I am a second-year PhD student at the University of Göttingen. I work as part of the DFG-Project 'Anaphora vs Agreement: Investigation the Anaphor-Agreement Effect' (DFG SU 835/1 ZE 1040/3), with Gurujegan Murugesan (Leipzig), under the supervision of Hedde Zeijlstra (Göttingen) and Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig).
The central research focus of this project is the interaction between anaphors (reflexives and reciprocals) and verbal agreement, based on the observation (originally due to Rizzi 1990, but updated since then) that anaphors may not trigger normal, i.e. phi-covarying, verbal agreement (the Anaphor-Agreement Effect). The goal of the project is to investigate how robust the AAE really is as a crosslinguistic generalization, what its formal underpinnings are and what it may tell us about anaphora and phi-agreement in grammar.
- 2017. Romance reflexives, past participle agreement and the PCC. NELS 48, University of Iceland.
- with Murugesan, G. 2017. Anaphor-Agreement Effect and Agreement Switch in Kutchi Gujarati. FASAL 7, MIT.
- with Murugesan G., Sundaresan S. & H. Zeijlstra. 2017. Binding and Agreement in Icelandic ECM Constructions: From Nominative Reflexives to Pronouns. Debrecen Workshop on Pronouns.
- 2018. Clausal pied-piping in Basque wh-questions and syntactic optionality. In Kate Bellamy, Anastasiaa Ionova & George Saad (eds.). ConSOLE XXV: Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (4-6 January 2017, Leipzig). Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.
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