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Ida Toivonen

Professor (Linguistics/Cognitive Science)

Degrees:B.A. (Brandeis), Ph.D. (Stanford)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1202
Office:2206A Dunton Tower

Research Interests

  • syntax
  • lexical semantics
  • morphosyntax
  • Finno-Ugric and Scandinavian languages
  • phonetics

Courses previously taught

  • ALDS 5301/CGSC 5003: Language and Cognition
  • CGSC 2002:Theories and Methods in Cognitive Science
  • CGSC 3301: Language and Cognitive Science
  • CGSC 5100: Issues in Cognitive Science
  • CGSC 6800: Proseminar in Cognitive Science
  • LING 1001: Introduction to Linguistics I
  • LING 1100: The Mysteries of Language
  • LING 2505/PHIL 3506: Semantics I
  • LING 3004: Syntax I
  • LING 4002: Syntax II
  • LING 4009: Special Topic in Linguistics

Recent Publications

Van Luven, K., & Toivonen, I. (2024). The obligatoriness of arguments. Language and Linguistics Compass, e12511.

Mary Dalrymple and Ida Toivonen. 2023. Word classes in Lexical Functional Grammar. In: Eva van Lier (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Word Classes. Oxford University Press. Chapter 15, 281–301.

Ida Toivonen. 2023. Pronoun incorporation. In: Mary Dalrymple (ed.), The Handbook of Lexical Functional Grammar. (Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax 13). Berlin: Language Science Press. Chapter 13, 563–601. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10037797

Ida Toivonen. 2023. The experience, representational content, and epistemology of perceptual and intellectual impressions. [Review of Elijah Chudnoff’s Forming Impressions: Expertise in perception and intuition. Metascience 32: 67–70.

Ida Toivonen. 2023. Review of Leiv Inge Aa’s Norwegian Verb Particles (Studies in Germanic Linguistics 4). Nordic Journal of Linguistics 46(3): 432–441. DOI:10.1017/S0332586522000038

Ida Toivonen. 2021. Perception verbs, copy raising, and evidentiality in Swedish and English. In Wayan Arka, Ash Asudeh, and Tracy Holloway King (eds.), Modular Design of Grammar: Linguistics on the Edge. A Festschrift for Mary Dalrymple. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 149–159.

Ida Toivonen. 2021. Arguments and adjuncts across levels. In: Miriam Butt, Jamie Findlay and Ida Toivonen (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG21 Conference, 306–331. Stanford: CSLI Publications.