I’m a graduate student and doctoral candidate in the linguistics department at Yale.

At Ubirr (Gaagudju land)

Ubirr (Gaagudju land) + sunburn

I’m primarily interested in semantics of verbal inflectional categories,  in addition to theories of language change and the relationship between these two domains of inquiry (“meaning change”, if you will). I mostly study creole languages and Australian languages (in particular those spoken in Arnhem Land) in order to get at these questions. I work with, and am primarily advised by, Claire Bowern and am a member of her comparative/historical Pama-Nyungan lab. I’m also currently teaching Intro. Semantics with Veneeta Dayal, who’s co-advising on my dissertation.

You can find manuscripts, abstracts and handouts here as well as my CV. This website is perpetually under construction…