Megan Schildmier Stone, PhD

I recently completed my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Arizona.  I am interested in morphology, syntax, and semantics, particularly as they pertain to idioms and other noncompositional uses of language.  My research has been primarily focused on two areas:  the morphosyntax of Cherokee (Iroquoian, Southern Iroquoian), with a focus on deverbal nominalizations; and the structure and idiomatization of English verb phrases.  My dissertation, completed in December 2016, used traditional, experimental, and corpus-based methods to investigate what idioms can tell us about the structure and organization of linguistic representations.