University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics


The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) are published by the Penn Graduate Linguistics Society, the organization of linguistics graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.

PWPL publishes two volumes per year:

  • Proceedings of the annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)
  • Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)

In addition, we publish an occasional volume of working papers written by students and faculty in the department.

Current Issue: Volume 23, Issue 1 (2017) Proceedings of the 40th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference

Working Papers


Kajsa Djärv and Amy Goodwin Davies


On Cognate Objects in Sason Arabic
Faruk Akkuş and Balkız Öztürk


Measuring Cross-Linguistic Influence in First- and Second-Generation Bilinguals: ERP vs. Acceptability Judgments
Gita Martohardjono, Ian Phillips, Christen N. Madsen II, Ricardo Otheguy, Richard G. Schwartz, and Valerie L. Shafer


Two Mechanisms to Derive Partial Control — Evidence from German
Marcel Pitteroff, Artemis Alexiadou, and Silke Fischer


Copula Distinction and Constrained Variability of Copula Use in Iberian and Mexican Spanish
Sara Sánchez-Alonso, Ashwini Deo, and María Mercedes Piñango


Scope as a Diagnostic for the Position of Negation in Persian
Nazila Shafiei and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko