I am a linguist, dialectologist and fieldworker. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Trinity College Dublin – The University of Dublin.
My main research interests include comparative diachronic and synchronic morpho-syntax of the Romance languages (especially Italo-Romance varieties), syntactic theory, and historical linguistics. The main goal of my research is to bring together traditional Romance philological scholarship and modern syntactic theory. I am particularly interested in the significance of microvariation for the study of the syntax-pragmatics interface.
I am working on topics such as diachronic and synchronic complementation, matrix complementation, illocutionary force, clausal-typing, auxiliary selection, and clausal and nominal speech act syntax. I am also interested in language documentation, fieldwork methodologies, and data elicitation.