I am a linguist working as 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
- July 2021: My paper with Luis Alonso-Ovalle in Journal of Semantics entitled Causes and expectations: On the interpretation of the Tagalog Ability/Involuntary Action form has now been published!
- May 2021: I gave a talk at AFLA 28 entitled Matters of locality in exceptional Tagalog A′-extraction
- Jan 2021: I have joined 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, it is available on lingbuzz.
You can contact me at [firstname] [at] nus [dot] edu [dot] sg.
Last updated: Jul 2021