Institute of English Languages and Literatures


Griffiths, J. 2015. On appositives. Doctoral dissertation, University of Groningen. Utrecht: LOT Dissertation Series, no.389. [link]


Griffiths, J., G. Güneş, A. Lipták & J. Merchant. 2020. Dutch preposition stranding and ellipsis: Merchant's Wrinkle ironed out. To appear in Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.

Griffiths, J., G. Güneş, A. Lipták. 2020. Reprise fragments in English and Hungarian: Further evidence for an in-situ Q-equivalence approach to clausal ellipsis. Under revision.

Griffiths, J. 2019. Beyond MaxElide: An investigation of extraction out of ellipsis domains. Linguistic Inquiry 50(3): 571-607. [link]

Griffiths, J. & M. de Vries. 2019. Parenthesis: syntactic integration or orphanage? A rejoinder to Ott 2016. Linguistic Inquiry 50(3): 609-629. [link]

Griffiths, J. 2019. A Q-based approach to clausal ellipsis: Deriving the preposition stranding and island sensitivity generalisations without movement. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 4(1), 12. [link]

Griffiths, J. 2019. Revisiting rebinding: An alternative to MaxElide. Nordlyd 43(1): 31-43. GLOW Short Report Proceedings[link]

Griffiths, J. & C. Sailor. 2015. Prepositional object gaps in British English. Linguistics in the Netherlands 32, 63-74. [link]

Griffiths, J. 2015. Parenthetical verb constructions, fragment answers, and constituent modification. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33(1): 191-229. [link]

Griffiths, J. 2015. Reformulative appositions and clausal ellipsis. Lingua 165: 70-91. [pre-zombification[link]

Griffiths, J. & A. Lipták. 2014. Contrast and island sensitivity in clausal ellipsis. Syntax 17(3): 189-234. [link]

Griffiths, J. & M. de Vries. 2014. Parenthesis and presupposition in discourse. Linguistics in the Netherlands 31: 39-52. [link]

Griffiths, J. & M. de Vries. 2013. The syntactic integration of appositives: evidence from fragments and ellipsis. Linguistic Inquiry 44(2): 332-344. [link]

Chapters in edited volumes

Griffiths, J. 2020. Questions underpin deletion: A response to Barros and Kotek (2019). Under review for A. Konietzko & S. Winkler (eds.), Information structure and ambiguity (Studies in Generative Grammar). Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

Cheng, L. L.-S. & J. Griffiths. 2020. The enduring discoveries of generative syntax. To appear in T. Lohndal (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Chomsky. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Den Dikken, M. & J. Griffiths. 2018. English VP ellipsis in Unusual Subject configurations: Reviving the Spec-Head agreement approach. Under review for G. Güneş & A. Lipták (eds.), The derivational timing of ellipsis (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Griffiths, J. 2015. Speaker and quote reduced parenthetical clauses. In S. Schneider, J. Glikman & M. Azanzi (eds.), Parenthetical Verbs (Linguistische Arbeiten series, no. 557). Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, 71-102. [link]

Griffiths, J. & G. Güneş. 2014. Ki issues in Turkish: Parenthetical coordination and adjunction. In M. E. Kluck, D. Ott & M. de Vries (eds.), Parenthesis and Ellipsis: Cross-Linguistic and Theoretical Perspectives (Studies in Generative Grammar series, no. 121). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 173-217. [link]

Selected presentations

Griffiths, J., G. Güneş & A. Lipták. A Minimalist approach to Reprise Fragments. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft. Stuttgart, March 2018. [link]

Griffiths, J. Beyond MaxElide: A′-extraction from ellipsis sites. Paper presented at the Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 40. Leiden, March 2017.

C. Sailor & J. Griffiths. PPs with gaps in. Paper presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Austin, January 2017. [link]

Griffiths, J. & C. Sailor. PPs with gaps in. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Linguistics Association of Great Britain, 2015. London, Sept 2015. [link]

Griffiths, J. Appositives, two-utterance monologues, and different kinds of meaning. Paper presented at Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders. Groningen, March 2015. [link]

Griffiths, J. Two types of apposition. Paper presented at Outside the clause. Vienna, July 2014. [link]

Griffiths, J. & G. Güneş. Notes on ki. Paper presented at the S-Circle's Parentheticals workshop. Santa Cruz, April 2013.[link]

Griffiths, J. & A. Lipták. Contrastivity in island repair: an argument for parallelism. Paper presented at Islands in Contemporary Linguistic Theory. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Nov 2011. [link] [very old video]