Collins, James N. Definiteness determined by syntax: A case study in
Tagalog. To appear in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.
Collins, James N. Review of Paul Kroeger Analyzing meaning: An
introduction to semantics and pragmatics. To appear in Oceanic
Linguistics 57(2): 253--259. [Pre-publication version]
Collins, James N. 2017. Structure-sensitive interpretation. Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University.
Collins, James N. 2016. Samoan predicate initial word order and object
positions. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 35(1): 1--59.
Collins, James N. 2016. Reasoning about definiteness in a language without articles. Proceedings of SALT 26: 82--102.
Collins, James N. 2016. Composition and definiteness without articles: A case study in Tagalog. Proceedings of NELS 46.
Collins, James N. 2016. Definiteness and implicatures in Tagalog. Proceedings of BLS 42: 273--292.
Collins, James N. 2016. Ilokano free relatives with man. Proceedings of AFLA 21: 33--50.
Collins, James N. 2015. Diagnosing predicate fronting in Samoan. Proceedings of WCCFL 32: 228--237
Collins, James N. 2014. Pseudo noun incorporation in discourse. To appear in the Proceedings of AFLA 20.
Collins, James N. 2014. The distribution of unmarked cases in Samoan. Argument Realisations and Related Constructions in Austronesian Languages: Papers from the 12th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Vol. 2, ed. by I. Wayan Arka and N. L. K. Mas Indrawati, 93-110. Asia-Pacific Linguistics.
Collins, James N., Daria Popova, Ivan A. Sag, and Thomas Wasow. 2014. Sluicing and the inquisitive potential of appositives. Parenthesis and Ellipsis: Studies in Generative Grammar 121, ed. by M. Kluck, D. Ott, and M. de Vries, 47-73. Berlin: De Gruyter.
Collins, James N. 2018. The polarity of clauses embedded under neg-raising predicates. Sinn und Bedeutung 23, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, September 5. [Handout]
Collins, James N. 2018. Mapping meanings to argument structure: The semantics of Samoan case. Workshop on the Syntax of Polynesian Languages, University of Toronto, June 9. [Handout]
At the University of Hawaiʻi
Spring 2019: Instructor, Grammar (Graduate Syntax)
Spring 2019: Instructor, Semantics and Pragmatics
Fall 2018: Instructor, Seminar in Syntax: Case, Voice, and Grammatical Relations
At Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Fall 2017: Co-instructor, Approaches to Implicature (with Todd Snider)
At Stanford University
Winter 2017: TA, Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (with Cleo Condoravdi)