Research interests: Syntax and Semantics

  • Modal verbs
  • Polarity items, n-words, exceptives
  • Negation and neg-raising
  • Tense and aspect
  • Presuppositions
  • Actuality entailments
  • Indexical shifting (Turkish)
  • Comparative syntax and semantics (causatives in Romance and Japanese, subjunctive in French and Italian)
  • Austronesian languages (Samoan in particular)
  • Creole languages (Haitian Creole in particular)
  • Sign languages (LSF, LIS and ASL in particular; site of the conference I organized at the ENSĀ here)