Books, Edited Volumes, Special Issues
Adger, D. (2019) Language Unlimited: The Science Behind Our Most Creative Power, Oxford: OUP.
Adger, D (2013) A Syntax of Substance Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs). (189pp)
Mesoudi, A, McElligot, A and Adger, D (2011) Human Biology. Special Issue on genetic and cultural evolutionary approaches to language
Adger, D, Harbour, D and Watkins, L. (2009) Mirrors and Microparameters: Phrase Structure beyond Free Word Order. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. (200pp)
Harbour, D Adger, D and Bejar, S (eds) (2008) Phi Theory: phi features across interfaces and modules. Oxford University Press: Oxford. (376pp)
Trousdale, G. and Adger, D (eds) (2007) Journal of English Language and Linguistics. Special Issue on Theoretical Accounts of Dialect Variation. Vol. 11.2.
Adger, D., de Cat, C., and Tsoulas, G.(eds) (2004) Peripheries: syntactic edges and their effects. Kluwer: Dordrecht. (442pp)
Adger, D. (2003) Core Syntax. Oxford University Press: Oxford. (425pp)
Adger, D., Pintzuk, S., Plunkett, B. and Tsoulas, G. (eds) (1999) Specifiers: Minimalist Perspectives. Oxford University Press: Oxford. (344pp)
Articles in Journals/Refereed Volumes
Adger, D (2020) “Rethinking the syntax of nominal predication at the Interface” in A. Barany, T. Biberauer and J. Douglas (eds) LangSci Press.
Adger, D and van Urk, C (2020) “Three conlang projects at three educational levels” in Punske, J., Fountain, A. and Sanders, N, (eds) Constructed Languages in Linguistics Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mackay, A.W., Adger, D., Bond, A.L.et al. (2019) “Straight-washing ecological legacies.” Nature Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1025-9
Thoms, G., Adger, D. and Heycock, C. Smith, J. (2019) “Syntactic variation and auxiliary contraction: the surprising case of Scots” Language. 95: 421-455.
Martin, A., Abels, K., Adger, D., & Culbertson, J. (2019). “Do learners’ word order preferences reflect hierarchical language structure?” In: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2019).
Martin, A., Ratitamkul, T., K. Abels., D. Adger and J. Culbertson (2019) “Crosslinguistic evidence for cognitive universals in the noun phrase” Linguistics Vangard. 5: https://doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2018-0072
Adger, D. (2019) “Remarks on Movement” preface to Tong, H. Syntactic Movement: from GB to Minimalism. (in Chinese) Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime University Press.
Adger, D (2018) “The Autonomy of Syntax” in N. Hornstein, H. Lasnik, P. Patel-Grosz and C. Yang. Syntactic Structures after 60 Years: the impact of the Chomskyan revolution in linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Adger, D (2017) “Ellipsis in additive responses.” in N. LaCara, K. Moulton and A-M. Tessier A Schrift to Fest Kyle Johnson. Linguistics Open Access Publications 1. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.7275/R57D2S95
Cheshire, J, Hall, D. and Adger, D (2017) “Multicultural London English and social and educational policies” Languages, Society and Policy1. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.9804
Adger, D. (2017) “The limitations of structural priming are not the limits of linguistic theory.” Brain and Behavioural Science https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17000310
Adger, D (2017) “Structure, use, and syntactic ecology in language obsolescence” Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 62.4. 614-638. https://doi.org/10.1017/cnj.2017.32
Adger, D (2017) “Restrictiveness Matters” Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 24(1), 138-139.
Adger, D (2016) “A labelling solution to a curious EPP effect” submitted (available on Lingbuzz at http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002965)
Adger, D (2016) “Language Variability in Syntactic Theory” in Mendikoetxea, A. (ed) Rethinking Parameters. New York: Oxford University Press.
Adger, D and Svenonius, P (2015) “How linguistic is the language faculty: a view from generative syntax.” Frontiers in Psychology (Language Sciences) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01421. Open access at http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01421/full
Adger, D. (2015) “More misrepresentation: a response to Behme and Evans 2015” Lingua 162: 160-166. (Draft on Lingbuzz at http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002544)
Adger, D. (2015) “Mythical Myths: Comments on Vyvyan Evans `The Language Myth’”. Lingua 158: 76-80.
