research output

click below to go to…:

thesis and monograph work back to the top ↑

  1. Ahn, Byron, Nanette Veilleux, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Alejna Brugos. Submitted. Embarking on PoLaR Explorations: A Framework for Intonational Annotation and Analysis.
  1. Ahn, Byron. 2015. Giving Reflexivity a Voice: Twin Reflexives in English. UCLA dissertation.
  2. Ahn, Byron. 2010. Not Just Emphatic Reflexives Themselves: Their Prosody, Semantics and Syntax. UCLA dissertation.

papers and manuscripts back to the top ↑

  1. Ahn, Byron, Sunwoo Jeong & Craig Sailor. In Press. Systematic ‘stray’ focus stress in English? ApparentLY! In WCCFL 39 Proceedings, Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  2. Conrod, Kirby, Ruth Schultz & Byron Ahn. In Press. How many selves for them? In NELS 52: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society,
  3. Ahn, Byron. Accepted. Mapping OUT- Argument Structure. Syntax.
  4. Ahn, Byron, Nanette Veilleux, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Alejna Brugos. 2021. PoLaR Annotation Guidelines (version 1.0). Retrieved from https://osf.io/usbx5/
  5. Ahn, Byron, Nanette Veilleux & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. 2019. Annotating Prosody with PoLaR: Conventions for a Decompositional Annotation System. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain, & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019, 1302–1306. Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
  6. Zhou, Z.L. & Byron Ahn. 2019. Is this in the phonology? Examining the intonational phonetics-phonology interface with American English polar questions. In Sasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain, & Paul Warren (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019, 2450–2454. Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
  7. Ahn, Byron. 2019. Features, Identity, and ‘Yourself.’ In Maggie Baird & Jonathan Pesetsky (eds.), NELS 49: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Vol. 1, 15–24.
  8. Gasser, Emily, Byron Ahn, Donna Jo Napoli & Z.L. Zhou. 2019. Production, perception, and communicative goals of American newscaster speech. Language in Society 48(2). 233–259.
  9. Ahn, Byron & Laura Kalin. 2018. What’s in a (English) Reflexive? In NELS 48: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Vol. 1, 1–13.
  10. Ahn, Byron. 2016. Reflexes of Reflexivity: Locality and the Interfaces. Proceedings from the 50th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.
  11. Ahn, Byron, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Nanette Veilleux. 2016. Evidence and Intonational Contours: An Experimental Approach to Meaning in Intonation. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology 189–192.
  12. Ahn, Byron. 2016. The Role of Syntax in the Nuclear Stress Rule. In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016, 203–206. International Speech Communication Association.
  13. Ahn, Byron. 2016. Syntax-phonology mapping and the Tongan DP. Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics 1(1). 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.39
  14. Ahn, Byron. 2015. There’s Nothing Exceptional about the Phrasal Stress Rule. lingBuzz/002458.
  15. Ahn, Byron & Dominique Sportiche. 2014. Bind Locally Indeed. In Carson T. Schütze & Linnaea Stockall (eds.), Connectedness: Papers by and for Sarah VanWagenen, Vol. 18, 61–69.
  16. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2014. The Emerging Middle Class. In Proceedings from the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 46),
  17. Ahn, Byron. 2012. Tongan Relative Clauses at the Syntax-Prosody Interface. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association,
  18. Ahn, Byron. 2012. External Argument Focus and the Syntax of Reflexivity. Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona 20.
  19. Ahn, Byron. 2008. A Case of OCP Effects in Intonational Phonology. ms., UCLA.

