Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Coordinator and Undergraduate Major Advisor
Office Hours — Spring 2020
- Mondays and Wednesdays: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Or by appointment
Areas of Interest
I am a linguist. My research focus is on syntax, pragmatics, and their interfaces. I have done work on raising, control, and resumption in Standard and Lebanese Arabic and in South Asian languages. Another topic I have worked on is the syntax and pragmatics of unselected datives – or what I call Attitude Datives – in Lebanese Arabic and neighboring varieties. I am also interested in the phonology/prosodic morphology of Arabic.
- 2018. The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic. Edinburgh University Press.
- 2011. Control into Conjunctive Participle Clauses: The Case of Assamese. Mouton de Gruyter.
Articles and Book Chapters:
- 2018. The Pragmatics-Syntax Division of Labor: The Case of Personal Datives in Lebanese Arabic. In Elabbas Benmamoun and Reem Bassiouney (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Linguistics. Routledge.
- 2017. The Merge Condition on Adjuncts: Evidence from Circumstantial Clauses in Lebanese Arabic. In Hamid Ouali (Ed.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIIII. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- 2016. Possessively Construed Dative Constructions in Lebanese Arabic. Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Literatures 8: 37-75.
- 2014. Attitude Datives in Lebanese Arabic and the Interplay of Syntax and Pragmatics. Lingua 145: 65-103.
- 2013. Pronouns and Intersubjectivity in Lebanese Arabic Gossip. Journal of Pragmatics 49: 57-77.
- 2011. The Syntax of Southern American English Personal Datives: An Anti-locality Account. Canadian Journal of Linguistics 56(3): 1001-1010.