• Nicolae, Andreea, Patrick D. Elliott & Yasutada Sudo. 2015. Pair-list readings of conjoined singular which-phrases. Snippets. Issue 30. 5-6.
  • Nicolae, Andreea & Greg Scontras. 2015. The progression of gender from Latin to Romanian. Harvard Working Papers in Linguistics. Vol. 13. 81-100.
  • Nicolae, Andreea & Andrew Nevins. 2015. Fricative patterning in aspirating versus true voice languages. URL:
  • Nicolae, Andreea. 2015. Questions with NPIs. Natural Language Semantics. Vol 23. 21-76.

Peer-reviewed publications

Under review

  • NPIs in Constituent Questions, submitted to Natural Language Semantics

To appear

  • Saturating Syntax: Linkers and Modification in Tagalog.
    to appear in Lingua SI: Modification at the Interfaces. (with Greg Scontras)


  • Negation-resistant polarity items.
    In Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 9, 225-242.


  • On nested chain decompositions of normalized matching posets of rank 3. In Order 28, 357–373. (with Elinor Escamilla, Paul Salerno, Shahriar Shahriari and Jordan Tirrell)

Conference proceedings

To appear

  • VP ellipsis without parallel binding: towards a QUD approach.
    In Proceedings of SALT 24. (with P. Elliott and Y. Sudo)
  • Alternative questions as strongly exhaustive wh-questions.
    In Proceedings of NELS 44.


  • Negative polarity items in embedded constituent questions.
    In Proceedings of NELS 43, Vol 2: 27-40.
  • The syntax and semantics of genus–species splits in German.
    In Proceedings of CLS 46. (with Dennis Ott)


  • How does who compose?
    In Proceedings of AFLA 18, 125-139. (with Greg Scontras)
  • Positive Polarity Items: an alternative–based account.
    In Proceedings of SuB 16, Volume 2: 475-488.


In progress

  • Revisiting the negative concord problem. (with Anamaria Falaus)
    Epistemic uncertainty and strength of SIs: a view from PPIs.


  • An account of the co-occurrence of NPIs and PPIs, ms. Harvard University.
    Processing evidence for focus movement: a pilot study, ms. Harvard
    University and MIT. (with Yasutada Sudo)


  • On the source of non-core arguments in Somali, ms. Harvard University.
    (with Greg Scontras)