Yves Roberge


Direct Objects and Language Acquisition (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge). Cambridge University Press. (2018)

The End of Argument Structure? (M.C. Cuervo & Y. Roberge, eds.) Syntax and Semantics Series, Volume 38. Brill. (2012)

Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition. (Ana Pérez-Leroux & Y. Roberge, eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (2003)

Syntaxe et sémantique du français (A.-M. Brousseau & Y. Roberge). Fides: Montréal. (2000; Second printing 2002)

The Syntactic Recoverability of Null Arguments. (Y. Roberge) McGill-Queen's University Press: Montréal. (1990)

La variation dialectale en grammaire universelle (Y. Roberge & Marie-Thérèse Vinet). Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal: Montréal. (1989)

Refereed articles and book chapters

“Structural diversity does not affect the acquisition of recursivity: the case of possession in German”, (A.T Pérez-Leroux, Y. Roberge, A. Lowles, P. Schulz). Under review. 2020

“Rethinking Complexity”, (S. Bejar, D. Massam, A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Y. Roberge) to appear in A. Bárány, T. Biberauer, S. Vikner (eds.) Syntactic Architecture and its Consequences. Language Sciences Press. 2020

“Recursion and the acquisition of complex NPs”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, T. Peterson, A. Castilla-Earls, S. Béjar, D. Massam, Y. Roberge), Language 94: 332-359. 2018

“On recursive modification in French L1”, (Y. Roberge, A.T. Pérez-Leroux, A. Frolova), Languages 3, 6.  doi:10.3390/languages3010006. 2018

“A way into recursion”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Y. Roberge).  In Hollebrandse, Bart, Jaieun Kim, Ana T. Pérez-Leroux and Petra Schulz (Eds.), UMOP 41: Thoughts on Mind and Grammar (T.O.M. and grammar): A Festschrift in Honor of Tom Roeper, pp. 109-122. Amherst, MA: GLSA. 2018

“A note on clitics and applicatives”, (D. Massam, Y. Roberge) in Matthewson, Lisa, Erin Guntly and Michael Rochemont (eds.) 2018. Wa7 xweysás i nqwal’utteníha i ucwalmícwa: He loves the people’s languages. Essays in honour of Henry Davis. UBC Occasional Papers in Linguistics vol. 6. Pp 199-214. Vancouver, BC. 2018

“Clitics as input to the acquisition of verbal transitivity in French”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu, Y. Roberge, N. Strik), Linguisticae Investigationes 40.1: 117 – 133. 2017

“French Object clitics in Sequential Versus Simultaneous Bilingual Acquisition” (N. Strik, M. Pirvulescu, A.T. Pérez-Leroux & Y. Roberge), Linguistica Atlantica 34.1: 1-17. 2015

“Two types of wh omission in first language acquisition” (Y. Roberge & N. Strik), Canadian Journal of Linguistics 59.2: 263-272. 2014

“Bilingual effects: exploring object omission in pronominal languages” (M. Pirvulescu, A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Y. Roberge, N. Strik & D. Thomas), Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 17: 495 – 510. 2014
“On the Development of Null Implicit Objects in L1 English” (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu, Y. Roberge & A. Castilla) Canadian Journal of Linguistics 58.3: 443-464. 2013

“On the distinction between Preposition Stranding and Orphan Prepositions”, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15.2: 243–246. 2012

“A bidirectional study of object omissions in French-English bilinguals”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Mihaela Pirvulescu & Yves Roberge), in Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, ed. by Kurt Braunmüller & Christoph Gabriel, pp. 171-188. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. 2012

“Remarks on Argument Structure”, (M.C. Cuervo & Y. Roberge) in The End of Argument Structure? (M.C. Cuervo & Y. Roberge, eds.) Syntax and Semantics Series Volume 38, Pp. 1-11. Emerald Group Publishing Co. 2012

“Clitic Production across Tasks in Young French-speaking Children” (M. Pirvulescu, A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Y. Roberge & N. Strik), BUCLD 36: Proceedings of the 36th  annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Pp. 461-473, edited by Alia K. Biller, Esther Y. Chung, and Amelia E. Kimball. Cascadilla Press. 2012.

