Anna Szabolcsi

Anna Szabolcsi is a linguist whose research has focused on semantics, syntax, and the syntax-semantics interface. She was born and educated in Hungary. She has been a research fellow at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, professor at UCLA, and is currently professor at New York University.

Szabolcsi was one of the first to propose the determiner phrase hypothesis and alongside Mark Steedman and others initiated research in combinatory categorial grammar. More recently she has worked on quantification,[1] islands,[2] polarity,[3] verbal complexes,[4] and overt nominative subjects in infinitival complements.[5]


  1. Szabolcsi, A. ed. (1997) Ways of Scope Taking. Kluwer.
    Szabolcsi, A. (2010) Quantification. Cambridge University Press.
    Szabolcsi, A. (2015) What do quantifier particles do? Linguistics and Philosophy 38: 159-204.
  2. Szabolcsi, A. (2006) Strong and weak islands. In Everaert and van Riemsdijk, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, vol. 4, 479-532
  3. Szabolcsi, A. (2004) Positive polarity—negative polarity. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 22, 409-452
  4. Koopman, H. and A. Szabolcsi (2000) Verbal Complexes. The MIT Press.

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