Research and projects

Publications and Manuscripts

2017. On the number of voices in Madurese. Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Vol. 10.1:16-35.

Submitted. A paper on possessor sub-extraction in Indonesian, Javanese and Madurese, which is currently under review. (This is a draft version for download.)

In preparation. Optional Morphosyntax in Derivational Grammar. Ph.D dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

In preparation. Complementizer alternations and highest-CP effects in Indonesian. Ms. (An early version is available on slides from an invited talk given to a mixed audience including undergraduates, at National University of Singapore.)

In preparation. Revisiting crossed control in Indonesian. Ms.

Proceedings Papers

2017. Variants of Indonesian Prepositions as Intra-speaker variability at PF. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics vol. 23.1 (with Alison Biggs).

2016. Possessor extraction in Indonesian-type languages. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting of LSA.

2016. Voice and register differences in Madurese. Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (22-AFLA).

Conference Presentations

A model for collaborative research: When only native speakers can collect the data. Poster presented at the annual meeting of LSA, January 4-7, 2018, during the organized session “Expanding the Reach of Linguistics: Collaborations with Other Disciplines and Beyond”  (with Lilis L. Wilujeng).  [NOTE: This presentation was cancelled due to illness! Please contact me if you’re interested in this project.] 

Disentangling pronouns and reflexives with shared morphology in Madurese. Poster to be presented at the 48th meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 48), University of Iceland, October 27-29, 2017. (Poster file)

Possessor sub-extraction and its implications. Paper presented at the 24th Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (24-AFLA), University of Washington, April 7-9, 2017.

Avoiding prescriptive influence: Collaborative fieldwork with native speakers. Paper presented at Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 5 (LDLT5), SOAS, December 2-4, 2016. (Slides can be downloaded here)

On phonologically unrealized prepositions: The syntax and morphology of Indonesian P-drop. Poster presented at the 40th Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC40), March 18-20, 2016.

Possessor extraction at the left periphery. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of LSA, January 7-10, 2016.

Linguistic fieldwork meets local training: Opportunities for young scholars. Poster presented at the GAPSA Provost Interdisciplinary Award reception, Univ. of Pennsylvania, September 2015.

Three voices in Madurese. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL 13), July 18-23, 2015.

Voice and Register Differences in Madurese. Paper presented at the 22nd Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (22-AFLA), McGill University, May 22-24, 2015.

Edited volume

2016. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) volume 22.2: Selected papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference (NWAV 44), University of Toronto, October 22-25, 2015.

Other publications

2017 (Booklet). Bold Ideas for Philanthropists to Drive Social Change (with Anne Ferola, Lindsay Kijewski and Kim-Jamy Nguyen). The Center for High Impact Philanthropy. A copy is available for download here.