Syntax and Semantics

Shweta Akolkar

PhD student
Syntax Language Documentation Semantics Bishnupriya Manipuri

Madeline Bossi


Syntax and its interfaces, semantics, pragmatics, language documentation and revitalization

Maksymilian Dabkowski

PhD Candidate

My research brings grammatical patterns from lesser-studied languages to bear on key questions of linguistic theory. In a lot of my work, I investigate the role of word-internal syntactic structure in the phonology and morphology of agglutinating languages.

My main empirical focus is A'ingae (or Cofán, ISO 639-3: con), an Amazonian isolate spoken by ca. 1,500 Cofán people in northeast Ecuador and southern Colombia.

Amy Rose Deal

Associate Professor of Linguistics

PhD, UMass Amherst

Syntax, semantics, fieldwork, Nez Perce

Emily Drummond


Syntax, semantics, language variation and change, language documentation, Polynesian languages, Nukuoro

Rebecca Jarvis

PhD Candidate

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Peter Jenks

Associate Professor of Linguistics

PhD, Harvard

Syntax, semantics, phonology, fieldwork; Moro and other Niger-Congo languages; Thai, Mandarin, and other East and Southeast Asian languages

Phuong Khuu

Semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and cross-linguistic variation.