Travis Major

Postdoctoral Fellow - USC Linguistics

tmajor@usc.edu | tjm3218@gmail.com



About me: I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California. I am a syntactician and a fieldworker who enjoys the empirical challenges associated with researching understudied languages and exploring how novel empirical data from understudied languages informs syntactic theory. 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 also spend considerable time refining techniques and methodology for data collection in my fieldwork, including development of novel techniques.


Recent News:

  • I have completed my PhD at UCLA and have begun as a Postdoctoral Fellow at USC. My dissertation is titled: On the nature of "say" Complementation.

  • My paper "Revisiting the Syntax of Monsters" was accepted and will appear in Linguistic Inquiry.