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I am a professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. I also work with several research stations and labs, which you can find more about here.

My research interests are as follows:

  • Syntactic theory
  • Language universals and the range of cross-linguistic variation
  • Heritage languages and their bearing on linguistic theory

I work on various topics including – syntax-prosody interface, ergativity, and long-distance dependencies. I work in a variety of languages and language families including, languages of the Caucasus, Austronesian languages, Mayan Languages, Heritage Languages, and verb-initial languages.