Adger, D. (2014) “Syntax” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews in Cognitive Science. 6.2 131-147.
Adger, D (2014) “Variability and Grammatical Architecture” C. Picallo (ed) Variation in a Minimalist Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press 179-196.
Culbertson, J and Adger, D (2014) “Language Learners privilege structured meaning over surface frequency” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (16) 5842-5847.
Adger, D (2013) “Constructions and Grammatical Explanation” Mind and Language. 28. 466-478.
Adger, D. and Harbour, D. (2013) “Phi-theory: Interfaces in Linguistic Theory” in Denilda Mouro and Marcelo Amorim Sebaldo (eds) Estudos e pesquisas em teoria da gramatica. Maceio, AL: edUFAL. 11-32.
Cheshire, J, Adger, D and Fox, S. (2013) “Relative who and the Actuation Problem” Lingua 126. 51-77.
Harbour, D, Watkins, L and Adger, D (2012) “Information structure, discourse structure, and noun phrase position in Kiowa”. International Journal of American Linguistics. 78.1. 97-126.
Adger, D (2011) “Clefted Situations: a note on expletives in Scottish Gaelic clefts” in A. Carnie (ed) Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 3-15.
Adger, D (2011) “Bare Resumptives” in Rouveret, A (ed) Resumptives at the Interfaces, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 343-366.
Mesoudi, A, McElligot, A and Adger, D (2011) “Integrating genetic and cultural evolutionary approaches to language”. Human Biology 83.2. 141-152.
Adger, D and Svenonius, P (2011) “Features in Minimalist Syntax” in Boeckx, C (ed) The Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism, Oxford: Blackwells, 27-51.
Adger, D (2010) “Gaelic Morphology” in M. Watson and M. Macleod (eds) The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh University Press, 283-303.
Adger, D (2010) “Gaelic Syntax” in M. Watson and M. Macleod (eds) The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh University Press, 304-351.
Adger, D and Smith, J. (2010) Variation in Agreement: a lexical feature-based approach, Lingua. 120.5, 1109-1134
Adger, D. (2010) “A minimalist theory of feature structure” in A. Kibort and G. Corbett (eds) Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 185-218.
Adger, D, and Harbour, D. 2008 “Why Phi?” in Harbour, et al. (eds) Phi-theory: phi features across interfaces and modules. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1-34.
Adger, D. 2007 “Variability and Modularity: A Response to Hudson” Journal of Linguistics 43:695-700.
Adger, D. and Trousdale, G. 2007. “Variation in English Syntax: Theoretical Implications” English Language and Linguistics 11:261-278.
Adger, D. 2007 “Stress and Phasal Syntax”, Linguistic Analysis 33:238-266.
Adger, D. 2007. “Pronouns postpose at PF” Linguistic Inquiry 38:343-349.
Adger, D. 2007 “Three domains of finiteness: a minimalist perspective” in I. Nikolaeva (ed) Finiteness: theoretical and empirical foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press 23-58.
Adger D. and Harbour, D., 2007 “The Syntax and Syncretisms of the Person Case Constraint”, Syntax 10:2-37
Adger, D. 2006. “Combinatorial Variation” Journal of Linguistics. 42:503-530
Adger, D. 2006. “Remarks on feature theory and movement” Journal of Linguistics. 42:663-674
Adger, D. 2006. “Post Syntactic Movement and the Old Irish Verb” Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24:605-654
Adger, D. and Ramchand, G. 2006. “Dialect variation in Gaelic relative clauses” in W. McLeod (ed) Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig. Dunedin Academic Press. 1-15.
Adger, D (2006) “Focussed Responses” Snippets 12. http://www.ledonline.it/snippets/allegati/snippets12001.pdf
Breheny, R and Adger, D. 2005 “Commentary on Exaptation and Linguistic Explanation” Lingua, 115.12, 1673-1677.
Adger, D. and Smith, J. 2005 “Variation and the Minimalist Programme” in L. Cornips and K. Corrigan (eds) Syntax and Variation: Reconciling the Biological and the Social. John Benjamins: 149-178.
