Selected Publications

Survey of a subset of verb-verb collocations in Asia (including South, Central, and East Asia), especially those involving completive/resultative semantics.
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics, 2020

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

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-down 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:

  • 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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  • Languages and Communication Building, 255 South Central Campus Drive, Room 2300, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0492, USA
  • by appointment