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Department of Linguistics

Professor Irina Nikolaeva

MA, Candidate (Moscow), PhD (Leiden)

Overview

Irina Nikolaeva
Name:
Professor Irina Nikolaeva
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020 7898 4250
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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428a
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Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised

Research

Irina Nikolaeva’s work has dealt with the description and documentation of little studied endangered languages. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Siberia and the Northern part of European Russia, and has published on Uralic, Altaic and Palaeosiberian languages. Her other research interests are linguistic typology, syntax, morphology, information structure and non-transformational theories of grammar.

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Europe
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Nikolaeva, Irina (2014) A grammar of Tundra Nenets. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Ackerman, Farrell and Nikolaeva, Irina (2013) Descriptive typology and linguistics theory: a study in the morphosyntax of relative clauses. Stanford: CSLI.

Dalrymple, Mary and Nikolaeva, Irina (2011) Objects and information structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Cambridge studies in linguistics, 131)

Nikolaeva, Irina (2006) A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Nikolaeva, Irina and Perekhvalskaya, Elena and Tolskaya, Maria (2003) Udeghe (Udihe) texts. Osaka, Japan: ELPR. (Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim (Series), A2-025)

Nikolaeva, Irina and Perekhvalskaya, Elena and Tolskaya, Maria (2002) Udeghe (Udihe) folk tales. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz. (Tunguso-Sibirica 10)

Nikolaeva, Irina and Tolskaya, M. (2001) A Grammar of Udihe. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2000) Chrestomathia Yukagirica. Budapest: ELTE. (Uralisztikai tanulmányok)

Nikolaeva, Irina (1999) Ostyak texts in the Obdorsk dialect. Wiesbaden: Otto Harassowitz. (Studia uralica, Bd. 9)

Nikolaeva, Irina (1999) Ostyak. Muenchen; Newcastle: Lincom Europa. (Languages of the world. Materials ; 305)

Nikolaeva, Irina (1997) Yukaghir texts. Savariae: Berxsenyi Dániel Tanárképzö föiskola. (Specimina Sibirica, t. 13.)

Edited Books

Nikolaeva, Irina, ed. (2007) Finiteness: Theoretical and empirical foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Nikolaeva, Irina (2014) 'The Narrative Infinitive Construction in French and Latin.' In: Boas, Hans and Gonzálvez-García, Francisco , (eds.), Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammar. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 139-179.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2014) 'Altaic.' In: Lieber, Rochelle and Stekauer, Pavol, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology. Oxford University Press.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2013) 'Unpacking finiteness.' In: Corbett, Greville and Brown, Dunstan and Chumakina, Marina, (eds.), Canonical morphology and syntax. Oxford University Press.

Nikolaeva, Irina and Spencer, Andrew (2013) 'Possession and modification – a perspective from Canonical Typology.' In: Brown, Dunstan and Chumakina, Marina and Corbett, Greville, (eds.), Canonical Morphology and Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2012) 'Periphrasis in Tundra Nenets.' In: Chumakina, Marina and Corbett, Greville, (eds.), Periphrasis: the role of syntax and morphology int he paradigms. Oxford: British Academy and Oxford University Press. (Proceedings of the British Academy, 180)

Nikolaeva, Irina (2012) 'Nominal modification in Udihe and beyond.' In: Malchukov, Andrej and Whaley, Lindsey, (eds.), Recent advances in Tungusic linguistics. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2009) 'Chuvan and Omok languages?' In: Lubotzky, Alexander, (ed.), Evidence and Counter-Evidence: Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt. General linguistics. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, pp. 313-336.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2007) 'Constructional Economy and Nonfinite Independent Clauses.' In: Nikolaeva, I., (ed.), Finiteness. Theoretical and Empirical Foundations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 138-80.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2007) 'Recipriocals and sociatives in Udehe.' In: Nedjalkov, V., (ed.), Reciprocal constructions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 933-968.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2005) 'Agreement and situation construal.' In: Fernandez-Vest, J.M., (ed.), The Uralic languages today. A linguistic and cognitive approach. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, Editeur.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2003) 'The structure of the Tundra Nenets noun phrase.' In: Bakró-Nagy, Marianne and Rédei, Karoly, (eds.), Ünnepi kötet Honti László tiszteletére. Magyar Tudomanyos Academia, pp. 315-327.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2002) 'Possession vs. nominal attribution in Uralic.' In: Helimski, Eugen and Widmer, Anna, (eds.), Wŭśa wŭśa – Sei gegrüsst! Beiträge zur Finnougristik zu Ehren von Gert Sauer dargebracht zu seinem siebzigsten Geburtstag. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 239-250.

Articles

Matic, Dejan and Nikolaeva, Irina (2014) 'Realis mood, focus, and existential closure in Tundra Yukaghir.' Lingua, 150 . pp. 202-231.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2010) 'Finiteness in typology.' Language and Linguistics Compass, 3 (1). pp. 1176-1189.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2008) 'Between nouns and adjectives: a constructional view.' Lingua, 118 (7). pp. 969-996.

Nikolaeva, Irina and Dalrymple, M. (2006) 'Syntax of Natural and Accidental Coordination: Evidence from Agreement.' Language, 82 (4). pp. 824-49.

Darlymple, Mary and Nikolaeva, Irina (2005) 'Nonsubject agreement and discourse roles.' Oxford University Working Papers in Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, 10 . pp. 73-94.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2001) 'Secondary topic as a relation in information structure.' Linguistics, 39 (1). pp. 1-49.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2000) 'The status of schwa in the phonological description of Northern Ostyak.' Finnisch-ugrische Mitteilungen, 23 . pp. 121-148.

Nikolaeva, Irina (2000) 'The vocalic system of Udihe.' Eurasian Studies Yearbook . pp. 113-142.

Nikolaeva, Irina (1999) 'Object agreement, grammatical relations, and information structure.' Studies in Language, 23 (2). pp. 331-376.

Nikolaeva, Irina (1999) 'The semantics of Northern Khanty Evidentials.' Journal de la Société Finno-Ougrienne, 88 . pp. 131-159.

Nikolaeva, Irina (1998) 'Optimal syllables are not always optimal: A prosodic structure of Yukaghir.' Lingua, 105 (3). pp. 201-229.

Nikolaeva, Irina and Kovgan, Elena and Koshkareva, Natalia (1993) 'Communicative roles in Ostyak syntax.' Finnisch Ugrischen Forschungen, 30 . pp. 125-167.

Nikolaeva, Irina and Zhukova, Ljudmila and Demina, Ljubov (1993) 'Les Yukaghirs.' Etudes mongoles et sibiriennes . pp. 175-190.

Book Reviews

Nikolaeva, Irina (2005) '[review article of:] Elena Maslova "A grammar of Kolyma Yukaghir".' Linguistic Typology, 9 (2). 299 -325.

Audios

Nikolaeva, Irina and Garrett, Edward Online documentation of Siberian languages. UNSPECIFIED. [Audio]

Other

Matić, Dejan and Nikolaeva, Irina (2014) 'Focus feature percolation: Evidence from Tundra Nenets and Tundra Yukaghir.' In: Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. CSLI online publication. pp. 299-317.

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