May 2019 The privileged roles of Person and Perspective: the case of anaphora. Workshop: On Person and Perspective. University of Southern California.
April 2019 When exceptions and rules co-exist: the case of indexical shift. Princeton Symposium on Syntactic Theory (PSST) 2019. Princeton University.
Sept. 2018 What agreement and person asymmetries can tell us about anaphora. LinG1:Agreement & Anaphoricity. University of Göttingen.
Sept 2018 Unequal anaphors: the privileged place of person & perspective. WorkshopANA-LOG (Anaphoricity and Logophoricity). Harvard University.
April 2018 Silent pro-forms in competition: tracing PRO and pro to a single source (based on joint work with Thomas McFadden). Pronouns in Competition Workshop. UCSC.
June 2017 A new hybrid approach to indexical shift: modelling variation and exceptions to Shift Together. The Semantics of African, Asian, and Austronesian Languages (TripleA 4). University of Gothenburg.
May 2016 On the grammar of Monsters and Imposters: two types of mismatch. Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS), Universität Leipzig.
April 2016 Proxy control: a new species of obligatory control under modality” (based on joint work with Aaron Doliana). NonFinite Subjects Conference, Université de Nantes, France.
June 2015 Perspectival anaphora and predication. Workshop on “Perspective and context-shift in language", Universität Köln.
Jan. 2015 Interactions between dependencies: phi-features, reference, and agreement. Workshop on Case and Phi-features. Department of theoretical and applied linguistics. University of Cambridge.
Sept. 2011 Clausal (in)dependence, subject (in)dependence, and Case. Workshop on Case and Related Issues, University of Lund, Sweden.
Other Invited Talks
March 26, 2021: TBD. Syntax Reading Group. UMass, Amherst.
March 16, 2021: On proxy control: a new form of control in grammar. HUJI Linguistics Colloquium. Hebrew University.
March 4, 2021: Deriving varieties of C-agreement (withThomas McFadden). Leiden Comparative Syntax (ComSyn) talks series. University of Leiden.
Feb. 9, 2021: Guest seminar on path-based locality and selective opacity. (based on joint work withThomas McFadden&Hedde Zeijlstra). University of Göttingen.
Jan. 21, 2021Towards a path-based theory of syntactic locality and selective opacity (with Thomas McFadden). V- NYI Winter Institute, St. Petersburg.
June 2020 Some linguistic puzzles from Tamil: what they can teach us and why we should care. Job Talk. Stonybrook University (SUNY).
March 2020 Surprising agreements: the Anaphor Agreement Effect. Job Talk. University of British Columbia.
March. 2020 Indexical shift and the grammar of intensionality. Job talk. University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Feb. 2020 Indexical shift and the grammar of intensionality. Job talk. University of Southern California.
Feb. 2020 Indexical shift and the grammar of intensionality. Job talk. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dec. 2019 Deriving selective opacity for adjuncts vs. complements via path-based locality” (with Thomas McFadden). University of Vienna.
Dec. 2019 Deriving selective opacity for adjuncts vs. complements via path-based locality” (with Thomas McFadden). University College London.
Nov. 2019 An alternative theory of indexical shift. University of Cambridge.
Nov. 2019 Deriving Selective Opacity via Path-based Locality (with Thomas McFadden). University of Edinburgh.
March 2019 A single source for PRO and pro (with Thomas McFadden). Georgetown University.
March 2019 When exceptions and rules co-exist: accommodating Shift Together & its exceptions in indexical shift. University of Maryland.
March 2018 An Alternative Treatment of Indexical Shift: Modelling Shift Together Exceptions, Dual Contexts, and Selectional Variation, MIT Linguistics Colloquium. MIT.
Oct. 2017 Proxy control: extending the typology of control in grammar” (joint work with Aaron Doliana). Linguistics Colloquium Series. Universität zu Köln.
