Publications & Presentations

  • Indirect interaction of person & number in Ojibwe

    Proceedings of WSCLA21 Details Volume Paper

  • Indirect interaction of person and number

    Presented at GLOW 39, Göttingen. Details Handout

  • Indirect interaction of person & number in Ojibwe

    Presented at WSCLA 21, UQAM. Details Handout

  • Prosody and the disjoint alternation in Tshivenda

    Presented at ACAL 47, UC Berkeley. Details Handout

  • (Re)labeling and constituency paradoxes: Remnant movement in Akan

    Ms., UMass Amherst Details PDF

  • Instrument, cause, & manner: deserialization in Akan

    Presented at ECO-5, Harvard. Details Handout

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Thanks to Chris Collins, WooJin Chung, and Haoze Li for inviting me to present at the Syntax Brown Bag! This was my first time presenting any of my Khoekhoe work and I really appreciated the feedback. The talk was about the Subject Gap in Finite Clause (SGF) construction, best known from German, but also from “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”, in the line “Down came the rain and washed the spider out.” I was mostly focused on the Khoekhoe version of this construction, which I think pushes us towards a particular view of the Coordinate Construction Constraint as being violable in the syntax as long as its repaired by LF.

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As far as I can tell, there is no readily-available Khoekhoegowab keyboard layout. As such, I decided to roll my own.

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I’m newly arrived in Windhoek, Namibia, where I’ll be spending this summer carrying out my dissertation fieldwork on Khoekhoe.

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In the fall of 2017 I’ve been hired as an adjunct professor at the University of Albany, where I will be teaching a mixed-medium online / off-line version of LING 321: Introduction to Syntax.

In recent semesters, I’ve taught the following classes:

  • LING 101: People and their language (TA)
  • LING 201: Introduction to Linguistics (Instructor of Record)


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