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Professor Stanley Dubinsky

Education: PhD in Linguistics

Affiliation: University of South Carolina, USA


Linguistics Program

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208


Phone: +1-803-777-2208






Stanley Dubinsky (PhD, Cornell University, 1985) is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature. He received a BA in Spanish & Latin American Literature and in Asian Studies from The Hebrew University (Jerusalem), an MA in East Asian (Chinese) Literature, and a PhD in Linguistics, both from Cornell University. He joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina (USC) in 1991. His primary areas of research interest are syntax, semantics, and the development of linguistic theory. His published research initially on Japanese syntax, and has since widened to include publications on: causatives in Oromo, pseudo-passives in Lingala (Bantu), passives and statives in Chichewa (Bantu), Raising and Control cross-linguistically, infinitival relative clauses and double modals in English, subjacency and extraction from NP, grammatical functions and configurationality, morphological influences on the style of 19th century English poets, and the processing of coordinate structures. Dr Dubinsky has published two co-authored books, four co-edited volumes, and over 50 articles on a broad range of topics and languages. He served as Book Review Editor for Language (2002-2005), Executive Editor for Language (2011-2015), and is a regular reviewer for national conferences, publishers, and professional journals. He is the 2006 recipient of his university’s Russell Research Award for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Selected Publications