Past work and drafts

I work on syntax at its interfaces with semantics and morphophonology. My major interests are compositionality 'below the word level', ellipsis, and quantification. I also work a little on comparative syntax (particularly Germanic and Indic).

My experimental work carries on a tradition started at Maryland in 2009, of studying quantification online, to see which mental representations are involved in understanding sentences. This allows us to evaluate finer-grained hypotheses than truth-conditional semantics allows.

2023

A handout on some wh-constructions in Hindi (particularly on 'scope marking'). I provide new evidence from sluicing that, I argue, supports an indirect dependency account of scope marking, where all wh-elements are interpreted. This handout represents a very intermediate stage of development.

A poster, presented with Veronika Gvozdovaitė at CreteLing regarding some problems with the theory of "contextual allosemy", proposed in some recent implementations of Distributed Morphology.

A handout for a talk discussing the existential closure of events. I argue that, while event variables are introduced with verbs, it is higher in the sentence that they are bound by a quantifier. (Presented at The Meaning Meeting. Comments welcome.)

2022

An overview of Paul Pietroski's book, 'Conjoining Meanings', written for proselytizing purposes: 'Introducing Internalism'

BA Thesis - Are there linguistically guaranteed inferences? Semantic atomism versus contemporary syntactic theory 

Other

LaTeX for syntacticians: an overview document for a workshop at the University of Maryland Language Science Center in January 2024.

Outreach

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was President of the Oxford University Linguistics Society. I organized our events: interviews with a number of interviews with linguists and philosophers of language, conducted mostly over Zoom. I have linked here the ones I organized.

Interviews (in alphabetical order):