Invited Talks

Let's talk about Tense and reconsider some traditional labels. Lingvistički seminar Filološkog fakulteta. Filološki fakultet, Univerzitet u Banja Luci, Banja Luka, May 22, 2017. 

 

On the Syntax-Semantics Interplay in Licensing Future Interpretation.  Talk at Com(parative) Syn(tax) Meetings. Leiden University Center for Linguistics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. May 11, 2017. 

 

(Im)Perfective Future. Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. June 14, 2016.

 

Show me the future and I'll tell you what you're made of: Aspect as a window into temporal-modal domain. Talk at the Syntax Interface Lecture Series. UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. May 9, 2016. 

 

Aspectual distribution in embedded contexts: Serbian and beyond. Talk at Workshop on Aspect, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 3-4, 2015. 

 

On the Cross-linguistic presence/absence of TP: syntactic properties and temporal interpretations. Talk at Institut for Linguistics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, May 18, 2015.

 

Da, da, da - (In)finite possibilities. Talk at Linguistics in Göttingen. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, May 13, 2015. With Susanne Wurmbrand 

 

(In) Finite possibilities of 'da' - Restructuring the tense and apsect domains. Talk at the Workshop on Aspect in Embedded Clauses. ZAS, Berlin, Germany, May 11-12, 2015. With Susanne Wurmbrand.

 

TP or not TP: On the presence of TP in an aspectually rich language.  Presented at Syntax Brown Bag, New York University, New York, October 24, 2014.

 

Some restrictions on forms denoting future in Serbian and beyond. Presented at

NS_Ling_Research Group, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 20, 2014. 

Publications and files to download

 

 Todorović, N. 2016.  On the Presence/Absence of TP: Syntactic Properties and

  Temporal InterpretationDoctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

 

Todorović, N. To appear. A different aspect of tenses and temporal interpretation in

Serbian. A different aspect of tenses and temporal interpretation in Serbian. In Current

Developments in Slavic Linguistics: Twenty Years After, ed. P. Kosta and T. Radeva-Bork. Peter

Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 

 

Todorović, N. and S. Wurmbrand. To appear. Finiteness across domainsIn Current

Developments in Slavic Linguistics: Twenty Years After, ed. by P. Kosta and T. Radeva-Bork. Peter Lang,

Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

 

Todorović, N. To appear. Aspectual asymmetries and the lack of TP in Serbian. In Proceeding of Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis 6. 

 

Todorović, N. 2015.Tense and aspect (in)compatibility in Serbian matrix and subordinate clauses. In LinguaVol, 167, 82-111. Also available at: doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2015.04.007

 

Todorović, N. 2015. (Im)perfect(ive) VP: Aspect-sensitive VP-ellipsis in Serbian. In Proceeding of Chicago Linguistics Society 49. Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Todorović, N. 2014. Uneven aspectual distribution in Serbian In Proceeding of Linguistics and Language (LILA '14). Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM). Istanbul, June 16-18, 2014. 

 

Todorović, N. 2014. VP-ellipsis and all its phases: The role of aspect in VP-ellipsis in Serbian In Proceeding of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 22. Michigan Slavic Materials, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Todorović, N. 2014. Role of Aspect in VP-ellipsis in Serbian: phase-governed approachIn Proceedings of Penn Linguistics Colloquium 37. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

 

Todorović, N. 2013. On the distribution of perfective aspect in Serbian. In Proceeding of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 22: The Indiana Meeting. Ed. by  S. Franks, M. Dickinson, G. Fowler, M. Witcombe, and K. Zanon, 373-389. Michigan Slavic Materials, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Todorović, N. 2013. Perfect(ive) or not? Aspectual restrictions in Serbian and English. In Special Edition of UW Working Papers: the Proceedings of Northwest Linguistics Conference

 

Todorović, N. 2010. Symmetry and asymmetry between a matrix and a subordinate clause in English and Serbian. In Jezik, književnost, identitet: jezička istraživanja: 300-312, ed. by Biljana Mišić Ilić, Vesna Lopičić. SVEN, Niš, Serbia.

