I am a PhD candidate in linguistics at Stanford. I work on morphosyntax (word structure and sentence structure), lexical semantics (word meaning), and sociolinguistic variation (differences in language use across society).
Current theories of morphosyntax aim to capture the properties of languages and dialects that are universal and also the properties that systematically vary. My goal is to refine existing theory, particularly when it comes to case and agreement phenomena and non-canonical subjecthood. I am especially interested in exploring these issues in underdescribed languages and languages that have not been well-incorporated into generative theory. Additionally, I am working to expand morphosyntactic theory in a way that meaningfully incorporates sociolinguistic variation, accounting for where and how the grammar allows variation.