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  1. Graf, Thomas (2017): A Computational Guide to the Dichotomy of Features and Constraints. Glossa 2. doi:10.5334/gjgl.212 [pdf] [details]
  2. Graf, Thomas, James Monette, and Chong Zhang (2017): Relative Clauses as a Benchmark for Minimalist Parsing. Journal of Language Modelling. In press. [pdf] [details]
  3. Graf, Thomas (2017): The Power of Locality Domains in Phonology. Phonology. In press. [pdf] [details]
  4. Graf, Thomas, Alëna Aksënova, and Aniello De Santo (2016): A Single Movement Normal Form for Minimalist Grammars. Formal Grammar. To appear. [pdf] [details]
  5. De Santo, Aniello, Alëna Aksënova, and Thomas Graf (2016): An Alternate View on Strong Lexicalization in TAG. Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+12), 93–102. Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  6. Aksënova, Alëna, Thomas Graf, and Sedigheh Moradi (2016): Morphotactics as Tier-Based Strictly Local Dependencies. Proceedings of Sigmorphon 2016. To appear. [pdf] [details]
  7. Graf, Thomas, Brigitta Fodor, James Monette, Gianpaul Rachiele, Aunika Warren, and Chong Zhang (2015): A Refined Notion of Memory Usage for Minimalist Parsing. Proceedings of the 14th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (Mol 2015), 1–14. Association for Computational Linguistics: Chicago, USA. [pdf] [details]
  8. Graf, Thomas (2014): Beyond the Apparent: Cognitive Parallels Between Syntax and Phonology. Connectedness: Papers by and for Sarah van Wagenen, ed. by Carson T. Schütze and Linnaea Stockall, 18:161–174. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf] [details]
  9. Graf, Thomas, and Bradley Marcinek (2014): Evaluating Evaluation Metrics for Minimalist Parsing. Proceedings of the 2014 ACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 28–36. [pdf] [details]
  10. Graf, Thomas (2014): Feature Geometry and the Person Case Constraint: An Algebraic Link. Proceedings of CLS 50. To appear. [pdf] [details]
  11. Graf, Thomas (2014): Late Merge as Lowering Movement in Minimalist Grammars. LACL 2014, ed. by Nicholas Asher and Sergei Soloviev, 8535:107–121. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer: Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43742-1_9 [pdf] [details]
  12. Graf, Thomas (2014): Models of Adjunction in Minimalist Grammars. Formal Grammar 2014, ed. by Glynn Morrill, Reinhard Muskens, Rainer Osswald, and Frank Richter, 8612:52–68. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer: Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44121-3_4 [pdf] [details]
  13. Graf, Thomas (2013): Local and Transderivational Constraints in Syntax and Semantics. UCLA PhD thesis. [pdf] [details]
  14. Graf, Thomas (2013): The Syntactic Algebra of Adjuncts. Proceedings of CLS 49. To appear. [pdf] [details]
  15. Graf, Thomas (2012): An Algebraic Perspective on the Person Case Constraint. Theories of Everything. In Honor of Ed Keenan, ed. by Thomas Graf, Denis Paperno, Anna Szabolcsi, and Jos Tellings, 17:85–90. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf] [details]
  16. Graf, Thomas (2012): Concealed Reference-Set Computation: How Syntax Escapes the Parser’s Clutches. Towards a Biolinguistic Understanding of Grammar. Essays on Interfaces, ed. by Anna Maria Di Sciullo, 339–362. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. [pdf] [details]
  17. Graf, Thomas, and Natasha Abner (2012): Is Syntactic Binding Rational? Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+11), 189–197. [pdf] [details]
  18. Graf, Thomas (2012): Locality and the Complexity of Minimalist Derivation Tree Languages. Formal Grammar 2010/2011, ed. by Philippe de Groot and Mark-Jan Nederhof, 7395:208–227. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer: Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32024-8_14 [pdf] [details]
  19. Graf, Thomas (2012): Movement-Generalized Minimalist Grammars. LACL 2012, ed. by Denis Béchet and Alexander J. Dikovsky, 7351:58–73. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31262-5_4 [pdf] [details]
  20. Graf, Thomas (2012): Reference-Set Constraints as Linear Tree Transductions via Controlled Optimality Systems. Formal Grammar 2010/2011, ed. by Philippe de Groote and Mark-Jan Nederhof, 7395:97–113. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer: Heidelberg. [pdf] [details]
  21. Graf, Thomas, Denis Paperno, Anna Szabolcsi, and Jos Tellings [eds.] (2012): Theories of Everything. in Honor of Ed Keenan. Vol. 17. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf] [details]
  22. Graf, Thomas (2012): Tree Adjunction as Minimalist Lowering. Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (Tag+11), 19–27. [pdf] [details]
  23. Graf, Thomas (2011): Closure Properties of Minimalist Derivation Tree Languages. LACL 2011, ed. by Sylvain Pogodalla and Jean-Philippe Prost, 6736:96–111. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer: Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-22221-4_7 [pdf] [details]
  24. Graf, Thomas (2010): A Tree Transducer Model of Reference-Set Computation. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 15.1–53. [pdf] [details]
  25. Graf, Thomas (2010): Comparing Incomparable Frameworks: A Model Theoretic Approach to Phonology. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 16.Article 10. [pdf] [details]
  26. Graf, Thomas (2010): Formal Parameters of Phonology: From Government Phonology to SPE. Interfaces: Explorations in Logic, Language and Computation, ed. by Thomas Icard and Reinhard Muskens, 6211:72–86. Lectures Notes in Artifical Intelligence. Springer: Berlin. [pdf] [details]
  27. Graf, Thomas (2010): Logics of Phonological Reasoning. University of California, Los Angeles Master’s thesis. [pdf] [details]
  28. Graf, Thomas [ed.] (2010): Papers in Mathematical Linguistics 1. Vol. 15. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf] [details]
  29. Graf, Thomas (2010): Some Interdefinability Results for Syntactic Constraint Classes. The Mathematics of Language, ed. by Christian Ebert, Gerhard Jäger, and Jens Michaelis, 6149:72–87. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer: Heidelberg. [pdf] [details]
  30. Graf, Thomas (2009): Towards a Factorization of String-Based Phonology. Proceedings of the 14th Student Session of the European Summerschool for Logic, Language and Information, ed. by Thomas Icard, 72–84. [pdf] [details]
  31. Graf, Thomas (2007): Agreement with Hybrid Nouns in Icelandic. Snippets 16.7–8. Available at: [pdf] [details]
  32. Graf, Thomas (2007): From Vagueness to Disaster: On the Intricacies of Feature Checking. University of Vienna Master’s thesis. [pdf] [details]

Presentations

  1. Graf, Thomas (2017): Fragments of First-Order Logic for Linguistic Structures. Invited talk, April 21, UConn Logic Group, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. [pdf] [details]
  2. Graf, Thomas (2017): It’s a (Sub-)Regular Conspiracy: Locality and Computation in Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics. Invited talk, May 25–27, CLS, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [pdf] [details]
  3. Graf, Thomas, Alëna Aksënova, and Aniello De Santo (2016): A Single Movement Normal Form for Minimalist Grammars. Slides of a talk given at the 21st Conference on Formal Grammar, August 20–21, Bolzano, Italy. [pdf] [details]
  4. De Santo, Aniello, Alëna Aksënova, and Thomas Graf (2016): An Alternate View on Strong Lexicalization in Tag. Slides of a talk given at the 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, June 29 – July 1, Düsseldorf, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  5. Graf, Thomas (2016): Computational Lessons from and for Language. Invited talk, April 28, IACS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  6. Graf, Thomas (2016): Computational Parallels Across Language Modules. Invited talk, September 12, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT. [pdf] [details]
  7. Graf, Thomas, James Monette, Robert Pasternak, and Chong Zhang (2016): Memory Usage Predicts Relative Difficulty in Human Sentence Processing. Poster presented at the IACS Research Day 2016, April 13, IACS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  8. Aksënova, Alëna, Thomas Graf, and Sedigheh Moradi (2016): Morphotactics as Tier-Based Strictly Local Dependencies. Slides of a talk given at the 14th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, August 11, Berlin, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  9. Graf, Thomas (2015): A Computational Guide to the Dichotomy of Features and Constraints. Slides of a talk given at DGfS 2015, April 15–18, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  10. Graf, Thomas (2015): A Hidden Consensus: Computational Invariants of Minimalist Syntax. Poster presented at The Road Ahead, May 28–30, Athens, Greece. [pdf] [details]
