CV

Current Affiliation

Visiting Scholar (Fall 2015 – present)
Dept. of Linguistics Stony Brook University

Research Interests

Syntax, Syntax/Semantics Interface, Formal Semantics, Prosody/Syntax/Semantics Interface, Sentence Prosody, Experimental Phonology, Acoustic Phonetics, TESL

Primary areas of specialization

Russian & Ukrainian syntax and morphosyntax, Quantification (Quantifier Scope, the Scope Freezing phenomenon, Quantifier Domain Restriction), Scrambling, interaction between QP Scope and Scrambling, interaction between QP Scope and Information Structure, the structure of ditransitive VP, Case Theory, Binding Theory, Focus Theory.

Education

PhD in Linguistics, 2015
Stony Brook University
Dissertation Title: “Quantifier Scope and Scope Freezing in Russian”
Dissertation advisors: Richard K. Larson and John F. Bailyn

Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute
(Empirical Foundations of Language)
Stanford University, CA July 1 – July 27, 2007

MA (Summa cum laude) in English and French Philology
Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, 2004

BA (Honors) in English Language and Literature
and Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching

Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, 2002

Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics (August 2009 – June 2011)
Department of Linguistics, Reed College, Portland, OR

Teaching Assistant, Instructor (August 2004 – May 2009)
Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Honors and Awards

Departmental Nomination for the Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship, Stony Brook University, 2015

National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
Award #: BCS-0921856 (PI Prof. John F. Bailyn) Stony Brook University, 2011

Stillman Drake Research Fund, Reed College, 2010

Summer Scholarship Fund, Reed College, 2010

Conference Travel Grant for Faculty, Reed College, 2009, 2010

Departmental nomination for President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, Stony Brook University, 2009

Dept. of Linguistics Summer Research Fund, Stony Brook University, 2009 Dean’s Fellowship for Professional Activities, Stony Brook University, 2009

Publications

Antonyuk, Svitlana (in press) How QP Scope Can Weigh in on a Long-Time Debate: the Puzzle of Russian Ditransitives. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics special volume.

Antonyuk, Svitlana (in press) Against the QR Parameter: New Evidence from Russian Scope Freezing. In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 24, Michigan Slavic Publications

Antonyuk, Svitlana and Roksolana Mykhaylyk (in press) Specificity Movement and Quantifier Scope in Ukrainian and Russian: New Evidence Against Bruening (2001). In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 25, Michigan Slavic Publications

Antonyuk, Svitlana (in press) Embracing the Differences: the Three Classes of Russian Ditransitives. In Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 25, Michigan Slavic Publications

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana and Roksolana Mykhaylyk (2013) Prosodic Effects in Word Order: Evidence from Ukrainian. Proceedings of North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 40, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana (2010) Russian Loanword Phonology: A Phonetic Account. In: Formal Studies of Slavic Linguistics, ed. A. Smirnova, V. Mihaliček and L. Ressue, 23-54. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana (2009) Long-Distance Scrambling, VP Ellipsis, and Scope Economy in Russian. U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 15.1: Proceedings of Penn Linguistic Colloquium (PLC) 32, ed. L. MacKenzie, 1-9.

Manuscripts

Antonyuk, Svitlana (under review) Quantifier Scope in Russian.

Antonyuk, Svitlana (under review) Scope Freezing in Russian and Beyond. Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana (in preparation) Exploring Ditransitives Through Scope.

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana and Richard Larson (in preparation) Scope Freezing in PP Datives? A Reply to Bruening (2010). Remarks and Reply.

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. Scope Freezing, Scrambling and QR in Russian. Ms.

Conference Presentations

Antonyuk, Svitlana. Accepted (December 2016). Scope Freezing in PP Dative Constructions? Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12 (FDSL), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (with Richard Larson)

Antonyuk, Svitlana. 2016. Embracing the Differences: The Three Classes of Russian Ditransitives. 25th Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Antonyuk, Svitlana. 2016. Specificity Movement and Scope in Ukrainian: New Arguments Against Bruening (2001). 25th Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2015. Against the QR Parameter: New Evidence from Russian Scope Freezing. 24th Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), New York University, New York, NY

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2012. What WCO and Scope in Russian Ditransitives Mean for the Theory of Superiority. 21st Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (with John F. Bailyn and Tanya Scott)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2010. On the Interaction of Prosody and Scrambling in Ukrainian. LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2009. Prosodic Effects in Word Order: Evidence from Ukranian. 40th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (general session), MIT, Cambridge, MA (with Roksolana Mykhaylyk)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2009. Prosodic Description of Scopally Ambiguous Sentences in Russian. 18th Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to SlavicLinguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2008. Backwards Pronominalization in Russian: A Syntactic Account. 17th Annual Conference on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT (with John F. Bailyn)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2008. Long-Distance Scrambling, VP-Ellipsis and Scope Economy in Russian. Penn Linguistics Colloquium 32, Philadelphia, PA

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2007. A Binding-Theory Approach to Backward Pronominalization in Russian. Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, Chicago, IL (with John F. Bailyn)

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2007. Russian Loanword Phonology: A Phonetic Account. Invited Presentation. 5th Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, Columbus, OH

Antonyuk-Yudina, Svitlana. 2007. Russian Loanword Phonology: A Phonetic Account. 2nd Congress of the Slavic Linguistic Society. Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS), Berlin, Germany

