- New website, turktools.net, and an updated manuscript with Hadas Kotek, “A streamlined approach to online linguistic surveys,” for our free, open-source software for preparing linguistic surveys for Mechanical Turk.
- Presenting “Association with traces and the copy theory of movement” at the 2014 LSA meeting.
- Presenting “Blocking effects in English causatives” with Hadas Kotek at the 2014 LSA meeting. Manuscript available.
Areas of interest
- syntax and semantics of focus
- movement, quantification, and scope-taking
- morphosyntax and linearization
- comparative constructions
- internet corpora and experiments
In previous work I have worked on: Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese, Kaqchikel (Mayan; Guatemala), Squliq Atayal (Austronesian; Taiwan).
- Manuscript (currently revising): “Anti-locality and optimality in Kaqchikel Agent Focus”.
- Manuscript (currently revising): “Degree comparison without degree abstraction”.
- Manuscript (submitted): “Covert pied-piping in English multiple wh-questions” with Hadas Kotek. See also the associated NELS 43 handout: “Diagnosing covert pied-piping”.
- To appear: “Intervention in focus pied-piping” with Hadas Kotek. Proceedings of NELS 43. See also the handout from NELS 43.
- Manuscript: “A streamlined approach to online linguistic surveys” with Hadas Kotek, describing our free, open-source project turktools.
- To appear: “Anti-Locality and Agent Focus.” Proceedings of WCCFL 31. (Superseded by the manuscript, “Anti-locality and optimality in Kaqchikel Agent Focus.”) See also the handout and slides from WCCFL 31.
- To appear: “Interpreting Japanese Head-Internal Relative Clauses” with Isaac Gould. Proceedings of WCCFL 31.
- 2013: “Dissociating the syntax and morphological realization of Kaqchikel Agent Focus.” Studies in Kaqchikel Grammar, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
- To appear: “Alternative questions through focus alternatives in Mandarin Chinese.” Proceedings of Chicago Linguistic Society 48.
- 2012: “Structurally distant haplology” in Snippets 26.
- 2012: “The Effect of ‘Only’ on Quantifier Scope: the Dake Blocking Effect.” In Proceedings of the GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars, pages 72—86.
- 2012: “Share to Compare: the Mandarin bǐ Comparative.” In Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 29), Cascadilla Press, pages 54—62.
- 2010: “Sentence-Final Only and the Interpretation of Focus in Mandarin Chinese.” In Proceedings of the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22) and the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18), pages 18—35.
- 2009: “Ubiquity: Designing a Multilingual Natural Language Interface.” Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR 2009 Workshop on Information Access in a Multilingual World, pages 45—48.
- 2007: A New Syntax-Semantics for the Mandarin bi Comparative. University of Chicago Master’s thesis, May 2007.
Selected presentations (handouts, slides)
- “Association with traces and the copy theory of movement,” Sinn und Bedeutung 18, September 2013.
- “Sentence-final particles at the vP phase-edge,” 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 25), June 2013.
- “Subject marking on non-subjects in Squliq Atayal,” the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 20), May 2013.
- “Blocking in English causatives,” with Hadas Kotek, MIT Ling Lunch, March 2013.
- “Ergativity without ergative Case,” a talk on Kaqchikel Agent Focus, MIT Ling Lunch, February 2013.
- “Locality restrictions on syntactic extraction: the case (but not Case) of Kaqchikel Agent Focus,” WCCFL 31: handout and slides.
- “Japanese Head Internal Relative Clauses and Maximal Informativenes,” Tokyo Semantics Research Group, Keio University, Tokyo, June 15, 2012.
- “The Constituency of Hyperlinks in a Hypertext Corpus”. The 2nd Triennial Meeting of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (IsLE 2), Boston University, June 2011.
- turktools: tools to simplify the development of experimental stimuli for running linguistic experiments on Amazon Mechanical Turk. Described in this paper.
- turkserver: host your Turk-style experiments on your own server.
- LingBuzz RSS feed
- Better Linguist List RSS feeds
- The Antisymmetrizer: an online tool which linearizes trees according to the Linear Correspondance Axiom (Kayne, 1994).
- A universal natural language parser for Ubiquity, an experimental multilingual natural language interface, as described in this paper and in more detail in various blog posts.