In English
Elena Anagnostopoulou
Sector of Linguistics

Post:University of Crete
Department of Philology
74 100 - Rethymno
Phone:+30 2831 077277
Fax:+30 2831 077304
[Last update: November 2017]

[recent papers and handouts can be downloaded here]

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award article (in Greek)

Special Interests:
Syntactic Theory, Comparative Syntax, Syntactic Typology, Greek Syntax, Argument Structure and the Lexicon, Binding Theory, Clitics, Clause Structure, Tense and Aspect.

University of Athens, Greece (1984-1988)
Degree in Greek Philology, specialization in Linguistics

University of Salzburg, Austria (1989-1993)
Ph.D. in Linguistics, December 1994

Title of Doctoral Dissertation:
Clitic Dependencies in Modern Greek

Selected Publications:


External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations. A Layering Approach. (With Artemis Alexiadou & Florian Schäfer). Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015).

The Syntax of Ditransitives. Evidence from Clitics. Berlin / New York: Mouton de Gruyter (2003)

Co-editor, Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou & Martin Everaert. The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2004)

Co-editor, Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Sjef Barbiers, und Hans-Martin Gaertner. Remnant Movement, Feature Movement and their implications for the T-model.. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (2002)

Co-editor, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Henk van Riemsdijk and Frans Zwarts (Eds.). Materials on Left Dislocation. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (1997)

Recent publications downloadable

To appear. Anagnostopoulou, Elena and Christina Sevdali. 2014. Case Alternations in Ancient Greek Passives and the Typology of Case. Language.

To appear. Clitic Doubling. Updated version of the Chapter on Clitic Doubling. To appear in Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (Eds.). The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. Blackwell Publishing.

2014. Roots and domains. Theoretical Linguistics 40 (3/4): 299-310.

2014. Anagnostopoulou, Elena and Yota Samioti. Domains within words and their meanings: a case study. In Artemis Alexiadou, Hagit Borer and Florian Schäfer (Eds.) The syntax of Roots and the roots of Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 81-111.

2014. Alexiadou, Artemis, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Susi Wurmbrand. Movement vs. Long distance Agree in raising: Disappearing phases and feature valuation. Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society 43 (CUNY). MA: GLSA, 1-13.

2014. Opaque and transparent datives and how they behave in passives. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 17.1: 1-34. (With Artemis Alexiadou and Christina Sevdali). [prepublication version].

2013. Identifying Anaphoric Dependencies (with Martin Everaert). In Lisa Cheng and Norbert Corver (Eds.) Diagnosing Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 341-370.

2013. Anagnostopoulou, E. & Y. Samioti. Allosemy, idioms and their domains: evidence from adjectival participles. In Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali and Robert Truswell (Eds.) On Syntax and its Limits. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 218-250.

2013. Greek Syntax 2012: State-of-the –Art and Perspectives. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, April 26-27 2012, 11-58.

2012. Variation in Clitic Doubling. Handout for a mini-course on “Meaning Domains, Phases and Agree”held at Leiden University. Day 3, September 5, 2012.

2012. Γλώσσα, ποίηση και η επιθυμία της επιστήμης. Για το βιβλίο του Αλέξη Καλοκαιρινού Γλωσσολογία και ποιητική. [Language, poetry and the desire for science. Review of Linguistics and Poetics by Alexis Kalokairinos, 2011]. The Athens Review of books 25, January 2012.

2012. Manner vs. Result Complementarity in Verbal Alternations: a view from the Clear-alternation (with Artemis Alexiadou). To appear in the Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society 42 (University of Toronto). MA:GLSA.

2012. In support of Long Distance Agree. In Artemis Alexiadou, Gereon Müller and Tibor Kiss (Eds.)Local Modeling of non-local Dependencies. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 55-81. (with Artemis Alexiadou, Gianina Iordachioaia and Michaela Marchis).

2010. No objections to Backward Control In Norbert Hornstein and Maria Polinsky (Eds.) Movement Theory of Control, 89-117. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. (with Artemis Alexiadou, Gianina Iordachioaia and Michaela Marchis).

2009. Agent, causer and instrument PPs in Greek: implications for verbal structure (with Artemis Alexiadou). MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings of the Workshop on Greek Syntax and Semantics, 1-16 (with a commentary by Beth Levin).

2008. Notes on the Person Case Constraint in Germanic (with special reference to German). In Roberta D'Alessandro, Susann Fischer, & Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson (Eds.) Agreement Restrictions 15-47. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2008. Structuring Participles (with Artemis Alexiadou). In Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie (Eds.) Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 33-41. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

2007. PP Licensing in Nominalizations (with Artemis Alexiadou and Florian Schäfer). Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 38.MA: GLSA.

2007. The Subject In-Situ Generalization revisited. In Hans-Martin Gaertner & Uli Sauerland (Eds.) Interfaces + Recursion = Language? 31-60. Berlin/ New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2006. The properties of anticausatives crosslinguistically (with Artemis Alexiadou and Florian Schäfer). In Mara Frascarelli (Ed.) Phases of Interpretation 187-211. Studies in Generative Grammar 91. Berlin/ New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2006. From hierarchies to features: Person splits and direct-inverse alternations (with Artemis Alexiadou). In Cedric Boeckx (Ed.) Agreement Systems 41-62. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2005. Cross-linguistic and cross-categorial distribution of datives. In Melita Stavrou and Arhonto Terzi (Eds.) Advances in Greek Generative Syntax 61-126. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2005. Strong and Weak Person Restrictions: A feature checking analysis. In Lorie Heggie and Francisco Ordoñez (Eds.) Clitic and Affix Combinations 199-235.Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2005. Clitic Doubling. In Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (Eds.). The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. Volumes I-V (Volume I, Ch. 14). Blackwell Publishing.

2005. Clitics and adjacency in Greek PPs (with Winfried Lechner). In H. Broekhuis, N. Corver, J. Koster, R. Huybregts and U. Kleinhenz (Eds.), Organizing Grammar: Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2005. Holmberg’s Generalization and Cyclic Linearization. Remarks on Fox and Pesetsky. Theoretical Linguistics 31.1-2: 95-110. Special issue on Object Shift in Scandinavian; Katalin É. Kiss, (Ed).

2003. Participles and Voice. In Artemis Alexiadou, Monika Rathert and Arnim von Stechow (Eds.) Perfect Explorations 1-36. Berlin/ New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2003. Voice Morphology in the Causative-Inchoative Alternation. Evidence for a Non-Unified Structural Analysis of Unaccusatives (with Artemis Alexiadou). In Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Martin Everaert (Eds.) The Unaccusativity Puzzle. Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface 114-136. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2002. Raising without infinitives and the role of agreement (with Artemis Alexiadou). In Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, Sjef Barbiers and Hans –Martin Gärtner (Eds.) Dimensions of Movement. From features to remnants 17-30. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

2001. Two classes of double object verbs: the role of zero-morphology. In van Oostendorp, Marc & Elena Anagnostopoulou (Eds.) Progress in Grammar. Articles at the 20th Anniversary of the Comparison of Grammatical Models Group in Tilburg 1-27. Roquade, Amsterdam/Utrecht/Delft. Meertens Institute Electronic Publications in Linguistics (MIEPiL). [electronic book:].

Updated Jan 2015