Antonyuk, Svitlana. 2006. Reconstruction for Scope and Weak Crossover Effect in Russian: Evidence for the QR Analysis. 8th Annual SUNY/CUNY/NYU mini- conference, SUNY Stony Brook, NY

Antonyuk, Svitlana. 2006. Scope of Quantified NPs in Russian: A Case for Movement Analysis. The First Conference of the Slavic Linguistic Society, Bloomington, IN

Posters

Antonyuk-Yudina, S. 2008. To The Discussion of Quantifier Scope in Russian. 17th Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, Yale, New Haven, CT

Invited Talks

April 29th, 2009. Russian Covert Movement. Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
February 24th, 2009. On QR and Scrambling in Russian: A Unification Attempt. CUNY Syntax

Supper. CUNY Graduate Center, NY

November 14th, 2008. On the Prosodic Realization of Doubly Quantified Sentences in Russian. NYU Brown Bag, NYU, NY

Teaching Experience

Instructor

LIN 312, The Structure of Slavic (phonology, morphology and syntax of Slavic)
Reed College, Jan. 2011 – May 2011

LIN 352, Phonetics, Phonology and Pragmatics of Prosody
Reed College, Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010

LIN 211, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis (co-taught with Matt Pearson)
Reed College, Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2009, Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010

LIN 320, Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics
Reed College, Jan. 2010 – May 2010, Jan. 2011 – May 2011

LIN 321, Phonology
Reed College, Jan. 2010 – May 2010

LIN 341, Formal Semantics (taught as a graduate-level course)
Reed College, Jan. 2010 – May 2010, Jan. 2011 – May 2011

LIN 312, Advanced Syntax (seminar on Quantifier Raising and Scrambling)
Reed College, Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2009

ESL 192 (Composition)
Stony Brook University, Jan. 2009 – May 2009

Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics (4 credits intensive summer course)
Stony Brook University, July – August 2008

Writing 101
Stony Brook University, Sept. 2005 – May 2006

ESL 591 (Graduate course, Aural/Oral)
Stony Brook University, Jan. 2005 – May 2005

Teaching Assistant

Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics, TA to Prof. Marie Huffman
Stony Brook University

Language and Meaning, TA to Prof. Richard Larson
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate Syntax, TA to Prof. Daniel Finer
Stony Brook University

Introduction to Linguistics, TA to Prof. Alice Harris
Stony Brook University

Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics, TA to Prof. Marie Huffman
Stony Brook University

Literacy Development, TA to Prof. Joy Jansen
Stony Brook University

Undergraduate Thesis Advising

Laura Sard. Pharyngealization in French Loanwords in Moroccan Arabic Loanword Phonology. Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Anna Seymour. A Phonetic Investigation of Female Pop Singing in America. Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Rachel Mossey. Gendered Socialization in America: Standardization of Taboo Words by Young Adults. Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Robin Steitz. Prosodic Description of Schizophrenic Speech. Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Katherine Wu. Linguistic Relativity and Japanese Film Structure. Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Jordan Frand. The Construction of a Terrorist Attack: A Discourse Analysis of Media Representations of 9/11 and 11-M. Reed College, Sept. 2009 – May 2010

Hilary McMahan. An Application of Piercian Semiotics to Whorfian and Neo-Whorfian Linguistic Relativity. Reed College, Sept. 2009 – May 2010

Amy Vaughan. We Are Legion: The Linguistic Construction of Community on the Internet. Reed College, Sept. 2009 – May 2010

Professional Service

Ad hoc reviewer, MITWPL special volume, November 2015 – January 2016

Academic Advisor to 20 undergraduate students, Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

First Reader for 5 Undergraduate Theses, Dept. of Linguistics, Reed College, Sept. 2010 – May 2011

Abstract and Paper Reviewer, Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 19, 2010

Abstract Reviewer, SUNY/Yale/NYU/CUNY (SYNC) Linguistics Conference, 2009, 2010.

Committee Member for 5 Undergraduate Thesis Defenses, Dept. of Linguistics, Reed College, Sept. 2009 – May 2010

Abstract Reviewer, CUNY/SUNY/NYU Linguistics Conference, 2008

Reviewer, Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 16, 2007

Organizing Committee Member, FASL 16, Stony Brook University Feb. 2007 – May 2007

Linguistic Colloquium Co-organizer, Linguistics Dept., SUNY Stony Brook Spring 2006

Languages

English (near-native)
Ukrainian (native)
Russian (native)
French (used to be fluent; not practiced much in recent years) German (intermediate; not practiced in recent years)
Japanese (familiarity through linguistic work)

References

Richard K. Larson, Professor (PhD thesis co-advisor)
Dept. of Linguistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376
Phone: (631) 632-7777

John F. Bailyn, Professor (PhD thesis co-advisor)
Dept. of Linguistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376
Phone: (631) 632-7779

Matt Pearson, Associate Professor (Dept. Chair during my time at Reed College)
Dept. of Linguistics
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202 USA
Phone: (503) 517-7618

Kyle Johnson, Professor (PhD thesis external committee member)
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
Phone: (413)-545-6840

Marie K. Huffman, Associate Professor (Phonetics/Phonology QP advisor) Dept. of Linguistics
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376
Phone: (631) 632-1388