Hi! I’m a Horizon postdoctoral fellow at the Psycholinguistics & Cognition lab at Concordia University, Montreal. In my work, I combine experimental and corpus-based methods to investigate linguistic representation and processing.
—– NEWS: check out my two new books —–
- Structural priming in the grammatical network (2023), John Benjamins
- Constructionist approaches: Past, present, future (2023), with Stefan Hartmann, Cambridge University Press (Open Access)
—– Current projects —–
- Argument structure: How do speakers compose meaning in resultatives (She cut the grass short) as opposed to depictives (He cut the grass wet)?
- Grammatical creativity: How do speakers comprehend grammatically "coerced" sentences like She sneezed the napkin off the table?
- Implicit arguments: To what extent do speakers infer implicit but unpronounced themes (They were eating [dinner]) and instruments (She was beating the egg [with a whisk])?
—– Other research interests —–
- Construction Grammar and cognitive-linguistic theory: see our Cambridge Element on constructionist approaches (Open Access) and my recent paper on why "constructionhood" is gradient (PDF here)
- Priming as a window into grammatical representation: see my new book on how priming research and cognitive-linguistic theory can inform each other, my paper on priming between the English caused-motion and the resultative construction (author version), and my paper on how priming can be extended to new constructions (author version)
- Language as a network: see my forthcoming paper about "vertical" and "horizontal" links between constructions (author version) and these slides on how network science methods can be used in linguistics
- Creativity in language change: see our papers on the concept of "extravagance" and its applications to "snowclones" like X is the new Y (preprint here) as well as to German quantifiers and degree modifiers