Recent Work

Foley, Steven (2019). The Principle Minimal Compliance and derivational competition in South Caucasian agreement. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 50). MIT, Cambridge, MA. October 25–27.
  [poster, supplemental handout]

Foley, Steven & Maziar Toosarvandani (Under review). Agreement, locality, and the syntax of pronouns: The Person–Case Constraint and beyond. Manuscript, UC Santa Cruz.
  [draft]

Foley, Steven (to appear). Agreement in the languages of the Caucasus. In The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus, ed. Maria Polinsky. Oxford University Press.
  [draft]

Foley, Steven & Maziar Toosarvandani (to appear). Pronoun cliticization, wh-movement, and the Principle of Minimal Compliance. In the Proceedings of the 49th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS49), eds. Maggie Baird and Jonathan Pesetsky.
  [paper]

Foley, Steven, Jed Pizarro-Guevara, Kelsey Sasaki, Maziar Toosarvandani, & Matt Wagers (2019). Pronouns over gaps in parsing? The Subject Relative Clause Advantage in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA 2019). New York City, NY. January 3–6.
  [slides]

Older Selected Output

Foley, Steven, Nick Kalivoda, & Maziar Toosarvandani (to appear). Gender–Case Constraints in Zapotec. In the Proceedings of the 22nd Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 22).
  [paper]

Foley, Steven, Nick Kalivoda, & Maziar Toosarvandani (2019). Forbidden clitic clusters in Zapotec. In the Proceedings of the 53rd Chicago Linguistics Society, eds. Daniel Edmiston et al. 87–102.
  [paper]

Adler, Jeff, Steven Foley, Jed Pizarro-Guevara, Kelsey Sasaki, Maziar Toosarvandani (2018). The derivation of verb initiality in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. In A reasonable way to proceed: Essays in honor of Jim McCloskey, eds. Jason Merchant, Line Mikkelsen, Deniz Rudin, and Kelsey Sasaki. 31–49.
  [paper]

Foley, Steven (2017). Morphological conspiracies in Georgian and Optimal Vocabulary Insertion. In the Proceedings of the 52nd Chicago Linguistics Society, eds. Jessica Kantarovich, Tran Truong, & Orest Xherija. 217–232.
  [paper]

Foley, Steven & Matt Wagers (2017). Subject gaps are still easiest: Relative clause processing and Georgian split ergativity. Poster presented at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY 30). MIT, Cambridge, MA. March 30 – April 1.
  [poster]