I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University. My research is focused on issues in semantics and pragmatics, especially those concerning non-truth conditional meanings and the way they interact with sentence type. Empirically, I explore these issues primarily through fieldwork on understudied languages, including Yucatec Maya (Mayan, Mexico), A'ingae (Isolate, Ecuador/Colombia), and Tagalog (Austronesian, Philippines). I am co-director of the A'ingae Language Documentation Project with Wilson Silva (Arizona), a community collaborative project aiming to document A'ingae (Isolate, Ecuador/Colombia), also known as Cofán. Check out our digital corpus in progress here. Finally, I co-direct with Miguel Oscar Chan Dzul (Universidad de Oriente) U koorpusil maaya t'aan, a multipurpose digital corpus of Yucatec Maya

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My teaching is primarily in the areas of Semantics, Pragmatics, Typology, and Linguistic Field Methods among other topics. I currently serve as Graduate Advisor for Linguistics at Brown. I can best be reached by email: first_lastname@Brown.edu