Ömer DEMİROK

Dr. Öğretim Üyesi
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Office: 
JF 309
E-mail: 
omerfaruk.demirok@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
4906
Education: 
2019    PhD in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
2013    M.A. in Linguistics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.
2010    B.A. in Foreign Language Education, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

 

Research Interests: 

syntax, formal semantics, morphology, and their interfaces,

Caucasian languages, endangered languages, fieldwork

Publications

Articles and book chapters: 

Journal Articles

Furkan Dikmen, Ömer Demirok, and Balkız Öztürk. 2022. How can a language have double passives but lack antipassives? Glossa 7(1). DOI: 10.16995/glossa.6553
(Index: SSCI ; Quartile: Q1)

Ömer Demirok. 2021. Non-linear Blocking Effects on Suppletive AllomorphyDilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi 32 (2) , 83-109. DOI: 10.18492/dad.804477
(Index: SCOPUS ; Quartile: Q3)

Ömer Demirok. 2021. When can a prefix block a root portmanteau? Rivista di Grammatica Generativa (Research in Generative Grammar) [RGG] 2021.2 (Volume 43)

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk. 2015. The Logophoric Complementizer in LazDilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi 2/2015, p. 45–69. 
(Index: SCOPUS ; Quartile: Q3)

Ömer Demirok. 2014. The status of roots in event composition: LazLingue e linguaggio 1/2014, p. 83–102.
(Index: SCOPUS ; Quartile: Q2)

 

Book Chapters

Ömer Demirok and Balkız Öztürk. 2022. Agreeing complementizers may just be moody. In Discourse particles: syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and historical aspects, eds. Xabier Artiagoitia, Arantzazu Elordieta, Sergio Monforte. Linguistik Aktuelle Series, John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/la.276.04dem

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk. 2020. Correlatives in Languages of the Caucasus. In Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus, Oxford University Press, ed. Maria Polinsky.

Ömer Demirok. 2011. The Verb in Laz, In Pazar Laz, LINCOM-Languages of the World/Materials 484, ed. Balkız Öztürk & Markus Pöchtrager, p. 42–74.

 

Papers in Proceedings

Ömer Demirok. 2022. Intervention Effects follow from Scope Rigidity in Turkish. Semantics and Linguistic Theory 31 [SALT31]. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v31i0.5079

Furkan Dikmen and Ömer Demirok. 2022. Modifying result states in TurkishSemantics and Linguistic Theory 31 [SALT31]. DOI: 10.3765/salt.v31i0.5076

Utku Türk and Ömer Demirok. 2021. Hypothetical Comparison in Turkish. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic [Tu+6]. DOI: 10.3765/ptu.v6i1.5054

Ömer Demirok, Deniz Özyıldız, & Balkız Öztürk. 2019. Complementizers with attitude. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society [NELS49], ed. Maggie Baird and Jonathan Pesetsky.

Ömer Demirok & Despina Oikonomou. 2019. Difficult Imperatives in Turkish. In Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics [WAFL14], ed. Tanya Bondarenko et al., MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. p. 49-56.

Ömer Demirok. 2019. A Semantic Characterization of Turkish Nominalizations. In Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics [WCCFL36], ed. Richard Stockwell et al., p. 132-142.

Ömer Demirok. 2018. A Modal Approach to Dative Subjects in Laz. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society [NELS48], ed. Sherry Hucklebridge and Max Nelson, Vol 1: p. 193-206.

Ömer Demirok. 2017. Free Relatives and Correlatives in Wh-in-situ. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society [NELS47], ed. Andrew Lamont and Katerina Tetzloff, Vol.1: p. 271-284.

Ömer Demirok. 2017. A Compositional Semantics for Turkish Correlatives. In Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics [WCCFL34], ed. Aaron Kaplan et al. p. 159-166.

Talks / Presentations: 

Ömer Demirok and Balkız Öztürk. 2022. Relativization Strategies in Laz. SynSem Seminar, CNRS, June 27. [invited talk]

Ümit Atlamaz and Ömer Demirok. 2022. Rivisiting Ergative Case in Laz. Theoretical Linguistics and Languages of the Caucasus [TLLC]. İstanbul Bilgi University, June 18-19. [talk]

Ömer Demirok and Balkız Öztürk. 2022. The Emergence of Clausal Nominalizations in Laz. Formal Approaches to Contact in/with Turkish [FACT]. University of Tromsø, May 19-20. [talk]

Muhammed İleri and Ömer Demirok. 2022. A Paradigm Gap in Turkish. 7th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic [Tu+7]. University of Connecticut, 18-19 Feb. [talk]

Ümit Atlamaz, Ömer Demirok, and Metin Bağrıaçık. 2021. From Split-Ergativity Towards Accusativity in Heritage Kurmanji and Georgian. Heritage Language Syntax 2. Utrecht University, Dec 15-17. [talk]

