I'm a third-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and a Jackman Junior Fellow in the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. I work primarily within semantics, typology and psycholinguistics. I am constantly fascinated by how information is encoded cross-linguistically, and how this intersects with cognition. My research utilizes theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate cross-linguistic patterns involving various types of classifiers: numeral classifiers, locative classifiers and verbal classifiers. I am also invested in issues involving countability and plurality in the nominal and verbal domains. Languages I have worked on thus far include: Macuxi (Carib), colloquial Singapore English and Malay/Indonesian (Austronesian). I am also interested in language documentation, ethical fieldwork practices, and the description of understudied languages.
Recent and upcoming:
I've successfully defended my second Generals Paper: po, ka and everything in-between: a study of spatial expressions in Macuxi!
I presented a talk, 'Toward a mapping of spatial relations in Macuxi' at the 4th Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA) Workshop (in collaboration with Francisco França Miguel) at the University of Toronto.