My research focuses on generative syntax and the syntax-semantics interface. I am mostly interested in the following topics:

  • Morphosyntactic features and their representation (especially nominal features)
  • Agreement and its relation to semantics
  • Experimental syntax
  • Using corpora in syntactic research; treebanks and dependency structures
  • Gradience and variation in syntax
  • Syntactic alternations
  • Grammatical number and syntactic plurality
  • The internal syntax of noun phrases
  • The syntax of quantifiers, numerals and (other?) determiners
  • Genitive constructions and variation between multiple genitive types
  • The syntactic encoding of definiteness and its relation to the structure of the noun phrase and to interpretation
  • Case and differential object marking
  • Features and underspecification
  • Feature-based grammar formalisms