growthPapers, Book Chapters and Proceedings



Ntelitheos, D. & Marquis, A. (In preparation). Word Order Patterns in Child Emirati Arabic. In R. Morano (ed.) Voices of Arabia: studies on the languages of the Peninsula. Studies in Arabic Linguistics, Routledge.

Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (Forthcoming). Tracing the Acquisition of Definiteness in Emirati Arabic. In Abdel-Khalig Ali and Atiqa Hachimi (eds.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXIII.

Ntelitheos, D. and T. Leung. (2021). Introduction: Experimental approaches to Arabic linguistics. In D. Ntelitheos and T. Leung (eds.). Experimental Arabic Linguistics. Series on Arabic Linguistics, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Szreder, M., De Ruiter L.E. & Ntelitheos D. (2021). Input effects in the acquisition of verb inflection: Evidence from Emirati Arabic. Journal of Child Language 1–30.


Al Kaabi, Meera and Dimitrios Ntelitheos. 2019. Rethinking templates: A syntactic analysis of verbal morphology in Emirati Arabic. Glossa 4(1): 132. 1–46. DOI:

Ntelitheos, Dimitrios and Katya Pertsova. (2019). Root- and Semiphrasal Compounds: A Syntactic Approach. In P. Farrell (ed.) Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, vol. 4. 30:1-14. DOI:

Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2019). A Corpus Study of the Distribution of Possessives in Child and Adult Emirati Arabic. In P. Guijarro-Fuentes and C. Suárez-Gómez (eds.) Language Acquisition and Development, Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2017. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 289-306.

Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2018). Exploring the l-syntax/s-syntax divide. In L. Kalin, I. Paul and J. V. Klok (eds.) Heading in the right direction: Linguistic treats for Lisa Travis, McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Ntelitheos, Dimitrios and Ali Idrissi. (2017). Language Growth in Child Emirati Arabic. In Hamid Ouali (ed.) Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXIX: Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2015 [Studies in Arabic Linguistics 5], 229–248, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (Forthcoming). A syntactic analysis of synthetic and phrasal compound formation in Greek. Issues in Mediterranean Syntax, Brill.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2013). Subordination through Nominalization: Det as Comp in Malagasy Control Complements. In Cahiers du Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Langage 5, edited by C. Bodelot, H. Gruet-Skrabalova and F. Trouilleux. Clermont Ferrand, France: Presses universitaires Blaise Pascal, 151-165.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2012). Malagasy Phrasal Compounds: A Syntactic Account. In Thomas Graf, Denis Paperno, Anna Szabolcsi, and Jos Tellings (eds.), Theories of Everything: In Honor of Ed Keenan. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 17:290-305.


Ntelitheos Dimitrios. (2010). Gerundive Nominals in Malagasy. Oceanic Linguistics 49 (2).


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios, Ali Idrissi & Othaiba Tamimi. (2009). Acquisition of definiteness in Emirati Arabic. Proceeding of the 10th Annual UAE University Research Conference, 1235-1243.


Idrissi, Ali, Dimitrios Ntelitheos & Othaiba Tamimi. (2009). Decomposition to the root in Arabic: Evidence From child speech. Proceeding of the 10th Annual UAE University Research Conference, 1253-1257.


Gundel, Jeanette K., Dimitrios Ntelitheos & Melinda Kowalsky. (2007). Children’s Use of Referring Expressions: Some Implications for Theory of Mind. In Bittner, Dagmar & Natalia Gagarina (eds.) ZAS Papers in Linguistics 48, Proceedings of the Conference on Intersentential Pronominal Reference in Child and Adult Language, 1-21.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2007). Malagasy Instrumental Nominalizations. In D. S. Bigham, F. Hoyt, N. Seifert, A. Teodorescu, and J. White (eds.) The Proceedings of the Texas Linguistics Society IX Conference: The Morphosyntax of Under-Represented Languages, CSLI Online Publications, Stanford, California.


Hyams, Nina, Dimitrios Ntelitheos and Cecile Manorohanta. (2006). The Acquisition of the Malagasy Voicing System: Implications for the Adult Grammar.  Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 24 (4), 1049-1092.


Ntelitheos Dimitrios and Cecile Manorohanta. (2006). Default Pronouns and Root Infinitives in Malagasy Acquisition In Deen, K.U., J. Nomura, B. Schulz and B.D. Schwartz (eds), The Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, North America, Honolulu, HI. University of Connecticut Occasional Papers in Linguistics, 4, 249-260.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2005). Root Infinitives in Malagasy. In J. Heinz & D. Ntelitheos (eds.) UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 12: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA XII). UCLA Department of Linguistics. 329-342.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2005). Malagasy Participant Nominalizations: A Structural Account. In J. Heinz & D. Ntelitheos (eds.) UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 12: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA XII). UCLA Department of Linguistics. 313-327.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios and Eleni Christodoulou. (2005). The Acquisition of Nominal Ellipsis in Greek. In R. Okabe and K. Nielsen (eds.) UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 13: Papers in Psycholinguistics 2, Department of Linguistics, UCLA, 14-33.


Ntelitheos, Dimitrios. (2003). The Syntax of Emphasis: Split DPs and Nominal Ellipsis. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, Department of Philology, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece.