My research interests fall in two areas of theoretical
linguistics: syntax and semantics. I am particularly interested in representations
of the interface between these two modules in terms of the generative and
model-theoretic frameworks. I have done extensive work on the syntax and/or
semantics of restructuring, causatives, affected datives, raising
constructions, ergatives, tough-movement,
(with Marc Authier) 'On the Lack of Transparency
Effects in French,' In P. Masullo, E. O’Rourke, & C.-H. Huang, eds., Romance
Linguistics: Structures, Interfaces, and Microparametric Variation,
Publishing Company Ltd., Amsterdam/Philadelphia, to appear in 2009.
(with Marc Authier) 'French Tough-Movement Revisited,' Probus, 12.1, to appear in 2009.
Marc Authier) 'The Diverse Nature of Non-Interrogative wh,' Linguistic
Inquiry 36.4, 2005, 635-647.
(with Marc Authier) 'Quantifier Scope and the
Structure of Faire-Par,' In A. P_(c)rez-Leroux & Y.
Roberge eds., Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, John Benjamins Publishing
Company Ltd., Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 19-32, 2003.
(with Marc Authier) 'Syntactically Triggered
Presuppositions,' Linguistic Analysis 30 3-4, 295-317, 2002.
'Accessible Similar Worlds and French Coherent
Infinitival Constructions,' in C. Martín-Vide, ed., Mathematical and
Computational Analysis of Natural Language, John Benjamins Publishing
Company Ltd., Amsterdam/Philadelphia, 171-188, 1998.
(with Marc Authier) From LF to Logical
Form: Generative Syntax meets Model-Theoretic Semantics, Research
Group on Mathematical Linguistics and Language Engineering, Rovira i
Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 1997.
Toward Logical Form: An Exploration of the Role
of Syntax in Semantics,Garland Publishing, New York, 1996.
'On the Unincorporated Character of the French
Cohesive Infinitive Construction,' in C. Parodi, C. Quicoli, M.
Saltarelli, and M. L. Zubizarreta, eds., Aspects of Romance
Linguistics, Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C., 357-372,
(with Marc Authier) 'On the Canadian French
Inquiry 27.3, 513-523, 1996.