Publications and Talks

A selection of recent papers and handouts.

To appear

with Carter Griffith. CPs in North Azeri: New evidence for extraposition. In Proceedings of WAFL 10. MITWPL, Cambridge, MA.

with Michael Diercks. More on have and need. Proceedings of ACAL 45.


Existential crisis: The curious case of borrowed adjectives in Zulu. In Halpert, Claire, Hadas Kotek, and Coppe Van Urk, eds., A Pesky Set: Papers for David Pesetsky, 411-420. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.

with Bronwyn Bjorkman. In an imperfect world: deriving the typology of counterfactual marking. In Ana Arregui, Mara Luisa Rivero and Andres Pablo Salanova, eds, Modality across syntactic categories. Oxford University Press.

Prosody/syntax mismatches in the Zulu conjoint/disjoint alternation. In Hyman, Larry and Jenneke van der Wal, eds., The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu, Trends in Linguistics series. Mouton de Gruyter.


Surmountable barriers. ACAL 47, UC Berkeley. March 24, 2016. (handout)

Raising parameters. Proceedings of WCCFL 33, ed. Kim et al. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 186-195.


Argument licensing and agreement. Oxford University Press. (publisher page, Google books)

with Jochen Zeller. Right dislocation and raising-to-object in Zulu. The Linguistic Review, 32(3), 475–513. DOI 10.1515/tlr-2014-0029.


Licensing and vP in Bantu. University of Chicago Workshop on Languge Variation and Change (handout).

with Maria Stolen. Fixed aspect in Amharic conditionals. LSA annual meeting (handout).


with David Schueler. That sentential subjects are (linked to) DPs is explained herein. Snippets.

Structural case and the nature of vP in Zulu. In Proceedings of NELS42. GLSA: Amherst, MA.

with Bronwyn Bjorkman. In search of (im)perfection: the illusion of counterfactual aspect. In Proceedings of NELS42. GLSA, Amherst, MA.


Argument licensing and agreement in Zulu. PhD dissertation, MIT.

Overlap-driven consequences of nasal place assimilation. In Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity, Mooshammer, Pouplier, Hoole, and Kühnert, eds. Mouton de Gruyter.

Case, agreement, EPP, and information structure: a quadruple dissociation in Zulu. In Proceedings of WCCFL29, Choi et al, eds. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

with Hadil Karawani. Aspect in counterfactuals from A(rabic) to Z(ulu). In Proceedings of WCCFL29, Choi et al, eds. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Zulu counterfactuals in and out of conditionals. In Selected Proceedings of ACAL 41, Connell and Rolle, eds. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.


Zulu counterfactuals in and out of conditionals: consequences for counterfactual typology. MIT Generals paper.


Superiority effects in Zulu and Kinande inversion. Bantu3, Tervuren, Belgium, March 25-28. (handout)

Light verb constructions and case patterns in Uyghur. Ms., MIT.