Conference Presentations

Restrictions on perfective aspect in Serbian and on bare eventive predicates in English. Paper presented at Novi Sad Linguistic Colloquium. University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia,  December 27, 2011.

 

Perfect(ive) or not? Aspectual restrictions in Serbian and English.

Paper presented at the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC). University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, April 7-8, 2012.

 

So Perfect(ive): On Distribution of Perfect Aspect in Serbian.

Paper presented at the Third Annual Uconn Language Fest. University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, April 16, 2012.

 

On the distribution of perfective aspect in Serbian.

Paper presented at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL) 21 in Bloomington, Indiana, May 14-17, 2012.

FASL21_Todorovic_Handout

 

Deleting VP: Which aspects count?

Paper presented at Novi Sad Linguistic Colloquium, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, December 27, 2012.

 

Why is Perfective not so Perfect? Aspectual and Temporal Properties of Verbs in Serbian. Presented at Open Society Foundations’ GSGP Annual Spring Conference 2013. New York, March 1-2, 2013. 

 

Role of aspect in VP-ellipsis in Serbian: phase-governed approach.

Paper presented at Penn Linguistics Colloquium (UPenn 37). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 22-24, 2013. 

 

(Im)perfect(ive) VP: Aspect-sensitive VP-ellipsis in Serbian.

Paper presented at Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 49). University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 2013. 

 

VP-ellipsis and all its phases: The role of aspect in VP-ellipsis in Serbian. 

Paper presented at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 22). McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 3-5, 2013

 

The role of aspect in VP-ellipsis and temporal interpretation in Serbian. Paper presented at Syntax, Pholonogy and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 6). University of Niš, Niš, Serbia, September, 26-28, 2013.      

 

Aorist and participles in Serbian. Paper presented at Novi Sad Linguistic Colloqium, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, December 27, 2013. 

 

Aspectual tenses in Serbian and parallelism with the nominal domain. Paper presented at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 23). University of California, Berkeley, California, May 2-4, 2014.    

 

Uneven aspectual distribution in Serbian. Paper presented at Linguistics and Language (LILA '14). Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM), Istanbul, Turkey, June 16-18, 2014.

Serbian verbs and nouns front to be expressive. Presented at Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 7). Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, Austria, September 25-27, 2014. (With Sabina Halupka-Rešetar)

 

Being Perfect(ive) is not good enough for the Future. Presented at Novi Sad Linguistic Colloquium 3. University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia. December 27, 2014.

 

Unifying VP-ellipsis and aspectual tense: On the cross-linguistic presence of TP. Presented at West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. March 27-29, 2015. 

 

A different aspect of tenses and temporal interpretation in Serbian. Paper presented at Formal

Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 11) at  University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany,

December 2-4, 2015.

 

Finiteness across domains. Paper presented at Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 11) at

University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, December 2-4, 2015. With Susanne Wurmbrand.

 

Why Future is not so Perfect(ive): On the aspectual restrictions of future

interpretations. Presented at Incontro di Grammatica Generativa 42, Universita del Salento,

Lecce, Italy, February 18-20, 2016. 

 

Aspect in Serbian and how it interacts with future. Presented at Colloquium on Generative Grammar

26, Cáceres, Spain, April 13-15, 2016.

 

Don’t bother deleting secondary imperfective – it is not even there: VP-ellipsis in Serbian. Presented at

Ellipsis Across Borders 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 20-21, 2016.

 

If you can show the future, I know what you’re made of: Aspect + modal-temporal domain in

Serbian. Presented at SinFonIJA 9, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 15-17 September, 2016.            

 

Restricting future in Serbian. Presented at FDSL 12. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany,

December 8-10, 2016.

 

Aspect interacts with phasehood: evidence from SerbianVP-ellipsis. Presented at BCGL 9: Phase

Theory, Brussels, Belgium, December 13-14, 2016.