Schneider-Zioga, Ph.D

Contact Information

pzioga@fullerton.edu

Office: GH-422

Voice:  657-278-3479

Dept:   657-278-3163

Patricia Schneider-Zioga, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Linguistics / Linguistics Program Coordinator

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 constructions 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

Generative syntax, in particular agreement and anti-agreement; copulas and other linking morphemes; secondary predication; double object constructions; Information structure, pronominal clitics and related syntactic phenomena such as clitic doubling and clitic left dislocation; nominal licensing; causatives; dyslexia.

  • languages of interest: Kinande and other Bantu languages; Niger-Congo languages; Modern Greek; Austronesian languages; Ojibwe

Courses Regularly Taught

Linguistic field methods, generative syntax, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, languages of the world, bibliography & research methods, phonetics & phonology.

Publications

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia (with Monica Alexandrina Irimia). 2022.
          Partitive sharing--how to help in Kinande. Partitives cross-   
          linguistically: dimensions of variation. special issue of Linguistic
          Variation https://benjamins.com/catalog/lv 
          (co-authored: Irimia, Monica-Alexandrina & Schneider-Zioga, 
          Patricia)

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Monica Alexandrina Irimia (in press).   
          Partitives, Case and licensing in Kinande. In Elena  
          Anagnostopoulou, Dionysios Mertyris & Christina Sevdali (eds.),
          On the place of case in grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2021. DOM in Kinande. In Lee Bickmore,
          Michael Cahill, Michael Diercks, Laura J Downing, James  Essegbey,
          Katie Franich, Laura McPherson, Sharon Rose (eds.), Celebrating 50
          years of ACAL: Selected Papers from the 50th Annual Conference on
          African Linguistics.
          (co-authored: Irimia, Monica-Alexandrina & Schneider-Zioga,
          Patricia)

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. (in press). Non-verbal predication in Bantu.
          In Jochen Zeller, Lutz Marten, Nancy Kula, & Ellen Hurst (eds.), The
          Oxford guide to the Bantu languages. Oxford University Press.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2019. On the licensing of nominals in
          Kinande.  In Akumbu, P. & E. P. Chie (eds.), Engagement with Africa: 
          Linguistic Essays in Honor of Ngessimo Mutaka.
Rüdiger Köppe
          Verlag.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2019. On the syntax of pronominal 
         clitics: A view from Greek. In Mónica Cabrera & José Camacho (eds.),
         Exploring Interfaces . Cambridge University Press.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. 2019. The syntax 
         and semantics of helping: Sociative causation in Kinande. The Journal 
         of African Languages & Linguistics. vol 40(2).
271-310.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. 2015. Small clauses &
          secondary predication in Kinande
.
The Journal of West African
          Languages, vol 42(2).

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. 2015. Copular clauses in
          Kinande
. The Journal of West African Languages, vol 42(2).

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip N. 2015. The linker in Kinande: a
          predication relation
. The Journal of West African Languages, vol 42(2).

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2014.  The linker in Kinande re-examinedPDF File . In
          One Boyer, Ruth Kramer, & Elizabeth Zsiga (eds.), Selected
           proceedings of
the 44th Annual Conference of African Linguistics
          (pp. 264-276). Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

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

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia & Mutaka, Philip Ngessimo. 2014. Technical
          Report #12: Linkers & Relators in Kinande
. --> view reportPDF File  
          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. 2014. 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 & Ulrike Steindl (eds.), Proceedings of the 32ndAnnual
          West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
(pp. 323-331). Cascadilla
          Press. 

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2012. Phonological precedence in dyslexia: A case
           study. Language Acquisition, 19(3), 183-222.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2009. Wh-agreement and bounded unbounded
           movement. In Jose Brucart, Anna Gavarro, & Jaume Sola (eds.),
           Merging features (pp. 46-59). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Schneider-Zioga, Patricia. 2007. Anti-agreement, anti-locality and  
           minimality: The syntax of dislocated subjects. Natural Language 
            and Linguistic Theory 25(2), 403-446.

Scholarly Work

Additional work on copulas in Kinande

 

Office Hours

Fall 2022 

M 3:55PM - 5:25PM
W 6:50PM - 8:20PM