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I am a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. I got my PhD at MIT, and have a BA and MA from Utrecht University. My research looks at issues in minimalist syntax, with a particular focus on understudied languages.

Some of my current research interests include predicate fronting, with a specific focus on Imere, transitivity in Fijian, as well as nonconcatenative morphology in Western Nilotic. Some of my past work on Dinka can be seen in a paper on successive cyclicity, with Norvin Richards. I've also worked on aspect splits in agreement in Neo-Aramaic languages with Laura Kalin.

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