My research interests lie primarily in morphosyntax, particularly the topics of case, clitic doubling, and the architecture of phi-features. I generally approach these topics through my work on understudied languages, focusing on how each of these phenomena interact with dialectal micro-variation.
My research has focused on two main languages so far, Uab Meto and Yulparija:
Uab Meto (Austronesian; fieldwork):
- Syntax-phonology interface
- Nominal morphosyntax
- Agreement in serial verb constructions
- Focus intervention effects
Yulparija (Wati, Pama-Nyungan; archival documentation work):
- Second position clitics
- Case (clitics are NOM-ACC, DPs are ERG-ABS)
- Syntactic microvariation
For each of these languages, I’ve completed documentation projects and created small-scale tagged corpora.