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  1. Graf, Thomas (2017): A Computational Guide to the Dichotomy of Features and Constraints. Glossa 2.1–36. doi:10.5334/gjgl.212. [pdf] [details]
  2. Graf, Thomas (2017): Graph Transductions and Typological Gaps in Morphological Paradigms. Proceedings of the 15h Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, 114–126. [pdf] [details]
  3. Graf, Thomas, James Monette, and Chong Zhang (2017): Relative Clauses as a Benchmark for Minimalist Parsing. Journal of Language Modelling 5.57–106. doi:10.15398/jlm.v5i1.157. [pdf] [details]
  4. Graf, Thomas (2017): The Power of Locality Domains in Phonology. Phonology 34.1–21. doi:10.1017/S0952675717000197. [pdf] [details]
  5. Graf, Thomas, Alëna Aksënova, and Aniello De Santo (2016): A Single Movement Normal Form for Minimalist Grammars. Formal Grammar : 20th and 21st International Conferences, Fg 2015, Barcelona, Spain, August 2015, Revised Selected Papers. Fg 2016, Bozen, Italy, August 2016, ed. by Annie Foret, Glyn Morrill, Reinhard Muskens, Rainer Osswald, and Sylvain Pogodalla, 200–215. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-53042-9_12. [pdf] [details]
  6. 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]
  7. Aksënova, Alëna, Thomas Graf, and Sedigheh Moradi (2016): Morphotactics as Tier-Based Strictly Local Dependencies. Proceedings of the 14th Sigmorphon Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, 121–130. [pdf] [details]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. Graf, Thomas (2014): Feature Geometry and the Person Case Constraint: An Algebraic Link. Proceedings of CLS 50. [pdf] [details]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. Graf, Thomas (2013): Local and Transderivational Constraints in Syntax and Semantics. UCLA PhD thesis. [pdf] [details]
  15. Graf, Thomas (2013): The Syntactic Algebra of Adjuncts. Proceedings of CLS 49. To appear. [pdf] [details]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. 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]
  21. 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. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32024-8_7. [pdf] [details]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. Graf, Thomas (2010): A Tree Transducer Model of Reference-Set Computation. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 15.1–53. [pdf] [details]
  26. Graf, Thomas (2010): Comparing Incomparable Frameworks: A Model Theoretic Approach to Phonology. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 16.Article 10. [pdf] [details]
  27. 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]
  28. Graf, Thomas (2010): Logics of Phonological Reasoning. University of California, Los Angeles Master’s thesis. [pdf] [details]
  29. Graf, Thomas [ed.] (2010): Papers in Mathematical Linguistics 1. Vol. 15. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf] [details]
  30. 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]
  31. 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]
  32. Graf, Thomas (2007): Agreement with Hybrid Nouns in Icelandic. Snippets 16.7–8. Available at: [pdf] [details]
  33. 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): Do We Need Features for Morphosyntax? Invited talk, June 26, Workshop on Morphomathematics, Leibniz-Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  2. 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]
  3. Graf, Thomas (2017): Graph Transductions and Typological Gaps in Morphological Paradigms. Slides of a talk given at the 15th meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MOL 2017), July 13–14, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. [pdf] [details]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. Graf, Thomas (2016): Computational Lessons from and for Language. Invited talk, April 28, IACS, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  8. Graf, Thomas (2016): Computational Parallels Across Language Modules. Invited talk, September 12, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT. [pdf] [details]
  9. 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]
  10. 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]
  11. Aksënova, Alëna, Thomas Graf, and Sedigheh Moradi (2016): Tier-Based Strict Locality in Phonology and Morphology. Slides of a talk given at the 10th Northeast Computational Phonology Meeting (NECPhon), September 24, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA. [details]
  12. 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]
  13. Graf, Thomas (2015): A Hidden Consensus: Computational Invariants of Minimalist Syntax. Poster presented at The Road Ahead, May 28–30, Athens, Greece. [pdf] [details]
  14. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. 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]
  17. 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]
  18. 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]
  19. Graf, Thomas (2015): Syntax and Phonology: A Computational Common Core. Department of Mathematical Linguistics, Saint Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. [details]
  20. Graf, Thomas (2015): Towards an Algebraic Morphosyntax. Invited talk, December 16, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. [pdf] [details]
  21. Graf, Thomas (2014): Adjuncts, Islands, Algebra (with a Sprinkling of Semantics). Invited talk, November 4, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. [pdf] [details]
  22. 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]
  23. 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]
  24. 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]
  25. 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]
  26. 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]
  27. Graf, Thomas (2014): Person Case Constraints and Feature Complexity in Syntax. Invited talk, January 9, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. [pdf] [details]
  28. Graf, Thomas (2013): Computational Computational Linguistics. Invited talk, December 4, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  29. Graf, Thomas (2013): Constraints Emerge from Merge. Invited talk, February 12, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [pdf] [details]
  30. Graf, Thomas (2013): Islands Without Islands. Invited talk, October 4, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. [pdf] [details]
  31. 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]
  32. Graf, Thomas (2013): Optionality Implies Islandhood. Invited talk, November 1, Department of Linguistics, NYU, New York, NY. [pdf] [details]
  33. 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]
  34. 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]
  35. 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]
  36. 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]
  37. Graf, Thomas (2012): Movement-Generalized Minimalist Grammars. Slides of a talk given at LACL 2012, July 2–4, LINA, Nantes, France. [pdf] [details]
  38. 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]
  39. 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]
  40. 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]
  41. 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]
  42. 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]
  43. 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]
  44. 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]
  45. Graf, Thomas (2010): Reference-Set Computation = Minimalism + Transformational Rules?. Invited talk, December 8, Institut für Linguistik, Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  46. 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]
  47. 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]
  48. Graf, Thomas (2010): Optimality Conditions Could Care Less About Optimality. Invited talk, December 10, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  49. 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]
  50. 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]
  51. Graf, Thomas (2010): Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics: Where Do We Find Optimality? Invited talk, December 15, Institut für Anglistik, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. [pdf] [details]
  52. 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]
  53. 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]
  54. 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]
  55. 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]
  56. 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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