Presentations

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Invited talks

2022. TBC. Oxford Romance Linguistics Seminars, January 2022.

2021 a. (with Jan Casalicchio) Long passives of causative/perception verbs in Italian: implications for phase theory. Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar, March 2021. [online seminar]

2021 b. (with Jutta Hartmann) Exfoliation and the typology of control. SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge, March 2021. [online seminar]

2021 c. (with A. Corr, A. Havinga, J. Kasstan, N. Schifano & S. Stolhans). A place for linguistics in school-based language learning. Invited talk at AMLUK symposium on pedagogies in modern languages, area studied and linguistics, March 2021. [online event]

2021 d. Multilingualism in English schools: the case of Portuguese. Invited talk at Multilingualism past, present and future, hosted by Polish Embassy [online event]

2021 e. A new take on (fake) partial control. Invited colloquium talk at University of California Santa Cruz, April 2021. [online event]

2021 f. Preverbal subjects in Italian and Spanish. Keynote lecture at Residual Verb Second in Romance, Oslo, Norway, June 2021. [online event]

2021 g. Restrictions on long passivization in Romance: what can they tell us about phases? Keynote lecture at Romania Nova, Bolivia, August 2021. [online event]

2021 h. (with Alice Corr) Teaching Portuguese to L1, L2 and Heritage Learners: The Role of Linguistics, Workshop on Educational Linguistics, Grupo de Trabalho de Teoria da Gramática (GTTG) da Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Letras e Linguística (ANPOLL). [online event]

2021 i. TBC. Keynote lecture at Workshop on Linguistic Variation, Barcelona, November 2021. 

2021 j. What A-movement can tell us about phases: a study of long passives. Abralin talk, November 2021. [online event]

2020 a. (with Anna Pineda) A Multiple Agree account of the Romance faire-infintif. Invited talk at University of Trento, January 2020.

2020 b. Deriving an asymmetrical syntax from symmetrical merge. Invited talk at (A)symmetries in spoken and sign languages. February 2020.

2020 c. Passives of causatives and perception verbs in Romance. Invited talk at University of Venice. March 2020. [cancelled due to Covid-19]

2020 c. Preverbal subjects in Italian and Spanish. Keynote lecture at Subjects in Romance, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2020. [cancelled due to Covid-19]

2020 e. Moderator for Linguistic flashmob session on Linearisation, Linguistic aperitif group, November 2020. [online event]

2020 f. Passives of causatives and perception verbs in Romance: further evidence for phases. Invited talk at Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, November 2020. [online event] 

2020 g. Passives of causatives and perception verbs in Romance: modelling the variation. Keynote at Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Microvariation. University of Padova, November 2020. [online event]

2019 a. (with M. Pitteroff) Fake partial control: a new analysis. SyntaxLab talk, University of Cambridge, February 2019. 

2019 b. (with Anna Pineda) Transitive-sensitive causatives in Romance: evidence for dependent case? Anglia Ruskin-Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar, University of Cambridge, February 2019. 

2019 c. Where passivisation fails: phase-based restrictions on A-movement. Colloquium talk at UCL, February 2019.

2019 d. Linguistics: bridging the content/skills divide in Modern Foreign Languages. Invited talk at Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research (LASER) launch event, British Academy, London, March 2019. 

2019 e. Minimalist approaches to extraction restrictions. Colloquium talk at University of Tuebingen, April 2019.  

2019 f. When can you passivise causatives? A phase-based account. Invited plenary at  Parameters Workshop in honour of Lisa Travis, McGill University, May 2019.

2019 g. Successive cyclic movement is feature driven. Invited talk at Thirty million theories of features. The Arctic University of Norway, May 2019. 

2019 h. When can you passivise causatives? A phase-based account. Colloquium talk at University of York, June 2019. 

2019 i. (with Jonathan Kasstan) The Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages project. Language Acts Debate at University of Westminster, June 2019.

2019 j. Restrictions on A-movement in English and Spanish and what they tell us about phase theory. Invited plenary at 16th Workshop in syntax, semantics and phonology (wossp19), June 2019.

2019 k. A place for linguistics in language teaching? Plenary at Workshop on pedagogical linguistics. University of Leeds, July 2019. 

2019 l. (with Anna Pineda) A new kind of dependent case analysis for Romance causatives: evidence from Catalan (and Italian). Invited GLiF seminar talk at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, September 2019. 

2019 m. Using linguistics in the primary Modern Foreign Languages classroom. Guest class taught at UCL Institute of Education, October 2019.

2019 n. Restrictions on A-movement in English and Spanish and what they tell us about phase theory. Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar, October 2019. 

2019 o. ECM causatives in Old and Modern French. SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge, October 2019. 

2019 p. Langauge in Context: connections between English and French. CPD training at Longsands School, St Neots, November 2019. 

2019 q. (with Jonathan Kasstan and Aloce Corr) Linguistics in Modern Foreign Languages. Invited presentation at Herts for Languages Conference, Stevenage, December 2019. 

2018 a. (with Jamie Douglas and Rodrigo Ranero) How A-movement can lead to extraction restrictions. Asymmetries 2018. Plenary speaker at DGfS workshop, Stuttgart University, March 2018.

2018 b. No escape-hatch for A-movement: evidence from causative/perception verbs. Invited talk at University of Göttingen, April 2018. 

2018 c. *They were seen/let leave: where passivisation fails and why. Invited talk at Newcastle University, October 2018. 

2018 d. Passives and causatives in Romance: puzzles and explanations. Invited plenary at Romanian and the Romance languages: the 18th international conference of the Department of Linguistics, University of Bucharest, November 2018.

2017 a. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Invited plenary given at CamVoice, University of Cambridge, May 2017.

2017 b. The EPP in Romance null subject languages: a hybrid approach. Invited talk given at Seminário Internacional sobre a ordem de palavras em línguas ibero-românicas, Universidade de Salvador, 

2017 c. (with Ian Roberts) Remarks on a Parameter Hierarchy for Passives. Invited plenary given at Passives – A Cross-Linguistic Workshop, University of Vienna, September 2017.

2017 d. Getting the variation in control: German/English = French + Icelandic. MIT Linguistics colloquium, MIT, November 2017.

2017 e. No escape-hatch for A-movement: evidence from causative/perception verbs. Queen Mary University of London, November 2017.

2016 a. Degrees of ergativity in Romance causatives. Cambridge Linguistics Forum, University of Cambridge.

2016 b. (with Anders Holmberg & Jenneke van der Wal). Movement from the double object construction is never symmetrical. Newcastle University Linguistics Speaker Series, February 2016.

2016 c. When pro behaves like PRO: on the distribution of Cased Control. Invited speaker at Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax, University of Utrecht, February 2016.

2016 d. When pro behaves like PRO: on the distribution of Cased Control. Invited talk given at Linguistics Research Seminars. Ulster University, Belfast, February 2016.

2016 e. On the typology of Control. Invited speaker at the workshop on Nonfinite subjects, Université de Nantes, April 2016.

2016 f. When pro behaves like PRO: on the distribution of Cased Control. Stuttgart University, May 2016.

2016 g. Extraction restrictions and asymmetries: (partial) syntactic ergativity in Mayan. Cambridge Comparative Syntax 5 (CamCoS 5), May 2016.

2016 h. On the (lack of) partial control in Romanian. Workshop on Romanian syntax. University of Cambridge, June 2016.

2016 i. (with J. Douglas and R. Ranero) Deriving syntactic ergativity in Mayan languages. Invited talk given at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, November 2016.

2016 j. (with S. Cyrino) Variation in faire-par nominalisations across Romance varieties. Nereus. University of Cambridge, December 2016.

2015 a. Case parameters. Invited talk given at LingTea, McGill, Montreal, April 2015.

2015 b. On the lack of consistency in (Romance) consistent null subject languages. Talk given at CamCoS 4, May 2015.

2015 c. What word order tells us about syntax and why. Keynote lecture given at the English Language and Linguistics Undergraduate Conference, University of Kent, June 2015. 

2015 d. (with Jamie Douglas) Extraction restrictions and asymmetries: prospects for a unified account. Invited talk given at Questions at the syntax-semantics interface, University College London, September 2015.

