Dr. Daniel Ross, Linguist

Faroe Islands

Research

My research interests include Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Typology, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition and Machine Translation.

My publications and presentations are listed below. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Dissertation

Ross, Daniel. 2021. Pseudocoordination, Serial Verb Constructions and Multi-Verb Predicates: The relationship between form and structure. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. dissertation. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5546425

Edited volumes

Giusti, Giuliana, Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro & Daniel Ross (eds.). 2022. Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/la.274

Journal articles

Ross, Daniel & Joseph Lovestrand. Forthcoming (2022). Do prior motion serial verbs (go) morphologize? Insights into diachrony from typology. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics PLUS, special issue on “The rise and fall of serial verb constructions” edited by Alexander Andrason & Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

Ross, Daniel. 2018. Small corpora and low-frequency phenomena: try and beyond contemporary, standard English. Corpus 18. https://doi.org/10.4000/corpus.3574

Ross, Daniel. 2018. Conventionalization of grammatical anomalies through linearization. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working papers 42. 1–28. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/102155

Hock, Hans Henrich & Daniel Ross. 2016. South Asian “Agreeing Verb Constructions”: Serial Verbs, Compound Verbs, Pseudocoordination, or what? Linguistic Analysis 40(3–4). 337–376.

Ross, Daniel. 2015. What can Faroese pseudocoordination tell us about English inflection? LSO Working Papers in Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison 10. 74–91. https://langsci.wisc.edu/working-papers-in-linguistics/

Ross, Daniel. 2014. El origen de los estudios sobre la pseudocoordinación verbal [The origin of research on verbal pseudocoordination]. Diálogo de la Lengua 6. 116–132. http://www.dialogodelalengua.com/articulo/numero6.html

Ross, Daniel. 2013. Dialectal variation and diachronic development of try-complementation. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working papers 38. 108–147. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46461

Book chapters

Ross, Daniel. 2022. Pseudocoordination and Serial Verb Constructions as Multi-Verb Predicates. In Giuliana Giusti, Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro & Daniel Ross (eds.), Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, 315–335. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/la.274.14ros

Giusti, Giuliana, Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro & Daniel Ross. 2022. Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions: an overview. In Giuliana Giusti, Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro & Daniel Ross (eds.), Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, 1–32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/la.274.01giu

Ross, Daniel. 2021. A cross-linguistic survey of Associated Motion and Directionals. In Antoine Guillaume & Harold Koch (eds.), Associated Motion, 31–86. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110692099-002

Lovestrand, Joseph & Daniel Ross. 2021. Serial verb constructions and motion semantics. In Antoine Guillaume & Harold Koch (eds.), Associated Motion, 87–128. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110692099-003

Ross, Daniel. 2016. Between coordination and subordination: Typological, structural and diachronic perspectives on pseudocoordination. In Fernanda Pratas, Sandra Pereira & Clara Pinto (eds.), Coordination and Subordination: Form and Meaning — Selected Papers from CSI Lisbon 2014, 209–243. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Ross, Daniel. 2014. The importance of exhaustive description in measuring linguistic complexity: The case of English try and pseudocoordination. In Frederick J. Newmeyer & Laurel B. Preston (eds.), Measuring Grammatical Complexity, 202–216. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685301.003.0010

Conference proceedings

Berdicevskis, Aleksandrs, Çağrı Çöltekin, Katharina Ehret, Kilu von Prince, Daniel Ross, Bill Thompson, Chunxiao Yan, Vera Demberg, Gary Lupyan, Taraka Rama & Christian Bentz. 2018. Using Universal Dependencies in cross-linguistic complexity research. In Teresa Lynn, Marie-Catherine de Marneffe & Sebastian Schuster (eds.), the proceedings of the Universal Dependencies Workshop 2018 (UDW 2018). http://universaldependencies.org/udw18/program.html

Ross, Daniel. 2018. Details matter: Problems and possibilities for measuring cross-linguistic complexity. In Aleksandrs Berdicevskis & Christian Bentz (eds.), Proceedings of the First Shared Task on Measuring Language Complexity, 26–31. Torún, Poland. http://www.christianbentz.de/MLC_proceedings.html

Ross, Daniel. 2017. What words really mean: exploring Possible Worlds in the real world. In Jacek Woźny (ed.), Online proceedings of Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2017. Wrocław: Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association & University of Wrocław. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108898

Ross, Daniel. 2016. Going to Surprise: the grammaticalization of itive as mirative. In Jacek Woźny (ed.), Online proceedings of Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2016. Wrocław: Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association & University of Wrocław. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108897

Ross, Daniel. 2015. Stretching corpora to their limits: research on low-frequency phenomena. In Federica Formato & Andrew Hardie (eds.), Corpus Linguistics 2015 Abstract Book, 283–286. Lancaster University. http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cl2015/

Conference organization

November 22, 2021, chair for presentation: Banks, Jonathan. A comparative look at the development of switch-reference systems. Emerging Topics in Typology (International Workshop Series), University of Helsinki, online.

