Susan Rothstein: Publications

Books as author

Rothstein, Susan, 2017, Semantics for Counting and Measuring Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Rothstein, Susan, 2004. Structuring Events: A Study in the Semantics of Lexical Aspect. Blackwell: Oxford.

Rothstein, Susan, 2001.  Predicates and their Subjects.  Kluwer: Dordrecht.

Rothstein, Susan, 1985.  The Syntactic Forms of Predication. Indiana University Linguistics Club: Bloomington, Indiana.


Books edited

Rothstein, Susan and Jurģis Šķilters, 2016. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication  Volume 11: Number: Cognitive Semantics and Crosslinguistic Approaches. New Prairie Press, Kansas. Introduction:

Armon-Lotem, Sharon, Gabi Danon and Susan Rothstein (eds.),  2009. Generative Approaches  to Hebrew Linguistics, John Benjamins: Amsterdam.    

Rothstein, Susan (ed.), 2008. Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect  John Benjamins:Amsterdam.

Rothstein, Susan (ed.), 1998.  Events and Grammar. Kluwer: Dordrecht. (with introduction)

Rothstein, Susan (ed.), 1991.  Perspectives on Phrase Structure: Heads and Licensing. Syntax and Semantics 25.  Academic Press: New York.



Rothstein, Susan, (in press). Proper names in construct state phrases, to appear in Folia Linguistica special issue on proper names, edited by Barbara Schlücker and Tanja Ackermann.

Rothstein, Susan, (to appear) Some contrasts between aspectual operators in English and Slavic. In P. Kosta and T. Radeva-Bork (eds.), Current developments in Slavic Linguistics. Twenty years after: selected papers from FDSL 11.  Bern: Peter Lang. 

Rothstein, Susan,  (to appear) Counting, Measuring and Approximation. In: H. Filip (ed.) Counting and Measuring in Natural Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rothstein, Susan,  (to appear) Count vs. mass nouns. In: L.Matthewson, C.Meier, H.Rullman, and T.E. Zimmermann (eds.),  The Blackwell Companion to Semantics. Malden and Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell:

Rothstein, Susan and Roberta Pires de Oliveira (in press). Comparatives in Brazilian Portuguese: Counting and measuring. In F. Moltmann (ed.) Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science, John Benjamins: Amsterdam.

Kulkarni, Ritwik., Alessandro Treves and Susan Rothstein (in press). Can Mass- Count Syntax be derived from Semantics. In F. Moltmann (ed.) Mass and Count in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science, John Benjamins: Amsterdam.

Schvarcz, Brigitta R., and Susan Rothstein, (in press). Hungarian classifier constructions and the mass/count distinction. In: A.Liptak and H. van der Hulst (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian 15. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Moshavi Adina  and Susan Rothstein (in press) Indefinite Numerical Construct Phrases in Biblical Hebrew. To appear Journal of Semitic Studies

Rothstein, Susan,  2016  Counting and Measuring: a theoretical and crosslinguistic account. In: S. Rothstein and  J. Šķilters (eds.), The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication  Volume 11: Number: Cognitive Semantics and Crosslinguistic Approaches. New Prairie Press, Kansas.

Rothstein, Susan, 2016Aspect. In: M. Aloni and P. Dekker (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantics.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp342-368

Kulkarni, Ritwik, Susan Rothstein and Alessandro Treves 2016. A neural network perspective on the syntactic semantic association between mass and count nouns. Journal of Advances in Linguistics 6:2

Khrizman, Keren, Fred Landman, Suzi Lima, Susan Rothstein and Brigitta Schvarcz, 2015. Portion readings are count readings not measure readings. In: T. Brochhagen, F. Roelofsen & N. Theiler (eds.)  Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium. pp 197-206.

Khrizman, Keren and Susan Rothstein (2015) Russian approximative inversion as a measure construction.  In G. Zybatow, P. Biskup, Marcel Guhl, Claudia Hurtig, Olav Mueller-Reichau, M. Yastrebova (eds.): Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective. The 10th Anniversary FDSL Conference, Leipzig 2013. Linguistik International, Band 35. Peter Lang Edition. Frankfurt am Main 2015  pp 259-272.

Rothstein, Susan 2013 On the scope of aspectual operators. In Cassandra Chapman, Olena Kit Ivona Kučerová. Proceedings of Formal Approachs to Slavic Linguistics  The McMaster Meeting 22. p 245-265  Michigan Slavic Publications: Ann Arbor

Rothstein, Susan 2013 A Fregean semantics for number words Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium. Maria Aloni, Michael Franke & Floris Roelofsen (eds.) pp179-186.

Rothstein, Susan 2013. Adjectivally-headed construct states in Hebrew. Lingua.

Pires de Oliveira Roberta and Susan Rothstein. 2013. Bare singular objects in Brazilian Portuguese: Perfectivity, Telicity and Kinds.   In:  Johannes Kabatek and Albert Wall (eds.) New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond.  [ SLCS 141). John Benjamins: Amsterdam.  pp189-222.

