Selected Publications

A crosslinguistic examination of the semantic and morphosyntactic properties of quantifier particles.
Linguistic Variation, 2019

An examination of novel morphological processes in Caribbean Rasta Talk.
Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages 33(2), 2018

This study traces the historical development of the focus concord construction of Sinhala with comparison to Dravidian & Japanese.
Glossa 3(1), 2018

An overview of Indo-Aryan compound verbs.
The Languages and Linguistics of South Asia: A Comprehensive Guide. H.H. Hock & E. Bashir (eds.) De Gruyter, 2016

This study examines the history of English epistemic indefinites like some man and some man or other, examining earlier structures in Middle and Old English.
Epistemic indefinites, L. Alonso-Ovalle & P. Menéndez-Benito (eds.), OUP, 2015

A study of the properties and history development of light verb-verb constructions in Indo-Aryan, focussing on Hindi & Nepali.
Diachronica 30(4), 2013

Evidence for a new formula associated with the Indo-European dragon-slaying myth.
Historische Sprachforschung 121, 2008

Recent & Upcoming Talks

More Talks

Universality and the evolution of aspectual adverbials [with Aniko Csirmaz]
16 November 2019 2:15 PM
Equake - drop-drop console written in elisp
2 November 2019 6:00 PM
Spanish Aspectual Adverbials [with Daniel A. Razo and Aniko Csirmaz]
1 November 2019 11:00 AM
The Uniform Treatment of Adverbials Hypothesis [with Aniko Csirmaz]
7 June 2019 9:30 AM
The Visibility Parameter Reconsidered [with Aniko Csirmaz]
6 June 2019 5:15 PM
Aspectual particles in Hindi [with Saket Bahuguna and Aniko Csirmaz]
16 March 2019 4:45 PM
A templatic treatment of temporal terms [with Aniko Csirmaz]
12 October 2018 11:45 AM
Visibility parameter: An unusual class of adverbials [with Aniko Csirmaz]
12 October 2018 10:15 AM
Underlying structure of a class of adverbials [with Aniko Csirmaz]
6 January 2018 10:30 AM
An Optimality-Theoretical Analysis of a Novel Morphological Process in Rasta Talk
5 January 2018 10:30 AM

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I teach the following courses at the University of Utah:

  • BUS 3950: Origins of Business Words
  • LING 4130 / 6130: Historical Linguistics
  • LING 5030: Semantics
  • LING 5200 / 6200: Structure of Indo-Aryan
  • LING 5981 / 6080 / 7080: Morphology
  • LING 6030 / 7030: Graduate Semantics



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