Ethan Poole


Photo of Ethan Poole in front of Stadshuset in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hello, my name is Ethan Poole. I am a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research interests lie in syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface.

My dissertation explores the role of economy at the syntax-semantics interface by investigating the types of variables that movement is able to create. I focus in particular on movement that targets DPs denoting properties, which interacts in interesting ways with how nominals are packaged semantically (namely nominal type shifting).

Outside of my dissertation research, I have worked on case assignment, the nature of grammatical functions, and implicit arguments.

With my wonderful collaborators, I have also worked on tough-constructions with Stefan Keine, NPIs from an experimental perspective with Jon Ander Mendia, and Hindi-Urdu binding with Sakshi Bhatia.

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