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Dr Marta Ruda

A graduate of the Institute of English Studies and the Chair in Hungarian Studies of the Jagiellonian University. She defended her doctoral dissertation On the syntax of missing objects. A study with special reference to English, Polish, and Hungarian in 2016.

Selected publications


2017. On the syntax of missing objects. A study with special reference to English, Polish, and Hungarian. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.  


Journal articles

2019, with Gesoel Mendes. First conjunct agreement in Polish: Evidence for a mono-clausal analysis. Snippets 36, 3–5.

2016. NP ellipsis (effects) in Polish and Hungarian: FFs on Fs, Agree, and Chain Reduction. The Linguistic Review 33, 649–677.

2014. Missing objects in special registers: The syntax of null objects in English. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 59, 339–372.

2014. The impersonal subject -N/T construction in Polish and the typology of Voice heads. Studies in Polish Linguistics 9, 203–243.


Articles in edited volumes

2020. Language contact and null subjects: The past tense in Kashubian. [In] Languages in contact and contrast, eds. Magdalena Szczyrbak, Anna Tereszkiewicz. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press. 391–405.

2018. Syntactic representation of null arguments: [NP e] as [nP n] (minimally). [In] Null subjects in generative grammar. A synchronic and diachronic perspective, eds. Federica Cognola, Jan Casalicchio. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 240–260.

2018. Local operations deriving long-distance relations: Object agreement in Hungarian and the Genitive of Negation in Polish. [In] Boundaries crossed, at the interfaces of morphosyntax, phonology, pragmatics and semantics, eds. Huba Bartos, Marcel den Dikken, Zoltán Bánréti, Tamás Váradi. Dordrecht: Springer. 133–146.

2017. Rich agreement and dropping patterns: pro-drop, agreement drop, no drop. [In] Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24, The New York University Meeting 2015, eds. Yohei Oseki, Masha Esipova, Stephanie Harves. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Slavic Publications. 321–341.