June 2016 Anaphora vs. Agreement: Investigating the Anaphor Agreement Effect” (DFG Project SU 835/1 & ZE 1040/3). With Guru Jegan Murugesan, Louise Raynaud, and Hedde Zeijlstra. Colloquium Talk. University of Göttingen.
June 2016 Anaphora vs. Agreement: Introducing a new Anaphor Agreement Effect. Oberseminar lecture. University of Göttingen.
May 2016 Locality vs. perspective: the curious case of reflexives in Tamil. HSS Linguistics Colloquium, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India.
Jan. 2016 Proxy Control (with Aaron Doliana). Syntaxzirkel, Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin.
June 2015 Failure to control isn’t a failure: it’s pro” (joint work with Thomas McFadden). University of Göttingen.
May 2014 A plea for syntax: monstrous agreement. Semantikzirkel, Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin.
Feb. 2014 Anaphors in disagreement: inside the Anaphor Agreement Effect.” University of Olomouc, Olomouc.
June 2013 Perspectival features in the syntax: unifying logophoricity and anaphoricity.UMass, Amherst.
May 2013 A perspectival model of anaphora. UiL OTS Syntax-Interface Meetings,University of Utrecht.
April 2013 Perspectival features in syntax: unifying logophoricity & anaphoricity. Job Talk. Universität Leipzig.
April 2013 Giving syntax a perspective unifies logophoricity and anaphoricity.” University of Göttingen.
Aug. 2012 Monsters are more agreeable than anaphors: An argument from Tamil for the morphosyntactic representation of contextual features in clausal embedding. Job Talk. Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin.
Jan. 2012 Nominative case, finiteness and subject (in)dependence” (with Thomas McFadden). UCSC.
Jan. 2011 Against the dependence of nominative case on finiteness” (with Thomas McFadden). JNU, Delhi.
April 2010 What syncretism and allomorphy can tell us about syntax-morphology mapping” (with Thomas McFadden). New York University.
March 2010 An allomorphy hypothesis for the PRO/anaphor distinction. CASTL Colloquium Series, University of Tromsø.
March 2009 DP distribution and control: selection instead of Case” (with Thomas Mc-Fadden). English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
March 2009 Structure, sound, meaning, and context: linguistics and its interfaces withina Minimalist framework” (with Thomas McFadden). Centre for Contemporary Theory, Vadodara, India.
April 2021.On certain crosslinguistic variations: Universal fseq vs. Gricean reasoning (with Thomas McFadden& Hedde Zeijlstra). Targeted Collaborative Debate. GLOW 44.
March 2020 Adjunct islands and the interplay of theoretical and empirical factors in refining universal claims” (with Thomas McFadden and Hedde Zeijlstra). Workshop (AG 4): Empirical consequences of universal claims in grammatical theorizing. DGfS 2020. University of Hamburg.
May 2019 Deriving selective opacity in adjuncts (with Thomas McFadden and Hedde Zeijlstra). GLOW 42 Main Colloquium. Oslo.
Sept. 2018 Unorthodox C-domain agreements: complementizer agreement vs. allocutive agreement” (with Thomas McFadden). CGSW 33, University of Göttingen.
April 2018 Unequal anaphors in an enriched person system. WCCFL 36. UCLA.
April 2018 Modelling selectional variation for indexical shift. GLOW 41 (Main Colloquium). Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
Dec. 2017 Distinct featural classes of anaphor against an enriched person system. BCGL 10: The morphology and semantics of person and number. CRISSP, Brussels.
Nov. 2017 Modelling selectional variation for indexical shift. Selection Fest. Humboldt Universität & Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin.
Feb. 2017 Binding and agreement in Icelandic ECM constructions: from nominative reflexives to pronouns (with Gurujegan Murugesan, Louise Raynaud, and Hedde Zeijlstra). Debrecen Workshop on Pronouns. Hungary Academy of Sciences, Debrecen.
