Most of the published material available here is in manuscript form but corresponds to the published version in terms of content. Please feel free to contact me if there is any work of mine that you cannot access online.

McNally, Louise, Olivier Bonami & Denis Paperno. to appear. It’s time for a complete theory of partial predictability in language. Theoretical Linguistics 50.

McNally, Louise. to appear. A discourse referent-related restriction on prenominal adjectives in Spanish? To appear in a volume in honor of Manuel Leonetti Jungl.

McNally, Louise. to appear. Levels and strata in linguistic modeling: Cross-domain considerations. Ryan Nefdt, Gabe Dupre and Kate Hazel Jain (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Linguistics. Pre-print here.

Stojanovic, Isidora & Louise McNally. 2023. Are moral predicates subjective? A corpus study. D. Bordonaba-Plou (ed.), Experimental Philosophy of Language: Perspectives, Methods, and Prospects. Springer, CH: Cham, 103-120. Pre-print here.

Pistoia-Reda, Salvatore & Louise McNally. 2022. Rhetorically-based scalar-additivity: The view from Italian addirittura. Semantics and Linguistic Theory 32, 463-480.

McNally, Louise & Zoltán Gendler Szabó (eds.). 2022. A reader's guide to classic papers in formal semantics. Volume 100 of Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy. Cham: Springer.

McNally, Louise & Alexandra Spalek. 2022. Grammatically relevant aspects of meaning and verbal polysemy. Linguistics 60(6), 1943-1987.

McNally, Louise. 2022. Representing measurement: The view from nominal polysemy. N. Gotzner and U. Sauerland (eds.), Measurements, numerals and scales: Essays in honor of Stephanie Solt. Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition. Cham, CH: Palgrave Macmillan. Prepublication draft here.

Grimm, Scott & Louise McNally. 2022. Nominalization and natural language ontology. Annual Review of Linguistics 8, 257-277.

McNally, Louise. 2021Strong and weak nominals D. Gutzmann, L. Matthewson, C. Meier, H. Rullmann and T. Zimmermann (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics. Wiley. Prepublication draft here.

Bassaganyas-Bars, Toni & Louise McNally. 2020. There be- and have-sentences: Different semantics, different definiteness effectsThe Linguistic Review 37(2), 179-208.

McNally, Louise. 2019. Scalar alternatives and scalar inference involving adjectives: A comment on van Tiel, et al. 2016. Journal of Foreign Languages 42 3, 2-12 (ISSN: 1004-5139). Slightly different version published previously in J. Ostrove, R. Kramer, and J. Sabbagh (eds.), Asking the Right Questions: Essays in Honor of Sandra Chung, 17-28.

Espinal, M. Teresa, Elena Castroviejo, Manuel Leonetti, Louise McNally and Cristina Real-Puigdollers (eds.). 2019. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23. Distributed on

Gehrke, Berit & Louise McNally. 2019. Idioms and the syntax/semantics interface of descriptive content vs. referenceLinguistics 57(4), 769-814.

Castroviejo, Elena, Louise McNally, and Galit W. Sassoon (eds.). 2018. The Semantics of Gradability, Vagueness, and Scale Structure: Experimental Perspectives. Springer.

McNally, Louise. 2017. On the scalar properties and telicity of degree achievements. E. Castroviejo, O. Fernández Soriano and I. Pérez Jiménez (eds.), Boundaries, Phases, and Interfaces. Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 174-192. Prepublication draft here.

de Swart, Henriëtte, Louise McNally, and Veronika Richtarcikova. 2017. Reference to and via properties: A cross-linguistic perspective. Proceedings from the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.

McNally, Louise & Gemma Boleda. 2017. Conceptual vs. Referential Affordance in Concept Composition. Yoad Winter & James Hampton (eds.), Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology. Springer, Dordrecht, 245-267.

McNally, Louise & Isidora Stojanovic. 2017. Aesthetic adjectives. James Young (ed.), The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgments. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 17-37.

McNally, Louise. 2017. Kinds, descriptions of kinds, concepts, and distributions. Kata Balogh and Wiebke Petersen (eds.), Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics. Selected Papers of BRIDGE-14. dup, Düsseldorf, 39-61.

McNally, Louise. Meaning at a crossroads. ESSLLI 2016 Evening Lecture. Slides and a partial draft of the text of the talk. Please do not cite the text without permission. Comments welcome.

Liao, Shen-yi, Louise McNally & Aaron Meskin. 2016. Aesthetic Adjectives Lack Uniform BehaviorInquiry. DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2016.1208927, 1-15.

McNally, Louise. 2016. Existential. Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press. Entry Launch Date: 28/4/2016. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0070. Updated, 2021.

Grimm, Scott & Louise McNally. 2016. The+VPing as anaphoric event-type reference. K. Kim, et al., (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 167-175.

McNally, Louise. 2016. Existential Sentences Cross-Linguistically: Variations in Form and MeaningAnnual Review of Linguistics 2, 211-231. Pre-final version available here.

McNally, Louise. 2016. Modification. M. Aloni & P. Dekker (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Formal Semantics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 442-466.

