new-linguistics

Linguistics


I am a Linguistics PhD student at the University of Chicago. My primary focus is theoretical morphosyntax and morphosemantics. I am especially interested in (Mainland) Southeast Asian languages, as well as (Northern) Ndebele, an understudied Bantu language related to Zulu, which is spoken in Zimbabwe.

 

Currently I am working on Semantic (and Formal) Locative Inversion in Ndebele and its interaction with the applicative suffix. I am also working with Gallagher Flinn on a project modeling when non-native consonant phonemes are borrowed into a native inventory instead of being repaired.
Other recent work has included looking at the morphosemantics of the emergence of new classifiers from class term compounds in Vietnamese. I have previously worked on locality domains of (idiosyncratic) meaning and category assignment in Modern Hebrew blends.

 

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