“Topicalizations and object drop in child language”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) First Language 31: 280–299. 2011

“The syntax of the dativus commodi/incommodi in Romance” (Y. Roberge & M. Troberg) Probus 21: 249–289. 2010

“L’objet indirect en français: sens, représentations et évolution”, (S. Cummins, Y. Roberge & M. Troberg), in Vues sur le français du Canada, edited by Carmen Leblanc, France Martineau, and Yves Frenette. Presses de l’Université Laval, Québec, pp. 77-112. 2010

“Bilingualism as a window into the language faculty: The acquisition of objects in French-speaking children in bilingual and monolingual contexts”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge), Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 12.1: 97-112. 2009

“On the Semantic Properties of Implicit Objects in Young Children's Elicited Production”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, Mihaela Pirvulescu & Yves Roberge), in BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Pp. 398-409, edited by Jane Chandlee, Michelle Franchini, Sandy Lord, and Gudrun-Marion Rheiner. Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA. 2009

“Null Objects in Child Language: Syntax and the Lexicon”, (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge), Lingua 118: 370-398. 2008

“Object clitic production and omission in early French and the role of the extralinguistic context”, (I. Belzil, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) in Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007, edited by Anna Gavarró & M. João Freitas. Cambridge Scholars Press. 2008

“Thematic Indirect Objects in French”, (Y. Roberge & M. Troberg) Journal of French Language Studies 17: 297-322. 2007

“Structure de transitivité en français”, Représentations du sens linguistique II, edited by D. Bouchard, I. Evrard et E. Vocaj. De Boeck - Duculot (coll. "Champs linguistiques"): Bruxelles. 2007

“A Locally Determined Verb Typology”, (V. Hill & Y. Roberge), Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 51: 5-22. 2006

“Early Object Omission in Child French and English” (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) in New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics; vol. I, edited by Jean-Pierre Montreuil & Chiyo Nishida. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. pp. 213-228. 2006

“A Modular Account of Null Objects in French”, (S. Cummins & Y. Roberge) Syntax 8.1: 44-64. 2005

“Licit and Illicit Null Objects in L1 French” (M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) in Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics, edited by Randall S. Gess & Edward J. Rubin. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. pp. 197-212. 2005

“Marginal Clitics”, (N. Bibis & Y. Roberge) Lingua 114.8: 1015-1034. 2004

“Null Objects in French and English”, (S. Cummins & Y. Roberge) in J. Auger, C. Clements & B. Vance (eds.) Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins: Amsterdam. pp. 121-138. 2004

“Cliticisation et théorie syntaxique, 1971-2001”, (D. Heap & Y. Roberge) Revue québécoise de linguistique 30.1 : 63-90. 2002

“The Syntax and Morphology of Romanian Imperatives”, (M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) in V. Motapanyane (ed.) Comparative Studies in Romanian Syntax. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam. 2000

“Preposition Stranding and que-Deletion in Varieties of North American French”, (Y. Roberge & N. Rosen) Linguistica Atlantica 21: 153-168. 1999

"Objects and the Structure of Imperatives", (M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge) in J.-M. Authier, B.E. Bullock and L.A. Reed (eds.) Formal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. 1999

"Quaint Agreement and the Theory of Spell-Out", in J. Lema and E. Treviño (eds.) Semantic Issues in Romance Syntax. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. 1999

"On the Acquisition of Morphosyntactic Systems"(S. Carroll & Y. Roberge), in P. Bhatt and R. Davis (eds.) The Linguistic Brain. Canadian Scholars Press, Toronto. 1998

"Les prépositions orphelines dans diverses variétés de français d'Amérique du Nord", in in P. Brasseur (ed.) Français d'Amérique: variation créolisation, normalisation. Presses de l'Université d'Avignon. 1998

"Operator-Bound Clitics and Niuean ai", (D. Massam & Y. Roberge) chapter in J. Black and V. Motapanyane (eds.) Clitics, Pronouns and Movement, pp. 273-299. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. (1997)

"A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Romance Clitic Constructions", (S. Cummins & Y. Roberge) in Michael Mazzola (ed.) Issues and Theory in Romance Linguistics. Georgetown University Press, Washington. 237-255. 1994

