• The morpho-semantics of verbal plurality in Seri (isolate)

 

  • Polarity focus and contrastive polarity
    • Embedded polar response particles (yes, no)
      • are polar response particles the remnant of ellipsis or are they proforms? 
      • what are the limitations on their distributions? 
      • what conditions the interpretation of non, oui, and si?
    • bien as a context-management operator
      • what does bien mean?
      • to what extent are the distribution of bien and the distribution of polar response particles subject to the same condition(s)?

 

  • de-phrases in European French (semantics/syntax, psycholinguistics)
    • Movement of comparative quantifiers
    • Illusory licensing of de-NP. In this work I look at a special case of grammatical illusion in European French. Only quantifiers that can undergo movement (QAD) can give rise to illusions of grammaticality.
    • Structure and interpretation of generalized quantifier phrases with de

 

  • Karata (Andic, Nakh-Daghestanian)
    • Constituent, polar, and alternative questions
    • Contrastive labial features
    • Valency
    • Spatial case markers