Travis Major

PhD Candidate - UCLA Linguistics



About me: I am a sixth year linguistics graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. I am a syntactician and a fieldworker who enjoys the empirical challenges associated with researching understudied languages and exploring how this novel empirical data informs universal grammar. Much of my research is focused on interactions between syntax-semantics and syntax-phonology/prosody. In order to reconcile my goals as a fieldworker with my goals as a theoretician, I spend considerable time refining techniques for data collection in my fieldwork to improve the quality of both facets of my research.


Recent News:

  • I will be defending my dissertation in early August!