Upcoming Talks

Apr 2020 "TBD"
Talk at Princeton Symposium on Syntactic Theory (PSST). (Princeton, NJ)
Feb 2020 "TBD"
Colloquium Talk at CASTL, University of Tromsø. (Tromsø, Norway)

Past Talks (+handouts)

Dec 2019 "Structural disanalogies between pronouns and tenses."
Annual keynote talk for the Linguistics Students Association of Concordia University. (Montreal, QC)
Nov 2019 "Some Structural disanalogies between pronouns and tenses."
Talk at YYC Pronouns Workshop, University of Calgary. (Calgary, AB)
Oct 2019 "Reduplication without segments: verb doubling as a prosodic repair"
[poster]
Poster at NELS 50 at MIT. (Cambridge, MA)
Jan 2019 "We seen 'eh' and so on: a preliminary study of three variables in the Wolfe Island English Corpus."
(with Anastasia Riehl)
Talk at the 2019 Meeting of the American Dialect Society. (New York, NY)
Jan 2019 "Repair or realization? Do-support, verb doubling, and linearization."
Colloquium talk given at the University of Ottawa. (Ottawa, ON)
Nov 2018 "Against cross-clausal dependencies in tense."
Colloquium talk given as part of the Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks series at the University of Leipzig. (Leipzig, Germany)
Nov 2018 "Realization vs. Repair: the logic of 'last resort' in auxiliary systems."
Keynote talk given at the Workshop on Morphosyntactic Repairs, November 9 2018, University of Leipzig. (Leipzig, Germany.)
Jun 2018 "Tense: representation, realization, and interpretation."
Invited 3 day lecture series at the Centre for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology (CRISSP), KU Leuven. (Brussels, Belgium)
May 2018 "Pronominal tense and anaphora: evidence from sequence of tense."
[slides]
Talk at the 2018 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL. (Regina, SK)
Apr 2018 "Unifying -ing without participles."
(with Elizabeth Cowper and Dan Siddiqi)
Poster at GLOW 41. (Budapest, Hungary)
Nov 2017 "From homophony to unity."
(with Elizabeth Cowper and Dan Siddiqi)
[handout]
Keynote given at Mo-MOT 2 at UQAM. (Montreal, QC)
Oct 2017 "What CAN can and can't do."
(with Sali Tagliamonte)
[poster+references]
Poster at NELS 48. (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Sep 2017 "Person and deixis in Heiltsuk pronouns."
(with Elizabeth Cowper, Daniel Currie Hall, and Andrew Peters)
Invited talk at the Manitoba Workshop on Person. (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
(A version of this talk was also presented at the 2017 Dog Days of Syntax workshop at UofT.)
Aug 2017 "Who can they be?"
Keynote talk at the 2017 Dog Days of Syntax workshop at UofT. (Toronto, ON)
Jun 2017 "What can explain it? The changing modals of York English"
(with Sali Tagliamonte)
[slides]
Talk at Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation 4 (FWAV4). (York, UK)
Mar 2017 "Indexation to stems and words: accounting for non-local morphophonological effects."
(with Peter Jurgec)
Talk at the 2017 Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop. (Montreal, QC)
Dec 2016 "Dependant Past: sorting out modality, adjuncts, and embedded clauses."
Keynote talk at the Workshop on the Meaning of Past Tense. (Goettingen, Germany)
Nov 2016 "The inherent problem of modal subjects."
Talk at Mo-MOT 1 at Carleton University. (Ottawa, ON)
Apr 2016 "Building imperfect counterfactuals."
Talk 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 at GLOW 39. (Göttingen, Germany)
Jan 2016 "Grammaticalizing case: some inherent problems."
Invited talk at the University of Toronto. (Toronto, ON)
Jan 2016 "Regularizing effects of indexation to complex constituents."
(with Peter Jurgec)
Talk at the 13th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP13). (Budapest, Hungary)
Nov 2015 "From times to worlds: the relational unity of perfects and evidentials."
(with Claire Halpert and Hadil Karawani)
[slides]
Talk at the Perfect: variation workshop. (Trondheim, Norway)
Oct 2015 "The Case of Aspect"
[handout]
Talk 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 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 at the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics. (Naples, Italy)
May 2015 "Where there is, and why."
(with Elizabeth Cowper)
[handout]
Talk 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 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 at DiGS 17. (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Mar 2015 "Upwards Agree is Superior"
(with Hedde Zeijlstra)
[poster]
Poster at WCCFL 33. (Vancouver, BC)
Mar 2015 "Upwards Agree and LDA"
Talk at the McGill Syntax Reading Group. (Montreal, QC)
(joint work with Hedde Zeijlstra)
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)
Jan 2015 "Eliminating cyclicity: A reanalysis of Chamorro stress"
(with Ewan Dunbar)
[poster]
Poster 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]
Talk 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]
Poster at the 2014 LSA Annual Meeting. (Minneapolis, MN)
Jun 2013 "Inflectional shells and the syntax of causative have"
(with Elizabeth Cowper)
[poster]
Poster 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]
Talk at GLOW 36. (Lund, Sweden)
Jan 2013 "Aspectual Ergative as Perfective Oblique"
[poster]
Poster at the 2013 LSA Annual Meeting. (Boston, MA)
Apr 2012 "In an imperfect world: deriving the typology of counterfactual marking"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Talk at Modality @ OttawaU. (Ottawa, ON)
Mar 2012 "In search of (im)perfection: the illusion of counterfactual aspect"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Talk at GLOW 35. (Potsdam, Germany)
Jan 2012 "Motivating verbal inflection via auxiliary verb constructions."
[handout]
Talk at 2012 LSA Annual Meeting. (Portland, OR)
Nov 2011 "In search of (im)perfection: the illusion of counterfactual aspect"
(with Claire Halpert)
[handout]
Talk at NELS 42, University of Toronto. (Toronto, ON)
May 2011 "The Syntax of Auxiliaries From a Cross-linguistic Perspective"
[handout]
Talk at the 2011 CLA Annual Conference / Congrès annuel de l'ACL. (Fredericton, NB)
Apr 2011 "The Crosslinguistic Defaultness of BE"
[poster]
Poster at WCCFL 29, University of Arizona. (Tucson, AZ)
Jan 2011 "The Syntax of Inverted Conditional Antecedents."
[handout]
Talk at the 2011 LSA Annual Meeting. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Dec 2010 "Towards an Asymmetric Semantics for and."
[handout]
On Linguistic Interfaces II, University of Ulster. (Belfast, UK)
Oct 2010 "A Syntactic Correlate of Semantic Asymmetries In Clausal Coordination."
[handout]
Talk at NELS 41, University of Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia, PA)
Jan 2010 "The Morphological Basis of Default-to-Opposite Stress in Nez Perce"
[handout]
Talk at OCP 7 (Nice, France) and WSCLA 14, University of Ottawa. (Ottawa, ON)
Nov 2009 "The Syntax of Syncretism"
[handout]
Talk at NELS 40, MIT. (Cambridge, MA)
(a similar talk was presented at GLS 2010, Georgetown University in Februrary 2010)
May 2009 "Uniform Exponence and Reduplication: Evidence from Kinande"
[handout]
Talk at the 17th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester. (Manchester, UK)
Apr 2009 "Go Get, Come See"
[handout]
Talk at NWLC 2009, University of British Columbia. (Vancouver, BC)
(a similar version was presented at ECO5 at the University of Maryland the same month)