Theory Lab

The Theory lab is a meeting place for a variety of research projects in the areas of phonology, syntax and semantics, including research programs in the following areas:

  • Word order, predication, and ergativity with a focus on Polynesian languages (Diane Massam)
  • Copular agreement systems: Locality and domains (Susana Bejar, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour)
  • Features, projections, and contrast in the history of English syntax (Elizabeth Cowper)
  • The semantics of referential expressions cross-linguistically, in particular the interpretation of clitic pronouns in intensional context in Romance and beyond (Michela Ippolito)
  • Ergativity, information structure and agreement in Inuttitut (Alana Johns)