I am a linguist with research interests in Algonquian languages, morphosyntax and polysynthesis.
Currently, I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Linguistics at McGill University. I have a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Toronto (2012). My dissertation, entitled "The Syntax and Semantics of Stem Composition in Oji-Cree" explores the structure of the verb stem in Oji-Cree.
My current theoretical research interests are morphosyntax of polysynthetic languages and the interaction of syntax with phonology and semantics. Some of the topics I have been working on are noun incorporation, causative formation, bi-partite verbs and the ordering and semantic of prefixal adverbial modifiers in Ojibwe.
I am also interested in general issues of language revitalization and documentation, and development of teaching materials for endangered languages.