I am a linguist soon to be a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore. I recently completed my PhD in Linguistics at McGill University, under the supervision of Junko Shimoyama, Lisa Travis, and Jessica Coon. My main research interests lie with Tagalog, an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines, and how it can inform our understanding of syntax and semantics.
My dissertation investigates the structure and distribution of A'-dependencies (relative clauses, wh-questions, etc.) in Tagalog by considering a wider ranged of data than in previous work.
My work primarily draws on elicitation and fieldwork data from native speaker (and my own) judgements, but I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate larger amounts of data using experimental and/or computational methods.
Recent and upcoming
- Dec 2020/Jan 2021: Pending procedural requirements, I will be joining the Syntax/Semantics Lab at the National University of Singapore as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
- Sept 2020: I successfully defended my PhD dissertation entitled Beyond Nominative: A Broader View of A'-dependencies in Tagalog! If you would like to read my thesis, a PDF copy may be found here.
You can contact me at [firstname] [dot] [lastname] [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.