to appear

Sleiman, Jamillah and Mythili Menon. (to appear). The Changing of Arabic Terminology in Times of War and Displacement. In Temkin Martinez et al. eds, WECOL Proceedings. [pdf]

 Menon, Mythili and Rachel Showstack. (to appear). Measure Phrases in Spanish Second Language Learners and Heritage Speakers. In Temkin Martinez et al. eds, WECOL Proceedings. [pdf]

García-Pardo, Alfredo and Mythili Menon (to appear).  The Aspectual Structure of the Adjective: Spanish Ser and Estar.  Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. [pdf]

Menon, Mythili. (to appear). The standard marker in Malayalam encodes comparative semantics. In Suma Kondandaram and Ambalika Guha eds. Proceedings of the Symposium in honor of R. Amritavalli. [prefinal pdf]  

under review

Hao, Felix Wang, Mythili Menon, Elsi Kaiser. (Under Review). Statistical Structures in Artificial Language Primes Relative Clause Attachment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition


Menon, Mythili and Roumyana Pancheva. 2019. Degree Achievements of Color. In, Mónica Cabrera and José Camacho (eds.) Exploring Interfaces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [pdf]


Menon, Mythili. 2018. Domain General Representations shared Across Music and Language. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol XXIII (2): 64-86.

Menon, Mythili. 2018. absence. Mikrokosmos Journal, Issue 64. You can hear a reading of this poem here


Menon, Mythili. 2017. Building Superlatives from Property Concept Expressions. In, Proceedings of LSA 2, 34:1-9. [pdf]

Menon, Mythili. 2017. The Standard Marker in Malayalam Encodes Comparative Semantics. In Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Aaron Kaplan et al., 379-386. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [.pdf]. Available online here


Menon, Mythili. 2016. Reevaluating Standard Analyses of Comparison: The View from Malayalam. In Mythili Menon and Saurov Syed eds. Proceedings of FASAL 6. [.pdf]. Available online here

Menon, Mythili and Roumyana Pancheva. 2016. Decomposing color expressions in Malayalam. In S. Sundaresan and R. Balusu eds. Proceedings of FASAL V. [.pdf]. Available online here

Menon, Mythili and Saurov Syed. 2016. Proceedings of the Sixth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages. Online at JSAL. [.pdf


Wang, Felix Hao, Mythili Menon, and Elsi Kaiser. 2015. Statistical Structures in Artificial languages Prime Relative Clause Attachment Biases in English. In  Noelle, D.C,  Dale. R ,  Warlaumont, A.S,  Yoshimi. J, Matlock, T.,  Jennings. C.D , &  Maglio, P.P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2607- 2612. [.pdf]. Available online here


Menon, Mythili. 2014. Property Concepts and the apparent lack of adjectives in Dravidian. In, Pritha Chandra and Richa Srishti (eds.) The Lexicon-Syntax Interface: Perspectives from South Asian Languages. John Benjamins Publishing Co. Pp. 25-52. Please contact me if you would like the offprint. Link to the publisher's webpage.

Menon, Mythili and Roumyana Pancheva. 2014. The grammatical life of property concept roots in Malayalam. In U. Etxeberria, A. Fălăuș, A. Irurtzun, B. Leferman eds., Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 2013. pp. 289-302.[.pdf] Available online here.


Simpson, Andrew, Arunima Choudhury and Mythili Menon. 2013. The derivation and licensing of covert nominals in Bangla, Hindi and Malayalam. Lingua 134, 103-128. [.pdf]

Menon, Mythili. 2013. The Apparent Lack of Adjectival Category in Malayalam and other Related Languages. In Nobu Goto, Koichi Otaki, Atsushi Sato, Kensuke Takita eds. Proceedings of Glow-in-Asia IX 2012: The Main Session. Mie University, Japan. Pp. 157-171. [.pdf]


Menon, Mythili. 2012. Adverbial Comparatives: Evidence from Malayalam. In: Ana Aguilar, Anna Chernilovskaya & Rick Nouwen (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16 vol 2. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. pp. 461-474. [.pdf]

Simpson, Andrew, Arunima Chowdhury, and Mythili Menon. 2012. South Asian Perspectives on Argument Ellipsis. In, Bum-Sik Park eds. Three factors and Syntactic Theory. Proceedings of The 14th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar. pp. 370-389. [.pdf]


Mohanty, Rajat and Mythili Menon. 2009. Universals and Variation. Proceedings of the Seventh GLOW-in Asia. Hyderabad: The English and Foreign Languages Press. [.pdf]

Coffee Table Book

Menon, Mythili and Hari Menon. [Under prep] Jews of Kochi: A Visual Journey.

Poetry Collection

Menon, Mythili and Arun K Narayanan. [Submitted] Strange Taxi. 


Menon, Mythili and Emily Posson. 2018. A Decomposition Analysis of Color Terms in Korean. Poster presented at  The 42nd Penn Linguistics Conference, UPenn, Pennsylvania. [pdf]

Menon, Mythili and Krystal Iseminger. 2017. Music Primes Relative Clause Attachment Attachments in English. Poster presented at Society of Music Perception and Cognition Biennial Meeting, UCSD. [pdf]

Menon, Mythili. 2016. The Standard Marker in Malayalam Encodes Comparative Semantics, Poster presented at WCCFL 34, Utah. [pdf]

Menon, Mythili. 2015. On the syntax and semantics of measuring: The view from Malayalam. Poster presented at the 89th Linguistics Society of America in Portland. [pdf

Menon, Mythili and Elsi Kaiser. 2014. Priming from Music to Language: Effects of Number Marking on the Priming of Relative Clause Attachment in Spanish.Poster presented at the 20th AMLaP 2014 at University of Edinburgh, Scotland. [.pdf]

Wang, Felix Hao, Mythili Menon, Elsi Kaiser. 2014. Non-adjacent lexical dependencies in an artificial language prime relative clause attachment biases. Poster presented at the 27th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Columbus, Ohio State University. [.pdf]

Menon, Mythili and Elsi Kaiser. 2013. Consequences of 'music to one's ears': structural integration priming from language to music. Poster presented at the 26th annual CUNY conference on human sentence processing. Columbia, University of South Carolina. [.pdf]

Open Access letters to publishers

Tripati, A.K, Glass J.B, Teytelman, L et al. 2015. Open letter to Science, The American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

McKiernan, C. Erin et al. 2014. Open letter to the Society for Neuroscience, The Winnower 1:e140865.54468, DOI: 10.15200/winn.140865.54468

Tennant, P. Jonathan et al. 2014. Open Letter to The American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Winnower 1:e140813.35294 , DOI: 10.15200/winn.140813.35294

In preparation (email me for a draft)

Menon, Mythili and Elsi Kaiser. Structural Priming between Music and Language. 

Menon, Mythili and Roumyana Pancheva. Comparison without Adjectives.