Ileana Paul is Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies. 

She works on the structure of Malagasy, the language spoken in Madagascar. She wrote her
doctoral dissertation at McGill, under the supervision of Lisa Travis, in which she
addressed questions about clause structure in Malagasy. 

Ileana Paul est une professeure associée dans le Département d'études françaises. 

Elle travaille sur la grammaire du malgache, langue parlée à Madagascar. Dans sa thèse,
rédigée à McGill sous la direction de Lisa Travis, il est question de la structure de la
phrase en malgache. 

Articles (Refereed publications)


General number and the structure of DP, Count and mass across languages (2012)

Malagasy quantifiers (with Rita Hanitramalala), Handbook of quantifiers in natural language (2012)

Sluicing without Wh-Movement in Malagasy (with Eric Potsdam), Sluicing in a cross-linguistic perspective (2012)


Specification and inversion: Evidence from Malagasy, Austronesian and theoretical linguistics (2010)

Books Edited

Determiners: Universals and Variation (with Jila Ghomeshi and Martina Wiltschko) (2009)

Formal Issues in Austronesian Linguistics (with Vivianne Phillips and Lisa Travis) (2000)

Published Proceedings (Abstracts were refereed)


Bare Nouns, Incorporation, and Scope, Proceedings of Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (2009)

Great Coffee, That Maxwell House!, Proceedings of NELS (2008)


How to Sluice in the Wh-in-situ Language Malagasy (with Eric Potsdam), Proceedings of CLS (2008)


La syntaxe, la morphologie et la phonologie de la réduction dans les titres (with Ivan Chow, Volha Kharytonava, and Mikalai Kliashchuk), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association (2008)


Missing Topics in Malagasy Headlines, Proceedings of Canadian Linguistics Association (2007)

Non-refereed Publications and Presentations


Digital Scholarship @ Western: A Linguistic Perspective, Digital Scholarship @ Western 2011 (2011)

Complex Verbal Constructions in Malagasy (with Jeannot Fils Ranaivoson), UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics (1998)

Raising to Object in Malagasy (with Lucie Rabaovololona), UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics (1998)

The Active Marker and Nasals in Malagasy, UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics (1996)

The Malagasy Genitive, UCLA Occasional Papers in Linguistics (1996)

Book Reviews


An Essay on Names and Truth, by Wolfram Hinzen (with Robert J. Stainton), Mind (2009)

Linguistic Fieldwork (Newman and Ratliff, eds.), Canadian Journal of Linguistics (2001)

PhD Dissertation


Malagasy Clause Structure, McGill University (2000)