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Ida Toivonen

Professor (Linguistics/Cognitive Science)

Degrees:B.A. (Brandeis), Ph.D. (Stanford)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1202
Email:ida.toivonen@carleton.ca
Office:2206A Dunton Tower
Website:Browse

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 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
  • LING4002: Syntax II
  • LING 4009: Special Topic in Linguistics

Recent Publications

Kasia Muldner,  Leah Hoiting,  Leyna Sanger, Lev Blumenfeld, and Ida Toivonen (2019) The phonetics of code-switched vowels. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23(1): 37–52.

Marly Mageau, Can Mekik, Ashley Sokalski, and Ida Toivonen.  Detecting foreign accents in songPhonetica. Published online 09 July 2019.

Shiva Bayanati and Ida Toivonen (2019) Humans, animals, things and animacy features.  Open Linguistics 5(1): 156–170.

Lauren MacAulay, Daniel Siddiqi and Ida Toivonen. The age of Aidans: Cognitive underpinnings of a new trend in English boys’ names.  Names: A Journal of Onomastics}. Published online 19 Nov 2018.

Roxana-Maria Barbu and Ida Toivonen. Romanian object clitics: Grammaticalization, agreement and lexical splits.  In: Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG18 Conference, 67–87.   Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Ida Toivonen. Gradience, features and hierarchies (2018) Theoretical Linguistics 44(1–2): 93–98.

Paul B. Melchin and Ida Toivonen (2018) Wh-word conjunction as a test for argumenthood and obligatoriness.  Proceedings of  the Linguistic Society of America 3. 15:1–11.

Ida Toivonen (2017) Apokope av slutvokal i åländska infinitiver [Vowel apocope in Åland Swedish infinitives].  In Jan-Ola Östman, Caroline Sandström, Pamela Gustavsson & Lisa Södergård (eds.),   Ideologi, identitet, intervention. Nordisk dialektologi 10. Helsinki: Nordica, University of Helsinki, 341–349.

Eva Sundberg and Ida Toivonen (2017) Åländska lateraler [Laterals in the Åland dialect].  In Jan-Ola Östman, Caroline Sandström, Pamela Gustavsson & Lisa Södergård (eds.),   Ideologi, identitet, intervention. Nordisk dialektologi 10. Helsinki: Nordica, University of Helsinki, 293–302.

Ash Asudeh and Ida Toivonen (2017) A modular approach to evidentiality.  In: Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King (eds.),  Proceedings of the LFG17 Conference, 45–65.  Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Lev Blumenfeld and Ida Toivonen (2016) A featural paradox in Votic harmony. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34(4): 1167–1180.

Roxana-Maria Barbu and Ida Toivonen (2016)  Arguments and adjuncts at the syntax-semantics interface. In: Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting 3 (FLYM 3).

Roxana-Maria Barbu and Ida Toivonen (2016) Event participants and linguistic arguments. In: Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (eds.)  Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 1961–1966.

Joan Bresnan, Ash Asudeh, Ida Toivonen and Stephen Wechsler (2016) Lexical Functional Syntax, second edition. Wiley, 512 pages.