Position: University Lecturer in Linguistics (Romance Languages)
Address: Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG
My main research interests lie in the following areas:
Recent research projects include investigations of Contrastive and Information Focus which has led to the identification of Implicit Contrast and a ‘hybrid’ contrastive-information type, of incomplete sets of object clitics in Italo-Romance and Rhaeto-Romance with a reconstruction of a possible path followed in the processes of development and loss, and of clitic interpolation in Italo-Romance.
I also have an interest in first language acquisition, especially in the acquisition of functional categories.
I have worked within the Cartographic approach and I am also expanding into Typology.