  11. Graf, Thomas, Brigitta Fodor, James Monette, Gianpaul Rachiele, Aunika Warren, and Chong Zhang (2015): A Refined Notion of Memory Usage for Minimalist Parsing. Slides of a talk given at MOL14, July 25–26, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [pdf] [details]
  12. Graf, Thomas (2015): Adjuncts, Conjuncts, Ojuncts: Deriving Strong Island Constraints. Invited talk, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Sate University for the Humanities (RGGU), Moscow, Russia. [pdf] [details]
  13. Graf, Thomas, and Jeffrey Heinz (2015): Commonality in Disparity: The Computational View of Syntax and Phonology. Slides of a talk given at GLOW 2015, April 18, Paris, France. [pdf] [details]
  14. Graf, Thomas (2015): Computational Unity Across Language Modules. Invited talk, December 15, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. [pdf] [details]
  15. Graf, Thomas (2015): Formal Processing Theory, or Parsing Without Parsers. Slides of a talk given at the Workshop on Minimalist Parsing, October 9–12, MIT, Boston, MA. [pdf] [details]
  16. Graf, Thomas (2015): Syntax and Phonology: A Computational Common Core. Department of Mathematical Linguistics, Saint Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. [details]
  17. Graf, Thomas (2015): Towards an Algebraic Morphosyntax. Invited talk, December 16, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. [pdf] [details]
  18. Graf, Thomas (2014): Adjuncts, Islands, Algebra (with a Sprinkling of Semantics). Invited talk, November 4, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. [pdf] [details]
  19. Graf, Thomas (2014): Dependencies in Syntax and Phonology: A Computational Comparison. Slides of a talk given at NECPHON 2014, November 15, NYU, New York, New York. [pdf] [details]
  20. Graf, Thomas, and Bradley Marcinek (2014): Evaluating Evluation Metrics for Minimalist Parsing. Slides for a talk given at Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2014), June 26, Baltimore, MD. [pdf] [details]
  21. Graf, Thomas (2014): Feature Geometry and the Person Case Constraint: An Algebraic Link. Slides of a talk given at CLS 50, April 10–12, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [pdf] [details]
  22. Graf, Thomas (2014): Late Merge as Lowering Movement in Minimalist Grammars. Slides of a talk given at LACL 2014, June 18–20, IRIT, Toulouse, France. [pdf] [details]
  23. Graf, Thomas (2014): Models of Adjunction in Minimalist Grammars. Slides of a talk given at FG2014, August 16–17, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  24. Graf, Thomas (2014): Person Case Constraints and Feature Complexity in Syntax. Invited talk, January 9, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. [pdf] [details]
  25. Graf, Thomas (2013): Computational Computational Linguistics. Invited talk, December 4, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  26. Graf, Thomas (2013): Constraints Emerge from Merge. Invited talk, February 12, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  27. Graf, Thomas (2013): Islands Without Islands. Invited talk, October 4, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. [pdf] [details]
  28. Graf, Thomas (2013): Of Tops and Bottom: The Algebra of Person Case Constraints. Slides of a talk given at the Souther California Students in Linguistics Conference 2013 (SCSiL 2013), January 18, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. [pdf] [details]
  29. Graf, Thomas (2013): Optionality Implies Islandhood. Invited talk, November 1, Department of Linguistics, NYU, New York, NY. [pdf] [details]
  30. Graf, Thomas (2013): The Price of Freedom: Why Adjuncts Are Islands. Slides of a talk given at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft 2013, March 12–15, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  31. Graf, Thomas (2013): The Syntactic Algebra of Adjuncts. Slides of a talk given at CLS 49, April 18–22, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [pdf] [details]
  32. Abner, Natasha, and Thomas Graf (2012): Binding Complexity and the Status of Pronouns in English and Asl. Poster presented at Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language (FEAST), June 1–2, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. [pdf] [details]
  33. Graf, Thomas, and Natasha Abner (2012): Is Syntactic Binding Rational? Poster presented at the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+11), September 26–28, University Paris-Diderot, Paris, France. [pdf] [details]
  34. Graf, Thomas (2012): Movement-Generalized Minimalist Grammars. Slides of a talk given at LACL 2012, July 2–4, LINA, Nantes, France. [pdf] [details]
