I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware. My research investigates how human languages are structured (syntax) and how these structures are processed and understood by speakers (psycholinguistics). I work on a number of topics, including subjecthood and thematic relations, case and agreement, and long-distance dependencies, looking at data from a variety of languages, including the Polynesian language Niuean. I am especially interested in the relationship between syntax, sentence processing, and information structure, and my research makes use of a mix of formal and experimental techniques. You can find out more about the Experimental Syntax Lab at UD here.
Before coming to Delaware, I completed my Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Toronto. My dissertation is available here.