Henry Davis
mailing address:
Department of Linguistics
1866 Main Mall, Buchanan E265
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
telephone: 604-822-8948
fax number: 604-822-9687
email: henryd@interchange.ubc.ca
web: http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/hdavis/

Educational Background Areas of Interest Courses Recently Taught Recent Publications

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1987, University of British Columbia
Title of dissertation:

The Acquisition of the English Auxiliary System and its Relation to Universal Grammar

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Areas of Interest
Syntax, Amerindian languages, Salish languages, language acquisition, computational linguistics, First Nations language pedagogy

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Courses Recently Taught
LING 100 Introduction to Language and Linguistics
LING 452 The Acquisition of Syntax
LING 501 Syntactic Theory
LING 518 Generals Paper
LING 520 Problems in Grammatical Analysis

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Recent Publications (Refereed)

Davis, H., L. Matthewson and H. Rullmann. 2007. A Unified Modal Semantics for Out-of-Control in St'at'imcets. Submitted to the Proceedings of the TAMTAM (Tense, Aspect, Mood) conference, Nijmegen.

Davis, H. and L. Matthewson. 2004. Quasi Objects in St'át'imcets. 36pp. In A. Carnie, H. Harley and M.-A. Willie (eds.), A Festschrift for Eloise Jelinek. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Davis, H. 2001. Kayám: an early St'át'imcets Text. Anthropological Linguistics 43 (3): 1-59.

Davis, H. and N. Sawai 2001. WH-Movement as Noun Incorporation in Nuu-chah-nulth. In K. Megerdoomian and L. Bar-el (eds.), Proceedings of the Twentieth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MD: Cascadilla Press, 123-136.

Davis, H. 2000. Remarks on Proto-Salish Subject Inflection. International Journal of American Linguistics 66: 499-520.

Davis, H. and H. Demirdache 2000. On Lexical Verb Meanings: Evidence from Salish. In J. Pustejovsky and C. Tenny (eds.), Events as Grammatical Objects: the Converging Perspectives of Lexical Semantics and Syntax. CSLI: Stanford University Press, 97-142.

Davis, H. 2000. Salish Evidence on the Causative-Inchoative Alternation. In Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer, Markus Pöchtrager and John R. Rennison (eds.), Morphological Analysis in Comparison. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 25-60. (=Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Vol. 201.)

Davis, H. and L. Matthewson 1999. On the Functional Determination of Lexical Categories. Revue Québécoise de Linguistique 27: 27-67.

Davis, H. and M. Wiltschko 1999. Inflection is Syntactic: Evidence from Salish. In S. Bird, A. Carnie, J. D. Haugen, P. Norquest (eds.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MD: Cascadilla Press, 94-105.

Davis, H. and L. Matthewson 1998. Definiteness, Finiteness, and the Event/Entity Distinction. In P.N. Tamanji and K. Kusumoto (eds.), Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 28. Amherst, MA: GLSA, 95-109.

Davis, H. and L. Matthewson 1997. Unselective Determiners. Proceedings of the Canadian Linguistics Association: University of Calgary, 143-154.

Davis, H. and C. Alphonce 1997. Motivating Non-Directional Movement. In D. Beerman, D. LeBlanc and H. van Riemsdijk (eds.), Rightward Movement, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 7-35.

Davis, H. 1997. Deep Unaccusativity and Zero syntax in St'át'imcets. In A. Mendikoetxea and M. Uribe-Etxebarria (eds.), Theoretical Issues at the Morphology-Syntax Interface. Bilbao: Supplements of the International Journal of Basque Linguistics and Philology, 55-96.

Davis, H. 1996. On Agreement in St'át'imcets. Actes du Deuxième Colloque de Langues et Grammaire. Paris: Université de Paris 8, 79-94.

Davis, H., C. Johnson and M. Macken 1996. The Ontogeny of Language. In J. Locke (ed.), A Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 686-746.

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