Furkan Dikmen, Ömer Demirok, and Balkız Öztürk. 2021. Compounding with a polymorphic deverbalizer in Turkish. 9th Workshop on Nominalizations (JENom9), Brown University, June 17-18. [talk]

Furkan Dikmen and Ömer Demirok. 2021. Modifying result states in Turkish. Semantics and Linguistics Theory (SALT31), Brown University, May 7-9. [poster]

Ömer Demirok. 2021. Intervention Effects directly follow from Scope Rigidity in Turkish. Semantics and Linguistics Theory (SALT31), Brown University, May 7-9. [poster] & 6th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+6), University of Toronto, Feb 19-20. [talk]

Reyhan Okumuş, Balkız Öztürk & Ömer Demirok. 2021. Thematic suffixes in Şavşat Georgian. Theme Vowels and V(P) Structure and Beyond (ThV2021), University of Graz, April 22-23. [talk]

Utku Türk & Ömer Demirok. 2021. Hypothetical Comparison in Turkish. 6th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+6), University of Toronto, Feb 19-20. [talk] & Penn Linguistics Conference 45 (PLC45), UPenn, March 19-21. [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2021. Modal vs. non-modal un-agentive constructions in Laz. Agency and Intentions in Language (AIL 1), University of Göttingen, Jan 13-15 [talk]

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk. 2020. Attitude Sensitive Complementizers in Laz. International Workshop on Discourse Particles, University of the Basque Country, Oct 8 [talk]

Ömer Demirok, Reyhan Okumuş, & Balkız Öztürk. 2020. On the temporal decomposition of bivalent events. EESLiG2020, University of Oxford, Sept 15-16 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2020. Non-linear blocking of portmanteaus: a case study on Laz, Talk at Nanolab, June 12 [invited talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2020. A pied-piping theory of exceptional de re: Scoping after all. The 43rd Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) conference, Hu Berlin/virtual, Apr 8-20 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2019. Does the cross-linguistic distribution of wh-free relatives justify a semantic typology? Boğaziçi University, Nov 11 [public lecture]

Ömer Demirok. 2019. Ergative as a default case: Evidence from a Georgian dialect. The 4th Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+4), NYU, Feb 16-17 [talk]

Ömer Demirok & Despina Oikonomou. 2018. Difficult Imperatives in Turkish. The 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, MIT, Oct 19–21 [poster]

Ömer Demirok, Deniz Özyıldız, & Balkız Öztürk. 2018. Complementizers in Laz are attitude sensitive, The 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Cornell University, Oct 5-7 [poster]

Ömer Demirok. 2018. Events are Entities: Evidence from Turkish Nominalizations. The 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, UCLA, Apr 20-22 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2017. On Complex DPs in Turkish: Lessons for Inverse Linking and Scope Rigidity. SuSurrus at UMass Amherst, Nov 10 [invited talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2017. A Modal Approach to Dative Subjects in Laz. The 48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, University of Iceland, Oct 27-29. [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2016. Free Relatives and Correlatives in Wh-in-situ”, The 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, UMass Amherst, Oct 14-16 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2016. A Compositional Semantics for Turkish Correlatives. The 39th Meeting of Generative Linguistics in the Old World, Universität Göttingen, Apr 5-8 [poster]

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk2015. The Logophoric Complementizer in Laz, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden University, Sept 2-5 [talk]

Ömer Demirok & Ömer Eren 2015. When Case is not Case: Evidence from Laz. Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description, Boğaziçi University, Jul 28-30 [talk]

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk. 2015. Agreeing Complementizers and Logophoricity in Laz. Linguistic Approaches to Endangered Languages: Theory and Description, Boğaziçi University, Jul 28-30 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2014. On the Search Space of AGREE, Linguistics and Language Conference, Istanbul, June 16-18 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2014. An Empirical Critique of Cyclic Agree. ConSOLE XXII, University of Lisbon, Jan 8-10 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2013. Revisiting Georgian Obstruent Clusters. The 10th Old World Conference in Phonology, Boğaziçi University, Jan 16-19 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2012. The Diachrony of Case Marking in Georgian: Ergativity and Specificity. Typology, Theory: Caucasus, Boğaziçi University, Nov 29 - Dec 1 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2012. Status of Roots and Nanosyntactic Event Composition: Laz. Workshop on the Representation and the Selection of Exponents, CASTL, Tromsø, Jun 7-8 [talk]

Ömer Demirok. 2011. The Hierarchical Nature of Inter-Onset Relations. Government Phonology RoundTable 8, Vienna University, May 6-8 [talk] 

Balkız Öztürk, Ömer Demirok, & Aslı Göksel 2011. Implications of case and agreement patterns in three Caucasian dialects spokenin Turkey: Pazar Laz, Ardeshani Laz and İnegol (Adjarian) Georgian. Conferenceon Caucasian languages, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, May 13-15 [talk]