Discourse Structure

  • Embedded presents and the structure of narratives. With Pranav Anand. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), to appear, 30. download
  • Now and then: Perspectives on positional variance in temporal demonstratives. With Pranav Anand. Sinn und Bedeutung, 2019, 23:19–36. download
  • No explanation for the historical present: Temporal sequencing and discourse. With Pranav Anand. Sinn und Bedeutung, 2018, 22:73–90. download
  • Contrast and the structure of discourse. Semantics and Pragmatics, 2014, 7(4): 1–57. download


  • Encoding time in tenseless languages: The view from Zapotec. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), to appear, 38. download
  • Unifying canonical, historical, and play-by-play present. With Pranav Anand. Sinn und Bedeutung, 2017, 21:19–34. download
  • Achievements in Northern Paiute. Semantics of Underrepresented Languages in the Americas (SULA), 2014, 8:105–120. download
  • The imperfective semantics of durative gemination in Northern Paiute. International Journal of American Linguistics, 2017, 83(3): 561–601. download
  • The temporal interpretation of clause chaining in Northern Paiute. Language, 2016, 92(4): 850–889. download


  • Pronouns and attraction in Sierra Zapotec. With Ivy Sichel. Syntax and Semantics at Santa Cruz (SASC), to appear, 4. download
  • Extending the Person–Case Constraint to gender: Agreement, locality, and the syntax of pronouns. With Steven Foley. Linguistic Inquiry, to appear. download
  • Gender-Case Constraints in Zapotec. With Steven Foley and Nick Kalivoda. Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA), to appear, 22. download

Information structure and ellipsis

  • Persian. The Oxford handbook of ellipsis, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Tanja Temmerman, eds., to appear. download
  • Embedding the antecedent in gapping: Low coordination and the role of parallelism. Linguistic Inquiry, 2016, 47(2): 381–390. download
  • Corrective but coordinates clauses not always but sometimes. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 2013, 31(3): 827–863. download
  • Association with foci. PhD dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 2010. download
  • Ellipsis in Farsi complex predicates. Syntax, 2009, 12(1): 60–92. download
  • Wh-movement and the syntax of sluicing. Journal of Linguistics, 2008, 44(3): 677–722. download
  • Verb Phrase Pronominalization in Danish: Deep or surface anaphora? With Michael J. Houser and Line Mikkelsen. Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), 2007, 34:183–195. download


  • Forbidden clitic clusters in Zapotec. With Steven Foley and Nick Kalivoda. Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS), to appear, 53. download
  • The derivation of verb initiality in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec. With Jeff Adler, Steven Foley, Jedd Pizarro-Guevara, and Kelsey Sasaki. A reasonable way to proceed: Essays in honor of Jim McCloskey, Jason Merchant, Line Mikkelsen, Deniz Rudin, and Kelsey Sasaki, eds., 2018, 31–49. download
  • On reaching agreement early (and late). Asking the right questions: Essays in honor of Sandra Chung, Jason Ostrove, Ruth Kramer, and Joseph Sabbagh, eds., 2017, 127–141. download

Northern Paiute

  • Vocabulary insertion and locality: Verb suppletion in Northern Paiute. North East Linguistic Society (NELS), 2015, 46: 247–256. download
  • Two types of deverbal nominalization in Northern Paiute. Language, 2014, 90(4): 786–833. download
  • Descent and diffusion in language diversification: A study of Western Numic dialectology. With Molly Babel, Andrew Garrett, and Michael J. Houser. International Journal of American Linguistics, 2013, 79(4): 445–489. download
  • Mono Lake Northern Paiute. With Molly Babel and Michael J. Houser. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 2012, 42(2): 233–243. download
  • The role of nominalization in Northern Paiute relative clause formation. Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA), 2011, 16:151–165. download
  • Patterns of nominalization in Numic. International Journal of American Linguistics, 2010, 76(1): 71–100. download