Research

Publications

Polina Berezovskaya & Robin Hörnig (to appear): “The Processing of Ambiguous Degree Constructions in German”, Proceedings of Linguistic Evidence 2018.

Polina Berezovskaya & Anna Howell (to appear): “(No) Variation in the Grammar of Alternatives – Intervention Effects in Russian”, Proceedings of FASL 26 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics).

Polina Berezovskaya (under revision): “Comparisons in Nenets: About a Language that Decided to Have Degrees and also Use them”, Ural-Altaic Studies. Electronic ISSN 2500-2902. Email me for a softcopy.

Polina Berezovskaya & Vera Hohaus (2015): “The Crosslinguistic Inventory of Phrasal Comparative Operators: Evidence from Russian”, Proceedings of FASL 23 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics), 1-19.

Polina Berezovskaya (2014): “Acquisition of Russian Degree Constructions: A Corpus-Based Study”, Proceedings of FASL 22 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics), 1-22.

Polina Berezovskaya (2014): “Acquisition of Russian Comparison Constructions – Semantics Meets First Language Acquisition”. Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds.). ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam), 45-65. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. ISSN: 1574-499X. pdf

Sigrid Beck, Polina Berezovskaya & Katja Pflugfelder (2009): “The Use of Again in 19th Century vs. Present Day English”. Syntax 12:3, 193-214. pdf

Book Review

Polina Berezovskaya (2018): Review of “The Semantics of Evaluativity”, by Jessica Rett. Language, Volume 94, Number 3, September 2018, pp. 723-727. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/lan.2018.0045

Editing Work

Bade, Nadine, Polina Berezovskaya & Anthea Schöller (2016): Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 20. http://siteground357.com/~semant60/Archive/GRmOGQ4N/SUB20html4.html

Selected Talks

February 16, 2018: “The Processing of Ambiguous Degree Constructions in German”. Joined poster with Fabian Schlotterbeck & Oliver Bott at Linguistic Evidence 2018, University of Tübingen.  (LE 2018 conference website)

May 20, 2017 (with Anna Howell): “(No) Variation in the Grammar of Alternatives – Intervention Effects in Russian.” FASL 26 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

September 9, 2016: “Comparison in Nenets: About a Language that Decided to have Degrees and also Use them.”
6th Conference on Samoyedology, Institute of Linguistics RAS (Russian  Academy of Sciences), Moscow, Russia.

April 16, 2016: “Processing Ambiguous Degree Constructions Cross-linguistically.” ECO-5 Graduate Student Workshop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, USA.

March 17, 2016: “‘Small Degrees’: Degree Modification in Nenets.” Ling-Lunch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

October, 6th 2015: “A little bit taller, taller or just tall – The Pecularities of Nenets Comparison Constructions.” Invited Talk at the Institute of Linguistic Studies, Saint-Petersburg.

June, 3rd 2015: “The Positive Puzzle in the Semantics of Nenets Comparison Constructions.” Invited Talk at the “Semantikzirkel”, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin.

May, 3rd 2014: “The Crosslinguistic Inventory of Phrasal Comparative Operators: Evidence from Russian.”, FASL 23 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics), University of California, Berkeley, USA.

July, 25th 2013: “Does your mouth open wider than mine? – On child acquisition of Russian comparatives.”, Ph.D. Student Colloquium , Collaborative Research Center 833, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

May, 4th 2013: “Acquisition of Russian Degree Constructions – A Corpus-Based Study.”, FASL 22 (Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

April, 11th 2013: “A Parametric Approach to the Acquisition of Russian Degree Constructions.” Invited talk at LUSH (Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings), Universiteit Utrecht.

January, 9th 2013: “Acquisition of Russian Comparison Constructions –  Semantics Meets First Language Acquisition”, ConSOLE XXI, Universität Potsdam. Awarded with best presentation

July 2012 (with Vera Hohaus): “Association with Focus in Degree Constructions”, Research Seminar, English Department, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

July, 10th 2007 (with Sigrid Beck and Katja Pflugfelder): “The Use of Again in 19th Century vs. Present Day English”, 3rd Late Modern English Conference, Universiteit Leiden.