Me in Oxford

I am a doctoral student in linguistics at the University of Oxford. In general, my work aims to understand the relationship between form and meaning in human language, and attempts to represent this in a formal and explicit way.

In particular, my thesis (supervised by Mary Dalrymple and Ash Asudeh) is about multiword expressions (such as idioms like pull strings or cut the mustard) and their representation in the lexicon.

My work mostly uses Lexical Functional Grammar, a constraint-based (non-derivational) grammatical framework.

I am also interested in sociolinguistics, and especially in the intersection of language, gender, and sexuality. I have done some work in this area using critical discourse analysis, and hope to do more.

Outside of linguistics, I enjoy techy things, strategy gaming, and being a card-carrying SJW.