Welcome! 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 Types of movement explores the role of economy at the syntax-semantics interface by investigating the possible semantic representations of movement. I argue that movement is tightly restricted in how it can be semantically interpreted, in particular that movement can only map onto traces ranging over individual semantic types. I further show that this restriction has interesting effects in the domain of property-denoting DPs.
Outside of my dissertation research, I have worked on case assignment (particularly in Finnish), the nature of grammatical functions, and implicit arguments.
With my collaborators, I have also worked on tough-constructions with, NPIs from an experimental perspective with , and Hindi-Urdu binding with .
- New proceedings paper for WCCFL 35: There are no property traces
- To appear in The Linguistic Review: Intervention in tough-constructions revisited
- I presented Movement of properties and properties of movement at GLOW 40 in Leiden and WCCFL 35 at the University of Calgary
- I was awarded the Mouton GLOW prize for best student/postdoc presentation at GLOW 40!