I work in the area of formal syntax and I am especially interested in studying data from closely related languages for the insights that such study can give into language structure and change. In my most recent work, I have focused on Oceanic languages, especially including Māori and the Vanuatu language Unua.
I have also done research on synchronic and diachronic stages of languages in the Romance family.
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Whither Realis marking: Loss and specialization in an Oceanic language
Journal article | 2016 | Diachronica. International Journal for Historical Linguistics. Founded by E.F.K. Koerner, General Editor, 1984–2001
The verb paradigms of declarative clauses in Unua (an Oceanic language of Malakula, Vanuatu) have a distinct Irrealis prefixb-cont..
Languages And Linguistics
Scientific Council: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme du Pacifique
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
University of Melbourne