Rothstein, Susan 2013. A cross linguistic perspective on bare nominals: Modern Hebrew and Brazilian Portuguese.  In:  Johannes Kabatek and Albert Wall (eds.) New Perspectives on Bare Noun Phrases in Romance and Beyond.  [ SLCS 141). John Benjamins: Amsterdam.  pp36-61.

‎‎Kulkarni, Ritwik, Susan Rothstein and Alessandro Treves 2013 A statistical investigation into ‎the ‎crosslinguistic distribution of mass and count nouns: ‎morphosyntactic and semantic ‎perspectives.  Biolinguistics 7, 132-168.

Rothstein, Susan, 2012 Numbers: Counting, Measuring and Classifying. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung16. Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Anna Chernilovskaya and Rick Nouwen (eds). MIT Working Papers in Linguistics: Cambridge, MA.  pp527-543

Li, Xuping and Susan Rothstein. 2012. Measure readings of Mandarin classifier ‎phrases and ‎the particle deLanguage and Linguistics 13.4 693-741.

Rothstein, Susan, 2012. Another look at accomplishments and incrementality. In V. Demonte, and L. McNally, Telicity, Change, State: A Cross-categorical View of  Event Structure. (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics) Oxford University Press: Oxford.  60-102.

Landman, Fred and Susan Rothstein 2012. The felicity of aspectual for-phrases Part I:  Homogeneity. Language and Linguistics Compass 6/2  85–96, 10.1002/lnc3.3242011

Landman, Fred and Susan Rothstein 2012. The felicity of aspectual for-phrases Part II: Incremental homogeneity.Language and Linguistics Compass 6/2: 97–112, 10.1002/lnc3.3232011

Gupol, Olga., Rothstein Susan, and Armon-Lotem Sharon, 2012.  The  development of L1 Tense-aspect morphology in Russian-Hebrew bilinguals. In Emmanuelle Labeau and Inès Saddour. Tense, Aspect and Mood in First and Second Language Acquisition. p73-106. Rodopi: Amsterdam - New York.

Pires de Oliveira R, and Susan Rothstein. 2011 Bare nouns in are mass in Brazilian Portuguese.  Lingua  doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2011.09.004

Pires de Oliveira, Roberta and Susan Rothstein, 2011. Two sorts of bare nouns in Brazilian Portuguese. Revista da Abralin  2011 option=com_content (in Portuguese)

Rothstein, Susan, 2011. Secondary predication. In P.Portner, C. Maienborn and K.von Heusinger. Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. Volume 2.  Mouten de Gruyter

Rothstein, Susan, 2010.  Counting, measuring and the semantics of classifiers. The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication. Volume 6

Rothstein, Susan and Alessandro Treves, 2010. Computational constraints on compositional interpretation: refocusing the debate on language universals. Lingua 2010, doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2010.03.017

Li, XuPing and Rothstein Susan, 2010. Two types of measure readings in Chinese classifier phrases. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (Is-CLL12)

Rothstein, Susan, 2010. Measure Phrases as (Complex) Predicates, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (Is-CLL12)

Rothstein, Susan, 2010. Counting and the mass count distinction. Journal of Semantics. 27.3: pp343-397 doi 10.1093/jos/ffq007

Rothstein, Susan, 2010. The semantics of count nouns. In M. Aloni and K. Schultz (eds.Logic, Language and Meaning:LNAI 6042 pp 395-404 Springer, Heidelberg.

Landman, Fred and Susan Rothstein,  2010. Incremental homogeneity and the semantics of  aspectual for phrases.  In  M. Rappaport Hovav, I. Sichel and E. Doron (eds.)  Syntax, Lexical Semantics and Event Structure, Oxford University Press.

Erez Keren, Jacob Goldberger, Ronen Sosnik,  Moshe Shemesh, Susan Rothstein and Moshe Abeles, 2009. Analyzing movement trajectories using a Markov bi-clustering method. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 27: pp 543-552.

Rothstein, Susan, 2009.  Measuring and counting in Modern Hebrew. Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics, Volume 1. 2009. 106-145.

Rothstein, Susan 2009. Telicity at the dinner table. Snippets  20. Also "Between 40 and 60 puzzles for Manfred Krifka.

Braginsky Pavel and Susan Rothstein,  2008. Vendler Classes and the Russian Aspectual System. Journal of Slavic Linguistics 16.1.

Rothstein, Susan, 2008.  Telicity, atomicity and the Vendler classification of events. In S. Rothstein (ed.),Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect. John Benjamins:Amsterdam. pp 43-78

Rothstein, Susan, 2008.  Two puzzles for a theory of lexical aspect: the case of semelfactives and degree adverbials. In J. Dölling,  T. Heyde-Zybatow and M. Shaefer (eds), Event Structures in Linguistic Form and Interpretation. Mouton De Gruyter:Berlin.  pp175-198

Rothstein, Susan, 2006. Predication. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, volume 10, pp73-76. Oxford:Elsevier.

