I'm a linguist specializing in syntax and semantics with an emphasis on strong empirical components including fieldwork and psycholinguistics. I am particularly interested in phenomena that inform our understanding of how semantics and morphosyntax, on the one hand, and compositional semantics and discourse, on the other hand, interact.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Surrey Morphology Group at the University of Surrey (UK) working on the project ‘Seri verbs: multiple complexities’ (with Matthew BaermanPatricia Cabredo-Hofherr, and Carolyn O'Meara). This project seeks to understand what morphological and semantic regularities underlie the exceptional number of suffixes marking plurality in Seri (isolate).

After studying modern languages in Angers, France, I studied linguistics in Lyon where I started working on Karata (Andi, Nakh-Daghestanian) with Denis Creissels and Colette GrinevaldI then studied formal linguistics aUMass Amherstand defended a dissertation on polar response particles (e.g. yes/no in English) co-advised by Rajesh Bhatt and Vincent Homer


 

Upcoming

 

22 August 2019 - Talk - Diagnosing pluractionality: the view from Seri (work with Patricia Cabredo Hofherr). Societas linguistica Europaea meeting, Leipzig, Germany. 

6 September 2019 - Talk - Polar particle responses preserve scope-relations. Sinn und Bedeutung, Osnabruck, Germany.

11 September 2019 - Talk - Pluractional numerals in Seri are distributive. Linguistics Society of Great Britain, London, U.K.

25 September 2019 - Poster - Incremental realization (work with Matthew Baerman and Carolyn O'Meara). International Symposium of Morphology, Paris, France. 

27 September 2019 - Talk - Multiple event marking in the Seri verbal paradigm (work with Patricia Cabredo Hofherr). International Symposium of Morphology, Paris, France.

9 October 2019 - Conference - Colloquium on Verbal and Nominal Plurality. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). 

24-27 October 2019 - Talk - Quantification At a Distance and Grammatical Illusions. North East Linguistic Society, Boston, USA.