June 7, 2021, co-organizer (with Roland Kießling & Bastian Persohn): Associated motion in African languages. Workshop at the 10th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 10), Leiden University, online.

March 18-19, 2019, member of Scientific Committee: The Second Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014, coordinator: Syntax and Semantics Reading Group, Linguistics Department, UIUC.

November 2-3, 2012, co-organizer: Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics (ISSL), UIUC.

Conference presentations

July 15, 2021, Plenary talk: Converbs: Definition, Distribution & Typology. Presented at the 2nd Prague Descriptive Linguistics’ Online Workshop: Converbs from a cross-linguistic perspective, Prague (online).

June 7, 2021, with Roland Kießling & Bastian Persohn: Introduction to Associated motion in African languages, workshop at the 10th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 10), Leiden University, online.

September 25, 2020: Linguistics online: Teaching Morphology via linguistic diversity during the pandemic. Presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) 2020, online.

September 24, 2020: A preliminary typology of Multi-Verb Constructions across “Khoisan”. Presented at the Kalahari Basin Area Network, online.

September 4, 2019: Daniel Ross & Jesús Olguín Martínez. Consecutivization: regional phenomenon or cross-linguistic feature? Poster presented at the 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2019), Pavia, Italy.

September 4, 2019: Multi-verb predicates: a multivariate approach to serial verbs and similar constructions. Presented at the 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2019), Pavia, Italy.

July 13, 2019: Syntactic gaps: toward a typology of paradigmatic gaps in constructions. Poster presented at The Grammar of Regularity and Idiosyncrasy, satellite workshop at the LSA Summer Institute, UC Davis.

May 18, 2019: Ashley Baer & Daniel Ross. The Typology of Serial Verb Constructions in American Sign Language. Presented at the Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (SCULC) 2019, University of California, Los Angeles.

May 18, 2019, Keynote talk: On the challenges and opportunities of large-scale typological research. Presented at the Southern California Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (SCULC) 2019, University of California, Los Angeles.

April 27, 2019: Daniel Ross & Eitan Grossman. On serial verbs and other multi-verb constructions in Coptic. Presented at the thematic session on multiverb constructions at Linguistics Prague 2019, Czech Republic.

March 19, 2019: A geographic tour of pseudocoordination: language families and contact. Presented at the Second Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.

November 1, 2018: Aleksandrs Berdicevskis, Çağrı Çöltekin, Katharina Ehret, Kilu von Prince, Daniel Ross, Bill Thompson, Chunxiao Yan, Vera Demberg, Gary Lupyan, Taraka Rama and Christian Bentz. Using Universal Dependencies in cross-linguistic complexity research. Presented at the Universal Dependencies Workshop (UDW) 2018 at the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Brussels, Belgium.

September 4, 2018: Serial verbs need no explanation but other complex constructions do: creoles and beyond. Presented at the workshop on The syntax of complex sentences in creole languages at Syntax of the World’s Languages VIII (SWL8), INALCO, Paris, France.

September 4, 2018: Daniel Ross, Jesús Olguín Martínez & Luca Ciucci. Para-hypotaxis in the world’s languages: A cross-linguistic survey. Presented Syntax of the World’s Languages VIII (SWL8), INALCO, Paris, France.

September 3, 2018: Daniel Ross & Joseph Lovestrand. What Do Serial Verbs Mean? A Worldwide Survey. Presented Syntax of the World’s Languages VIII (SWL8), INALCO, Paris, France.

June 2, 2018: An Afro-Asiatic perspective on the definition of Serial Verb Constructions. Poster presented at the North Atlantic Conference On Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) 46, California State University, Long Beach, California.

May 26, 2018: A linguistic perspective on the Drake equation: knowns and unknowns for human languages and extraterrestrial communication. Presented at the METI International Symposium (Messaging for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) on Xenolinguistics at the National Space Society’s 37th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2018, Los Angeles, California.

