Department of Languages and Cultures
Dr. Judy B. Bernstein
Office: Atrium 235
Phone: (973) 720-2807
Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon. 4-5 PM, Thurs. 3:30-4:30 PM
Department: Languages and Cultures
Position: Associate Professor, Linguistics
Area Specialization: syntax, morphology-syntax interface, Romance linguistics, Appalachian English and varieties of English, language acquisition, non-standard and stigmatized varieties
- Ph.D. in Linguistics, Graduate Center, CUNY
- M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Hunter College, CUNY
- B.A. in Spanish and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University at Albany, SUNY
- TBED 643 - Structure of American English
- TBED 642 - Contrastive Analysis of Native and Target Languages
- TBED 540 – History of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education in the U.S.
- TBED 650 – Language Diversity, Loss, and Change
- ESL 310, 311 – ESL Reading, Writing
- Bernstein, Judy B. and Raffaella Zanuttini. 2012. “A Diachronic Shift in the Expression of Person,” Parameter Theory and Language Change, edited by Charlotte Galves, Sonia Cyrino, Ruth Lopes, Filomena Sandalo and Juanito Avelar, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 157-175.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2008. “Reformulating the Determiner Phrase Analysis.” Language and Linguistics Compass 2, 1-25.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2008. “The Expression of Third Person in Older and Contemporary Varieties of English.” English Studies 89.5, 571-586.
- den Dikken, Marcel, Judy B. Bernstein, Cristina Tortora and Raffaella Zanuttini. 2007. “Data and Grammar: Means and Individuals.” Theoretical Linguistics 33.3, 335-352.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2005. “On the Morpho-Syntax of Possessive Constructions.” Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes 34, 57-78.
- Bernstein, Judy B. and Christina Tortora. 2005. “Two Types of Possessive Forms in English.” Lingua 115.9, 1221-1242.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2001. “Focusing the ‘Right’ Way in Romance Determiner Phrases.” Probus 13, 1-29.
- Bernstein, Judy B., Wayne Cowart, and Dana McDaniel. 1999. “Bare Singular Effects in Genitive Constructions.” Linguistic Inquiry 30.3, 493-502.
- McDaniel, Dana, Cecile McKee, and Judy B. Bernstein. 1998. “How Children’s Relatives Solve a Problem for Minimalism.” Language 74.2, 308-334.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 1998. Dissertation Review: Kester, Ellen-Petra (1996) The Nature of Adjectival Inflection, Doctoral Dissertation, Utrecht University, Glot International 3.2, 17-19.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 1997. “Demonstratives and Reinforcers in Romance and Germanic Languages.” Lingua 102, 87-113.
- Bernstein, Judy. 1993. “The Syntactic Role of Word Markers in Null Nominal Constructions.” Probus 5, 5-38.
- Bernstein, Judy. 1991. “DPs in French and Walloon: Evidence for Parametric Variation in Nominal Head Movement.” Probus 3.2, 101-126.
Book Chapters, Conference Proceedings, and Working Papers
- Zanuttini, Raffaella and Judy B. Bernstein. 2009. “Micro-comparative syntax in English verbal agreement,” Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) 39.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2008. “English th- Forms.” in Alex Klinge and Henrik H. Müller (eds.), Essays on Nominal Determination: From Morphology to Discourse Management. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 213-232.
- Bernstein, Judy B. 2001. “The DP Hypothesis: Identifying Clausal Properties in the Nominal Domain.” in Mark Baltin and Chris Collins (eds.), The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 536-561.
- Bernstein, Judy B., Dana McDaniel, and Cecile McKee. 1998. “Resumptive Pronoun Strategies in English-speaking Children.” in A. Greenhill, M. Hughes, H. Littlefield, and H. Walsh (eds.), Proceedings of 22nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press, 58-68.
- Bernstein, Judy. 1992. “On the Syntactic Status of Adjectives in Romance.” CUNYForum 17, 105-122.
