Lauren Winans


Hi, I'm Lauren. I'm a fourth year graduate student in Linguistics at UCLA. My office is Campbell 3103B, and my email address is


My main research interests are semantics and syntax. I have active projects on disjunction, evidentiality, tense, and modality. I am interested in the insights that cross-linguistic and acquisition data can provide on these topics. I do fieldwork on Egyptian Arabic.

I completed a Masters thesis on disjunction in Egyptian Arabic, advised by Jessica Rett, Ed Keenan, and Yael Sharvit. This project involves conducting fieldwork with language consultants in Cairo, Alexandria, and Los Angeles. (Handout)

I am currently working on a project with Jessica Rett and Nina Hyams that investigates the acquisition of evidentiality in English. This project includes a corpus study of child language as well as an adult experiment of copy-raising verbs. This work was presented at BUCLD 2012. We are now conducting a related child comprehension study. (pdf)


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