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Dr. J. (Julia) Bacskai-Atkari

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Publications


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (in press). Complementisers, word order and a non-cartographic approach to the CP-domain. In Á. J. Gallego, & D. Ott (Eds.), Cartography and explanatory adequacy Oxford University Press.


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2023). The syntax of functional left peripheries: Clause typing in West Germanic and beyond. (Open Germanic Linguistics; Vol. 5). Language Science Press. [details]
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2023). Relative clauses in South Slavic and the predictability of morphosyntactic features. In P. Biskup, M. Börner, O. Mueller-Reichau, & I. Shcherbina (Eds.), Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2021 (pp. 39-60). (Open Slavic Linguistics; Vol. 8). Language Science Press. [details]
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2023). Syntactic paradigms, markedness and similative markers in comparative and relative clauses. In T. Strobel, & H. Weiß (Eds.), Grammatical gaps: Definition, typology and theory (pp. 141-164). (Linguistische Berichte. Sonderheft; Vol. 34). Helmut Buske Verlag. [details]
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (in press). Die Kasushierarchie und Asymmetrien in Relativsätzen des Alemannischen. In A. Speyer, & J. Diener (Eds.), Syntax aus Saarbrücker Sicht 6: Beiträge der SaRDiS-Tagung zur Dialektsyntax Steiner.


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2022). Clause types (and clausal complementation) in Germanic. In M. Aronoff (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics Article e-978 (Oxford Research Encyclopedias). Oxford University Press. [details]
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2022). Discourse-driven asymmetries between embedded interrogatives and relative clauses in West Germanic. In N. Catasso, M. Coniglio, & C. De Bastiani (Eds.), Language change at the interfaces: Intrasentential and intersentential phenomena (pp. 189–214). John Benjamins.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2022). Information structure, functional left peripheries, and the history of a Hungarian interrogative marker. In B. Egedi, & V. Hegedűs (Eds.), Functional heads across time: Syntactic reanalysis and change (pp. 111–135). Oxford University Press.


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2021). Degree semantics, polarity, and the grammaticalisation of comparative operators into complementisers. In J. G. Jónsson, & T. Eythórsson (Eds.), Syntactic features and the limits of syntactic change (pp. 15–39). Oxford University Press.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2021). Verdoppelungen in Relativsätzen und der Status von Relativpartikeln in Dialekten des Deutschen. In A. Speyer, & J. Hertel (Eds.), Syntax aus Saarbrücker Sicht 4: Beiträge der SaRDiS-Tagung zur Dialektsyntax (pp. 11-30). Steiner.


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2020). Changes affecting relative clauses in Late Modern English. In M. Kytö, & E. Smitterberg (Eds.), Late Modern English: Novel encounters (pp. 91-115). John Benjamins.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2020). Doubly Filled COMP und polare Fragen im Westgermanischen. In Syntax aus Saarbrücker Sicht 3: Beiträge der SaRDiS-Tagung zur Dialektsyntax (pp. 213–232). Steiner.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2020). English relative clauses in a cross-Germanic perspective. Nordlyd, 44, 93-115.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2020). German V2 and Doubly Filled COMP in West Germanic. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, 23(2), 125-160.


    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (2018). Deletion phenomena in comparative constructions: English comparatives in a cross-linguistic perspective. Language Science Press.



    Talk / presentation

    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (invited speaker) (2023). Fanselow (2003): Münchhausen-style head movement and the analysis of Verb-Second, Workshop on Gisbert Fanselow's Contributions to Syntactic Theory, Berlin.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2023). Irish English resumptive pronouns and Celtic contact: Implications on agreement and movement in relative clauses, The Linguistics Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Annual Conference 2023, Cambridge.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (invited speaker) (2023). Hypothetische Vergleichssätze im Alemannischen: Implikationen für den Sprachwandel, SaRDiS 2023: Saarbrücker Runder Tisch für Dialektsyntax, Saarbrücken.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2023). Economy, innovation, and analogy: Effects of language contact on English verb fronting, 45th Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society, Cologne.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2022). Lokative Relativsätze im Schwedischen und die Akzessibilitätshierarchie, 25. Arbeitstagung der Skandinavistik (ATdS 2022), Munich.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2022). Embedded inversion in Welsh English: Contact effects and markedness, The 6th International Conference on English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today, Novi Sad.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2022). Relative markers and subject-object asymmetries in the Wycliffe Bible, The 12th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME 12), Glasgow.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2022). Extraposition in German comparatives and the optionality of rightward movement, 44th Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS 2022), Tübingen.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2022). Subject-object asymmetries and the development of relative clauses between Late Middle English and Early Modern English, 42nd TABU Dag, Groningen.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (keynote speaker) (2022). Die Kasushierarchie und Asymmetrien in Relativsätzen des Alemannischen, SaRDiS 2022: Saarbrücker Runder Tisch für Dialektsyntax, Saarbrücken.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2021). Afrikaans relative clauses and the principles of morphological and syntactic markedness, Afrikaans Grammar Workshop III (AGW3), Amsterdam.
    • Bacskai-Atkari, J. (speaker) (2021). Relative clauses in South Slavic and the predictability of morphosyntactic features, 14th European Conference on the Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-14), Leipzig.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • University of Potsdam
      Teaching one block seminar per semester.
    • Open Linguistics
      section editor