Adger, D. and Ramchand, G. 2005 “Merge vs Move: wh-dependencies revisited” Linguistic Inquiry, 36.2, 161-193.
Adger, D. and Tsoulas, G. 2004 “Circumstantial adverbials and aspect” in S. Engelberg, J.R. Austin, G. Rauh, eds, The Syntax of Adverbials, John Benjamins, 45-66.
Adger, D and de Cat, C. 2004 “Core questions about the edge” in Adger et al (eds) Peripheries: syntactic edges and their effects, Kluwer: Dordrecht, 1-18.
Adger, D. Béjar, S. & Harbour, D. 2003 “Directionality in Allomorphy: a reply to Carstairs-McCarthy” Transactions of the Philological Society 101.1, 109-115.
Adger, D. & Ramchand, G. 2003 “Predication and Equation“ Linguistic Inquiry, 34.3, 325-359.
Adger, D. & Quer, J. 2001 “The syntax and semantics of Unselected Embedded Questions” Language 77.1,107-133.
Adger, D. & Rhys, C.S. 2001 “Eliminating disjunction in lexical specification” in P. Coopmans, M. Everaert & J. Grimshaw, eds, Lexical Specification and Insertion, John Benjamins, 1-26.
Adger, D. 2000 “Feature Checking under Adjacency and VSO Clause Structure” in R. Borsley, (ed) The Nature and Function of Syntactic Categories, Academic Press, New York. 79 -100.
Adger, D., Plunkett, B., Tsoulas, G., and Pintzuk, S. 1999 “Specifiers in Generative Grammar” in Adger et al. (eds) Specifiers: Minimalist Perspectives Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1-22.
Adger, D. & Quer, J., 1998 “Clausal Polar Determiners in Catalan Embedded Questions” in F. Roca and O. Fullana, (eds) Studies on the Syntax of Central Romance Languages Girona, University of Girona Press, 65-82.
Adger, D. 1997 “VSO and Weak Pronouns in Celtic” Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 42.1 9-31.
Adger, D. 1997 “Deriving the parameterisation of the Mapping Hypothesis” in A. Alexiadou and T. A. Hall (eds) Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation, Amsterdam, John Benjamins, 109-134.
Adger, D. 1996 “Economy and Optionality: the interpretation of subjects in Italian” Probus, Vol 8.2, 117-135.
Adger, D. 1996 “Aspect, Agreement and Measure Phrases in Scottish Gaelic” in R. Borsley and I. Roberts (eds) The Syntax of the Celtic Languages, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 200-222.
Conference Proceedings and Working Papers
Cheshire, J., Nortier, J and Adger, D. (2015) Emerging Multiethnolects in Europe. QMUL Occasional Papers in Linguistics. No 33. QMUL, London.
Adger, D. and Ramchand, G. 2007 “Psych nouns and the structure of predication” in A-R. Deal et al (eds) Proceedings of NELS 36. GLSA, UMass, Amherst.
Adger, D. 2005 “Fracturing the Adjective: evidence from Gaelic comparatives” in D. Harbour (ed) QMUL Occasional Papers in Linguistics. No 4. QMUL, London.
Adger, D. and Harbour, D 2005 “The Syntax and Syncretisms of the Person Case Constraint” in Hiraiwa, K and Sabbagh, J MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 50. MIT, 1-36.
Adger, D. and Ramchand, G. 2001 “Predication and Equation” in N. Zang (ed) The Syntax of Predication, ZAS Papers in Linguistics, Vol 26, 1-22, ZAS, Berlin.
Adger, D. and Ramchand, G. 2002 “Phases and Interpretability” in Megerdoomain, K. and Bar-el, L.A (eds) Proceedings of WCCFL 20, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, 1-14.
Adger, D. 2001 “V1 Phenomena and the Syntax Prosody Interface” in R. Billeray and B. D. Lillehaugen (eds) Proceedings of WCCFL 19, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, 1-14.
Adger, D. & Tsoulas, G. 2000 “Aspect and lower VP adverbials” in A. Alexiadou and P. Svenonius (eds) Adverbs and Adjunction. Linguistics in Potsdam, University of Potsdam, 1-18.
Adger, D. & Tsoulas, G. 1999 “The syntax and semantics of Merge” in P. Sauzet (ed) Proceedings of Langues et Grammaire 3, CNRS, Paris, 5-20.
Adger, D. & Quer, J. 1997 “Subjunctives, Clausal Polarity Items and Unselected Embedded Questions” in K. Kusumoto (ed) Proceedings of NELS 27. p 170-188.
Adger, D. 1995 “Meaning Movement and Economy” in R. Aranovich et al. (eds) Proceedings of WCCFL 13, Stanford, CSLI Publications, 451-466.
Adger, D. 1994 “The Licensing of Quasi-Arguments” in P. Ackema & M. Schoorlemmer (eds) Proceedings of CONSOLE 1, The Hague, Holland Academic Graphics, 1-18.
Adger, D. 1993 “Aspectual Chains and Quasi-Arguments” in Proceedings of SCIL 4, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 20,. Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT, 1-17.
Adger, D. 2012 “Constructions are not Explanations” Lingbuzz 001675. http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/001675
Adger, D. & Rhys C.S. 1994 “Argument Structure and the English Gerund” in C.S Rhys, D. Adger & A. von Klopp (eds) Functional Categories, Argument Structure and Parametric Variation, EUCCS-WP-09, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh, 27-48.
Rhys, C.S. , D. Adger & A. von Klopp (eds) 1994 Functional Categories, Argument Structure and Parametric Variation, EUCCS-WP-09, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh.
Adger, D. 1991 “Control into intentional events”. Research Paper EUCCS/RP-50, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh.
Adger, D. 1989 “Heuristic Input Redaction”. Technical Report HPLB-ISC-TR-89-001, Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories, Bristol.
Stenton, P., D. Proudian, S. Whittaker and D. Adger. 1989 “Supporting Set Manipulation Dialogues for Information Retrieval”. Technical Report HPLB-ISC-TR-020, Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories, Bristol.
Adger, D. 1988 “Split Transitivity, Agreement and Unification” DAI. Discussion Paper 69, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
Adger, D. 1987 “A Mechanism for Parsing Parasitic Gaps” DAI. Discussion Paper 42, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
Adger, D. 2015 “Review of Daniel Cloud’s The Domestication of Language” Times Literary Supplement No 5893:28
Adger, D. 2015 “Review of Hartmann and Veenstra 2015” Language, in press.
Adger, D. 2009 “Review of Radick 2007, The Simian Tongue” Quarterly Review of Biology. 83, 398-399.
Adger, D 2007 “Review of Hoekstra 2005, Arguments and Structure” Lingua 117, 1826-1832.
Adger, D. 2002 “Review of Jackendoff 2002: Foundations of Language” Times Literary Supplement, June 21st.
Adger, D. 2001 “Peripheral Positions” Conference Report. Glot International, 5.3.
Adger, D. 2000 “Review of Torrego 1998, Dependencies of Objects” in Journal of Linguistics, Vol 36, 195-199.
Adger, D. 1996 “Syntactic Categories” Conference Report. Glot International, 2.4.
Adger, D. 1996 “Review of Diesing 1992, Indefinites” in Journal of Linguistics, Vol 31, 570-571.
Adger, D. 1995 “Functional Heads and Interpretation” Thesis Summary, Glot International, Vol 1.1, 8-10. (Published with a review by E. Hoekstra).
Teaching Related Publications
Adger, D. “How on Earth do they do it: an extra-terrestrial view on syntax and phonology” EMagazine, 24, 58-59 (April, 2004)
Adger, D. “Syntax: Generative Grammar” Language, Linguistics and Area Studies Website Guide To Good Practice, (October 2002) http://www.lang.ltsn.ac.uk/resources/goodpractice.aspx?resourceid=402
Adger, D. “Why Theory is Essential” Language, Linguistics and Area Studies Website Guide To Good Practice, (October 2002) http://www.lang.ltsn.ac.uk/resources/goodpractice.aspx?resourceid=405
Adger, D. “Formal Models in Linguistics: Semantics ” Language, Linguistics and Area Studies Website Guide To Good Practice, (October 2002) http://www.lang.ltsn.ac.uk/resources/goodpractice.aspx?resourceid=407