Hi! I am a Researcher at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS). I graduated from MIT with a PhD in linguistics and then spent some time in the Department of English Language and Literature at NUS. I work on syntax and its interfaces. I am particularly interested in the nature of syntactic locality, and how much non-syntactic information the syntax may make reference to.
Papers and manuscripts
Domains for ordering. Accepted. JEAL.
A command-theoretic approach to prosodic smothering. Accepted. Syntax.
Locality and anti-locality: the logic of conflicting requirements. Linguistic Inquiry, 2021.
Licensing with Case: evidence from Kikuyu. NLLT, 2021.
Relationship Preservation. MIT, 2018.
Attraction at a distance: Ā-movement and Case. Linguistic Inquiry, 2018.
The Left Edge Ban: a prosodic requirement governing stress patterns and word order. Under contract with OUP.
Prosodic Intervention. In revs.
How to know if something's in the way. In revs.
Binding reconstruction and two modes of copy-chain interpretation. Proceedings of the LSA 2021, 2021. with Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine.
The Left Edge Ban: a constraint restricting stress placement and possible word orders. Proceedings of NELS 50, 2020.
A prosodic restriction affecting stress and word order. Proceedings of GLOW in ASIA XII, 2020.
Resolving conflicts between locality and anti-locality: evidence from Luganda and Haya. Proceedings of the LSA 2019, 2019.
The ι-boundedness of A-scrambling. Proceedings of WAFL 13, 2018.
Dependent Case as a licenser in Kikuyu. Proceedings of NELS 47, 2017.
In-situ Wh-phrases in Superiority Violating Contexts don’t have to be In-Situ. In A Pesky Set: Papers for David Pesetsky, MITWPL, 2017.
Case Sensitive Ā-movement. Proceedings of NELS 46, 2016.