I am a third-year graduate student in the University of Pennsylvania's linguistics program and a trainee in the IGERT program in Language and Communication Sciences. My primary research interest is in the field of historical syntax. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how diachronic patterns of language use can answer questions about the architecture of synchronic grammar. I am also interested in the refinement of statistical methods as applied to linguistic data and syntactic questions more generally.
- On the graduated evolution of do-support in English: presentation at PLC34, 2010. handout
- With Julie Legate. Itawes Morphosyntax: presentation at AFLA17, 2010.
- Stratified sampling biases models towards non-linearity: the case of Kallel (2007): presentation at DiGS13, 2011. slides
- With Caitlin Light. Analyzing V2 triggers in historical English: presentation at DiGS13, 2011. slides
- Three-way competition and the emergence of do-support in English: presentation at DiGS14, 2012. slides
- Basque clitics in morphosyntax: presentation at ILLS5, 2013. slides
Along with Anton Ingason and Jana Beck, I am one of the developers of the Annotald program for treebank annotation. You can see my contributions to this and other open-source programs on my profile at github.