My research focuses on linguistic meaning and the structure of words and sentences. I investigate a wide variety of languages with a particular focus on those indigenous to North America. The goals of this work are to form a more complete picture of the ways in which languages do and do not differ from one another in terms of sentence structure and meaning.
Research Expertise and Interest
meaning, grammar, endangered languages, Native American languages, semantics, syntax, word structure, language universals, language variation, Nez Perce language