Rothstein, Susan, 2006. On secondary predication. In M. Everaert & H. van Riemsdijk (eds): The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. Blackwell: Oxford.

Braginsky, Pavel and Susan Rothstein, 2005. Imperfective Accomplishments in Russian: the bit by bit test.  Proceedings of The Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics 21.

Filip, Hana, and  Susan Rothstein,  2005. Telicity as a semantic parameter. In Formal Approaches to  Slavic Linguistics 15 (The Princeton Meeting).  J.Lavine, S Franks, Tasseva-Kurktchieva and H. Filip Michigan Slavic Publications: Ann Arbor, pp139- 156.

Rothstein, Susan, 2005. States and modification: a reply to Maienborn Theoretical Linguistics 31 pp375-381.  

Rothstein, Susan, 2004. Derived Accomplishments and Lexical Aspect. In J. Gueron and J. Lacarme. (eds.) The Syntax of Time. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Rothstein, Susan, 2003. Secondary Predication and Aspectual Structure. In E.Lang, C. Fabricius-Hansen and C. Maienborn (eds.) Handbook on Adjuncts, Mouton.

Rothstein, Susan, 2001. What are incremental themes? In: G. Jaeger, A Strigin, C.Wilder and N. Zhang, (eds.) Papers on Predicative Constructions, ZAS Papers in Linguistics 22.

Rothstein, Susan, 2000. The Semantics of Secondary Predication; Depictives and Resultatives. Proceedings of the 16th annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics.

Rothstein, Susan, 2000. Secondary predication and aspectual structure. In E. Lang,C. Fabricius-Hansen and C. Maienborn (eds.)  ZAS Papers in Linguistics:Papers from the Oslo Conference on Adjuncts. ZAS, Berlin.

Rothstein, Susan, 1999.  Fine-grained structure in the eventuality domain: the semantics of predicate adjective phrases and ‘be’.  Natural Language Semantics 7, pp 347-420.

Rothstein, Susan, 1998. Predicational "Be". In Texas Linguistic Forum 38: The Syntax and Semantics of Predication, edited by R. Blight and M. Moosally, Austin, Texas: University of Texas Department of Linguistics.

Rothstein, Susan, 1995.  Pleonastics and the interpretation of pronouns. Linguistic Inquiry 26, pp499-529.

Rothstein, Susan, 1995.  Adverbial quantification over events.  Natural Language Semantics 3, pp1-31.

Rothstein, Susan, 1995.  Small  clauses and copular constructions. In A. Cardinaletti & T. Guasti (eds.),  Small Clauses, Syntax and Semantics 28. Academic Press: New York (1995) pp27-48.

Rothstein, Susan, 1992.  Case and NP licensing. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 10. pp119-139.

Rothstein, Susan, 1992.  Predication and the structure of clauses. Belgian Journal of Linguistics 7, pp155-169.

Rothstein, Susan and William Snyder, 1992. A note on contraction, case and complementisers. The Linguistic Review 9, pp251-266.

Rothstein, Susan, 1991. Logical form and grammar: comments on Lappin, May and Reinhart. In A. Kasher (ed.), The Chomskian Turn, Blackwell:Oxford.pp385-395.

Rothstein, Susan, 1991. Predication, binding and the c-command relation. Linguistic Inquiry 22, pp572-578.

Rothstein, Susan, 1991. Heads, projections and category determination. In D. Bouchard and K. Leffel (eds.), Views on Phrase Structure, Kluwer: Dordrecht. pp97-112.

Rothstein, Susan, 1991. Syntactic licensing and subcategorisation. In  S.Rothstein (ed.), Perspectives on Phrase Structure:Heads and Licensing. Syntax and Semantics 25. Academic Press: New York. pp139-158.

Rothstein, Susan, 1991. The autonomy of syntax: an argument from predication and theta- assignment. In B. Palek and P. Janota. (eds.)  Proceedings of LP'90, Charles University Press: Prague. pp189-198.

Rothstein, Susan 1990. Review of D.J. Napoli, Predication, (CUP) Language 68,3.

Rothstein, Susan, 1988. Conservativity and the syntax of determiners, Linguistics 26,  pp999-1019.

Rothstein, Susan, 1987. The syntactic forms of predication. The Linguistic Review.

Rothstein, Susan, 1987. Syntactic representation and semantic interpretation. In  L.Vaina (ed.),  Matters of Intelligence,  Kluwer: Dordrecht.

Rothstein, Susan, 1987. The syntax and semantics of the Verb 'be',.  25th Anniversary Volume, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

Rothstein, Susan. 1984. On the conceptual link between clauses I & II of the Extended Projection Principle.   Proceedings of the Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp 266-273,.

Rothstein, Susan, 1981. Vowel deletion, vowel reduction, and Biblical Aramaic syllable structure, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics Vol III, p53-72.


Papers in preparation

Rothstein Susan and Roberta Pires de Oliveira  Counting and measuring with bare singulars in Brazilian Portuguese.

Rothstein, Susan  Bare noun phrases and the Universal Grinder

Rothstein, Susan  Locatives, locations and other entities.