I (usually) work on syntax and its interfaces with semantics.
Current 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.
- According to Alex-1, Ed-2 thought The Post’s photo of themselves-1+2 would make the TV news.
- * Speaking of Nathan-1, Adam-2 knew that the gallery's portrait of themselves-1+2 would sell well.
- háwak → wákha, 'grasp/grip', N
- hawák-an → kanháwak, 'take hold of something', V
Selected downloadable papers
For a full list, see my CV.
2017. Possessive preproprial determiners in North-West British English. Talk at BLS 43. (handout)
2016. VP ellipsis with symmetrical predicates. Talk at NELS 47. (handout)
2016. Gerund imperatives. In Bellamy, Kate, Elena Karvovskaya & George Saad, (eds.), ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (6-8 January 2016, York), pp. 282-296. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. ISSN: 1574-499X. (link) (pdf)
2015. Emergent syntax – insights from imperatives. MPhil thesis. University of Cambridge. (pdf)
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