Upcoming Presentations

Dec 2016 "Dependant Past: sorting out modality, adjuncts, and embedded clauses."
Invited talk to be given at the Workshop on the Meaning of Past Tense (Goettingen, Germany)

Past Presentations (Conferences, Invited Talks, and Informal Presentations)

Nov 2016 "The inherent problem of modal subjects."
Talk given at Mo-MOT 1 at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON)
Apr 2016 "Building imperfect counterfactuals."
Talk given at the Western Michigan Workshop on Aspect and Modality (Kalamazoo, MI)

(A version of this talk was also presented at the 2016 Dog Days of Syntax workshop at UofT.)

Apr 2016 "Indexing constraints to words: evidence from derived environment effects."
(with Peter Jurgec)
[poster]
Poster presented at GLOW 39 (Göttingen, Germany)
Jan 2016 "Grammaticalizing case: some inherent problems."
[handout]
Invited talk at the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
Jan 2016 "Regularizing effects of indexation to complex constituents."
(with Peter Jurgec)
Talk given at the 13th Old World Conference in Phonology (Budapest, Hungary)
Nov 2015 "From times to worlds: the relational unity of perfects and evidentials."
(with Claire Halpert and Hadil Karawani)
[slides]
Talk given at the Perfect: variation workshop (Trondheim, Norway)
Oct 2015 "The Case of Aspect"
[handout]
Talk given at the Cornell workshop on Aspect (Ithaca, NY)

(An earlier version of this talk was also presented at the 2015 Dog Days of Syntax workshop at UofT.)

Sep 2015 "There then and now."
(with Elizabeth Cowper, Daniel Currie Hall, Rebecca Tollan, and Neil Banerjee)
Talk given at SLE 2015 (Leiden, the Netherlands)
Jul 2015 "Illusions of transitive expletives in Middle English."
(with Elizabeth Cowper, Daniel Currie Hall, Rebecca Tollan, and Neil Banerjee)
[handout]
Talk given at the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Naples, Italy)
May 2015 "Where there is, and why."
(with Elizabeth Cowper)
[handout]
Talk given at the 2015 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL (Ottawa, ON)
May 2015 "There's no future in Old English."
(with Elizabeth Cowper, Daniel Currie Hall, Rebecca Tollan, and Neil Banerjee)
[handout]
Talk given at the 2015 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL (Ottawa, ON)
May 2015 "Investigating the past of the futurate present."
(with Elizabeth Cowper, Daniel Currie Hall, Rebecca Tollan, and Neil Banerjee)
Talk given at DiGS 17 (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Mar 2015 "Upwards Agree is Superior"
(with Hedde Zeijlstra)
[poster]
Poster presented at WCCFL 33 (Vancouver, BC)
Mar 2015 "Upwards Agree and LDA"
(joint work with Hedde Zeijlstra)
Talk given at the McGill Syntax Reading Group (Montreal, QC)
Feb 2015 "Not all fake pasts are real"
[slides]
Invited talk, presented as part of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Lecture Series at York University (Toronto, ON)

(This work was also presented at Ling Tea at McGill University in March 2015.)

Jan 2015 "Eliminating cyclicity: A reanalysis of Chamorro stress"
(with Ewan Dunbar)
[poster] [squib]
Poster presented at the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting (Portland, OR)
Jul 2014 "Ergative as Perfective Oblique"
[handout]
Invited talk, presented at a meeting of the Syntax/Semantics Reading Group at the University of Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany)

(This is a slightly updated version of a talk I gave in April 2014 at a joint meeting of the Polinsky Language Sciences Lab and the Language Universals Reading Group at Harvard University.)

Apr 2014 "Possession and Necessity: from individuals to worlds"
(with Elizabeth Cowper)
[handout]
Presented at the Semantics/Morphology workshop on possession, GLOW 37 (Brussels, Belgium), and at the 2014 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel d'ACL (St. Catharines, ON)

(Earlier versions of this work were presented as an invited talk at MOTH in March 2013, and at MIT Ling-Lunch in April 2013. If for some reason you would like a copy of one of the earlier handouts, feel free to contact me.)

Jan 2014 "Multiple Agrees?"
[poster] [handout]
Poster presented at the 2014 LSA Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN)
Jun 2013 "Inflectional shells and the syntax of causative have"
(with Elizabeth Cowper)
[poster] [handout]
Poster presented at the 2013 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL (Victoria, BC)
Apr 2013 "Accounting for the Absence of Coreferential Subjects in TP Coordination"
[handout]
Presented at GLOW 36 (Lund, Sweden)
Jan 2013 "Aspectual Ergative as Perfective Oblique"
[poster] [handout]
Poster presented at the 2013 LSA Annual Meeting (Boston, MA)
Apr 2012 "In an imperfect world: deriving the typology of counterfactual marking"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Presented at Modality @ OttawaU (Ottawa, ON)
Mar 2012 "In search of (im)perfection: the illusion of counterfactual aspect"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Presented at GLOW 35 (Potsdam, Germany)
Jan 2012 "Motivating verbal inflection via auxiliary verb constructions."
[handout]
Presented at the 2012 LSA Annual Meeting (Portland, OR)
Nov 2011 "In search of (im)perfection: the illusion of counterfactual aspect"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Presented at NELS 42, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
May 2011 "The Syntax of Auxiliaries From a Cross-linguistic Perspective"
[handout]
Presented at the 2011 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL (Fredericton, NB)
Apr 2011 "The Crosslinguistic Defaultness of BE"
[poster] [handout]
Poster presented at WCCFL 29, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Jan 2011 "The Syntax of Inverted Conditional Antecedents."
[handout]
Presented at the 2011 LSA Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA)
Dec 2010 "Towards an Asymmetric Semantics for and."
[handout]
Presented at On Linguistic Interfaces II, University of Ulster (Belfast, UK)
Oct 2010 "A Syntactic Correlate of Semantic Asymmetries In Clausal Coordination."
[handout]
Presented at NELS 41, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Jan 2010 "The Morphological Basis of Default-to-Opposite Stress in Nez Perce"
[handout]
Presented at OCP 7 (Nice, France) and WSCLA 14, University of Ottawa (February 2010: Ottawa, ON)
Nov 2009 "The Syntax of Syncretism"
[handout]
Presented at NELS 40, MIT (Cambridge, MA); a similar talk was presented at GLS 2010, Georgetown University (Februrary 2010: Washington, DC)
May 2009 "Uniform Exponence and Reduplication: Evidence from Kinande"
[handout]
Presented at the 17th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)
Apr 2009 "Go Get, Come See"
[handout]
Presented at NWLC 2009, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC), and ECO5 2009, University of Maryland (April 2009: College Park, MD)