About me: I am an Assistant Professor 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.
I recently gave an invited talk at Tu+8 at Harvard on clausal complementation titled, "Say complementation in three Turkic languages'' (handout)
My paper "Re-analyzing 'say' complementation: implications for case theory and beyond" has been accepted by NLLT (minor revisions).
In a collaboration with Connor Mayer and Gulnar Eziz, we have submitted a paper on word formation in Uyghur to Languages, titled: "Disentangling words, clitics, and suffixes in Uyghur"