Diercks, Michael and Justine Sikuku. To appear, 2015. Pragmatic Effects of Clitic Doubling: Two Kinds of Object Markers in Lubukusu. To appear in Linguistic Variation.
Diercks, Michael, Lindsey Meyer and Mary Paster. 2015. Agreement with conjoined arguments in Kuria. Studies in African Linguistics 44.1: 27-46.
Diercks, Michael. 2013. Indirect Agree in Lubukusu complementizer agreement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 31.2: 357-407.
Carstens, Vicki and Michael Diercks. 2013. Agreeing How? Implications for theories of agreement and locality. Linguistic Inquiry 44.2: 179-237.
Bax, Anna and Michael Diercks. 2012. Information Structure Constraints on Object Marking in Manyika. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 30.2: 185-202.
Diercks, Michael. 2012. Parameterizing Case: Evidence from Bantu. Syntax 15.3: 253-286.
Diercks, Michael. 2011. The morphosyntax of Lubukusu locative inversion and the parameterization of Agree. Lingua 121.5: 702-720.
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
Recipient of the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching from Pomona College (2015)
2014. NSF Collaborative Research Grant. Structure and Tone in Luyia. Collaborative research between Pomona College, University of Missouri, and CASL (University of Maryland). Collaborators include Michael Marlo, Vicki Carstens, Mary Paster, David Odden, Chris Green, Meredith Landman, and Kris Ebarb. Pomona budget: approximately $63,000. Overall budget: approximately $485,000.
2013. Pomona College Hirsch Research Initiation Grant, for fieldwork on languages in Kenya and Tanzania. Awarded in February, 2013, for an amount of $13,205.
2010. NSF doctoral dissertation research improvement grant entitled “Dissertation research on the morphosyntax of Bukusu.” Co-Principal Investigator along with the Principal Investigator Paul Portner. ($11,951)