2015 e. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Invited talk given at Harvard University, USA, October 2015.

2015 f. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Invited talk given at Georgetown University, USA, October 2015.

2015 g. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Invited talk given at New York University, USA, October 2015.

2015 h. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Invited talk given at Rutgers University, USA, November 2015.

2014 a. Clausal alignment: the case for parameter hierarchies. Invited talk given at Workshop on Principles and Parameters. Arezzo, Italy, July 2014.

2014 b. Partial Control in European Portuguese and Russian: parallels and contrasts. Invited talk given at First Workshop on Control, USP, São Paulo, Brazil, July 2014.

2014 c. Partial Control in European Portuguese and Russian: parallels and contrasts. Invited talk given at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, August 2014.

2014 d. Obviation and Control in Portuguese and Russian.  Invited talk given at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, August 2014.

2014 e. Ergative alignment in Romance causatives: a parameter hierarchy approach. Invited talk given at Building Blocks, University of Leipzig, Germany, November 2014.

2013. (with J. Williams & A. Paciorek) Probing a typological gap: cognitive evidence for an accusative bias? Language Sciences in the 21st Century: the Interdisciplinary Challenge, Cambridge, October 2013. 

2012 a. The ergativity scale: mapping the alignment hierarchy. SyntaxLab talk, March 2012.

2012 b. Ergativity: facts and questions. Talk given at The Strategic Research Initiative, Cambridge, May 2012.

2012 c. (Fake) Partial Control in Romance. Invited talk given at Edinburgh University, November 2012. 

2012 d. Assertions as names, facts as definite descriptions and propositions as indefinites. Invited talk given at the Workshop on the Similarities and Differences between Clauses and Nominals, Aarhus University, Denmark, December 2012.

2011 a. (with W. Hinzen) Reference at the edge: a grammatical account of propositions, facts and truths. Invited SyntaxLab talk given at Cambridge University, March 2011.

2011 b. The search for truth. Invited talk given at Manchester University, March 2011.

2010 a. Extraposition and Antisymmetry. Talk given in the Language and Linguistics speaker series, Newcastle University, April 2010.

2010 b. (with W. Hinzen) Reference to facts as a grammatical phenomenon. Paper presented at (A)voiding the Lexicon, Munich, December 2010.

2009. The Final-over-Final Constraint, Antisymmetry and Extraposition.  Invited talk given at York University, June 2009.

2008 a. (with A. Holmberg) Structure and Linearization in Disharmonic Word Orders, Talk given in the Language and Linguistics speaker series, Newcastle University, February 2008.

2008 b. Copy deletion, extraposition and FOFC. Invited talk given at SyntaxLab, Cambridge University, May 2008.

2008 c. The Final-over-Final Constraint: trend or principle? Talk given in the Language and Linguistics speaker series, Newcastle   University, October 2008.

Peer-selected conference papers/posters

2021 a. (with A. Corr, A. Havinga, J. Kasstan, N. Schifano & S. Stolhans). The linguistics in MFL project. Talk given at Language Acts Conference, Kings College, London. [online event]

2021 b.(with Jan Casalicchio) Long passives of perception and causative verbs in Italian: implications for phase theory. Paper to be presented at Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages 51 (LSRL 51), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April-May 2021.  [online event]

2020 a. Linguistics as a bridge between English and Modern Foreign Languages. Special session on Language, Literature, STEM and beyond. English Shared Futures, Manchester/Salford, June 2020. [Cancelled due to Covid-19]

2020 b. (with Jutta Hartmann) Extraposition and control. Brussels Conference in Generative Linguistics: The syntax and semantics of clausal complementation. December 2020. [online event]

2019. (with A. Bárány) When dependent case is not enough.  Main colloquium, GLOW, Oslo, May 2019. 

2018 a. On why verbs of perception/causation sometimes don’t passivise. Olinco, June 2018.

2018 b. (with A. Pineda & N. Schifano) Transitivity in Catalan and Italian: evidence from causatives. Olinco, June 2018.

