper presented at the Conference on American Indian Languages, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Tempe, Arizona. With Fernando Escalante.
1988. "Quantification without Nouns in Coast Salish", invited paper presented at a Symposium on Cross-Linguistic Quantification, organized by Barbara Partee, Emmon Bach, and Angelika Kratzer, LSA Annual Meetings, New Orleans.
1987. "Yaqui Complex Verbs." Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona.
1987. "Contrasts in Argument Type." Invited paper, Summer Institute of Linguistics Conference, Catalina, Arizona.
1987. "Dative Movement in Yaqui", paper presented at the Uto-Aztecan/ Hokan-Penutian workshop, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. With F. Escalante.)
1987. "Modality in Samish". Paper presented at the 22nd ICSNL, Victoria, B.C.
1987. "Headless Relatives". Paper presented at a CLS Parasession, University of Chicago, Chicago.
1987. "Some Problems With Mapping Conventions in Navajo". Paper presented at the Athabaskan Conference, Victoria, B.C. With Mary Willie.
1987. "Passives, Impersonals, and Middles in Yaqui". Paper presented at the Conference on American Indian Languages, Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago. With Fernando Escalante.
1987. "On Resolving a Paradox in the Analysis of Navajo Syntax". LSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
1986. "Warlpiri as a Pronominal Argument Language", invited paper, MIT Workshop, January 9, 1986.
1986. "Warlpiri as a Non-Configurational Language", keynote address for Configurationality Conference in Groningen, The Netherlands.
1986. "Pronominal Arguments and Non-configurationality", invited paper presented at conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1986. "Some Properties of Pronominal Argument Languages", invited colloquium presented at the University of California at Berkeley, May, 1986.
1986. "Possessive Sentences in Yaqui." Paper presented at the Haas Festival Conference, Santa Cruz. With Fernando Escalante.
1986. "Possibility and Necessity in Natural Language", paper presented at the LSA Annual Meeting, New York.
1985. "Auxiliaries and Ergative Splits". Seventh International Conference on Historical Linguistics. Pavia, Italy. (Invited paper).
1985. "The Projection Principle and the Argument Type Parameter", LSA Annual Meetings, University of Washington, Seattle.
1985. "Complex Verbs in Yaqui". Paper presented at the Friends of Uto-Aztecan Conference, Tucson. With Fernando Escalante.
1984. "The Ergative Split in Warlpiri", Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona.
1982. "The Syntactic Categories of Egyptian Arabic", Linguistics Colloquium, University of Arizona.
1980. "Person-Subject Marking in AUX in Egyptian Arabic", paper presented at the Fourth Groningen Round Table Conference, July 1980. Groningen.
Language Instruction Materials 1997, 1998. Revised Yaqui Language Workbook. University of Arizona, MS.
1996. Yaqui Language Workbook. University of Arizona, Southwest Indigenous Languages Workshop. With Maria Amarillas, Frances Delgado, Rosa Estrella, Raquel Garcia, Maria Molina, and Sofia Morales (Yaqui language teachers in bilingual education, Pascua Yaqui tribe). Copyright: Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
In Press "Agreement, Clitics and Focus in Egyptian Arabic". In Studies in Semitic Syntax, Ur Shlonsky and Jamal Ouhalla, eds., Kluwer.
"Pronominal Arguments and Information Structure." Pronominal Arguments: Morphology and Syntax. Johannes Helmbrecht and Dagmar Jung, eds., Benjamins.
Work In Progress "A Grammar of Lummi", book in preparation, with Dick Demers.
"Clitic Doubling and Topic/Focus Structure in Spanish", with Montserrat Sanz. Paper in preparation.
"Wh-Movement in Navajo", with Mary Willie. Paper in preparation.
Further revision and expansion of the Yaqui Language Workbook.
"Modality in Natural Language". In Preparation, with Sylvain Bromberger and Ken Hale.
"Pronominal Arguments". paper for keynote address, Conference on Agreement, University of Utrecht, August 2001.