I am a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto. I specialize in syntax, and my research areas include ellipsis and ellipsis-like constructions, head-movement (specifically verb movement), and related phenomena such as do-support and verb-stranding. I also occasionally do work in morphology and its interfaces with Syntax and Phonology. I am particularly interested in North Germanic languages (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish) and Western Romance languages (Spanish and Portuguese).
Specific topics I have worked on and currently work on include ellipsis in parentheticals and appositive relatives, ellipsis diagnostics, the interaction of focus with ellipsis, the (lack of) verb stranding in languages with head movement, and the place of head movement in the grammar. See my Output page for papers!.
Recent & forthcoming talks
- Anaphoric one: When ellipsis is blocked – Reference beyond the DP: Towards a Crosslinguistic Typology of the Syntax and Semantics of Proforms 40. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Stuttgart, Germany. 7 March 2018
- Anaphoric one: When ellipsis is blocked – Pronouns in Competition, University of California, Santa Cruz. 27–28 April 2018.
- Modal complement anaphora and the distribution of parenthetical gaps – Workshop in memory of Luis Vicente, Leiden University. 6 July 2018.
- Head movement does not feed ellipsis – Workshop on the Timing of Ellipsis. 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Tallinn, Estonia.