2018 c. (with J. Kasstan, N.Schifano, A. Ledgeway & A. Corr) Linguistics in Modern Foreign Language A-levels: preliminary analysis of pilot study data. Societas Linguistica Europe (SLE), September.  

2018 d. A-movement cannot use escape hatches: evidence from causatives. Poster presented at  North East Linguistic Society, Cornell University, October. 

2018 e. (with A. Bárány) Challenges for dependent case. Place of case in grammar, Crete, October.

2017 a. Dative extension in causatives: faire-infinitif in Latin American Spanish. Paper presented at Dative structures and beyond, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, January 2017. 

2017 b. (with A. Holmberg & J. van der Wal) Movement from the double object construction is not fully symmetrical. Paper presented at Dative structures and beyond, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, January 2017. 

2017 c. (with J. Douglas & R. Ranero) Two kinds of syntactic ergativity in Mayan. Poster presented at GLOW in Asia, National University of Singapore, February 2017.

2017 d. (with M. C. Parafita Couto and J. Blokzijl) Inflected infinitives in Galician. Paper presented at Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Delaware, April 2017.

2017 e. (with Sonia Cyrino) On ECM, causation, perception and passivisation. Paper presented at CamVoice, University of Cambridge, May 2017. 

2017 f. (with M. C. Parafita Couto and J. Blokzijl) More on inflected infinitives in Brazilian Portuguese. Associação de Brasilianistas na Europa.Leiden, May 2017. 

2017 g. (with Sonia Cyrino) Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation? A phase-based explanation. Paper presented at VI Congress Internacional de Estudos Linguísticos (CIEL), Universidade de Brasília, August 2017.

2017 h. (with M. Pitteroff) The case for partial control in French and German.  Paper presented at Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop,Trondheim, September 2017.

2017 i. (with M. Pitteroff) The case for partial control in French and German. Paper presented at North East Linguistic Society. University of Iceland, October 2017.

2017 j. (with S. Cyrino) Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation? A phase-based explanation. Poster be presented at North East Linguistic Society. University of Iceland, October 2017.

2017 k. (with Sonia Cyrino) Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation? A phase-based explanation. Paper presented at Going Romance, Bucharest, November 2017.

2017 l. PCC effects in causatives and ditransitive and the locative dative distinction. Paper presented at Going Romance, Bucharest, November 2017.

2016 a. (with J. Douglas) Two ways to be high ABS: on avoiding defective intervention. Poster presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), April 2016. 

2016 b. A parameter hierarchy for the Romance faire-infinitif. Paper presented at The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, University of York, September 2016.

2016 c. (with C. Sevdali) Partial control in finite control languages. Poster presented at Control workshop, Stuttgart, October. 

2016 d. (with J. Douglas and R. Ranero) Derivando la ergatividad sintáctica en los idiomas Mayas. Paper presented at FAMLi, Valladolid, Mexico.  

2015 a. Variation and change in the Romance faire-infinitif. Paper presented at the Romance Linguistics Seminar, Cambridge, January 2015. 

2015 b. (with John Williams and Albertyna Paciorek) Probing a typological gap: experimental evidence for an accusative bias? Paper presented at L2 acquisition of alignment patterns in typologically diverse languages: case and agreement. Gent, February 2015.

2015 c. (with Sonia Cyrino) Variation and change in the Romance faire-infinitif. Poster presented at the Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Perugia, February 2015

2015 d. (with Jenneke van der Wal) Nominal licensing without abstract Case. Paper presented at WCCFL 33, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, March 2015.

2015 e. Spanish causatives in the Romance context.Paper presented at IV International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics: Harmony and Contrasts, Lisbon, April 2015. 

2015 f. (with Maia Duguine) Control in Basque nominalisations: issues and potential solutions. Paper presented at Coloquio de Gramática Generativa. Bayonne, May 2015. 

2015 g. (with Anders Holmberg & Jenneke van der Wal) Movement from the double object construction is never symmetrical. Paper presented at Formal Approaches to Morphosyntactic Variation. Vitoria-Gasteiz, June 2015.

2015 h. (with Anders Holmberg & Jenneke van der Wal) Movement from the double object construction is not symmetrical. Paper presented at The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, UCL, September 2015.

