Professor Pietraszko works in syntax and morphology, with main focus on verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages. She's interested in clausal architecture and processes underlying structure building, such as selection, displacement and agreement. Her dissertation was a study of verbal periphrasis and inflectional dependencies in multi-verb constructions in Zimbabwean Ndebele. Other topics she's worked on include clause nominalization, head-movement, do-support, complementation, backward control, relative clauses and the syntax-phonology interface.
Prof. Asia Pietraszko works in syntax and morphology, with main focus on verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages. Her research contributes to developing a theory of clausal architecture and processes underlying structure building, such as selection, movement and agreement. She is the Director of the Field Syntax Lab.
- Syntax and Morphology
- Clausal Architecture
- Bantu Morphosyntax
- Selection and Complementation
- Syntactic Movement and Locality
Courses Offered (subject to change)
- LING 220/420: Intro to Grammatical Systems
- LING 260/460: Syntactic Theory
- LING 389: Senior Seminar
- LING 589: Field Methods in Linguistics
- Pietraszko, A., (2023) “Timing-driven derivation of a NOM/ACC agreement pattern”, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/glossa.5849
- Pietraszko, A. (2023), Cyclic Selection. Auxiliaries are merged, not inserted Linguistic Inquiry, 54 (2): 350–377.
- Arregi K. & A. Pietraszko (2021), The ups and downs of head displacement. Linguistic Inquiry 52 (2): 241-289. (Published online: Jan 2019)
- Pietraszko A. (2021), Backward Control without A-movement or φ-agreement, In A. Farinella & A. Hill (Eds.), Proceedings of NELS 51 (pp. 139–152).: UMass GLSA.
- Pietraszko, A. (2019) Obligatory CP nominalization in Ndebele. Syntax, 22: 66-111. (Published online: Dec2018) DOI:10.1111/synt.12167
- Pietraszko A. (2018) Auxiliary vs INFL in Bantu. The syntactic and phonological complexity of Ndebele verbs, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 36(1): 265–308. (Published Online: 12 July 2017) DOI:10.1007/s11049-017-9373-0
- Pietraszko, A. (2017) Inflectional Dependencies: A study of complex verbal expressions in Ndebele. PhD thesis, The University of Chicago