Publications & Presentations

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A′-movement and extraction marking in Bantu languages

2017. Shona wh-in-situ: Relating the scopal and pronunciation positions of the wh-phrase. Paper to be presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 91), Austin, TX, January 5–8. [abstract]

2016. Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective. Invited talk in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October 4.

2016. Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective. New Haven, CT: Yale University PhD dissertation. [pdf] [lingbuzz] [elischolar]

2016. Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective. PhD dissertation defense in the Department of Linguistics at Yale University, New Haven, CT, February 15. [abstract] [handout] [video]

2016. The biclausal status of Shona clefts. Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 90), Washington, DC, January 7–10. [abstract] [handout]

2015. Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment. In Ruth Kramer, Elizabeth Zsiga & One Tlale Boyer (eds.), Selected proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), 290–301. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [abstract] [pdf]

2015. Partial wh-movement in Shona: A hybrid wh-question formation strategy. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 46), Eugene, OR, March 26-28. [abstract] [handout]

2015. Decomposing partial wh-movement in Shona. Talk in the Department of Linguistics & Communication Disorders at Queens College (CUNY), Flushing, NY, March 16. [slides] [handout]

2015. The composite derivation of Shona partial wh-movement. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 89), Portland, OR, January 8–11. Recipient of the 1st Place Student Abstract Award. [abstract] [handout]

2014. Movement in adverbial clauses: Morphological evidence from Akɔɔse extraction marking. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Unpublished manuscript. [request]

2014. Inheritance of non-φ-features and Duala A′-movement morphology. Poster prepared for the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 88), Minneapolis, MN, January 2–5. [abstract] [poster]

2013. Feature inheritance and Duala non-subject extraction morphology. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Unpublished seminar paper. [request]

2013. Morphological reflexes of syntactic movement in Bantu. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Unpublished dissertation prospectus. [request]

2013. Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics and Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (ACAL 44/GURT 2013), Washington, DC, March 7–10. [abstract] [handout]

2013. Kinande wh-agreement in Tree Adjoining Grammar. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Unpublished seminar paper. [abstract] [request]

2012. Movement in adverbial clauses: Evidence from Akɔɔse wh-agreement. Invited paper presented at Generative Initiatives in Syntactic Theory 5 (GIST 5): Generalizing relative strategies, Ghent, Belgium, March 22–23. [handout]

2011. Movement in adverbial clauses: Morphological evidence from Akɔɔse wh-agreement. Qualifying paper presented as part of the Yale Linguistics Friday Lunch Talk series, New Haven, CT, November 11. [handout]

2011. Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses. Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) 47(1). 373–385. [pre-publication pdf] [published version]

2011. Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 47), Chicago, IL, April 7–9. [abstract] [handout]

Warlpiri vowel harmony in Harmonic Serialism

2012. The interaction of labial attraction and blocking of progressive front vowel harmony in Warlpiri: A Serial Harmony approach. New Haven, CT: Yale University. Unpublished manuscript. [request]

2012. Labial attraction and labial blocking of progressive front vowel harmony in Warlpiri: A Serial Harmony approach. Qualifying paper presented as part of the Yale Linguistics Monday Colloquium series, New Haven, CT, April 30. [slides]

2011. Progressive front vowel harmony in Warlpiri: A Serial Harmony approach. Paper presented at the CUNY Conference on the Phonology of Endangered Languages, New York, NY, January 12–14. [audio] [handout]

2010. Progressive front vowel harmony in Warlpiri: A Serial Harmony approach. Paper presented as part of the Yale Linguistics Friday Lunch Talk series, New Haven, CT, December 10. [handout]

Numerals and borrowing in hunter-gatherer languages

2012. with Claire Bowern. Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian languages. Anthropological Linguistics 54(2). 133–160. [doi] [request pdf]

2012. with Patience Epps, Claire Bowern, Cynthia A. Hansen, and Jane H. Hill. On numeral complexity in hunter-gatherer languagesLinguistic Typology 16(1). 41–109. [doi] [pdf]

2011. with Claire Bowern, Patience Epps, Russell Gray, Jane Hill, Keith Hunley, and Patrick McConvell. Does lateral transmission obscure inheritance in hunter-gatherer languages? PLOS ONE 6(9). e25195. [doi] [pdf]

2011. with Claire Bowern. Diversity in the numeral systems of Australian hunter-gatherers. Paper presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 85), Pittsburgh, PA, January 6–9. [slides]

Phonotactic learning in children’s acquisition of Polish

In Press. with Gaja Jarosz and Shira Calamaro. Input frequency and the acquisition of syllable structure in Polish. Language Acquisition. [pre-publication pdf] [doi]

2011. with Gaja Jarosz and Shira Calamaro. Measures of frequency and the acquisition of syllable structure in Polish. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 36), Boston, MA, November 4–6. [poster]

Other

2014. Author Index & Subject Index. In Raffaella Zanuttini & Laurence R. Horn (eds.), Micro-syntactic variation in North American English, 349–365. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Google Books]

2012. Pronouncing dictionary of the Supreme Court of the United States: Pronunciation notes. [pdf]

2012. with Sally Pei, Alice K. Hadley, Daniel Jang, Megan E. Corrarino, Brigid M. Davis, Usha B. Chilukuri, Diallo I. Spears, and Eugene R. Fidell. A pronouncing dictionary of the Supreme Court of the United States. Green Bag 15(4). 410–417. [pdf]

2007. with Joyce McDonough and Harold Danko. Rhythmic structure of music and language: An empirical investigation of the speech cadence of American jazz masters Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. In Lynsey Wolter & Jill Thorson (eds.), University of Rochester Working Papers in the Language Sciences 3(1). 45–56. [pdf]

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