Svitlana Antonyuk, PhD

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. My research focuses on issues pertaining to syntax, syntax-semantics, syntax-morphology and syntax-phonology interfaces. For the last several years I have been researching the interactions between quantification and verb phrase structure, arguing that scope freezing provides a useful diagnostic for probing argument structure in ditransitives. I’m also interested in the expression of Information Structure-related phenomena, in particular, Contrastive Focus, in Discourse Configurational Languages.

Some topics I have worked on recently include Object Shift, scope freezing vs surface scope bias distinction, OVS in Slavic languages and Locative Inversion in English, ditransitive alternations and, most recently, licensing conditions on ellipsis.