2015 i. (with Ian Roberts) A Parameter hierarchy for passives. Paper presented at The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, UCL, September 2015.

2015 j. The EPP in Romance Null Subject Languages: a hybrid approach. Paper presented at Workshop on Romance Syntax, University of Bucharest, Romania.

2014 a. (with Jenneke van der Wal) The worst Case Scenario. Paper presented at TIN-dag 2014, Leiden, February 2014.

2014 b. (with Jenneke van der Wal) The worst Case Scenario. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain(LAGB) Annual Meeting, Oxford, September 2014.

2014 c. (with Jenneke van der Wal) The worst Case Scenario. Paper presented at  Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Poznan, September 2014.

2014 d.  (with Jenneke van der Wal  The worst Case Scenario. Paper presented at The State of the Art in Comparative Syntax Workshop, Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW), York, September 2014.

2014 e. (with Jenneke van der Wal) The worst Case Scenario. Paper presented at Workshop on Syntactic Variation, Bucharest, November 2014. 

2014 f. (with Sonia Cyrino) Variation and change in the Romance faire-infinitif. Paper presented at Going Romance 2014, Lisbon, December 2014. 

2013 a. Towards a general alignment parameter hierarchy. Paper presented at WCCFL 31, Arizona, February 2013.

2013 b. (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts) Mafioso Parameters and the Limits of Syntactic Variation. Paper presented at WCCFL 31, Arizona, February 2013. 

2013 c. (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts) On the Mafioso Effect in Grammar. Paper presented at the Biolinguistics Workshop, Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), Lund, April 2013.

2013 d. A parameter hierarchy approach to alignment. Poster presented at the Biolinguistics Workshop, Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), Lund, April 2013.

2013 e. Portuguese, Russian and the theory of Control. Paper presented at Workshop on Portuguese Syntax, Venice, May 2013.

2013 f. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for Alignment. Paper presented at Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV), 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Reykjavik, May 2013.

2013 g. (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts) Mafioso Parameters and the Limits of Syntactic Variation. Paper presented at Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV), 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Reykjavik, May 2013.

2013 h. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for Alignment. Paper presented at Towards a Theory of Syntactic Variation, Bilbao, June 2013.

2013 i.  (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts) Mafioso Parameters and the Limits of Syntactic Variation. Paper presented at Towards a Theory of Syntactic Variation, Bilbao, June 2013.

2013 j. Towards a parameter hierarchy for alignment. Poster presented at the International Congress of Linguists 19, (ICL 19), Geneva, July 2013. 

2013 k. (with T. Biberauer & I. Roberts) Mafioso Parameters and the Limits of Syntactic Variation. Paper presented at the International Congress of Linguists 19, (ICL 19), Geneva, July 2013. 

2013 l. Towards a parameter hierarchy for alignment. Poster presented at Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Split, September 2013.

2013 m. (with A. Biggs & A. Barany) What counts as differential subject marking? Introductory paper presented at Differential subject marking and ergative phenomena, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Split, September 2013.

2012 a. (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg and I. Roberts) Complexity in comparative syntax: the view from modern parametric theory. Paper presented at Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity, Seattle, University of Washington, March 2012.

2012 b. Syntactic ergativity beyond Dyirbal. Paper presented at The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting. Salford, September 2012. 

2012 c.  Degrees of Ergativity. Paper presented at The Syntax of the World’s Languages (SWL), Dubrovnik, October 2012.

2012 d. (with I. Roberts, T. Bazalgette and J. van der Wal) Two statistical typological generalisations and their consequences. Paper presented at The Syntax of the World’s Languages (SWL), Dubrovnik, October 2012.

2012 e. Partial Control, inflected infinitives and defective intervention. Poster presented at NELS 43, New York, October 2012.

2012 f. Towards an alignment parameter hierarchy. Paper presented at the Manchester and Salford New researchers forum in Linguistics.  Manchester, November 2012.

2012 g. (Fake) Partial Control in Romance. Paper presented at Going Romance. Leuven, December 2012.

