I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University.
Until August 2022 I was a Research Associate at Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin, and I still function as external consultant on two projects in which I was a co-PI while at ZAS: the DFG project B01 Register and the development of periphrasis in the history of English, a sub-project of the CRC 1412 Register: Language-Users’ Knowledge of Situational-Functional Variation (together with Artemis Alexiadou) and the joint AHRC-DFG project "Locality and the argument/adjunct distinction: Structure-building vs. structure-enrichment", working together with Rob Truswell in Edinburgh as well as Hedde Zeijlstra and Sandhya Sundaresan in Göttingen.
I work on:
theoretical and comparative syntax
morphology and the syntax-morphology interface
historical linguistics, especially corpus-based historical syntax
the Germanic languages, as well as Tamil (Dravidian)
computational methods employing electronic corpora and linguistic databases
Linguist at Stony Brook University
I've organized the description of my research according to a series of topics, laid out below. You can go to this page to see them all discussed in some detail, or you can click on the Read More links below to get to the section describing each topic individually. Most (maybe all?) of my actual papers and handouts touch on multiple topics from this collection, so you'll see individual bits of work described in multiple places. If you just want to get to all of the papers and handouts, go here.
ZAS Berlin, Schützenstrasse 18, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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