Chapitre 3: "Tendances actuelles en syntaxe générative", in Jean-Luc Nespoulous (ed.) Tendances actuelles en linguistique générale, pp. 83-107. Delachaux & Niestlé: Neuchâtel. 1993

"The Role of Feedback in Adult Second Language Acquisition: Error Correction and Morphological Generalizations"(S. Carroll, Y. Roberge & M. Swain), Applied Psycholinguistics 13:173-198. 1992

"On the Recoverability of Null Objects", in D. Wanner and D.A. Kibbee (eds.) New Analyses in Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. 1991

"Preposition Stranding in Prince Edward Island French"(R. King & Y. Roberge), Probus 2.3:351-369. 1990

"Les paramètres de la variation", Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association 11:94-114. 1989

"On Recipe Context Null Objects in English"(D. Massam & Y. Roberge), Linguistic Inquiry 20:134-139. 1989

"Predication in Romontsch", Probus 1.2:225-229. 1989

"Clitic-Chains and the Definiteness Requirement in Doubling Constructions", in D. Birdsong & J.-P. Montreuil (eds.) Advances in Romance Linguistics. Foris, Dordrecht. 353-369. 1987

"Subject Doubling, Free Inversion, and Null Argument Languages", Canadian Journal of Linguistics 31:55-79. 1986

Non-refereed publications 

“L’omission wh: théorie et acquisition” (Y. Roberge & N. Strik) in Proceedings of the 2010 Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, ed. by Melinda Heijl. 13 pages. 2010 http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~cla-acl/actes2010/actes2010.html

“Children’s interpretation of null objects under the scope of negation” (A.T. Pérez-Leroux, M. Pirvulescu & Y. Roberge). In Proceedings of the 2008 Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, ed. by Susie Jones. 10 pages. 2009

“Les objets indirects non thématiques en français”, (Y. Roberge & M. Troberg). In Actes du Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne de linguistique 2007, ed. Milica Radišić, 14 pages. 2008http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~cla-acl/actes2007/Roberge_Troberg.pdf

“Arguments indirects et modes d’association”, (Y. Roberge & M. Troberg) in Actes du Congrès annuel de l'Association canadienne de linguistique (ACL) 2006, sous la dir. de Milica Radisic et Claire Gurski, 15 pages. 2007


“Variable Input and Object Drop in Child Language”, (Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Yves Roberge, Danielle Thomas & Lyn Tieu) In Proceedings of the 2006 Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference, ed. Claire Gurski and Milica Radisic, 12 pages. 2007http://ling.uwo.ca/publications/CLA2006/Perez-Leroux_etal.pdf

“Grammaire et usages de l’objet nul”, (S. Cummins & Y. Roberge) in Olivier Crouzet, Hamida Demirdache & Sophie Wauquier-Gravelines, eds. Actes de / Proceedings of JEL 2004: Domain(e)s. Nantes: AAI. pp. 13-18. 2004

“Romance Inflectional Morphology In and Out of Syntax”, (S. Cummins & Y. Roberge) in H. Harley and C. Phillips (eds.) The Morphology- Syntax Connection. MITWPL 22: 53-70. Cambridge: Massachusetts. 1994

“The lexicon-syntax interface”, (P. Bessler, S. Cummins, T. Nadasdi & Y. Roberge) in C. Dyck (ed.) Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 12.1: 3-12. 1993

"Cliticisation morphologique ou catégories fonctionnelles?" (P. Bessler, S. Cummins, D. Heap, T. Nadasdi & Y. Roberge) Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association, pp. 29-42. 1992

 “The Effectiveness of Error Correction in Promoting Adult FSL Learning”. (S. Carroll, Yves Roberge & M. Swain) OISE: Toronto. 1989; 53 pages. Submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities

"Verb Raising, Coordination, and Subject Clitics", (A. Lobeck & Y. Roberge) in P. Avery, ed. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics 9, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto. 1988

"On Doubling and Null Argument Languages", in Berman et.al., eds, NELS 16, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 1986

"Les interrogatives sans inversion", Revue de l'Association québécoise de linguistique 3.2:119-131. 1983

"IGT et les interrogatives sans inversion", Revue de l'Association québécoise de linguistique 2.2:145-150. 1982