Research interests

Syntax; syntax-semantics interface; psycholinguistics; long-distance dependencies; movement and agreement; islands; Chamorro; Austronesian languages

Education

Presentations

  • 2019: Acceptable extraction from relative clauses in English. s/lab, UC Santa Cruz, January 25. (slides)
  • 2018: Sentential negation and negative concord licensing in Chamorro. 25th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), Academia Sinica, Taiwan, May 10-12. (contact for handout)
  • 2018: Stranding in Chamorro internally headed relative clauses. 36th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), UCLA, April 20-22. (abstract | poster)
  • 2018: Extraction from Complex NP islands: An experimental perspective. Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC), UC Santa Cruz, March 10. (abstract | poster)
  • 2018: Extraction from indefinites: Not inherently better than extraction from definites? s/lab, UC Santa Cruz, February 22. (contact for slides)
  • 2018: D-raising in Chamorro relative clauses (and beyond). S-Circle, UC Santa Cruz, January 12. (handout)
  • 2017: Circumnominal relative clauses in Chamorro. 24th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA), University of Washington, April 8. (abstract | handout)
  • 2017: Phonological lowering in Chamorro circumnominal relative clauses. Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC), UC Santa Cruz, March 18.
  • 2015: A special type of relative clause in Chamorro. Poster presentation, Humanities Spring Awards Event, UC Santa Cruz, June.
  • 2015: Internally headed relative clauses in Chamorro. Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC), UC Santa Cruz, May.

Research experience

  • 2017: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Organized and developed materials for language-learning activities in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec (SLZ) and San Martín Peras Mixtec (SMPM) for the inaugural Nido de Lenguas on September 1-3, 2017. Designed a lotería board game for practicing sentences in SLZ and SMPM. Supervisors: Maziar Toosarvandani and Pranav Anand June to September.
  • 2017: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Identified borrowings and confirmed previously-identified borrowings from Spanish, Japanese, and English into Chamorro. Supervised two undergraduate research assistants. Supervisor: Sandra Chung March to June.
  • 2016: Graduate student researcher, UC Santa Cruz. Facilitated and supervised annotation of recordings generated in a linguistic elicitation experiment in Chamorro. Supervisors: Matthew Wagers and Sandra Chung. March to September.
  • 2014-2015: Research Experiences for Undergraduates fellowship, Chamorro Psycholinguistics Project. Supervisors: Sandra Chung and Matthew Wagers. Developed independent project on relative clauses in Chamorro.

Teaching

  • 2019: Teaching assistant, Phonology 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Maho Morimoto. Spring quarter.
  • 2018-2019: Primary instructor, TA Training, UC Santa Cruz. Supervisor: Matt Wagers. Fall and Winter quarters. (syllabus)
  • 2018: Teaching assistant, Syntax 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer. Fall quarter.
  • 2018: Teaching assistant, Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Hitomi Hirayama. Summer session.
  • 2018: Teaching assistant, Syntax 2, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer. Spring quarter.
  • 2018: Teaching assistant, Introduction to Linguistics, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Ryan Bennett. Winter quarter.
  • 2017: Teaching assistant, Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Donka Farkas. Fall quarter.
  • 2017: Teaching assistant, Semantics 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Adrian Brasoveanu. Summer session.
  • 2017: Teaching assistant, Phonology 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Brian Smith. Winter quarter.
  • 2016: Teaching assistant, Syntax 1, UC Santa Cruz. Instructor: Jorge Hankamer. Fall quarter.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015: Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
  • 2015: Chancellor's Award, UC Santa Cruz. Project: Rhyme in the Chamorro language poetry of Joaquin Flores Borja (And what it tells us about poetry and language). Also entails Dean's Award.
  • 2015: Humanities Undergraduate Research Award (HUGRA), Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz. Bertha N. Melkonian Prize.

Fellowships

  • 2015-2016: Regents Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz.

Service

  • 2018: Organizational assistance. Pronouns in Competition Workshop, UC Santa Cruz. April 27-28.
  • 2018: Graduate Representative. Linguistics Department, UC Santa Cruz. January-December.
  • 2016-2017: Events committee member. Linguistics Department, UC Santa Cruz.

Languages

Computer skills

  • Markup: HTML/CSS, LaTeX
  • Programming: R