By topic

Selected publications by topic:

Morphology and its interfaces


  • Kastner (2020). Voice at the Interfaces: The syntax, semantics and morphology of the Hebrew verb. Berlin: Language Science Press.
  • Ahdout and Kastner (to appear). Bases, transformations and competition in Hebrew niXYaZ. In Nominalizations: 50 Years on from Chomsky’s Remarks. OUP.
  • Kastner (2019). Inchoatives in causative clothing: Change of state in Modern Hebrew heXYiZ. The Linguistic Review.


  • Tyler and Kastner (2021). Serial verb constructions and the syntax-prosody interface. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
  • Kastner (2019). Templatic morphology as an emergent property: Roots and functional heads in Hebrew. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
  • Kastner and Moskal (2018). Non-local contextual allomorphy: Introduction to the special issue. Snippets.
  • Kastner (2016). Syntactic versus phonological generalizations in Hebrew verbal morphology. Proceedings of NELS.


  • Irwin and Kastner (2020). Semantic primitives at the syntax-lexicon interface. Ms.
  • Kastner (2017). Reflexive verbs in Hebrew: Deep unaccusativity meets lexical semantics. Glossa.

Competition and blocking

  • Kastner (ms). Blocking. The Cambridge Handbook of Distributed Morphology, CUP.
  • Ahdout and Kastner (2019). Non-active verbs in Hebrew and the input to nominalization. Proceedings of NELS.
  • Kastner and Zu (2017). Blocking and paradigm gaps. Morphology.

Selection and complementation

  • Kastner (2015). Factivity mirrors interpretation: The selectional requirements of presuppositional verbs. Lingua.
  • Kastner et al (2014). The Emergence of Embedded Structure: Insights from Kafr Qasem Sign Language. Frontiers in Psychology.


  • Manova et al (2020). What is in a morpheme? Theoretical, experimental and computational approaches to the relation of meaning and form in morphology: Introduction to the special issue. Word Structure.
  • Meir et al (2017). The effect of being human and the basis of grammatical word order: insights from novel communication systems and young sign languages. Cognition.

Lexical processing

  • Kastner (2020). Predicting semantic priming in Hebrew morphology using word embeddings. AMLaP.
  • Bondarenko et al (2019). Grammatical factors in morphological processing: Evidence from allomorphy. CUNY, AMLaP.
  • Kastner, Pylkkänen and Marantz (2018). The form of morphemes: MEG evidence from masked priming of two Hebrew templates. Frontiers in Psychology.

Acquisition / Learnability

  • Kastner and Adriaans (2018). Linguistic constraints on statistical word segmentation: the role of consonants in Arabic and English. Cognitive Science.
  • Kastner and Linzen (2018). A morphosyntactic inductive bias in artificial language learning. Proceedings of NELS.


  • Kastner (2022). British Jews and antisemitism: A crisis not yet understood. In Stockall et al (eds.), For Hagit: A celebration. QMUL Occasional Papers in Linguistics 47.
  • Kastner, Kotek, Anonymous, Dockum, Dow, Esipova, Green and Snider (2021). Who speaks for us? Lessons from the Pinker letter. Ms.
  • Blanco-Elorrieta, Kastner, Emmorey and Pylkkänen (2018). Shared neural correlates for building phrases in signed and spoken language. Scientific Reports.
  • Westerlund et al (2015). The LATL as locus of composition: MEG evidence from English and Arabic. Brain and Language.
  • Kastner and Monz (2009). Automatic Single-Document Key Fact Extraction from Newswire Articles. EACL.