Research Interests

I am a generative linguist and my work spans phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics, but I have mostly been concerned with syntax. Here's a list of my books. Links to papers on various topics are listed below. There is ample overlap between the topics.

  • Syntax
  • Verbal particles
  • Case and agreement marking
  • The argument/adjunct distinction
  • Distributivity and collectivity
  • Evidentiality
  • Phonological quantity
  • Microvariation and change
  • Swedish
  • Finno-Ugric

  • Selected Publications

    In press. Apokope av slutvokal i åländska infinitiver. Pre-final version, final version to appear in Ideologi, identitet, intervention. Nordisk dialektologi 10.

    2016. Event participants and linguistic arguments. With Roxana-Maria Barbu. Proceedings of CogSci 2016

    2016. A featural paradox in Votic harmony. With Lev Blumenfeld. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34(4).

    2015. East Cree Ghost participants. With Marie-Odile Junker. Proceedings of the LFG15 Conference

    2015. The reliability of testimony and perception: connecting epistemology and linguistic evidentiality. With Claire Lesage, Nalini Ramlakhan, and Chris Wildman. Proceedings of CogSci 2015
    pdf link

    2015. On the morphosyntactic representation of dependent quantification: distance distributivity, dependent indefinites, and Skolemization. With Dejan Milacic and Raj Singh. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 19

    2014. Vowel height and duration. With Lev Blumenfeld, Andrea Gormley, Leah Hoiting, John Logan, Nalini Ramlakhan and Adam Stone. Proceedings of WCCFL 32

    2014. Meaning and valency. With Ash Asudeh and Gianluca Giorgolo. Proceedings of the LFG14 Conference, 68--88.

    2014. With Lexical Integrity. With Ash Asudeh. Theoretical Linguistics. 40(12): 175--186.

    2013. Constructions with Lexical Integrity. With Ash Asudeh and Mary Dalrymple. Journal of Language Modelling. 1(1): 1--54.
    pdf, link

    2013. English benefactive NPs Proceedings of the LFG13 Conference, 503--523.

    2012. Copy raising and perception. With Ash Asudeh. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 30(2): 321--380.
    link; pre-published version: pdf

    2011. Derived arguments With Stephanie Needham. Proceedings of the LFG11 Conference, 401--421. link

    2009. Phonetic duration, phonological quantity and prosodic structure in Inari Saami. With Patrik Bye and Elin Sagulin. Phonetica 66(4): 199--121.

    2009. Lexical-Functional Grammar. In Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 425-458. With Ash Asudeh. [Prepublication draft] pdf

    2008. Review of William D. Davies and Stanley Dubinsky's The Grammar of Raising and Control: A Course in Syntactic Argumentation. Language 84(4): 880-882. pdf

    2008. Constructions with Lexical Integrity: Templates as the lexicon-syntax interface. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG08 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 68-88. With Ash Asudeh and Mary Dalrymple. pdf

    2007. Saami Linguistics. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 288. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. With Diane Nelson. Book website

    2007. Verbal agreement in Inari Saami. In: Ida Toivonen and Diane Nelson, eds., Saami Linguistics, CILT 288, 227-258. John Benjamins. pdf

    2007. Microvariation in Inari Saami. In: Jussi Ylikoski and Ante Aikio, eds., Sámit, sánit, sátnehámit. Riepmočála Pekka Sammallahti miessemánu 21. beaivve 2007. Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 253. Helsinki. 363-374. pdf

    2007. Copy raising and its consequences for perceptual reports. In Annie Zaenen, Jane Simpson, Tracy Holloway King, Jane Grimshaw, Joan Maling and Chris Manning, eds., Architectures, Rules, and Preferences: Variations on Themes by Joan W. Bresnan. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 49–67. With Ash Asudeh.
    [Prepublication draft] pdf

    2006. On continuative on. Studia Linguistica 60(2): 181-219.
    [Pre-published version] ps, pdf

    2006. Expletives and the syntax and semantics of copy raising. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Proceedings of the LFG06 Conference. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 13-29. With Ash Asudeh.
    [Prepublication draft] pdf

    2006. Symptomatic Imperfections. [Review article of David Adger (2003) Core Syntax and Andrew Radford (2004) Minimalist Syntax]   Journal of Linguistics 42(2): 395-422. With Ash Asudeh.

    2003. Non-Projecting Words: A Case Study of Swedish Verbal Particles. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
    Index, Book website

    2003. Counting and the grammar: Numerals in Inari Sami.  In: Satu Manninen and Diane Nelson, eds., Generative Approaches to Finnic and Saami Linguistics. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 321–341. With Diane Nelson.

    2002. Particles and Results in Swedish and English. 2002. WCCFL 21.
    ps, pdf

    2002. Swedish particles and syntactic projection. In: Nicole Dehé, Silke Urban, Andrew McIntyre and Ray Jackendoff, eds., Verb-Particle Explorations. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter. 191–209.

    2001. The Directed Motion Construction in Swedish.
    [Old version. A newer  version  appeared  in Journal of Linguistics 38(2),]
    ps, pdf

    2001. Language Change, Lexical Features and Finnish Possessors. In Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, eds., Time over Matter: Diachronic Perspectives on Morphosyntax. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. 209--225.

    2000. The Morphosyntax of Finnish Possession.
    [Long, old version; a newer version appeared in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 18(3)]
    ps, pdf

    2001. The Phrase-Structure of Non-Projecting Words.
    [Stanford Ph.D. dissertation] pdf

    1998. Swedish place expressions. NELS 29.

    1997. The acquisition of Swedish body-posture words.
    [Unpublished manuscript] pdf

    1995. A study of Finnish infinitives.
    [Senior Thesis, Brandeis University] pdf