I am currently working in the Structure Removal project at the Universität Leipzig. Prior to that, I was part of the DFG funded graduate school (Graduiertenkolleg) IGRA (Interaktion Grammatischer Bausteine/Interaction of Grammatical Building Blocks) where I recently submitted my dissertation entitled Cumulativity in Syntactic Derivations. I completed my BA and MA studies at the University of Manchester and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
I mainly work on syntax and its interfaces to semantics, morphology and phonology. In my dissertation, I am interested in modelling cumulative constraint interactions in syntax using weighted constraints inspired by much recent work on Harmonic Grammar in phonology.
Topics I have worked on and am currently interested in include:
- Ellipsis phenomena (e.g. Sluicing, (Pseudo-)Gapping, Right Node Raising, etc.)
- Optimality-theoretic syntax
- Syntax/semantics of wh-movement
- Agreement and case
- Phonological reflexes of syntactic movement