Andrew Nevins

List of John Benjamins publications for which Andrew Nevins plays a role.

Book series


Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris

Edited by Geoff Lindsey and Andrew Nevins

[Language Faculty and Beyond, 14] 2017. x, 322 pp.
Subjects Phonetics | Phonology | Theoretical linguistics


Nevins, Andrew and Mário Coelho da Silva 2020 Maxakalí has suppletion, numerals and associatives but no pluralsA typology of the mass/count distinction in Brazil and its relevance for mass/count theories, Lima, Suzi and Susan Rothstein (eds.), pp. 271–287 | Article
The Maxakalí language lacks additive plurals (akin to dog-s) on nouns, but has associative plurals, and a large set of suppletive verbs that indicate whether the internal argument is plural or not. Although it has no plural marking, Maxakalí distinguishes between count nouns and mass nouns. The… read more
Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins 2017 Prelude, theme and riffsSonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris, Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. vii–x | Chapter
Stoianov, Diane and Andrew Nevins 2017 The phonology of handshape distribution in Maxakalí signSonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris, Lindsey, Geoff and Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. 231–262 | Chapter
We provide an analysis of the distribution of handshapes on the dominant and non-dominant hand in the incipient village sign language found in the Maxakalí community in Brazil. The most frequent handshapes reflect tendencies in choosing from the crosslinguistically unmarked set of handshapes, and… read more
The Variable Hierarchy hypothesis of Dresher (2009) has a number of far-reaching consequences and applications – beyond the domain for which it was originally developed – including overspecification, kinship terminology, vowel reduction and whistled languages. On the other hand, the… read more
This paper examines to what extent, as evidenced by productivity studies, just as the robustness and learnability of phonological patterns may be grounded and biased by naturalness considerations, so may morphology. Four case studies (L-morphomes, competing nominalizing affixes, athematic… read more
Nevins, Andrew and Oana Savescu 2010 An apparent ‘number case constraint’ in Romanian: The role of syncretismRomance Linguistics 2008: Interactions in Romance, Arregi, Karlos, Zsuzsanna Fagyal, Silvina Montrul and Annie Tremblay (eds.), pp. 185–200 | Article
Romanian pronominal plural clitics differ from their singular clitic counterparts in that they exhibit dative-accusative case syncretism. This contrast correlates with an asymmetry in the combinatorial possibilities of plural vs singular clitics: namely, plural clitics in direct object position in… read more
Nevins, Andrew and David Braun 2009 The role of underlying representations in L2 Brazilian EnglishLoan Phonology, Calabrese, Andrea and W. Leo Wetzels (eds.), pp. 181–192 | Article
Rodrigues, Cilene, Andrew Nevins and Luis Vicente 2009 Cleaving the interactions between sluicing and P-strandingRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2006: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’, Amsterdam, 7–9 December 2006, Torck, Danièle and W. Leo Wetzels (eds.), pp. 175–198 | Article
Merchant (2001) proposes that preposition stranding under sluicing is allowed only in those languages that also allow P-stranding in regular wh- questions. Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) seem to falsify this generalization, as both are non-Pstranding languages that allow P-stranding under… read more
Nevins, Andrew 2005 Microvariations in harmony and value-relativized parametrizationLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2005, Pica, Pierre, Johan Rooryck and Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (eds.), pp. 119–164 | Article
This paper explores a parametric delimitation of the space of possible harmony patterns with respect to the class of feature-values that are visible. Extending the framework of Calabrese (1995), the proposal is that alternating morphemes that are searching for a harmonic value may have access… read more
Grohmann, Kleanthes K. and Andrew Nevins 2004 On the syntactic expression of pejorative moodLinguistic Variation Yearbook 2004, Pica, Pierre (ed.), pp. 143–179 | Article
The hypothesis of the copy theory of movement forces us to look at mismatches between syntax and LF on the one hand, and syntax and PF on the other in particular ways, often revealing new insights. Through such a lens, we examine the syntactic expression of pejorative mood through echo… read more