Elena Maslova, Research areas: Probability in linguistic typology


(with Tatiana Nikitina) Stochastic universals and dynamics of cross-linguistic distributions: the case of alignment types (submitted). [PDF, ms]

Èvoljucionnaja stabil'nost' grammatičeskix strategij organizacii diskursa. [Evolutionary stability of grammatical strategies of discourse organization.]. To appear in Diskursivnye funkcii grammatičeskix pokazatelej [Discourse functions of grammatical markers], 4 (2007).[ PDF (in Russian)]

Stochastic OT as a model of constraint interaction. To appear in Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling, Chris Manning, Jane Simpson, & Annie Zaenen (Eds.), Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: A Festschrift for Joan Bresnan. CSLI publications. (2006; ROA preprint (PDF)).

Meta-typological distributions. To appear in Sprachtypologie und Universalienvorshung. (2006). [ PDF]

Dinamika tipologičeskix raspredelenij i stabil'nost' jazykovyx tipov. [Dynamics of typological distributions and stability of language types]. Voprosy jazykoznanija, 5, 3-16. (2004). [ PDF, in Russian]

A case for implicational universals (A response to Michael Cysouw). Linguistic Typology, 7-1, 101-08. (2003).[ PDF]

A dynamic approach to the verification of distributional universals. Linguistic Typology, 4-3, 307-33. (2000).

[with comments by Matthew Dryer, Revere Perkins and Fritz Schweiger in the same volume]

Stochastic models in typology: obstacle or prerequisite: Author’s response to commentaries. Linguistic Typology, 4-3, 357-64. (2000).

Downloadable presentation materials

  • Case marking patterns in diachronic perspective. Paper presented at the conference “Syntax of the world's languages” (Leipzig, 2004; with Tatiana Nikitina).Handout (PDF) (conference website)
  • Proto-Language and dynamics of typological distributions. Paper presented at the fourth International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Harvard University, 2002). [ Abstract (TXT) (conference website); Slides (PDF)]