Students

As Dissertation Committee Chair

At Rutgers

  • Deepak Alok, Speaker and Addressee in Natural Language: Honorificity, Indexicality and their Interaction in Magahi. (Co-chair: Mark Baker). [pdf] 2020.
  • Yagmur Sag, The Semantics of Number Marking: Reference to Kinds, Counting and Optional Classifiers. [pdf] 2019.
  • Jess H.-K. Law, Constraints on Distributivity. (Co-chair: Simon Charlow). [pdf] 2019.                                                                                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, UCSC.
  • Yi-Hsun Chen, Superlative Modifiers. [pdf] 2018.                                        Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Nanjing University, China.
  • Diti Bhadra, Evidentiality and Questions: Bangla at the Interfaces. (Co-chair: Mark Baker). [pdf] 2017.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Minnesota.
  • Beibei Xu, Question Bias and Biased Question Words in Mandarin, German and Bangla. [pdf] 2017.
    Associate Professor, College of Foreign Languages, Huazhong Agricultural University, China.
  • Mingming Liu, Varieties of Alternatives.  [pdf] 2016.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tsinghua University, China.
  • Vandana Bajaj, Scaling up Exclusive -hii (Co-chair: Kristen Syrett). [pdf] 2016.
    Program Coordinator, Princeton Center for Language Study, Princeton University.
  • Matthew Barros, Sluicing and Identity in Ellipsis (Co-chair: Ken Safir). [pdf] 2014.
    Lecturer, Washington University.
  • Slavica Kochovska, Macedonian Direct Objects, Clitics and the Left Periphery. [pdf] 2010.
    Adjunct Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Liping Chen, ‘Dou’: Distributivity and Beyond. [pdf] 2008.
    Professor, Linguistic/ Literary/Cultural Studies, Sichuan International University, China.
  • Heather Robinson, Unexpected (In)definiteness: Plural Generic Expressions in Romance. [pdf] 2005.
    Associate Professor, English, York College, CUNY.
  • Daphna Heller, Identity and Information: Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Specificational Sentences. [pdf] 2005.
    Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Toronto.
  • Bruce Hall, Natural Quantification in Optimality Theory. (co-chair: Alan Prince). 2004.
  • Yoko Futagi, Japanese Focus Particles at the Syntax-Semantics Interface. [pdf] 2004.
    Associate Research Scientist, ETS.
  • Rong Yang, Common Nouns, Classifiers and Quantification in Chinese. [pdf] 2001.
    Senior Speech Architect, United Health Group.
  • Takeo Kurafuji, Pronouns in Dynamic Semantics: The Null-Overt Contrast in Japanese. [pdf] 1999.
    Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.
  • Christine Brisson, Distributivity, Maximalization and’Floating Quantifiers’. [pdf] 1998.
    Senior IT Project Leader, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Yael Sharvit, The Syntax and Semantics of Functional Relative Clauses. 1997.
    Professor, Linguistics, UCLA.

As Dissertation Committee Member

At Yale

  • Martin FuchsOn the Synchrony and Diachrony of the Spanish Imperfective Domain: Contextual Modulation and Semantic Change. 2020.
  • Luke Lindemann. A Jewel Inlaid: Ergativity and Markedness in Nepali. 2019.

At Rutgers

  • Morgan Moyer.
  • Augustina Owusu.
  • Nagarajan Selvanathan.  Inversion in Copular Clauses and its Consequences. 2016.
  • Teresa Torres Bustamente, On the Syntax and Semantics of Mirativity: Evidence from Spanish and Albanian. 2013.
  • Andreea Nicolae, Any Questions?  Polarity as a Window into the Structure of Questions.  External member – Harvard Thesis. 2013.
  • Richa, Unaccusativity, Unergativity and the Causative Alternation in Hindi.  External member – JNU Thesis. 2009.
  • Jessica Rett, Degree Modification in Natural Language. 2008.
  • Jinyoung Choi, Free Choice and Negative Polarity: A Compositional Analysis of Korean PSI. External member – UPenn Thesis. 2013.
  • Tom Werner, Deducing the Future and Distinguishing the Past: Temporal Interpretation in Modal Sentences in English. 2003.
  • Masaaki Fuji, The Syntax and Semantics of Concealed Causative Constructions in Japanese. 2003.
  • Ivano Caponigro, Free Not to Ask: On the Semantics of Free Relatives and Wh-words Cross-linguistically.  External member – UCLA Thesis. 2003.
  • Ron Artstein, Parts of Words. 2002.
  • Susanne Preuss, Isssues in the Semantics of Questions with Quantifiers. 2001.
  • Strang Burton, Six Issues to Consider in Choosing a Husband: Possessive Relations in the Lexical Semantic Structures of Verbs. 1995.
  • Miriam Butt, The Structure of Urdu Complex Predicates, External member – Stanford Thesis. 1993.
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