Dept. of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
email: mylastname at udel dot edu
The focus of my linguistic research has been syntax and its interactions with morphology and semantics. As part of this I have been investigating the syntax of the Algonquian languages Passamaquoddy-Maliseet and Mi'kmaq, spoken in Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. This research program is represented by my Ph.D. dissertation, Syntax at the Edge: Cross-Clausal Phenomena and the Syntax of Passamaquoddy (MIT, 2001), as well as various talks and publications listed below.
Other interests that have led to talks and publications include ditransitive constructions; auxiliaries and inversion in English; applied arguments in various languages; the nature of reflexivity; the universal semantics of reciprocals; wh-scope marking and wh-copying in the languages of the world; the connection between morphology and phonology in Semitic languages; and neurolinguistics and sentence processing.
The Syntax-Semantics Lab (SySeL) at the University of Delaware, co-organized with Satoshi Tomioka.
The Scope Fieldwork Project. This project, funded by the NSF, has created visual materials to aid in doing fieldwork on quantifiers and quantifier scope in other languages. The materials can be downloaded from the project web site.