Papers

(in preparation) Lee, Naomi and Cournane, Ailís.  Functional category omissions as child upwards reanalysis.

(in preparation) Cournane, Ailís. Modal Milestones are Grammatical Milestones.

(in preparation) van Dooren, A., Anouk Dieuleveut, Ailís Cournane and Valentine Hacquard. 2017. Learning what must and can must and can mean.

(submitted) Cournane, Ailís and Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux. Leaving obligations behind: Epistemic incrementation in preschool English. BUCLD43 Poster of this work

(to appear) Veselinovic, Dunja and Ailís Cournane.  The grammatical source for missing epistemic meanings for modal verbs in child BCS. In Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 26). Michigan Slavic Publications.

van Dooren, A., Anouk Dieuleveut, Ailís Cournane and Valentine Hacquard. 2017. Learning what must and can must and can mean. Proceedings of the 2017 Amsterdam Colloquium.

Cournane, Ailís. 2017. In defense of the child innovator. In Mathieu, Éric and Robert Truswell (eds), Micro Change and Macro Change in Diachronic Syntax. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 10-24. 

Hacquard, V. and Ailís Cournane. 2016. Themes and variations in the expression of modality. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Linguistics Society (NELS 46).

Cournane, Ailís. 2016. Functional category omissions as evidence for upwards reanalysis. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics (TWPL). http://twpl.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/twpl/issue/view/

Cournane, Ailís. 2015. Modal Development: Input-Divergent L1 Acquisition in the Direction of Diachronic Reanalysis. PhD Dissertation. University of Toronto.

Cournane, Ailís. 2015. Revisiting the Epistemic Gap: evidence for a grammatical source. Proceedings of the 39th annual to the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD39). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Cournane, Ailís. 2014. In search of L1 evidence for diachronic reanalysis: mapping modalsLanguage Acquisition 21 (1): 103-117.
  • Awarded annual prize for «Best Paper by an Untenured Scientist»

Tailleur, Sandrine and Ailís Cournane. 2014. L’interrogation partielle en français laurentien et en portugais brésilien: évolutions et microvariation comparatives. In Remysen, Wim (ed), Voies du français, pp. 291-305. Québec: Laval.

Cournane, Ailís. 2012. Book Review:  Elly van Gelderen, ed. 2009.  Cyclical Change. In the series Linguistik Aktuell 146. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. 329. Canadian Journal of Linguistics Vol.57(2).

Cournane, Ailís. 2010. Using synchronic microvariation to understand pathways of change: Subject clitic doubling in Romance dialects. 2010 CLA/ACL Conference Proceedings. Concordia University, Montreal QC.