I (usually) work on syntax and its interface with semantics.
Current projectsWhy can't you elide in a trivial conditional?
- If he comes, he comes.
- * If he comes, he does
- John wanted to dance with Mary; but Mary didn’t want to
dance with John.
- The box with the papers in. - N.B. no it!
- háwak → wákha, 'grasp/grip', N
- hawák-an → kanháwak, 'take hold of something', V
Possessive pronouns with personal names in North-West British English
Logophoricity in English
(Lack of) indexical shift in Kazan Tatar
Selected downloadable papers
For a full list, see my CV.
2017. Objectless Locative Prepositions in British English. Talk at LangUE 2017. With Carson T. Schütze. (handout)
2017. Emergence of the faithful by consonant copying in a Tagalog language game. Talk at AFLA 24. (handout)
2017. Possessive preproprial determiners in North-West British English. Talk at BLS 43. (proceedings draft)
2016. VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates. Talk at NELS 47. (proceedings draft)
2015. Emergent syntax – insights from imperatives. MPhil thesis. University of Cambridge. (pdf)
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Department of Linguistics
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