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Name: Ross  Bilous
Institution: York University
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State and/or Country: Canada   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Genetic Classification
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Syntax-morphology/semantics interface; minimalist, structuralist and functionalist study of the transitive relation and of its related phenomena (verb typology and increasing/decreasing valency change, incorporation of post-verbal nouns and case assignment, structural and inherent cases in languages with rich case morphology, [pseudo-]differential object marking [PDOM], relation between DOM, DP structure and morphosyntactic realizations of different semantic features); language typology and linguistic universals; teaching and learning of L2 morphosyntax and vocabulary; translation techniques, strategies and structural challenges in interlinguistic transfer of meaning; compilation of diachronic and synchronic dictionaries; morphosyntactic feature tracking from PIE (Proto-Indo-European) to Modern European languages.
Subject Language(s): Chippewa
Ojibwa, Severn
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Slavic Subgroup
Latin Subgroup
Selected Publications: Books:

(2014) “La morphosyntaxe du français”, Canadian Scholars’ Press., 213 pages.

(2014) “Initiation à l’art de traduire : guide pratique pour les étudiants du premier cycle”, Canadian Scholars’ Press., 140 pages.

(2011) ''Transitivité et marquage d’objet différential''. Doctoral Dissertation : University of Toronto.

Selected Articles:

“New perspectives on the study of language change”, In Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2015.

(2014) “Pretérito Compuesto versus Pretérito Simple en el Mundo Hispano”, In Tropos 38(1): 15–28, Biannual publication, Michigan State University, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Romance and Classical Studies.

“Transitivity revisited: an overview of recent research and possible solutions”, In Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2012.

“On the question of typological status and origin of Ukrainian”, In Conference Proceedings of the Second International Virtual Conference on Ukrainian Studies, Band 2011, 15–34. München, Berlin, Washington D.C.: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2012. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

“GEN and PART case valuation: a contrastive analysis”, In Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2011.

“Usages multiples du cas instrumental en ukrainien”, In Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2010.

“DP-sation de l’individuation en ukrainien et en français”, In Actes du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique 2009.

“La Grammaire Universelle (GU) et l’acquisition d’une langue seconde”, Dans Mosaic, March 2009, Vol. 42, No.1.

Selected Book Reviews:

(2014) “López, Luis. 2012. Indefinite Objects: Scrambling, Choice Functions, and Differential Marking. In the series Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 63. Cambridge, MA/London: MIT Press. Dans Canadian Journal of Linguistics 59(2): 273–275.

(2014) “Genoveva, Puskás. Initiation au Programme Minimaliste. Éléments de syntaxe comparative. Collection ‘Science pour la communication’.” Vol. 103. Peter Lang SA, Editions scientifiques internationales, Berne 2013. Dans Linguisti List (25.1493) :

(2013) “Giancarli, Pierre-Don. Les auxiliaires être et avoir. Étude comparée. Corse, français, acadien et anglais. 2011. Collection ‘Rivages Linguistiques’.” Presses Universitaires de Rennes. Dans Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58(3): 510–513.

(2013) “Woldt, Claudia, ed.. Tschechisch bis 1775 – historische Kontinuität oder Geschichte mit Sollbruchstellen? Beiträge zum 5. Bohemicum Dresdense 12. November 2010.” Band 169. München, Berlin, Washington D.C.: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2012. In Canadian Slavonic Papers LV (1–2): 297–298.

(2012) “L. de Saussure, A. Borillo, M. Vuillaume, éds. 2012. Grammaire, lexique, référence. Regards sur le sens. Mélanges offerts à Georges Kleiber pour ses quarante ans de carrière.” Vol. 99. Peter Lang SA. Dans Linguisti List (23.5363) :

(2011) “Ghomeshi, Jila, Ileana Paul, and Martina Wiltschko, eds. 2011. Determiners: Universals and variation.” In the series Linguistik Aktuell 147. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. In Canadian Journal of Linguistics 56(1): 128–130.
Courses Taught: 1) undergraduate linguistic courses (in English and French): Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Language, French Phonetics and Phonology, French Morphosyntax, French Semantics and Lexicology, Introduction to the Linguistic Study of French, Translation and Contrastive Linguistics;
2) undergraduate language courses (beginner and intermediate French as a Second language, oral and written);
3) teaching L2 Spanish, French, English, Russian to secondary school students and adults.
Dissertation Abstract: Transitivité et marquage d’objet différentiel
Reviewer of: Grammaire, Lexique, Référence (LL Issue 23.5363)
Initiation au Programme Minimaliste (LL Issue 25.1493)

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