Ömer DEMİROK

Assistant Professor
  • Transfer Advisor
  • Causcasian Languages Coordinator
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: 

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

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

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

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.

Ömer Demirok & Balkız Öztürk. 2015. The Logophoric Complementizer in LazDilbilim Araştırmaları Dergisi [Journal of Linguistics Research] 2/2015, p. 45–69. 

Ömer Demirok. 2014. The status of roots in event composition: LazLingue e linguaggio 1/2014, p. 83–102.

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.

 

Talks / Presentations: 

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

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

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

Furkan Dikmen and Ömer Demirok. 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]