2011 a. (with M. Parafita Couto) Optional inflected infinitives in Portuguese and Galician. Paper presented at Poznań Linguistics Meeting, special session on the syntax of gerunds and infinitives, Poznań, May 2011.

2011 b. Control inside DP: evidence from English and European Portuguese. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, Manchester, September 2011.

2011 c. (with W. Hinzen and U. Reichard) Radicalising the interface: a case study of intensionality. Paper presented at The Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis? – Newborn, Reborn, or Stillborn?Potsdam, October 2011

2011 d. (with W. Hinzen) PF-parameters and clausal/nominal denotation. Paper presented at Rethinking Parameters, Madrid, October 2011.

2011 e. How much variation is PF-variation? Paper presented at UG: the minimum, Durham, December 2011.

2010 a. (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts ) Reconciling Formalism and Functionalism: a Minimalist perspective. Paper presented at Verbum, Vigo, July 2010.

2010 b. Labels, atomisation and directionality. Paper presented at Verbum, Vigo, July 2010.

2010 c. (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts ) Reconciling Formalism and Functionalism: a Minimalist perspective. Paper presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia. Beijing, August 2010.

2010 d. (with L. Bailey, A. Holmberg, M. Krzek & M. Sulaiman) Intonation questions. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, Leeds, September 2010.

2010 e. (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts ) Reconcling Formalism and Functionalism: a Minimalist perspective. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain Annual Meeting, Leeds, September 2010.

2009 a. Spell-Out, last resort copy deletion and typological predictions. Paper presented at Incontro di Grammatica Generativa XXXV, Siena, February 2009.

2009 b. (with T. Biberauer) Avoiding the Final-over-Final Constraint: how DPs regulate the placement of CPs.  Paper presented at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Osnabrück, March 2009.

2009 c. Complement Stranding: a window on Multiple Spell-Out and the LCA. Paper presented at the 32nd Generative Linguistics in the Old World Colloquium (GLOW 32), Nantes, April 2009.

2009 d. Deriving Disharmonic Word orders via movement. Paper presented at Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders, Newcastle, May 2009.

2009 e. The resuscitation of CED? Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of North East Linguistic Society (NELS 40), Cambridge, Mass., November 2009.

2008 a. (with T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg, G. Newton & I. Roberts) Impossible changes and Impossible borrowings: the Final-over-Final-Constraint. Paper presented at Continuity and Change in Grammar, Cambridge, March 2008.

2008 b. (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton) Limiting synchronic and diachronic variation and change: the Final-Over-Final Constraint. Paper presented at The past meets the present: a dialogue between historical linguistics and theoretical linguistics, Taipei, July 2008.

2008 c. (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton) ‘Defining diachronic pathways: the Final-over-Final Constraint’. Paper presented at the 10th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS X), Cornell, August 2008.

2008 d. (with T. Biberauer & G. Newton) Syntactic Restrictions on Borrowing: The Final-Over-Final Constraint. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, Essex, September 2008.

2008 e. Last resort deletion: why complements (sometimes) get left behind at PF. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain annual (LAGB) Annual Meeting, Essex, September 2008.

2008 f. (with A. Holmberg) An asymmetry in disharmonic word orders: trend or principle? Paper presented at the Syntax of the World’s Languages III. Berlin, September 2008.

2008 g. CED effects, extraposition and the Final-over-Final constraint.  Paper accepted at Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) November 2008, UC Davis. (unable to attend due to family illness)

2008 h. Focus, prosody and the EPP in Romance.  Paper presented at the Mediterranean Syntax Meeting (MSM) II, Istanbul, October 2008.

2008 i. (with T. Biberauer) Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint: why clauses need nominals. Paper presented at Ways of Structure Building, Vitoria, Spain,November 2008.

2006. (with A. Holmberg and A. Nayudu) Three Partial pro-drop languages. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain annual meeting (LAGB), Newcastle, September 2006.

2005. (with A. Nayudu) Evidence for a derived SVO word order. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain annual meeting (LAGB), Cambridge, September 2005.

2004. Against a parameterised Agr: some evidence from Romance.  Paper presented at Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), USC, Los Angeles, November 2004.

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