Research

Dissertation:

2015. The syntax of Mi’gmaq: A configurational account. McGill University (pdf)

Publications:

Refereed Journals:

To appear. Ditransitives and possessor raising in Mi’gmaq. Papers of the 46th Algonquian Conference. Michigan State University press. (pdf)

2017. Multiple instances of agreement in Mi’gmaq verbs. Papers of the 45th Algonquian Conference. Michigan State University press. (pdf)

2015. Phrase structure in Mi’gmaq: A configurational account of a “non-configurational” language. Lingua, 167, 19-40 (pdf)

2012. with Bernhard  Schwartz (McGill) & Brian Buccola (McGill). Two types of class B numeral modifiers: a reply to Nouwen (2010)Semantics & Pragmatics, 5(1), 1-25. (pdf)

Proceedings:

To appear. with Miloje Despic (Cornell) and Sarah Murray (Cornell). A syntactic account of person/number marking in Cheyenne. Proceedings of the 43rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

To appear. with Brandon J. Fry (University of Ottawa). Long-distance agreement in Algonquian: Accounting for syntactic variation. Proceedings of the 50th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, University of Chicago. (pdf)

2015. Default agreement in Mi’gmaq possessor raising and ditransitive constructions. Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 45.

2015. Implications of prosody in Mi’gmaq. Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas, The University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics.

2013. Wh-movement in Mi’gmaq. In S. Luo (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2013 annual conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association. Canadian Linguistics Association. (pdf)

2010. with Marie-Odile Junker (Carleton) & Marguerite MacKenzie (Memorial). Is there “pragmatic skewing” in East Cree. In B. Rogers & A. Szakay (Eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas, The University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics Volume 29 (pp.126-148), Vancouver: UBCWPL. (pdf)

Works in progress:

with Miloje Despic (Cornell) and Sarah Murray (Cornell). A syntactic account of person/number marking in Cheyenne.

with Brandon J. Fry (Ottawa), Long-Distance Agreement in Algonquian: Accounting for syntactic variation. (full version)

Feature inheritance in the verbal domain: Evidence from Algonquian. (full version)

with Michael Wagner (McGill), Janine Metallic (McGill), MaryAnn Metallic, Janice Vicaire (Listuguj Education Directorate), and Elise McClay (UBC). The syntax and prosody of focus in Mi’gmaq.

A new typology of feature inheritance: Beyond Miyagawa (2010). (full version)

Simultaneity and relativization: Ordering and reordering arguments in Algonquian. (full version)

Reflexives in Mi’gmaq and the Movement Theory of Control.

with Michael Wagner (McGill). The syntax-prosody interface in Kanto Japanese.

Presentations:

Upcoming presentations:

 

Invited presentations:

2015. Long-Distance Agreement in Algonquian: Diagnosing syntactic variation.  Department of Linguistics Colloquium, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

2015. Long-Distance Agreement in Algonquian. Concordia Linguistics Department, Montreal, Quebec.

2015. Configurationality and Mi’gmaq. Concordia Linguistics Department, Montreal, Quebec.

2014. Implications of prosody in Mi’gmaq. 19th Workshop on Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. (pdf)

2013. Phrasing in Japanese: Testing Syntax-Prosody mapping hypotheses. Concordia Linguistics Student’s Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Presentations and workshops:

2016. Refining Miyagawa’s (2010) typology of feature inheritance: Starting from Algonquian now we’re here. Poster presentation at the 2016 Linguistics Society of America Annual meeting, Washington D.C.

2015. Simultaneity and relativization: Ordering and reordering arguments in Algonquian. 47th Algonquian conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2015. Feature Inheritance in clausal and verbal domains: Evidence from Mi’gmaq. (Poster) Generative Linguistics in the Old World 38, Paris, France.

2015. Flavors of Voice in Mi’gmaq. WSCLA 20, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

2015. Ditransitives and “possessor raising” in Mi’gmaq. 2015 LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. (pdf)

2015. with Brandon J. Fry (Ottawa). Algonquian Long-Distance Agreement: a syntactic account. 2015 LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. (pdf)

2014. Default agreement in Mi’gmaq possessor raising and ditransitive constructions. NELS 45, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (pdf)

2014. An analysis of ditransitives and “possessor raising” in Mi’gmaq. 46th Algonquian conference. Uncasville, Connecticut.

2014. with Michael Wagner (McGill), Janine Metallic (McGill), MaryAnn Metallic, Janice Vicaire (Listuguj Education Directorate), and Elise McClay (UBC). Focus in Mi’gmaq: Prosodic and syntactic reflexes. 46th Algonquian conference. Uncasville, Connecticut. (pdf)

2014. The syntax and prosody of focus in Mi’gmaq. Exploring The Interfaces 3, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

2014. with Brandon J. Fry (Ottawa). Long-distance agreement in Algonquian: Accounting for syntactic variation. 50th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, University of Chicago, Illinois.

2014. with Brandon J. Fry (Ottawa). Accounting for patterns of Long-Distance Agreement in Algonquian. Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Syntax Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

2014. The syntax and prosody of focus in Mi’gmaq. Joint session of the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Syntax Workshop and the Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

2014. Deriving overt nominals. Annual Winter Meeting of the Society for the Study of the Languages of the Americas (SSILA), 2014 Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2013. An account of agreement suffixes. 45th Algonquian Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2013. with Brandon J. Fry (Ottawa). Long-distance agreement in Mi’gmaq and Ojibwe: towards a comparative study. 45th Algonquian Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2013. Long-distance agreement in Mi’gmaq. Linguistics Society of America, Left-periphery workshop, 2013 LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2013. Wh-movement in Mi’gmaq. 2013 Canadian Linguistics Association, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

2013. Scope & reconstruction in Mi’gmaq. (Poster) Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

2013. Diagnostics for wh-movement in Mi’gmaq: Two outta three ain’t bad. Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Syntax Workshop, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2013. Against Non-configurationality in Mi’gmaqAnnual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 2013 LSA Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

2012. (Non-)configurationality in Mi’gmaq. 44th Algonquian Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2010. Text-setting inna dancehall style. (Poster) Symposium on Language in Action: The power of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

2010.with Marie-Odile Junker (Carleton) & Marguerite MacKenzie (Memorial). Is there ‘pragmatic skewing’? 15th Workshop on the Structure & Constituency of the Languages of the Americas, University of Ottawa, Ontario

2009. Theme signs in East Cree Transitive Animate Verbs. University of Ottawa Undergraduate Linguistics Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

2009. with Marie-Odile Junker (Carleton) & Marguerite MacKenzie (Memorial). YOU & I morphology in East Cree. 41st Algonquian Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec