Research

 

DISSERTATION (2017, University of Chicago)

Inflectional Dependencies: A study of complex verbal expressions in Ndebele.

 

PAPERS

(2018) [with Karlos Arregi] Generalized Head Movement, Proceedings of the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting. Volume 3, Article 4:1-15. [published version]

(2018) The distribution of φ-probes in the inflectional structure, Proceedings of the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting. Volume 3, Article 59:1-15. [published version]

(2018) Direct and dependent valuation in Ndebele light-verb constructions, Proceedings of WCCFL 35 [published version] [draft]

(2017) Obligatory CP nominalization in Ndebele (ms. accepted for publication in Syntax[lingbuzz]

(2017) Auxiliary vs INFL in Bantu. The syntactic and phonological complexity of Ndebele verbs, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory [lingbuzz]

(2016) The Syntax of simple and compound tenses in Ndebele, Proceedings of the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting. Volume 1, Article 18:1-15. [published version]

(2015) “The Correlative Configuration in Polish” in P. Biskup et al (Eds.), Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective. The 10th Anniversary FDSL Conference, Leipzig 2013, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang [draft]

 

INVITED TALKS

Obligatory clause nominalization in Ndebele [handout]
MIT Ling-Lunch, Cambridge MA. (November 2017)

How many verbs and why? Deriving synthesis and periphrasis from their syntactic context
University of Florida Linguistics Colloquium, Gainesville, FL. (February 2017)

Clause nominalization in isiNdebele: an argument from relative clauses
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. (September 2016)

The morphosyntax of compound tenses in Ndebele
Language Variation and Change Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (April 2015)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Generalized Head Movement (with Karlos Arregi) [handout]
92st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. (January 2018)

The distribution of Phi-probes in the inflectional structure [handout]
92st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. (January 2018)

Direct and Dependent Valuation in Ndebele light-verb constructions [handout] [poster]
West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 35, Calgary, Canada. (April 2017)

Tense agreement in Ndebele light-verb constructions [handout]
48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Bloomington, IN. (March 2017)

Clause size and transparency in Ndebele [handout] [poster]
91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, TX. (January 2017)

Local interactions in the prosodic structure of Ndebele verbs [handout] [poster]
West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 34, Salt Lake City, UT. (April 2016)

The Ndebele relative marker as a nominal linker [handout]
47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Berkeley, CA. (March 2016)

The syntax of synthetic and periphrastic tenses in Ndebele
90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington DC. (January 2016)

Discourse Configurationality and agreement in Ndebele
89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR. (January 2015)

Structural focus in Bantu: Evidence from Ndebele
Graduate Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies, Milwaukee, WI. (Oct 2014)

The correlative configuration in Polish
Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10, Leipzig, Germany. (Dec 2013)

Augmentless arguments in Northern Ndebele: nominal and clausal domain
43rd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, The Netherlands. (Aug 2013)

Free Relatives and Negation
Semantics in the Netherlands 8, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. (Oct 2010)