This paper studies two aspects of movement in Nez Perce relative clauses. First, I argue that relativization involves cyclic A' movement, even in monoclausal relatives: the relative element moves to Spec,CP via an A' outer specifier of TP. Second, I provide a new argument from connectivity in morphological case for the view that some but not all relatives are derived by head-raising… [more]
Is the mass-count distinction a semantic universal? What types of variation are at stake in the different ways the distinction shows up cross-linguistically? This paper addresses these questions through a study of Nez Perce, a language where the mass-count distinction is almost entirely grammatically concealed… [more]
This is a research-practicum style course for graduate students, focusing on the methodologies used in research on under-studied languages within the generative paradigm.
At Metasemantics: Explanation in Natural Language Semantics, UC Berkeley.
At Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas, University of British Columbia.
Talk title TBA. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Course at the 2015 LSA Summer Institute, University of Chicago.