Teaching

Supervisees

Current Supervisees

Past Supervisees

  • University of Edinburgh
    • 2014–16
    • Steve Rapaport, Prosodic shift and loss of case in Germanic, Romance and Hellenic languages. MSc by Research, co-supervision with Heinz Giegerich.
    • 2016
    • Shu-yu (Angel) Chen, The development of early where-relatives. MSc, co-supervision with Bettelou Los.
    • 2016
    • Ben Aiken, MSc on mindreading in baseball.
    • 2016
    • Julija Sakalauskaite, Endogenous and exogenous influence on the which. MSc.
    • 2015–16
    • Amy King, Honours thesis on unbound -self-forms in Oban English.
    • 2015–16
    • Schuyler Laparle, Getting the gist of just: A collapse of the senses. Honours thesis.
    • 2015–16
    • Ivaylo Youmerski, Honours thesis on failed changes in the history of Icelandic relativization.
    • 2014–15
    • Elyse Jamieson, An investigation of verb raising in the Shetland dialect of Scots. MSc by Research, co-supervision with Caroline Heycock.
    • 2010–11
    • Alexander Beaven, Ditransitives, purpose clauses, and control. MSc by research.
    • 2010–11
    • Christopher Bryant, Coverbs in Mandarin: Are they really prepositions?. Honours thesis.
    • 2009–10
    • Carol Mitcheson, An investigation into the evidence for hierarchical structure both in the syntactic competence of language-trained animals and in the ability of animals for complex action. Honours thesis.
    • 2009–10
    • Amy Woodgate, This is the order which if we use, most people will be happy: the effect of IF-clause linear order and resumption on English grammaticality judgments. Honours thesis.
    • 2009–10
    • Alexander Beaven, Control is almost definitely not movement (probably): New evidence from dative intervention. Honours thesis.
  • University of Ottawa
 
 

Courses

This year, I am teaching LASC11143 ‘Introduction to semantics and pragmatics’, and also contributing lectures to LASC08015 ‘Linguistics & English Language 1’ (on grammaticalization), LASC08017 ‘LEL2A: Linguistic theory and the structure of English’ (on semantics), LASC08019 ‘LEL2C: English in time and space’ (on Early Modern English and historical sociolinguistics), LASC08020 ‘LEL2D: Cross-linguistic variation: limits and theories’ (on syntactic typology), and PPLS08002 ‘Introduction to cognitive science’ (on nativism and representations in linguistics).

Past Courses

  • University of Edinburgh (as course organizer)
    • 2015–16
    • LASC11090 ‘Introduction to semantics’
    • 2014–15
    • LASC10071 ‘Current issues in syntax’
  • Recent short courses
  • University of Ottawa
    • 2013–14
    • LIN2310 ‘Introduction to syntax’.
    • 2012–13
    • LIN6917 ‘Syntax II’.
    • 2011–14
    • LIN1310 ‘Introduction to Linguistics 1: From Morpheme to Utterance’ (seven sections).
    • 2011–12
    • LIN7930 ‘Topics in theoretical linguistics: Grammatical architectures’.
    • Also informal workshops for grad students on LaTeX and R.
  • University of Edinburgh
    • 2009–11
    • Biolinguistics (two sections, MSc level).
    • 2009–11
    • Linguistics 2A, syntax module (two sections, lire-honours).
    • 2008–9
    • Current Issues in Syntax (co-taught with Peter Ackema and Caroline Heycock, 4th year undergraduate).