Travis Major

PhD Candidate - UCLA Linguistics

About me: I am a fifth 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 giving a talk at WCCFL38 at UBC and a poster presentation at GLOW 43 in Berlin on "say"-doubling constructions in Avatime.
  • I have recently presented a poster on Dependent Case Theory and accusative subjects in Uyghur at the LSA.
  • A volume that I co-edited in honor of the late Russell Schuh has been released, which can be accessed by clicking the following link: Schuhschrift: Papers in Honor of Russell Schuh.