Feb. 2017 PERSON: motivating a four-way distinction & binary features. GLOW-in-Asia XI. National University of Singapore.
Feb. 2017 Introducing “proxy control”: a new form of obligatory control” (with Aaron Doliana). GLOW-in-Asia XI. National University of Singapore.
Feb. 2017 Binding and agreement in Icelandic ECM constructions: from nominative reflexives to pronouns (with Gurujegan Murugesan, Louise Raynaud, and Hedde Zeijlstra). Anaphora Resolution In Sign And Spoken languages: theoretical and experimental dimensions (ARISAS) Workshop. University of Göttingen.
Nov./Dec. 2016 Proxy Control (with Aaron Doliana). 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 31). Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Oct. 2016 Proxy Control (with Aaron Doliana). 32nd annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics (IATL 32). Hebrew University ofJerusalem, Israel.
Aug./Sept. 2016 The four-way person distinction: evidence from anaphora. Workshop on “Notions of ‘feature’ in linguistic theory: cross-theoretical and cross-linguistic perspectives.” SLE 2016. Naples.
April/May 2016 When grammatical perspective and reflexives meet: evidence from Tamil(Accepted but not presented). WCCFL 34, University of Utah.
April 2016 Obligatorily Control is fallible: failure of OC PRO yields pro” (with ThomasMcFadden). GLOW 39 (Main Session), University of Göttingen.
April 2016 Perspective and reflexivity: why reflexives resist being perspectival”. GLOW39 (Workshop I: Perspectivization), University of Göttingen.
April 2016 Subject alternations in non-finite clauses: OC PRO vs. pro (with Thomas McFadden). NonFinite Subjects Conference, Université de Nantes, France.
Jan. 2016 Obligatory Control under modality: Real Exceptions to Visser’s Generalisation and ‘Proxy’ control” (with Aaron Doliana). Pronouns: Morphosyntax, Semantics, Processing, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil.
Jan. 2016 A unified treatment of two silent pronouns:provs. PRO” (with Thomas McFadden). Pronouns: Morphosyntax, Semantics, Processing, UniversidadeFederal da Bahia, Brazil.
Oct. 2015 Failure to control isn’t a failure: it’s pro (with Thomas McFadden). NELS 46, University of Montreal, Canada.
Sept. 2015 Accepted but not presented: “Failure to control isn’t a failure: it’s pro” (with Thomas McFadden). Workshop - How to Make Things Happen in the Grammar: the Implementation of Obligatoriness. TbiLLC 2015. Tbilisi, Georgia.
Sept. 2015 Accepted but not presented: Asymmetry effects as a movement diagnostic in ditransitives. LAGB Annual Meeting 2015, University College, London.
May 2015 The finiteness/pro-drop generalization. Cambridge Comparative Syntax (CamCos) 4, University of Cambridge.
April 2015 Different routes to reflexivity: Voice vs. Perspective. The Fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages Workshop (FASAL 5), Yale University.
March 2015 Prosodic EPP, no formal features!” (with Thomas McFadden). AG 3: Whatdrives syntactic computation? Alternatives to formal features. DGfS 37,Universität Leipzig.
Sept. 2014 Towards a syntax-semantics of linguistic perspective” (with Hazel Pearson). LAGB Annual Meeting 2014, Oxford.
July 2014 Accepted but not presented: Isolating default nominative case from the distractions of finiteness and control (with Thomas McFadden). 1st Seminar on Control and Finiteness at USP, São Paulo, Brazil.
June 2014 In support of an articulated event layer” (with Thomas McFadden). OlomoucLinguistics Colloquium (Olinco), University of Olomouc, Czech Republic.
April 2014 In support of an articulated event layer (with Thomas McFadden). GLOW37 (main session), CRISSP, Brussels.
Feb. 2014 A new type of Anaphor Agreement Effect. Agreement Workshop, Recife.
