• "On morphological, semantic and syntactic number", Berkeley Linguistic Society.


  • "Babby's puzzle: syntax or morphology?", Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca NY.
  • (with Olga Kagan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) "Bare NPs and Semantic Incorporation: Objects of na-sja verbs at the syntax-semantics interface", Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca NY.
  • "Adjectives in layers and Babby's Puzzle", Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco (11 January 2009, 10:30am).


  • "Variations in Distributivity", Workshop on nominal and verbal plurality, Paris, CNRS Pouchet.
  • "Russian distributive indefinites", Slavic Linguistics Society Annual Meeting, Ohio State University.
  • "Russian -nibud' items as dependent indefinites", WCCFL, UCLA.
  • "Russian nibud'-items as dependent indefinites", Stanford SemFest.

Selected earlier presentations

  • "LBE is not E: Split Phrases in Colloquial Russian", FASL 15, Toronto.
  • "The Parameterized DP Hypothesis Revisited", FDSL-6, Potsdam.
  • "Hebrew Nominals: Rehabilitating the Head Movement Approach", GLOW 2005 Workshop on the Syntax of Semitic Languages, Geneva.
  • "How many lexical entries do Russian aspectual pairs constitute? Evidence from language attrition", AATSEEL Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.
  • "Syntax of denominal and ditransitive verbs reconsidered", LAGB Biannual Meeting, Oxford.
  • "Functional categories in the nominal domain" (with Steven Franks), Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 12, U of Ottawa.
  • "The role of L2 in the L1 loss of aspect in Diaspora Russian", LSA Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
  • "Negative Polarity Items in Russian", Conference on Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Negation, Salford.
  • "Cognate Objects in Hebrew", Conference on the Syntax of Semitic Languages, U of Southern California.


  • May 2010: "DP or not DP: Elucidating Functional Architecture of Noun Phrases in Russian", NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • July 2008: "On the syntax of attributive adjectives in Russian", University Ca' Foscari, Venice.
  • May 2008: "Variations in Co-variation", Linguistics Colloquium, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • November 2007: "How to use aspect to do tense and aktionsart: Introduction to aspect (and tense) in Russian", Tense and Aspect Seminar, University of Gottingen, Germany.
  • November 2007: "Who is Who of Russian indefinites", University of Gottingen, Germany.

For a full list of presentations [in PDF], click here.