Prof. Joseph Embley Emonds

Prof. Joseph Embley Emonds profesor
Prof. Joseph Embley Emonds
profesor –

hostující profesor lingvistiky

585 633 103
,tř. Svobody 26,779 00 Olomouc
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Osobní informace



  • Université de Laval, Quebec City, 1960.
  • B.A. in mathematics, maxima cum laude, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1962.
  • M.A. in mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1964.
  • Ph.D. in linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.

Je občanem Spojených států amerických, ale v r. 1992 přesídlil do Anglie. Působil rovněž na univerzitách ve Francii, Nizozemí, Japonsku, Rakousku a Španělsku.



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další aktivity:

  • Board of Consulting Editors for The Linguistic Review; Editorial Board for Linguistic Analysis; Advisory Board for Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.
  • Referee for Cognition; English Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics; Language; Linguistic Analysis; Linguistic Inquiry, Linguistic Review; Natural Language and Linguistic Theory; Lingua; Lingue e Linguaggio, Cambridge University Press; Kluwer Publishers; Linguistic Society of Japan; Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; Oxford University Press, Springer Publications, Lincom GmbH (Munich), Journal of Historical Linguistics
  • External Examiner for doctoral dissertations: Simon Fraser University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Paris, Tilburg University, Palacky University, University of Washington, University of Bangor, University of London (SOAS), University of Essex, Kanda University of International Studies


Knižní publikace:

obsahy dostupné na

  • A Transformational Approach to English Syntax: Root, Structure-preserving, and Local Transformations. Academic Press, 1976, 260 pages. Paperback edition, 1988.
  • A Unified Theory of Syntactic Categories. Foris Publications, 1985, 356 pages.
  • Lexicon and Grammar: the English Syntacticon. Mouton de Gruyter, 2000, 470 pages.
  •           Comprehensive review article: “The Lexicon-Syntax Interface,” Junya Morita, English Linguistics 20-2 (2003), 584-608, and response: “The Computational Lexicon,” English Linguistics 22-1, 1-35.
  • Discovering Syntax: Clause Structures of English, German and Romance. Mouton de Gruyter, 2007, 393 pages.


Sborníky dříve vydaných článků s novými úvody:

  • The Syntax of Local Processes, Collected Essays Volume 1. Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1999.
  • The Syntactic Basis of Lexical Structure, Collected Essays Volume 2. Indiana University Linguistics Club,1999.