  35. Abner, Natasha, and Thomas Graf (2012): The Complexity of Binding in English and ASL. Slides of a talk given at CLS 48, April 19–21, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [pdf] [details]
  36. Graf, Thomas (2012): Tree Adjunction as Minimalist Lowering. Slides of a talk given at the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+11), September 26–28, University Paris-Diderot, Paris, France. [pdf] [details]
  37. Graf, Thomas (2012): Why There Must Be Exceptions to Principle B. Poster presented at the 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 30), April 13–15, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA. [pdf] [details]
  38. Graf, Thomas (2011): Closure Properties of Minimalist Derivation Tree Languages. Slides of a talk given at LACL 2011, June 29–July 1, LIRMM, Montpellier, France. [pdf] [details]
  39. Graf, Thomas (2011): Locality and the Complexity of Minimalist Derivation Tree Languages. Slides of a talk presented at the 16th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG-2011), August 6, 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia. [pdf] [details]
  40. Graf, Thomas (2011): Lost in Translation: A Formal Model of Merge-over-Move and Its Implications for the Language Faculty. Slides of a talk given at ConSOLE XIX, January 5–8, 2011, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands. [pdf] [details]
  41. Graf, Thomas (2011): Optimality Is Not a Race: Against a Performance-Based View of Reference-Set Computation. Slides of a talk given at Glow 34, April 28–30, 2011, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. [pdf] [details]
  42. Graf, Thomas (2010): Reference-Set Computation = Minimalism + Transformational Rules?. Invited talk, December 8, Institut für Linguistik, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  43. Graf, Thomas (2010): Concealed Reference-Set Computation or How Syntax Escapes the Parser’s Clutches. Poster presented at The Language Design, May 27–29, UQAM, Montreal, Canada. [pdf] [details]
  44. Graf, Thomas (2010): Efficient Computation at the Interfaces. Poster presented at On Linguistic Interfaces II (OnLI II), December 2–4, 2010, University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom. [pdf] [details]
  45. Graf, Thomas (2010): Optimality Conditions Could Care Less About Optimality. Invited talk, December 10, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  46. Graf, Thomas (2010): Reference-Set Constraints as Linear Tree Transductions via Controlled Optimality Systems. Slides of a talk presented at the 15th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG-2010), August 7–8, 2010, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. [pdf] [details]
  47. Graf, Thomas (2010): Rethinking Transderivationality. Slides of a talk given at the 41st annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 41), October 22–24, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. [pdf] [details]
  48. Graf, Thomas (2010): Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics: Where Do We Find Optimality? Invited talk, December 15, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  49. Graf, Thomas (2009): Comparing Incomparable Frameworks — a Model Theoretic Approach to Phonology. Handout of a talk given at the 33rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PCL33), March 27 – 29, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. [pdf] [details]
  50. Graf, Thomas (2009): Locality in Flux — Reducibility Results for Syntactic Constraints. Poster presented at the Conference on Minimalist Approaches to Syntactic Locality (MASL), August 26 – 28, Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. [pdf] [details]
  51. Graf, Thomas (2009): Some Interdefinability Results for Syntactic Constraint Classes. Slides of a talk given at the Eleventh Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MOL11), August 20 – 21, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  52. Graf, Thomas (2009): Towards a Factorization of String-Based Phonology. Slides of a talk given at the 14th ESSLLI Student Session, July 20 – 31, Université Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France. [pdf] [details]
  53. Graf, Thomas (2008): Ein Modelltheoretischer Blick Auf Syntaktische Constraints. Handout of a talk given at Generative Grammatik des Südens 2008 (GGS 08), May 2-4, ZAS Berlin, Germany. [pdf] [details]

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