William D. Davies

William Davies
Professor and DEO
PhD, University of California-San Diego, 1981
553 English-Philosophy Building
Office Hours: 
On Leave
Research Interests: 

Syntax, morphology, Madurese, Indonesian languages, Choctaw



Current Courses: 

LING:1040:0002  Language Rights  9:30-10:45 MW  402 EPB

LING:6040:0001  Linguistic Structures  9:30-10:45 TTH 402 EPB


Current Research Projects: 


Monographs and Edited Volumes: 

2010A Grammar of Madurese.  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2007. New Horizons in the Analysis of Control and Raising.  Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag. (edited with Stanley Dubinsky)

2004. The Grammar of Raising and Control.  London: Blackwell Publishers. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2001. Objects and Other Subjects: Grammatical Functions, Functional Categories, and Configurationality.  Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press. (edited with Stanley Dubinsky)

1986Choctaw Verb Agreement and Universal Grammar.  Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing. 

Recent Articles: 

2015. “Language, Conflict and Conflicting Languages in Israel/Palestine,” The Israeli conflict system: Analytic approaches, ed. by Harvey Starr and Stanley Dubinsky. Routledge. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2015. “Finiteness in Sundanese,” Oceanic Linguistics 54. (with Eri Kurniawan)

2014. “Describing Madurese crossed control,” Argument realisations and related constructions in Austronesian languages, ed. by I Wayan Arka and N.L.K. Indrawati. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

2013. “Language Conflict and Language Rights: The Ainu, Ryūkyūans, and Koreans in Japan,” Japan Studies Review 17:3-27. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2013. “Toward a Unified Analysis of Crossed Control,” Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. (with Eri Kurniawan and Ari Natarina)

2013. “Movement and Locality in Sundanese Wh-questions,” Syntax 16:111-147. (with Eri Kurniawan)  Abstract

2010.  “Up to D[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 1: Properties and Analyses of the Constructions,” Language and Linguistics Compass 4: 390-400. (with Susannah Kirby and Stanley Dubinsky)

2010.  “Up to D[eb]ate on Raising and Control, Part 2: The Empirical Range of the Constructions and Research on their Acquisition,” Language and Linguistics Compass 4: 401:416. (with Susannah Kirby and Stanley Dubinsky)

2009.  “Methodological Thoughts from the Linguistic Field,” Kata 11:18-38.

2009 “On the Existence (and Distribution) of Sentential Subjects,” Hypothesis A/Hypothesis B: Linguistic Explorations in Honor of David M. Perlmutter, ed. by Donna Gerdts, John Moore and Maria Polinsky, pp. 111-128.  Current Studies in Linguistics 49.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (with Stanley Dubinsky) 

2008. “Madurese Reflexives with Reference to Malay/Indonesian,” Lingua 118:1603-1616.

2007. New Horizons in the Analysis of Control and Raising. Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag. (edited with Stanley Dubinsky)

2006. "The Place, Range, and Taxonomy of Control and Raising," Syntax 9:111:117. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2006. "Sentential (and Other Non-nominal) Subjects in English," Studies in Modern Grammar 45:1-32. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2005. "Madurese Prolepsis and Its Implications for a Typology of Raising," Language 81:645-665.

2005. "The Richness of Madurese Voice," The Many Faces of Austronesian Voice SystemsSome New Empirical Studies, ed. by I Wayan Arka & Malcolm Ross, pp. 193-216. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

2005. "Madurese Control," Kata 7:48-63.

2005. "The Structure of Javanese And Madurese Determiner Phrases," Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, 57-72. (with Craig Dresser) Abstract

2003. "Raising (and Control)." State of the article for GLOT International 7:230-243. (with Stanley Dubinsky)

2003"Extreme Locality in Madurese wh-Questions," Syntax 6:237-259. Abstract

2003. "On Extraction from NPs," Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 21:1-37. (with Stanley Dubinsky) Abstract

2002. "What Madurese Can Tell Us About Other Languages and What Other Languages Can Tell Us About Madurese," Kata 4:80-95.

2001."Against Raising in Madurese (and Other Javanic Languages)," Papers from the 36th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 57-69.

2000. "Events in Madurese Reciprocals," Oceanic Linguistics 39:123-143. Abstract

1999. "Madurese and Javanese as Strict Word Order Languages," Oceanic Linguistics 38:152- 167. Abstract