Hi! I am a research associate affiliated with the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. I graduated from MIT with a PhD in linguistics and then spent some time in the Department of English Language and Literature at NUS and at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS). 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
A command-theoretic approach to prosodic smothering. 2023. Syntax.
Domains for ordering. 2023. JEAL.
Licensing with Case: evidence from Kikuyu. 2021. NLLT.
Relationship Preservation. MIT, 2018.
The Left Edge Ban: a prosodic requirement governing stress patterns and word order. Under contract with OUP.
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.
In Bùlì, wh-in-situ licenses parasitic gaps. Proceedings of WCCFL 36, to appear. with Abdul-Razak Sulemana.
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.