May 25, 2018: A typology of coordinating conjunctions: their distribution and definition. Presented at the Fifth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, California.

April 15, 2018: Details matter: problems and possibilities for measuring cross-linguistic complexity. Presented at the workshop on Measuring Language Complexity (MLC), satellite event of EVOLANG XII, Torun, Poland (virtual talk).

December 15, 2017: A Cross-Linguistic Quantitative Survey of Associated Motion and Directionals. Presented at the international workshop on Associated motion at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2017), Canberra, Australia. [Data handout + abstract]

December 12, 2017: Joseph Lovestrand, with Daniel Ross. Motion serial verb constructions and the semantics of associated motion. Presented at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2017), Canberra, Australia.

December 12, 2017: A cross-linguistic perspective on Echo-Subject marking in Vanuatu. Presented at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2017), Canberra, Australia.

December 2, 2017: What words really mean: exploring possible worlds in the real world. Presented at Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2017, Wrocław, Poland (online).

September 13, 2017: Daniel Ross & Ksenia Shagal. How similar are converbs and participles cross-linguistically? Presented at the workshop on Participles: Form, Use and Meaning at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017), Zurich, Switzerland.

September 12, 2017: Ksenia Shagal & Daniel Ross. Ergativity in Europe? Participles in periphrastic constructions. Presented at the workshop on Participles: Form, Use and Meaning at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017), Zurich, Switzerland.

August 3, 2017: Pseudocoordinación del tipo tomar y en Eurasia: 50 años después [Pseudocoordination with take and in Eurasia: 50 years later]. Presented at Lingüística Coseriana VI, Lima, Peru.

May 26, 2017: Oligosynthetic Serial Verb Constructions in Natural Languages. Presented at the Fourth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, California.

May 3, 2017: Daniel Ross & Helge Lødrup. SIT as a progressive marker in pseudocoordination? Presented at the Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.

May 2, 2017: Pseudocoordination, Multiple Agreement Constructions, and Morphosyntactic Variation. Presented at the Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.

April 1, 2017. Conventionalization of grammatical anomalies through linearization. Presented at the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 9 at UIUC.

December 3, 2016: Going to Surprise: the grammaticalization of itive as mirative. Presented at Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2016, Wrocław, Poland (online).

August 20, 2016: Associated Motion, Direction, Orientation and Location: A Typology of Verbal Deixis. Presented at the workshop on The co-expression of motion and non-motion events at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.

August 20, 2016: Expressing adverbial relations in clause linkage with converbs: definitional and typological considerations. Presented at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.

August 19, 2016: Delimiting and Demystifying Switch-Reference: on distinguishing form and function. Presented at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.

May 20, 2016: Switch-Reference Marking as an Areal Phenomenon. Presented at the Third Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, California.

May 18, 2016: Modification as a universal property of intelligent communication. Presented at the National Space Society’s 35th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC), 2016: SETI plenary session, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

August 1, 2015: Pseudocoordination as a cross-linguistic strategy for verb serialization. Presented at the 11th Biennal Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT 2015), Albuquerque, University of New Mexico.

July 28, 2015: Linearisierung in der Syntax: Minimaler Minimalismus und arbiträre Konstruktionen [Linearization in syntax: minimal Minimalism and arbitrary constructions]. Presented at ‘Living Economies: Efficiency, Grammatical Theories and Language Processing’ at Romanistentag, Mannheim, Germany.

July 24, 2015: Stretching corpora to their limits: research on low-frequency phenomena. Presented at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, UK.

May 13, 2015: Using Machine Translation to Enable Highly Multilingual Scholarship. Presented at MTMA 2015: the First Machine Translation Marathon in the Americas, at UIUC.

May 7, 2015: Daniel Ross, Michelle Patiño & Leslie del Carpio. Memory effects in acquisition: Age Effects via cognitive development. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.

April 18, 2015: Daniel Ross, Michelle Patiño, Leslie del Carpio & Sara Londono. Memory effects in acquisition: Age Effects via cognitive development. Presented at the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 7 at UIUC.

April 17, 2015: Daniel Ross, Ryan Grunow, Kelsey Lac, George Jabbour & Jack Dempsey. Serial Verb Constructions: a distributional and typological perspective. Presented at the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 7 at UIUC.

April 12, 2015: What can Faroese pseudocoordination tell us about English inflection? Presented at the Workshop in General Linguistics (WIGL) 12, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

March 21, 2015: Locating Associated Motion: an underdescribed morphological category. Presented at the Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

February 22, 2015: How language linearizes syntactic structure. Presented at the 16th Szklarska Poręba Workshop, Poland.

