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My specialization is in syntactic theory. I am interested in how humans are able to create complex sentences. I study the rules that underlie that ability and also how these rules interact with other aspects of a person’s grammar.

I have a special interest in cross-linguistic variation and universality in syntactic grammars. I have worked on number of different languages including English, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Spanish, Nuer and Telugu.




  • Agreement Shifting in embedded environments
  • 3/4 agreement patterns
  • Case-copying reflexives
  • Reciprocals
  • Complementation
  • Feature mismatches
  • Inheritance of Content in Sluicing
  • MaxElide
  • Interpretation of person, number and gender in ellipsis
  • Wh-movement