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Projects  

  • Valency-decreasing operations in Formosan

  • Raising-to-object constructions in Formosan

  • The nature of Philippine-type 'voice' and similar systems in non-Austronesian languages

  • Variation and change in western Austronesian syntax 

  • The Austronesian homeland puzzle and Austronesian higher-order subgrouping, including the primary diaspora of Malayo-Polynesian

  Collaborative projects ​​​​

  • Austronesian higher-order subgrouping (with a special focus on Malayo-Polynesian). With Kristina Gallego, Jonathan Kuo, and Isaac Stead

  • Voice and restructuring in Austronesian languages. With Ileana Paul, Diane Massan, Lisa Travis, Jozina Vander Klok, and Susi Wurmbrand  

  • Two types of relativization strategies in Tagalog. With Nozomi Tanaka

  • The evolution of syntax in Western Austronesian. With Bradley McDonnell

  • L1 transfer effects in the acquisition of English by-phrases. With Stephen Skalicky

  • Argument-marking strategies and split intransitivity in Formosan. With Shin Fukuda