  1. IULC 1 = otištěné v The Syntax of Local Processes
  2. IULC 2otištěné vThe Syntactic Basis of Lexical Structure
  3. L and G = s drobnými úpravami otištěny v Lexicon and Grammar: the English Syntacticon
  4. DS =  s drobnými úpravami se otištěny v Discovering Syntax: Clause Structures of English, German and Romance
  5. Aktuální články s tučnými nadpisy se vymezují proti stanoviskům, která jsou v současnosti široce zastávána
  • "Arguments that There-insertion is a structure-preserving rule." Papers from the Fifth Regional Meeting. Chicago Linguistics Society, 1969.
  • With Frederick Newmeyer. "The linguist in American society." Papers from the Seventh Regional Meeting. Chicago Linguistics Society, 1971.
  • "A reformulation of certain syntactic transformations." Goals of Linguistic Theory, P.S. Peters (ed.). Prentice-Hall, 1972.
  • "Evidence that indirect object movement is a structure-preserving rule." Foundations of Language 8, 1972. Reprinted in The Formal Analysis of Natural Languages. M. Gross, M. Halle, and C. Schutzenberger (eds.). Mouton, 1973.
  • "A reformulation of Grimm's Law." Contributions to Generative Phonology, M. Brame (ed.). University of Texas Press, 1973. (IULC 2)
  • "Alternatives to global derivational constraints." Glossa 7, 1973. French translation in La théorie standard-étendue, M. Ronat (ed.). Hermann, 1977. Japanese translation also appeared. (IULC 1)
  • "Derived nominals, gerunds, and participles in Chaucer's English." Issues in Linguistics, B. Kachru et al. (eds.). University of Illinois Press, 1973. (IULC 2)
  • “Parenthetical Clauses,” You take the high node and I’ll take the low node. C. Corum, T. Smith-Stark, and A. Weiser (eds.). Chicago Linguistic Society, 1973. [Reprinted in Actes du colloque franco-allemand de grammaire transformationelle. C. Rohrer and N. Ruwet (eds.).Niemeyer Verlag, 1974.]
  • "Arguments for assigning tense meanings after certain syntactic transformations apply." Formal Semantics, E. Keenan (ed.). Cambridge University Press, 1975. (IULC 1)
  • "A transformational analysis of French clitics without positive output constraints.” Linguistic Analysis 1, 3-24, 1975.
  • "Comments on the paper by Lightfoot." Formal Syntax, A. Akmajian, P. Culicover and T. Wasow (eds.). Academic Press, 1977.
  • "Appositive relative clauses." Descriptive and Applied Linguistics X: International Christian University, 1977. (IULC 1)
  • "The verbal complex V'-V in French." Linguistic Inquiry 9, 1978, 151-175. French translation in Proceedings of the Montreal Colloquium in French Syntax, J. McA'Nulty (ed.). Presses Universitaires de Québec, 1978. (IULC 1)
  • "Word order in generative grammar." Explorations in Linguistics: Papers in honor of Kuzuko Inoue, M. Muraki et al. (ed.). Kenkyusha Press, 1979. (IULC 1)
  • "Appositive relatives have no properties." Linguistic Inquiry 10, 1979, 211-243. Expanded version of "Appositive relative clauses." (IULC 1)
  • "Inversion généralisée de NP." Langages 60, 13-45. A. Rouveret (ed.), 1980.
  • "Word order in generative grammar." Journal of Linguistic Research I (revised version of earlier article). Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1981.
  • "Differences between French and English finite verb formation." Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Symposium on Romance Linguistics, H. Contreras and J. Klausenburger (eds.). University of Washington, 1981.
  • "The prepositional copula as." Linguistic Analysis 13, 1984. (IULC 1)
  • "The necessity of three-cornered comparative syntax." Selected Papers from the XIIIth Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, L. King and C. Maley (eds.). John Benjamins, 1985.
  • "Parts of speech in generative grammar." Linguistic Analysis 16, 247-286, 1986. (IULC 1)
  • "Les parties du discours en grammaire générative." Recherches Linguistiques 14-15. P. Pica (ed.), 1986. Translation of "Parts of speech in generative grammar."
  • "-role assignment in derived nominals." Revue Québécoise de Linguistique 15.2, 1986.
  • "Grammatically deviant prestige constructions." A Festschrift for Sol Saporta, M. Brame, H. Contreras, and F. Newmeyer (eds.). Noit Amrofer Press, 93-129, 1986. (IULC 1)
  • "Generalized NP-α inversion: hallmark of English." The Twentieth Anniversary Volume. Indiana University Linguistics Club, 1986. (IULC 1)
  • “Gerundios SV, infinitivos O y las modificaciones teóricas correspondientes.” Revista Argentina de Linguistica 2.2, 1986.
  • "The Invisible Category Principle." Linguistic Inquiry 18, 613-632, 1987. (IULC 2)