- Bernstein, Judy. 1991. “Nominal Enclitics in Romance.” MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 14, 51-66.
- Bernstein, Judy. 1989. “The Universality of the ECP.” CUNYForum 14, 13-21.
Work under Review
- Bernstein, Judy B. and Raffaella Zanuttini. under review. “What is verbal -s in English?” submitted to Language.
- Bernstein, Judy B. and Raffaella Zanuttini. under review. “A Diachronic Shift in the Expression of Person,” submitted to Diachronic Syntax: Parameter Theory and Dynamics of Change, New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Work in Progress
- Bernstein, Judy B. in prep. Commissioned review of Rowlett, Paul (2007), The Syntax of French, Cambridge University Press, to be published in the journal Language.
- Bernstein, Judy B. in prep. Overview article on Romance DPs for International Journal of Bilingualism, special issue on child and adult (L2) bilingualism.
Recent Conference Presentations
- “A Diachronic Shift in the Expression of Person,” paper delivered at Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS) 11, University of Campinas, Brazil, July 22, 2009 (co-authored with Raffaella Zanuttini).
- “A Source for non-standard verbal -s in Appalachian English,” paper delivered at Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, San Francisco, January 9, 2009 (co-authored with Raffaella Zanuttini).
- “The Development of Verbal -s in (Non)standard Varieties of English,” paper delivered at Levels of Analysis in the History of Indo-European Languages, Trieste, Italy, May 22, 2008 (co-authored with Raffaella Zanuttini).
- “Teasing Apart Reference and Agreement: Micro-parametric Variation in English DPs,” paper delivered at GLOW workshop on DP Types and Feature Syntax, Newcastle, UK, March 25, 2008 (co-authored with Raffaella Zanuttini).
- “One Form for Different Features: Micro-Syntactic Variation in English,” paper delivered at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Chicago, January 5, 2008 (co-authored with Raffaella Zanuttini).
- “Reconsidering Romance l- Forms,” paper delivered at the 17th Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGGXVII), Girona, Spain, June 15, 2007.
- “Subject Agreement Variation: Confronting the Hypothesis Space with Novel Data,” paper delivered at Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax, University of York, UK, May 11, 2007 (co-authored with Christina Tortora, Marcel den Dikken, Raffaella Zanuttini, Goldie Ann Dooley, Erin Quirk).
- “Declarative and Interrogative Person Markers in DP,” paper delivered at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Anaheim, January 7, 2007.
- “The Expression of Third Person in Older and Contemporary Varieties of English,” alternate paper at Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS9), Trieste, Italy, June 8-10, 2006.
- “Person and Number in DP,” paper delivered at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Albuquerque, January 8, 2006.
Fellowships and Grants
- under revision. National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Doubled Subjects and the Inflectional Domain in Appalachian English,” (with Raffaella Zanuttini, Yale University).
- 2007 - 2008. Fulbright Scholar Program, Senior Research Award, “The Grammatical Feature ‘person’ across Languages and Time,” Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy.
- 2006 - 2008. National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: The Comparative Morpho-Syntax of Appalachian English,” BCS 0617210 (with Christina Tortora, College of Staten Island, CUNY, BCS 0617197; Marcel den Dikken, Graduate Center, CUNY, BCS 0616573; Raffaella Zanuttini, Georgetown University, BCS 0617133), total funding: $208,037; BCS 0803186, $5,000 supplemental grant to Bernstein in 2007.
- 2003 - 2004. American Council of Learned Societies/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Junior Faculty, “A Systematic Study of the Syntax of Appalachian English,” $30,000.
- 1992. National Science Foundation dissertation grant, “The Exceptional Nature of the Noun Phrase in Walloon: Its Significance for Comparative Romance Syntax,” $5,000.
- 1986 - 1990. Title VII (Bilingual Education Act) grant, “Nuevos Horizontes,” James Monroe High School, Bronx, NY (with Reyes Irizarry, Lourdes García, Lourdes Martínez), $900,000.