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Ida Toivonen

Professor (Linguistics)

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

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.

Kasia Muldner,  Leah Hoiting,  Leyna Sanger, Lev Blumenfeld, and Ida Toivonen (2017) The phonetics of code-switched vowels. International Journal of Bilingualism.  Available on-line first.

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.