  • "Subcategorization and syntax-based theta-role assignment." Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 9, 369-429, 1991.
  • "The autonomy of the (syntactic) lexicon and syntax: insertion conditions for derivational and inflectional morphemes." Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language: Essays in Honor of S.-Y. Kuroda, C. Georgopoulos and R. Ishihara (eds.). Kluwer Publishers, 1991. Reprinted in International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology, 1992. (IULC 2, DS)
  • "Complement selection and the syntactic lexicon: rereading Syntactic Structures." De la musique à la linguistique: Hommages à Nicolas Ruwet, L. Tasmowski and A. Zribi-Hertz (eds.). Communication and Cognition, 1992. (IULC 2)
  • "Economy of Representation: the realizations of X, +__YP." Papers from the 1991 Western Conference of Linguistics, K. Hunt, T. Perry, and V. Samiian (eds.). California State University at Fresno, 1993. (IULC 2)
  • "Projecting indirect objects." Linguistic Review 10, 211-263, 1993. (IULC 2, DS)
  • "Two principles of economy." Paths towards Universal Grammar: Studies in Honor of Richard S. Kayne, G. Cinque et al. (eds.). Georgetown University Press, 1994. (IULC 2)
  • "Deep free and surface bound pronouns." Evolution and Revolution in Linguistic Theory, H. Campos and P. Kempchinksy (eds.). Georgetown University Press, 1995. (IULC 2)
  • "Secondary predication, stationary particles, and silent prepositions." Essays in Linguistics and Philology presented to Prof. Kinsuke Hasegawa. A. Baba et al. (eds.). Kenkyusha Press, 1995. (IULC 2, DS)
  • "A mapping principle for linking language-particular morphology with universal syntax." Newcastle-Durham Working Papers in Linguistics. University of Durham, 1996. (IULC 2)
  • "Stating syntactic co-occurrence." Festschrift for Prof. Akira Ota. M. Kajita et al. (eds.) Kenkyusha Press, 1997. (L and G)
  • “How clitics license null phrases: a theory of the lexical interface." Empirical Approaches to Language Typology: Clitics in the Languages of Europe. H. van Riemsdijk (ed.), 291-367. Mouton de Gruyter, 1999. (DS)
  • “Subcategorization as the Unique Source of Null Complements.” In Search of the Human Mind-a Festschrift for Prof. Kazuko Inoue. E. Iwamoto et al. (eds.). Kaitakusha Press, 1999. (L and G)
  • “Passive Syntactic Structures.” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin 4, 1-29, 2001.
  • “La relation entre la Dislocation à Droite et le clitique franco-italien en/ne.” Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan 119, 1-32, 2001.
  • “The Flat Structure Economy of Semi-Lexical Heads.” Semi-Lexical Categories: The Function of Content Words and the Content of Function Words. N. Corver and H. van Riemsdijk (eds.), 23-66, Mouton de Gruyter, 2001 (DS)
  • The Lower Operator Position with Parasitic Gaps,” Features and Interfaces in Romance. J. Herschensohn, E. Mallén and K. Zagona (eds.), 85-106. John Benjamins, 2001. (DS)
  • “A Common Basis for Syntax and Morphology: Tri-level Lexical Insertion.”  Many Morphologies. P. Boucher (ed.), 235-262. Cascadilla Press, 2002.
  • “Formatting Lexical Entries: Interface Optionality and Zero,” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin 5, 1-22, 2002.
  • “Linking Language-Particular Morphology with Universal Syntax.” Erramu Boneta: Festschrift for Rudolf P. G. de Rijk, Xabier Artiagoitia, Patxi Goenaga, Joseba A. Lakarra (eds.), 179-198. Universidad del País Vasco, 2002.
  • “Two Types of Lexical Access: Why Syntacticon Items can be Null.” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin 6, 1-24, 2003.
  • “English Indirect Passives.” Facts and Explanations in  Linguistic Theory: A Festschrift for Masaru Kajita. Shuji Chiba et al. (eds.), 19-41. Kaitakusha Press, 2003. (DS)
  • “Epilogue: What humans have that animals don’t have.” Kotoba-no Kagaku Handbook (Handbook of Language Sciences). Takao Gunji and Taisuke Nishigauchi (eds.), 239-250. Kenkyusha, 2004.
  • “Unspecified Catgories as the Key to Root Constructions.” Peripheries: Syntactic Edges and their Effects. D. Adger, C. de Cat and G. Tsoulas (eds.), 75-120. Kluwer Publishers, 2004. (DS)
  • “Organizace lexikonu (Two Types of Lexical Access: Why such Design?)” Čeština- univerzália specifika5, Z. Hladká and P. Karlík (eds.), 9-32.  Lidové noviny Brno, 2004.
  • “How do we Construct Convergent Numerations?” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin 7, 1-20, 2004.
  • “From Primate to Human in Two Easy Steps.” Grammar and Beyond: Essays in honour of Lars Hellan. M. Vulchanova and T. Åfarli (eds.). Novus Forlag, 2005.
  • “The Computational Lexicon.” English Linguistics 22, 232-266, 2005.
