My main research interests are semantics and syntax. I'm specifically interested in cross-linguistic strategies for expressing polarity, questions, and logical connectives.
I recently completed a Masters thesis on disjunction in Egyptian Arabic, advised by Jessica Rett, Ed Keenan, and Yael Sharvit. This project involved conducting fieldwork with language consultants in Cairo, Alexandria, and Los Angeles. (pdf)
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. (pdf)
- Fall 2012: TA for Semantics 1 (Jessica Rett)
- Spring 2012: TA for Intro to the Study of Language (Shabnam Shademan)
- Fall 2011: TA for Semantics I (Terry Parsons)
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