Nov. 2013 A new type of Anaphor Agreement Effect: insights into the form-meaning connection. Pronouns@Tübingen, Universität of Tübingen.
Oct. 2013 In support of an articulated v layer: evidence from Tamil. Little v workshop, University of Leiden.
Oct. 2013 Perspectival binding: a Dravidian perspective into Germanic. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW), Universität Leipzig.
Sept. 2013 Accepted but not presented. Perspectives on reflexivity and the get-passive:new insights from Tamil. Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP),University of Paris 7.
Sept. 2013 Accepted but not presented. A perspectival strategy to reflexivity: the Tamil kol morpheme. Workshop: Challenging reflexive strategies, SLE 46, University of Split, Croatia.
March 2013 A syntactic treatment of logophoricity and anaphoricity: evidence from verbal agreement. GLOW 36 (main session), University of Lund, Sweden.
Dec. 2011 The functional projections of monsters.” State of the Sequence 2, CASTL,University of Tromsø.
Aug. 2011 Reflexivity vs. Reflexivity effects: a unified syntactico-semantics for Dravidian kol. World of Reflexives workshop, Utrecht University, Netherlands.
May 2011 A plea for syntax: monsters, agreement, and de se. The 21st Semantics and Linguistics Theory Conference (SALT 21), Rutgers.
April 2011 A syntactic feature-calculus and double-access analysis for indexical shift inTamil. GLOW 34, Vienna, Austria.
Feb. 2011 Monstrous agreement, de se attitudes, anaphora: evidence from Tamil. DGFS 11: Grammar of Attitudes, University of Göttingen.
Dec. 2010 Nominative case is independent of finiteness and agreement” (joint talk withThomas McFadden), BCGL5, Case at the Interfaces, Brussels.
Dec. 2010 Accepted but not presented. An allomorphy hypothesis for pro and overt anaphors. On Linguistic Interfaces II (OnLI II), Ulster, UK.
Oct. 2010 Monstrous agreement, anaphora, and context: evidence from Tamil. NELS41, University of Pennsylvania.
Sept. 2010 Monstrous agreement: a peculiar binding phenomenon in Tamil. Workshop on Peculiar Binding Configurations, Universität Stuttgart.
Aug. 2010 Monstrous agreement and anaphora. GLOW-in-Asia VIII, Beijing.
June 2010 PRO and anaphors are syntactically conditioned allomorphs. Workshop onTheoretical Morphology 5, Wittenberg.
June 2010 Monstrous agreement: evidence from Tamil. Workshop: “Between you and me: local pronouns across modalities, Nijmegen.
May 2010 A reductionist treatment of control and anaphora. Linguists of Tomorrow, Nicosia.
Dec. 2009 A phase-based account of the PRO/anaphor distinction. ConSOLE XVIII, Barcelona.
Oct. 2009 Control and anaphora: a reductionist treatment. South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) XXVIII, Denton.
June 2009 DPs are selected, not licensed: evidence from Tamil and other languages”(with Thomas McFadden). Syntax Workshop, “Roots” conference, Universität Stuttgart.
May 2009 A selectional account of DP distribution (with Thomas McFadden). Generative Grammatik des Südens (GGS), Leipzig.
Oct. 2008 Nominative subjects in Tamil nonfinite clauses (with Thomas McFadden). South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) roundtable meeting, Madison, Wisconsin.
April 2006 Dative alternation in Tamil: a non-derivational approach. WCCFL 25, Seattle, Washington.
Feb. 2006 Two argument structures for Tamil ditransitives.” 30th Penn LinguisticsColloquium (PLC), UPenn.
April 2005 A unified semantic analysis of the -aa marker in Tamil. Penn WorkingGroup in Language (PWGL), UPenn.
Spring 2004 Negation in Tamil and issues of scope and NPI licensing” (with Sudha Arunachalam). South Asian Language Analysis (SALA) roundtable, Austin.