Mal Shah

Syntax at its interfaces

I'm a second-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Maryland, where I am advised by Jeff Lidz and Alexander Williams.

I work mostly on the syntax-semantics interface, with interests in morphology and experimental semantics too. I try and engage with as much comparative syntax as possible. To find out more about my work, click here.

I currently help organize Maryland's Syntax Lab.

Before coming to Maryland, I studied at St. Hugh's College, Oxford (2019-2022), where I was advised by Matt Husband. I read Philosophy and Linguistics BA, for which I was awarded a Congratulatory First Class.

The best way to reach me is by email: mpshah at umd dot edu.

Pictured: me looking very happy at D.C.'s Planet Word Museum on my 22nd birthday, where I happened to be dressed as fellow immigrant to Britain, Paddington Bear.

If you're looking for the latest draft of SynTeX (typesetting in LaTeX for syntacticians), click here. Comments and requests very welcome!

I would like to thank my cohort-mate Utku Turk for the idea behind the logo (a syntactician's favourite thing, a phrase structure tree, blending into the semanticist's favorite thing, a lambda.)