Patricia Schneider-Zioga, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Linguistics / Graduate Adviser (Linguistics)
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).
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
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, grammatical analysis, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, languages of the world, bibliography & research methods, phonetics & phonology, linguistics for educators.
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 . 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 . 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 Kinande . 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 Kinande. view report
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.
Wednesdays 1-2pm (undergrads only); Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm
Current Course Schedule
LING 102-01 MW 11:30-12:45 / H-511
LING 469-01 TH 4:00PM-6:45PM / MH-552
LING 507-01 M 4:00PM-6:45PM / UH-203