I am a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Language History and Diversity in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York. I received my PhD in 2015 from the University of Pennsylvania. My primary research interest is in the field of historical syntax. Specifically, I am interested in investigating how diachronic patterns of language use can answer questions about the architecture of synchronic grammar. I am also interested in the refinement of statistical methods as applied to linguistic data and syntactic questions more generally.
You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most recent 5 papers I have presented or published:
- May 2015 — Construction and lexical class effects in the history of do-support
- April 2015 — Disentangling style and priming using Generalized Additive Models
- March 2015 — Investigating the history of English do-support using automatically annotated corpora
- October 2014 — Two invited talks on language change at the University of Manchester
- July 2014 — Examining stylistic influences on the evolution of do-support
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