some other presentations and handouts back to the top ↑

  1. Ahn, Byron & Kirby Conrod. 2022, March. Three ways to rate themself. Talk presented at 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (formerly the ‘CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing’). University of California, Santa Cruz.
  2. Ahn, Byron, Nanette Veilleux, Beth Sturman, Alejna Brugos, Sunwoo Jeong & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. 2022, March. How Meaningful These Intonational Contours Are! Poster presented at 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (formerly the ‘CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing’). University of California, Santa Cruz.
  3. Ahn, Byron, Sunwoo Jeong & Craig Sailor. 2021, March. Emphatic weak certainty in English: focus at the syntax-semantics/-phonology interfaces. Talk presented at Princeton Symposium on Syntactic Theory 2021. Princeton University.
  4. Ahn, Byron. 2019, April. Anaphor Binding and Phi-(Mis)Matches in English. Talk presented at DISCO (Dependency in Syntactic Covariance): Phi-agreement, reference and case. Universiy of Leipzig.
  5. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2019, April. The Role of Syntax in Semantics-Prosody Misalignments. Talk presented at PSST 2019. Princeton University.
  6. Ahn, Byron. 2019, January. Reflexive Binding Without Phi-Feature Matching. Poster presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the LSA. New York, NY.
  7. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2019, January. The landscape of semantics-prosody mismatches. Talk presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the LSA. New York, NY.
  8. Gasser, Emily, Byron Ahn, Donna Jo Napoli & Z.L. Zhou. 2018, October. Prosodic features of newscaster intonation: production, perception, and communicative use. Talk presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 4, UMass Amherst.
  9. Ahn, Byron, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Nanette Veilleux. 2018, October. PoLaR Annotation Conventions: A Tool for Annotating Prosodic Variation. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 4, UMass Amherst.
  10. Ahn, Byron & Z.L. Zhou. 2018, October. Spurious Pitch Movements in American English Polar Questions. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 4, UMass Amherst.
  11. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2018, September. Principled mismatches in the mapping from semantics to prosody. Talk presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. Sheffield, UK.
  12. Ahn, Byron. 2018, September. How to ‘Suppress’ an Internal Argument. Talk presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. Sheffield, UK.
  13. Ahn, Byron. 2017, May. (In Search of) Universals in Reflexive Syntax. Talk presented at Cambridge Comparative Syntax 6.
  14. Ahn, Byron. 2016, January. Severing Internal Arguments from their Predicates: An English Case Study. (Note: The WCCFL33 handout below is more comprehensive in some ways). Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the LSA, Washington, DC.
  15. Ahn, Byron. 2015, March. Out-Sourcing Internal Arguments. Talk presented at WCCFL 33, Simon Fraser University.
  16. Ahn, Byron. 2014, May. Modeling “Exceptional” Phrasal Stress. Poster presented at Exploring the Interfaces 3, McGill University.
  17. Ahn, Byron. 2014, April. Reflexes of Reflexivity: Locality and the Interfaces. Talk presented at CLS 50, University of Chicago.
  18. Ahn, Byron. 2014, January. The Syntax of Phrasal Stress “Exceptions.” Poster presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the LSA, Minneapolis, MN.
  19. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2014, January. Obligatory Object Gaps in Infintival Clauses. Talk presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the LSA, Minneapolis, MN.
  20. Ahn, Byron. 2013, July. Universality and Subject-Oriented Reflexivity. Talk presented at the ICL 19, Geneva, Switzerland.
  21. Ahn, Byron. 2013, January. Deriving Subject-Oriented Reflexivity. Poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the LSA, Boston, MA.
  22. Ahn, Byron. 2012, January. The Prosody of Binding: Reflexive Voice and Default Sentential Stress. Talk presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the LSA, Portland, OR.
  23. Ahn, Byron. 2011, April. External Argument Focus and Clausal Reflexivity. Poster presented at the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, University of Arizona.
  24. Ahn, Byron. 2011, May. Explorations of Voice, Identity and the Self. Poster presented at Parallel Domains: A workshop in honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud, University of Southern California.
  25. Ahn, Byron. 2011, November. Giving Reflexivity a Voice: Twin Reflexives in English. Poster presented at NELS 42, University of Toronto.
  26. Ahn, Byron. 2011, September. Default Sentential Stress and Non-Exceptional Reflexives. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, McGill University.
  27. Ahn, Byron. 2010, September. Syntactic Configurations of Emphatic Reflexives. Talk presented at the workshop on Peculiar Binding Configurations, University of Stuttgart.
  28. Sailor, Craig & Byron Ahn. 2010, June. The Voices in our Heads: The VoiceP in English. Talk presented at the workshop on Morphological Voice and its Grammatical Interfaces, University of Vienna.
  29. Ahn, Byron & Craig Sailor. 2010, April. The Emerging Middle Class. Talk presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago.
  30. Ahn, Byron. 2008, April. The Prosody of Emphatic Reflexives in English. Poster presented at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody, Cornell University.