Martina Gracanin-Yuksek
Associate Professor
Department of Foreign Language Education
Middle East Technical University

Contact info
Email: mgy "AT" alum "DOT" mit "DOT" edu
Middle East Technical University
Department of Foreign Language Education
06531 Ankara, Turkey
Office phone: +90 312 210-7530
Research Interests
  • Theoretical Syntax, Agreement, Multidominance, Linearization, Slavic languages
Publications and Manuscripts
  • 2007 Ph.D. in Linguistics, MIT
  • 2002: MA in Linguistics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • 1998: BA in English and Italian Languages and Literature, Zagreb University, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
  • 2016. Agreement attraction in Turkish. (with Sol Lago, Duygu Safak, Orhan Demir, Bilal Kirkici & Claudia Felser) Poster presented at AMLAP 16, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language, Bilbao, Spain, September, 1-3.
  • 2016. If if and wh, then why not that and wh?. FASL 25, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May, 13-15.
  • 2014. Turkish Alternative Questions. ICTL 17, Universite de Rouen, France, September 3-5.
  • 2014. Alternative Questions in Turkish. WAFL 10, MIT, Cambridge, USA, May 2-4.
  • 2013. Ikinci Dil Olarak Türkçede Soru Tümcelerinin Sözdizimsel, Anlambilimsel ve Edimbilimsel Özellikleri Üzerine. (On the Acquisition of Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Yes-No questions in L2 Turkish) (with Bilal Kirkici) UDK 27, Antalya, Turkey, May, 2-4.
  • 2013. Multiple Coordinated Relative Clauses. (with Barbara Citko) LSA 87, Boston, USA, January, 3-6.
  • 2012. Wh-Coordination in Free Relatives. (with Barbara Citko) NELS 43, New York, USA, October, 19-21.
  • 2012. Patterns of Agreement in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian Relative Clauses. (with Boban Arsenijevic) Sinfonija 5, Vienna, Austria, September, 27-29.
  • 2012. The Syntax of Dusjunctive Questions. Sinfonija 5, Vienna, Austria, September, 27-29.
  • 2012. Interrogative particle mI in Turkish. International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September, 18-21.
  • 2011. Properties of Negation in Croatian. Workshop on Functional Categories and Parametric Variation, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, October, 6-7. (invited talk)
  • 2011. The status of the Constraint on Sharing. Multidominance Workshop, UMass, Amherst, MA, April, 8-9. (invited talk)
  • 2010. Movement of bare objects in Turkish. (with Selçuk Issever) Mediterranean Syntax meeting 3, Athens, Greece, October, 8-10.
  • 2010. Türkçede Çiplak Nesneler ve Tasima. (with Selçuk Issever) 24. Ulusal Dilbilim Kurultayi, METU, Ankara, May, 17-18.
  • 2010. What can teach teach us about T?. FASL 19, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, April, 23-25. (Skype presentation)
  • 2010. Multiple guises of multiple coordinated wh-questions. (with Barbara Citko) LSA Annual Meeting 2010, Baltimore, MD, January 7-10.
  • 2009. Ways of wh-coordination. (with Barbara Citko) NELS 40, MIT, Cambridge, MA, November 13-15.
  • 2009. Coordinated Questions in Slavic and Beyond. (with Barbara Citko) SLG 4 and SinFonIJA 2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 24-26.
  • 2009. On a Matching Effect in Headed Relative Clauses. FASL 18, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May, 15-17.
  • 2009. Matching and Resumption. Ankara Linguistic Circle, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, April, 17.
  • 2008. Clitic JE in Croatian and Multidominance. Ways of Structure Building, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, November 13-14.
  • 2008. First Conjunct Agreement in Croatian. Ankara Linguistic Circle, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, May 30. (invited talk)
  • 2008. What Clitic JE in Croatian Tells Us about Multidominance. BCGL 3, Brussels, Belgium, May 21-23.
  • 2008. Guises of Multidominance. University of Crete, Greece, April 15. (Invited lecture)
  • 2008. Linearizing Multidominance Structures. GLOW 31, Workshop on Linearization, Newcastle, Great Britain, March 29. (First alternate)
  • 2008. Linearizing Multidominance Structures. METU Cognitive Science Department Colloquia Series, March 21. (Invited talk)
  • 2007. Coordinated Wh-Questions as Multidominance Structures. METU Cognitive Science Department Colloquia Series, November 5. (Invited talk)
  • 2006.Double Object Construction in Croatian: Argument against Appl. FASL 15. University of Toronto, Canada, May 12-14.
  • 2006.Free Relatives in Croatian: Arguments for the COMP Account. LSA Annual Meeting 2006. Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 5-8.
  • 2005.Free Relatives in Croatian: Arguments for the COMP Account. FDSL 6. University of Potsdam, November 30-December 1.
  • 2005.Croatian Free Relatives: What you see is what you get. Syracuse University Colloquia series, November 11. (Invited talk)
  • 2005.Italian V-N Compounds and Agreement. LSRL 35. University of Texas at Austin, February 24-27.
  • 2004.Morphosyntax of Movement Dependencies in Haitian Creole. (with Shoichi Takahashi) NELS 35. UConn, October 22-24.