I'm a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Program at UC San Diego. I work under the supervision of Prof. Grant Goodall and I'm also a member of the Experimental Syntax Lab. My research concerns language change in morphosyntax and the relationship between variation, language acquisition and change. In particular, I'm interested in the role that language acquisition plays in the shift from (stable) variation to language change. Some of the larger questions I address in my research are:
(1) How can stable variation be distinguished from language change in progress?
(2) How do children acquire grammatical features that are variable in the input?
(3) What role does language acquisition play in tipping the scale from variation to change?
(4) What can variation and change tell us about the architecture of Grammar?
When I'm not working on linguistic stuff, you can most likely find me at the gym or eating icecream!