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I am a visiting assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, in the Linguistics Program of the Institute of Linguistics, English as a Second Language, Slavic Languages and Literatures. In July 2005, I received my PhD from Stanford University, where I studied in the Department of Linguistics.


ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Lexical semantics
First language acquisition
Syntactic theory
Psycholinguistics


CV [PDF]


RECENT AND ONGOING WORK

"Causative alternation errors as event-driven construction paradigm completions", in Eve V. Clark and Barbara F. Kelly, (2006), Constructions in acquisition, Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. [PDF]
Causative Alternation Errors In Child Language Acquisition, PhD Thesis, Stanford University, July 2005. [PDF]
"Anti-extraction in Québécois French interrogatives", ms, 2006. [PDF]
"Language acquisition, linguistic evidence, the baby, and the bathwater", ms, 2006. [PDF]

RECENT TALKS

"Problems of knowledge and the innateness of grammatical knowledge: the case of the causative alternation", Center for Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota, 2 February 2006.
"No positive evidence, and a non-innatist account of causative alternation errors", Boston University Conference of Language Development, November 2005.
"Language Acquisition, Linguistic Evidence, and Causative Alternation Errors", University of Canterbury Department of Linguistics, Christchurch, New Zealand, 26 October 2004.
"Negative evidence as a matter of course: argument alternation errors in child speech", Child Language Seminar, University of the West of England, Bristol, July 2004.
"Causative alternation errors and innate knowledge: consequences of the fallacy of the 'no negative evidence' assumption", Stanford University Department of Linguistics, Semantics Workshop: the construction of meaning, Stanford, California, 11 May 2004.
"Argument alternation errors in child speech", 2004 Child Language Research Forum, Stanford University, April 2004.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Institute of Linguistics, English as a Second Language,
      Slavic Languages and Litreratures
University of Minnesota
315 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Nolte Center 214
Minneapolis, MN 55455
U.S.A.
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