May 9, 2014: Between coordination and subordination: typological, structural and diachronic perspectives on pseudocoordination. Presented at Coordination / Subordination in Lisbon, University of Lisbon.

October 30, 2013: The effect of age and memory on sensitivity to novel input in acquisition. Presented at the 32nd Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2013, Brigham Young University.

July 30, 2013: Measuring cross-sectional age effects using oral repetition. Presented at LACUS 2013, Brooklyn College, NY (virtual talk).

July 14, 2013: Try and: the development of subordination out of coordination. Part of discussion panel: Clause boundaries and peripheries from a diachronic perspective. Presented at the Workshop on Interfaces at the Left Periphery, at the LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

May 2, 2013: Age, Memory and the Ability to Learn Languages. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.

April 27, 2013: Verbal pseudocoordination in English and Germanic. Presented at the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) 19, University at Buffalo.

April 7, 2013: Dialectal variation and the diachronic development of try-complementation. Poster presented at the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 5 at UIUC.

April 13, 2013: Age, memory and flexibility in language acquisition. Presented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2013 Spring Colloquium.

March 30, 2013: Factors affecting flexibility in language acquisition. Presented at Purdue University’s 2013 Graduate Student Symposium on Second Language Studies & English as a Second Language.

November 2, 2012: A proposal for a dichotomy in the core of Arabic syntax. Presented at ISSL (Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

May 3, 2012: Measuring ability to acquire novel variation in L2 Spanish. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.

March 23, 2012: Complexity as detail and the case of pseudocoordination in English. Presented at the Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity Workshop at the University of Washington.

Other talks

December 16, 2021: Perspectives on Generative Grammar and Construction Grammar. Invited course lecture for MA seminar: Perspectives en la Descripció i Anàlisi del Llenguatge. Instructor: Tamara Bouso, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (online).

June 25, 2021, panel member: book launch of Associated Motion (Guillaume & Koch (eds.), 2021), Australian National University, Canberra, online.

May 21, 2021: How to look for Serial Verb Constructions: a reflection on cross-linguistic comparison. Invited course lecture for MA seminar: Métodos y mecanismos de investigación en variación lingüística. Instructor: Tamara Bouso, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (online).

May 7, 2021: Challenges and Insights of Trying to Define Serial Verb Constructions. Presented at the Linguistics Colloquium series, California State University, Fullerton, online.

January 14, 2021: The typological distribution of Associated Motion. Invited course lecture for Die Versprachlichung von Bewegung und Raum (The linguistic construal of motion and space). Instructor: Bastian Persohn. General Linguistics, MA level, University of Münster, Germany (online).

September 8, 2017: A typological perspective on the morphosyntax of pseudocoordination. Invited Seminar at KU Leuven, Belgium.

May 11, 2015: Serialization, pseudocoordination, converbs and compounds: typological variation in multi-verb predicates and the relationship between form and structure in syntax (preceded by summary of the Beginning Researchers Discussion Group project on lexical semantics, Spring 2015). Presented at the Linguistics Department weekly seminar, UIUC.

March 5, 2015, Daniel Ross & Lane Schwartz: Workshop on using Machine Translation to access research in unfamiliar languages for academic purposes. Presented at UIUC.

April 24, 2014: Measuring Age and Memory Effects in Acquisition via Artificial Dialect Repetition. Presented at the Language Processing Brown Bag, Beckman Institute, UIUC.

March 31, 2014: Measuring Age and Memory Effects in Acquisition via Artificial Dialect Repetition. Presented at the Linguistics Department weekly seminar, UIUC.

November 4, 2013, Daniel Ross, with Ed Schade: Object-Oriented Semantics: a visual approach to meaning. Presented at the Syntax and Semantics Reading Group at UIUC.

May 29, 2013: UC Davis Linguistics Club undergraduate alumni talk on research and life as a graduate student. Presented at UC Davis.

Qualifying Exam (M.A.) papers

Ross, Daniel. 2013. Verbal Pseudocoordination in English: A syntactic analysis with reference to diachronic, dialectal and cross-linguistic variation. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Qualifying Exam Paper. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42581

Ross, Daniel. 2013. The effects of age and memory on the ability to adjust to novel (artificial) dialect forms for L1 Spanish speakers. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Qualifying Exam Paper. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42580