  • With Phillip Spaelti, “Fully Distributing Morphology: The Phonology and Syntax of Latin Case Inflections.” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin 8, 1-20, 2005.
  • “Syntactic Conditions on Phonetically Empty Morphemes,” Organizing Grammar. Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk. Hans Broekhuis, Norbert Corver, Riny Huybregts, Ursula Kleinhenz and Jan Koster (eds.), Mouton de Gruyter, 111-121, 2005.
  • The following two entries also appear on line at
  •  “Adjectival Passives, Case #2.” The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Vol I.” Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford,  2006.
  • With Rosemarie Ostler. “Thirty Years of Double Object Debates.” Netherlands Institute for Advanced Science Syncom Project, Case The Blackwell Companion to Syntax.” Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2006.
  •  With Phiillipe Spaelti. “How Much should we Distribute Morphology?” Theoretical and AppliedLinguistics at Kobe Shoin 9, 1-25, 2006.
  • “Q: the only Functional Head above N and A.” Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at Kobe Shoin, 10, 2007
  •  “Syntax and Semantic Constraints on Null Lexical Items. Lexical Forum, T. Kageyama (ed.)  2007.
  • “Czech Cases and the Syntacticon.” Czech in Generative Grammar, Mojmir Dočekal, Petr Karlík and Jana Zmrz.íková (eds.). Lincom GmbH, Munich, 2007.
  •  “Q: the one and only Functional Head.” Phantom Sentences. Essays in linguistics and literature presented to Ann Banfield, Robert Kawashima, Gilles Phillippe and Thelma Sowley (eds.), Peter Lang: Berne, 193-226,  2008.
  • “Universal Default Right Headedness and How Stress Determines Word Order,” Lingue e Linguaggio VIII, 1, 5-24, 2009.
  • “Valuing V features and N features: What Adjuncts tell us about Case, Agreement, and syntax in general.” Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition, José Brucart, Anna Gavarró,and Jaume Solà (eds.), Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2009.
  •  “Czech Gender Realignment: Eliminating Declension Classes and Neuter Gender.” Czech in Formal Grammar. Mojmir Docekal & Marketa Zikova (eds.): Munchen: Lincom Europe, Munich  65 - 79, 2009
  • De Declinationibus Disputandum Est.” Development of Language through the Lens of Formal Linguistics,  Petr Karlík (ed.), Lincom Europe, Munich, 63-85, 2010.
  •  “Little words don’t lie: X’ have initial X0.” Structure preserved: syntactic squibs for Jan Koster. Mark de Vries and Jan-Wouter Zwart (eds.). John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2010 (Linguistik Aktuell series)
  • “How Stress Determines Head Positions in French and English Syntax “ Phonological Studies, Vol. 13, 129-134. Kaitaku-sha, Tokyo, 2010.
  • “Case Theory Revisited: Nominative and Accusative Super Case.” Karlík a továrna na lingvistiku. Aleš Bičan, Jan Klaška, Petra Macurová a Jana Zmrsliková (eds.). Masaryk University Press, Brno, 2010, 98-124.
  • “From Primate to Human in Two Easy Steps,“ The Evolution of Literature: Legacies of Darwin in European Cultures. Nicholas Saul and Simon James (eds.). Rodopi, Amersterdam. 2011.
  •  “English as a North Germanic Language: From the Norman Conquest to the Present,” Theories and Practice.Roman Trusnik (ed.), Tomas Bata University Press, Zlin. 2011.
  • “Which is the Extended Projection above N?  Functional Heads,  L. Brugè, A. Cardinaletti, G. Giusti, N. Munaro, C. Poletto (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford,   2012.
  • “Blackjack! 21 arguments that Agreeing Adjectives are Derived Nominals.” Of Grammar, Words and Verses. In honor of Carlos Piera Esther Torrego (ed.). John Benjamins Publishing. 2012.
  • “English and French Word Order and Stress-determined Head Placement.” Theresa Biberauer & Michelle Sheehan (eds.) Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders. OUP, Oxford.  In Press.
  • With Ludmila Veselovska, “The Cross-Linguistic Homes of Mood and Tense.” Henk van Riemsdijk and Mark van Oostendrop (eds.) Representing Structure in Phonology and Syntax. Mouton de Gruyter,, BErlin. o appear.
  • “Augmented Structure Preservation and the Tensed S Constraint.” Loebke Albrecht and Rachel Nuys (eds.) Vollume on Root Phenomena, Kluwer Publishers, Dordrecht. In Press.
  • “English Indirect Passives: Strong evidence for a sharply differentiated Lexicon.” Roman Trusnik (ed.), Tomas Bata University Press, Zlin, in press.
  • “The Single Morpheme ed/-en of the English Past/ Passive.” Acta Linguistica Hungarica (to appear).

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