The following lists papers and talks by year. My full CV is available here.

Please email for papers or handouts not included below. Comments are always very welcome!


2019 Event structural properties of the English get-passive. GLOW 42, University of Oslo. With Dave Embick.

2019 No lexical override in external argument interpretation (poster). GLOW 42, University of Oslo.


2018 Arguments in motion. Invited talk, Yale University Colloquium.

2018 On the syntactic determination of thematic roles: Evidence from transitive motion clauses. NELS, Cornell University.

2018 On some (event) structural properties of the English get-passive. LAGB, University of Sheffield. With Dave Embick.

2018 Thematic Roles are determined syntactically in transitive motion expressions. LAGB, University of Sheffield.

2018 Locating variation in the dative alternation. In Constantine Lignos, Laurel Mackenzie, and Meredith Tamminga (Eds.), The Locus of Linguistic Variation, 1-32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2018 Variation in being done. Invited talk, Princeton University Colloquium.

2018 Objects and unergatives. Workshop on Unergative Predicates: Architecture and Variation, Bilbao.


2017 Variants of Indonesian prepositions as intra-speaker variability at PF. In Amy Goodwyn-Davies and Kajsa Djarv (eds.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 40. With Helen Jeoung. [Paper here]

2017 Different paths in Directed Manner of Motion Constructions. In Aaron Kaplan et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 81-88. [Paper here]

2017 Variation in the dative alternation. LSA 91, Themed session on Introducing Arguments: Insights from Micro- and Macro-Variation, Austin TX.

2017 Variation in local syntax across individuals (Poster). LSA 91, Austin TX. With Meredith Tamminga. [Poster here]


2016 Locating variation in the dative alternation. Linguistic Variation 16.2: 151-182. [Paper here]

2016 Lexical and individual variation in the Done My Homework construction. NWAV 45, Simon Fraser University/University of Victoria. With Meredith Tamminga.

2016 On phonologically unrealized prepositions: the syntax and morphology of Indonesian preposition-drop (poster). PLC 40, University of Pennsylvania. With Helen Jeoung.


2015 Dissociating Case from Theta-roles: A Comparative Investigation. PhD dissertation, University of Cambridge.

2015 Passive Variation in Dialects of Northwest British English. Speaker series, University of Pennsylvania.

2015 The Parameters of Case (poster). Generative Syntax in the Twenty-first Century: The Road Ahead, Athens.

2015 Features and the Typology of Radical pro: Evidence from Hawaiian. Workshop on null arguments, Cambridge Comparative Syntax 4, University of Cambridge.

2015 The Second Asian and European Linguistic Conference Proceedings. Newcastle and Northumbria Working Papers in Linguistics 21.1. (Proceedings edited by Alison Biggs, Man Li, Aiqing Wang and Cong Zhang) [Volume here]

2015 A New Case for A-movement in Northwest British English. In Ulrike Steindl et al. (Eds), Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 218-227. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Paper here]


2014 The syntax of space: some problems from Chinese. University of Oxford General Linguistics Seminar.

2014 Assertion and Speech Acts in embedded clauses: Evidence from Mandarin syntax. LAGB, Oxford.

2014 Passive variation in the dialects of Northwest British English. 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE), University of Zurich.

2014 A comparative approach to spatial adpositions in Mandarin. Workshop on Adpositions and PPs, Newcastle University.

2014 A New Case for A-Movement in Northwest British English. WCCFL 32, USC.


2013 The syntactic structure of long-distance A-movement: problems posed by the ‘bei’- construction in Mandarin. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 19.2: 37-58. [Paper  here]

2013 Locality in passives: variation in Northwest British English and its consequences. 2nd Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL 2), University of Manchester.

2013 The syntax of the speaker in the ‘went and’ construction. 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, UCL. (with Anne Beshears)

2013 Passive variation in Northwest English dialects. English Dialect Syntax Workshop, Darwin College, University of Cambridge.

2013 Introduction to Differential Subject Marking and Ergativity. Differential Subject Marking and Ergativity Workshop, SLE 46, University of Split. (with András Bárány and Michelle Sheehan)

2013 Microparametric variation in A-movement in Northwest British English. LAGB, SOAS.

2013 A Case for A-movement: microvariation in Northwest British dialects. 39th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG 39), Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.


2012 Restructuring the ‘tough’ approach to East Asian passives. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 237-266. [Paper here]

2011 Distinguishing ‘root’ from ‘embedded’ clauses in Mandarin Chinese: the empirical evidence and some theoretical consequences. MPhil dissertation (unpublished), University of Cambridge.