I am a visiting assistant teaching professor at the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown.

My primary research interests lie in theoretical syntax, and its connections with semantics and morphology.

Much of my current work investigates topics in argument and event structure, focusing on how the grammatical structure of a verb phrase connects with its semantic composition and morphosyntactic form, and the extent to which lexical information plays a role in these mappings.

I’m also interested in the study of variation and change, specifically what variation can tell us about the linguistic structures that generate it. Much of my research makes use of morphosyntactic evidence from cross-linguistic and cross-dialectal variation, or from variability produced in natural speech.

Email: alison.biggs@georgetown.edu