Schneider-Zioga, Ph.D

Contact Information

pzioga@fullerton.edu
Voice: 657-278-3479
Dept: 657-278-3163
Office: UH-422

Patricia  Schneider-Zioga, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Linguistics / Graduate Adviser (Linguistics)

Biography

I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. My dissertation examined the syntax of clitic-doubling in Modern Greek. I continue to be fascinated by the syntax of agreeing expressions such as pronominal clitics and subject/verb agreement. 

My Erdös number is 5. This number measures how distant I am in co-authorship from the prolific and collaborative mathematician Paul Erdös.  The fact that linguists can have an Erdös number demonstrates that at least some linguists have cooperated with mathematicians in order to solve problems in the field of linguistics (or vice versa).   

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Research Areas

Formal syntax, in particular agreement and anti-agreement; copulas and other linking morphemes; secondary predication; double object constructions; long distance dependencies, pronominal clitics and related syntactic phenomena such as clitic doubling and clitic left dislocation; Dyslexia; acquisition of the syllable.

  • languages of interest: Kinande and other Bantu languages; Wolof; Modern Greek; Austronesian languages including Chamorro, Palauan, Tagalog and Kapampangan; Ojibwe

Courses Regularly Taught

Linguistic field methods, formal syntax, morphology/morpho-syntax, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, languages of the world, phonetics & phonology, linguistics for educators.

Publications

Anti-agreement, anti-locality and minimality: the syntax of dislocated subjects. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 2007. Initial publication on-line (DOI: 10.1007/s11049-006-9014-5)

Wh-agreement and bounded unbounded movement. In Jose Brucart, Anna Gavarro, and Jaume Sola (eds) Merging Features. Oxford University Press 2009.

Phonological Precedence in Dyslexia: a Case Study.  Language Acquisition, Volume 19, Issue 3, 2012.

The linker in Kinande reconsidered PDF File . In One Boyer, Ruth Kramer, & Elizabeth Zsiga (eds.), Selected proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of African Linguistics, 2014. Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Additive Focus in Kinande PDF File . In One Boyer, Ruth Kramer, & Elizabeth Zsiga (eds.),Selected proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of African Linguistics, 2014. Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Linking, Predication, & Symmetry: On the Syntax of the Linker in KinandePDF File . In Thomas Borer, Huilin Fang, Alfredo Garcia-Pardo, Peter Guekguezian, Brian Hsu, Charlie O'Hara, Iris Ouyang and Ulrike Steindl (eds.), Proceedings of the 32ndAnnual West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 2014. Cascadilla Press. 

Technical Report #12: Linkers & Relators in Kinandeview reportPDF File   with Philip Ngessimo Mutaka. 2014.
In The Afranaph Project: An online resource for research on African languages. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.   http://www.africananaphora.rutgers.edu/technical-reports-mainmenu-199  

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. (2015). The linker in Kinande: a predication relation. The Journal of West African Languages.  

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. (2015). Small clauses & secondary predication in Kinande. The Journal of West African Languages

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. (2015). Copular clauses in Kinande.The Journal of West African Languages.

Office Hours

Office hours:

Wednesdays 1:05-2:05pm (undergraduates only); Wednesdays 2:06-4:05pm (all students)

Thursdays 2:45-3:45pm

Current Course Schedule

LING 102-01 MW 11:30AM-12:45PM / CPAC-125

LING 507-01 M 4:00PM-6:45PM / H-530

LING 417-01 TH 4:00PM-6:45PM / H-511