Hamida Demirdache

List of John Benjamins publications for which Hamida Demirdache plays a role.


Demirdache, Hamida 2021 Chapter 4. The varieties of temporal anaphora and temporal coincidenceRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2018: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' 32, Utrecht, Baauw, Sergio, Frank Drijkoningen and Luisa Meroni (eds.), pp. 71–96 | Chapter
This paper explores the temporal construals of perfective vs. imperfective aspect in Sequence of Tense contexts in Spanish and French, in particular, under ellipsis. The distribution of past-shifted vs. simultaneous, as well as sloppy vs. strict, temporal construals is taken to support extending… read more
This paper brings to bear primary fieldwork data from Gallo on negation and polarity related issues. We defend two correlated proposals. (i) The negative markers pas/pouint in Gallo are not inherently negative, but rather merely signal the presence of abstract semantic negation in their clause.… read more
Demirdache, Hamida and Fabienne Martin 2015 Agent control over non culminating eventsVerb Classes and Aspect, Barrajón López, Elisa, José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia and Susana Rodríguez Rosique (eds.), pp. 185–217 | Article
This paper investigates a correlation between the availability of non-culminating construals for accomplishments and the control of the agent over the described event (the Agent Control Hypothesis, ach). We consider two versions of the ach, on the basis of a new typology of non-culminating… read more
Lungu, Oana and Hamida Demirdache 2015 Chapter 2. Zero-present under past in child French: Evidence from the futureThe Acquisition of the Present, Ayoun, Dalila (ed.), pp. 21–56 | Article
This chapter discusses novel data from two experimental studies testing the acquisition of futurity and providing evidence in favor of Demirdache and Lungu’s (2009, 2011) zero-tense hypothesis, according to which child grammars display both zero-present and zero-past tenses, alongside indexical… read more
Demirdache, Hamida and Orin Percus 2011 Resumptives, movement and interpretationResumptive Pronouns at the Interfaces, Rouveret, Alain (ed.), pp. 367–394 | Article
It is a minority position that resumptive structures are always created by movement. This is the null hypothesis, though, on the assumption that binders always arise via movement. We show that this position accounts naturally for a variety of data from Jordanian Arabic involving resumptive pronouns… read more
Demirdache, Hamida and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria 2010 Morphosyntactic variation in the temporal construals of non-root modalsRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008, Bok-Bennema, Reineke, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse (eds.), pp. 77–104 | Article
We provide a principled account of the morphosyntax-semantics interface of non-root modals in two Romance languages (Spanish/French) vs. English. While English modals are morphologically impoverished, Romance modals are fully inflected for tense and aspect and the possible combinations of tense and… read more
Demirdache, Hamida and Oana Lungu 2010 Zero time-arguments in French child languageArgument Structure and Syntactic Relations: A cross-linguistic perspective, Duguine, Maia, Susana Huidobro and Nerea Madariaga (eds.), pp. 305–324 | Chapter
We argue that zero-tenses in L1 French surface as either past (parameter value in SOT languages) or present (parameter value in non-SOT languages). Co-existing parameter settings in child language are expected on a Multiple Grammar approach where acquisition involves grammar competition. Our… read more
Demirdache, Hamida and Oana Lungu 2008 Sequence of tense in (French) child languageLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2008, van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen (ed.), pp. 101–130 | Article
We discuss the results of an L1 French comprehension study of the construal of present and imperfective past in (non) subordinate contexts. Our findings reveal that children accept (sometimes enforce) non-indexical simultaneous construals of both present and past under a matrix past — though… read more
Oiry, Magda and Hamida Demirdache 2006 Evidence from L1 acquisition for the syntax of wh-scope marking in French *The Acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages, Torrens, Vincent and Linda Escobar (eds.), pp. 289–315 | Article
We argue for alternative wh-scope marking strategies in the acquisition of LD-questions. Direct Dependency involves a matrix non-referential wh-scope marker licensing a medial referential wh-phrase. L1 Partial wh-movement is well-documented cross-linguistically.We take the claim that children go… read more
Demirdache, Hamida 1997 Dislocation, Resumption and Weakest CrossoverMaterials on Left Dislocation, Anagnostopoulou, Elena, Henk van Riemsdijk and Frans Zwarts (eds.), pp. 193 ff. | Article
Cheng, Lisa Lai-Shen and Hamida Demirdache 1993 External Arguments in BasqueGenerative Studies in Basque Linguistics, Hualde, José Ignacio and Jon Ortiz de Urbina (eds.), pp. 71–87 | Article