Grimm, Scott & Louise McNally. 2015. The -ing dynasty: Rebuilding the semantics of nominalizations. Proceedings of SALT 25, 82-102.

Gehrke, Berit & Louise McNally. 2015. Distributional modification: The case of frequency adjectivesLanguage 91.4, 837-870. Note: This is a heavily revised version of a manuscript previously circulated under the title 'Frequency adjectives as distributional modifiers'.

McNally, Louise & Henriëtte de Swart. 2015. Reference to and via properties: The view from DutchLinguistics and Philosophy 38, 315-362. Note: This paper supersedes some aspects of our 2011 Amsterdam Colloquium paper. Please refer to this version rather than the 2011 one for the analysis of the Det+Adjective constructions.

Arsenijevic, Boban, Gemma Boleda, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally. 2014. Ethnic adjectives are proper adjectives. R. Baglini, et al. (eds.) Proceedings of CLS 46, 17-30.

Gehrke, Berit & Louise McNally. 2014. Event individuation by objects: Evidence from frequency adjectives. U. Exteberria, et al. (eds.) Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 18, 146-163.

Grimm, Scott & Louise McNally. 2013. No ordered arguments needed for nouns. In M. Aloni, M. Franke, and F. Roelofsen (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, 123-130.

Boleda, Gemma, Marco BaroniNghia The Pham & Louise McNally. 2013. Intensionality was only alleged: On adjective-noun composition in distributional semanticsProceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Computational Semantics. Data set available here.

McNally, Louise. 2013. Semantics and PragmaticsWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 4, 285-297. Pre-publication version here.

McNally, Louise & Christopher Kennedy. 2013. Degree vs. Manner well: A Case Study in Selective Binding. In J. Pustejovsky, P. Bouillon, H. Isahara, K. Kanzaki, and C. Lee (eds), Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory. Text, Speech and Language Technology, vol. 46. Dordrecht: Springer, 247-262. Note: The version posted here is dated 4/2006; an earlier version was published in 2002 in M.J. Arche, et al., (eds.) Cuadernos de Lingüística IX: In Memorium Ken Hale, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, 159-166.

Boleda, Gemma, Eva Maria VecchiMiquel Cornudella & Louise McNally. 2012. First order vs. higher order modification in distributional semantics.Proceedings of EMNLP 2012. [+link to our data]

Demonte, Violeta & Louise McNally (eds.). 2012. Telicity, change, and state: A cross-categorial view of event structure. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Reviewed by Louise de Saussure in dialectica.

Fábregas, AntonioRafael Marín & Louise McNally. 2012. From psych verbs to nouns. Violeta Demonte & Louise McNally (eds.), Telicity, change, and state: A cross-categorial view of event structure. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 162-184.

Boleda, Gemma, Stefan Evert, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally. 2011. Adjectives as saturators vs. modifiers: Statistical evidencePre-proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, 91-100. Revised version published 2012 in M. Aloni, V. Kimmelman, F. Roelofsen, G. W. Sassoon, K. Schulz, M. Westera (eds.), Logic, Language and Meaning - 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 19-21, 2011, Revised Selected PapersLecture Notes in Computer Science 7218. Springer. Note: This paper presents an alternative statistical analysis to that provided in Berndt, et al. 2011 (see below).

McNally, Louise & Henriëtte de Swart. 2011. Inflection and derivation: How adjectives and nouns refer to abstract objectsPre-proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, 425-434.

McNally, Louise. 2011. Existential sentences. C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger & P. Portner, (eds). Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning, Vol. 2. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1829-1848.

McNally, Louise. 2011, The relative role of property type and scale structure in explaining the behavior of gradable adjectives. R. Nouwen, et al. (eds.) ViC 2009 (Papers from the ESSLLI 2009 Workshop on Vagueness in Communcation). Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6517. Berlin: Springer, 151-168.

Berndt, Daniel, Gemma Boleda, Berit Gehrke & Louise McNally. 2011. Semantic factors in the choice between ethnic adjectives and PP counterparts: Quantitative evidence. Talk presented at the 4th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Berlin.

Espinal, M. Teresa & Louise McNally. 2011. Bare nominals and incorporating verbs in Spanish and CatalanJournal of Linguistics 47, 87-128.

Espinal, M. Teresa & Louise McNally. 2011. Modificadores locativos del sustantivo sin determinación. In M. Leonetti & M. Victoria Escandell-Vidal (eds.) 60 Problemas de Gramática para Ignacio Bosque. Editorial Akal, Madrid, 144-149.

Gehrke, Berit & Louise McNally. 2011. Frequency adjectives and assertions about event types. Ed Cormany, Satoshi Ito, and David Lutz (eds.)Proceedings of SALT XIX. eLanguage, 180-197.

Marín, Rafael & Louise McNally. 2011. Inchoativity, change of state, and telicity: Evidence from Spanish reflexive psychological verbsNatural Language and Linguistic Theory 29, 467-502.

McNally, Louise & M. Teresa Espinal. 2011. Semantic diversity in event-related nominals: Evidence from Spanish and Catalan object bare nominal constructions. Natascha Pomino & Elisabeth Stark (eds.), Proceedings of the V NEREUS International Workshop: Mismatches in Romance. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Konstanz Arbeitspapier Nr. 125, 1-12.

Kennedy, Christopher & Louise McNally. 2010. Color, context, and compositionalitySynthese 174, 79-98.

Espinal, M. Teresa and Louise McNally. 2009. Characterizing 'have' predicates and indefiniteness. M. T. Espinal, et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the IV NEREUS International Workshop, Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Konstanz Arbeitspapier Nr. 124, 27-32.

Espinal, M. Teresa, Manuel Leonetti & Louise McNally (eds.) 2009. Proceedings of the IV NEREUS International Workshop. Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Konstanz Arbeitspapier Nr. 124.

McNally, Louise. 2009. Properties, entity correlates of properties, and existentials. A. Giannakidou & M. Rathert (eds.), Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization. Oxford University Press, 163-187.

McNally, Louise. 2008. DP-internal only, amount relatives, and relatives out of existentialsLinguistic Inquiry 39: 161-169.

McNally, Louise & Christopher Kennedy (eds.). 2008. Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics, and DiscourseOxford University Press, Oxford.

McNally, Louise. 2005. Lexical representation and modification within the noun phraseRecherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, 34, 191-206, special number ed. by P. Cabredo-Hofherr and O. Matushansky. Note: This publication was previously (incorrectly) dated 2006.

Kennedy, Christopher & Louise McNally. 2005. Scale structure, degree modification, and the semantics of gradable predicatesLanguage 81, 345-381. Note: I recently discovered that there has been some confusion concerning this paper and the following one. The HPSG paper presents a different analysis of comparatives and degree modifiers than that used in the Language paper. Please cite carefully.

Kennedy, Christopher & Louise McNally. 2005. The syntax and semantics of multiple degree modification in English. S. Müller, ed., The Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 178-191.

Van Geenhoven, Veerle & Louise McNally. 2005. On the property analysis of opaque complementsLingua 115, 885-914.

McNally, Louise. 2004. Bare plurals in Spanish are interpreted as properties. Slightly revised and corrected version of the paper that originally appeared in 1995 in G. Morrill and R. Oehrle (eds.), Formal Grammar, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, 197-212. Catalan Journal of Linguistics 3, 115-133. 

McNally, Louise & Gemma Boleda. 2004. Relational adjectives as properties of kinds. In O. Bonami and P. Cabredo Hofherr (eds.), Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 5, 179-196. Note: Sometimes Gemma Boleda's name appears in citations of this paper as "Boleda Torrent". Torrent is her second last name and can be left off.

Kennedy, Christopher & Louise McNally. 1999. From event structure to scale structure: Degree modification in deverbal adjectives. In Matthews, Tanya and Devon Strolovitch (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 9, CLC Publications, Ithaca, NY, 163-180.

Kennedy, Christopher & Louise McNally. 1999. with Christopher Kennedy. Deriving the scalar structure of deverbal adjectives. Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics 7, 125-139.

McNally, Louise. 1999. Review of A. Szabolcsi, ed. Ways of Scope TakingLinguistics and Philosophy 22, 563-571.

Culicover, Peter & Louise McNally (eds.). 1998. Syntax and Semantics, Volume 29: The Limits of Syntax, Academic Press, New York.

McNally, Louise. 1998. Existential Sentences without Existential QuantificationLinguistics and Philosophy 21, 353-392.

McNally, Louise. 1998. Stativity and Theticity. In S. Rothstein (ed.) Events and Grammar, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 293-307. 

McNally, Louise. 1998. Towards a Theory of the Linguistic Coding of Information Packaging Instructions. In P. Culicover and L. McNally (eds.),Syntax and Semantics, Volume 29: The Limits of Syntax, Academic Press, New York, 161-183. Prepublication draft here.

McNally, Louise. 1998. On Recent Formal Analyses of Topic. In J. Ginzburg, Z. Khasidashvili, C. Vogel, J.J. Lévy, and E. Vallduví (eds.), The Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic, and Computation: Selected Papers, CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA, 147-160.

McNally, Louise. 1997. A Semantics for the English Existential Construction. Garland Press, New York (Revised version of my 1992 University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. dissertation).

Fontana, Josep M. & Louise McNally. 1995. Unaccusativity and the distribution of bare plurals in Catalan and Spanish. Paper presented at the LSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

McNally, Louise. 1994. Adjunct predicates and the individual/stage distinction. In D. Farkas, P. Spaelti and E. Duncan (eds.), Proceedings of WCCFL 12, 561-76.

McNally, Louise. 1993. Comitative coordination: A case study in group formationNatural Language and Linguistic Theory, 11, 347-379.

McNally, Louise. 1992. VP-coordination and the VP-Internal Subject HypothesisLinguistic Inquiry, 23, 336-341.

McNally, Louise. 1991. Multiplanar reduplication: Evidence from Sesotho. In A. Halpern (ed.), Proceedings of WCCFL 9, 331-46.

McNally, Louise. 1989. Prosody and morphology in German compounding. In J. Powers and K. de Jong (eds.), Proceedings of ESCOL V, 326-337.