I’m a sixth year PhD student in the Linguistics Department at UC Santa Cruz. As a syntactician, I research the abstract structure underlying words and sentences, and how humans build and comprehend this structure in real time.

The linguistic phenomena that especially interest me are case, agreement, filler–gap dependencies, correlatives, and pronominal cliticization. I use both formal theoretical tools and experimental methodologies in my research, which is often informed by fieldwork I’ve conducted on Georgian and Zapotec.

Contact me at: srfoleyat ucscdot edu