Research Interests

  • Information structure & discourse structure 

  • Common Ground & sentence understanding 

  • Morphosyntactic complexity & its development

  • Argument structure & linking

  • Lexical semantics, frame semantics, lexical decomposition

  • Tagalog (Austronesian languages), Japanese, French, Hungarian, Lakota, Tigrinya, Korean

Research Project:

Recent Events

  • ‘Causation in Discourse and Cognition’, Workshop at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 15, 6-11 August 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan (organized with Kazuhiro Kawachi and Jürgen Bohnemeyer). WEBSITE
  • ‘Causational Interpretation based on Immediate and General Common Ground Frames.’ (with R.D. Van Valin, Jr.) Paper to be read at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 15, 10. August 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan.
  • ‘Discourse-pragmatic and other prominence factors in argument realization.’ (with R.D. Van Valin, Jr.) Conference paper to be read at the 16th International Pragmatics Conference, 9-14 June 2019, Hongkong.
  • ‘Summer School ‘Fieldwork and Annotation’ (co-organized with J. Fleischhauer), 16-27 September 2019, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

Upcoming Events

  • Information Structure in Spoken Language Corpora 4: The role of discourse type and and rhetorical relations , 20.-21. July 2020 , Düsseldorf, Germany.



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