Department of Linguistics
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Office: Curtin 518
Office hours, spring 2014: Mon 10:30–12:30, or by appt.
Syntax, semantics, historical linguistics
The topics of my research roughly form a radial category centered on comparison constructions. I have investigated the syntax of gradable adjectives; the determination of standards for positives; comparative quantifiers; scope, thematics, and adjective classes in the tough construction; and the nature of subjectivity in natural language. In the realm of historical syntax, I have written about the origin of English passive get.
For more details, see my CV.
Links to downloadable papers and manuscripts can be found here.