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
- The box with the papers in. - N.B. no it!
- (*)I haven't got to leave.
Past projectsParticipant switching verb-phrase ellipsis with symmetrical predicates
- John wanted to dance with Mary; but Mary didn’t want to
dance with John.
- Our John came for tea yesterday.
Selected downloadable papers
For a full list, see my CV.
2018. A view of free relatives from Minimalist Grammars. (Berlin handout)
2018. Free relatives, feature recycling, and reprojection in Minimalist Grammars. ESSLLI Proceedings. (paper, pp. 258-269.)
2018. Ellipsis in tautologous conditionals. SALT 28. (poster)
2017/2016. VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates. NELS 47. (proceedings offprint)
2017. Possessive preproprial determiners in North-West British English. BLS 43. (proceedings, pp. 301-315)
2017. Emergence of the faithful by consonant copying in a Tagalog language game. AFLA 24. (handout)
2016. Labelling in syntax. COPIL 9. (paper)
2016. Gerund imperatives. ConSOLE XXIV. (proceedings, pp. 282-296)
2015. Emergent syntax – insights from imperatives. MPhil thesis. University of Cambridge. (pdf)
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Department of Linguistics
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