The faculty and students who are researching a wide range of topics in Syntax use quantifiable experimental methods to collect data, in order to perform theoretical syntactic research.
Dr. Dennis Storoshenko’s research is empirically driven, making use of diverse methodologies, including corpus work, traditional field elicitation, and psycholinguistic experimentation. His research focuses on issues at the interface of syntax and semantics, primarily on areas of scope, question formation, and reference resolution (binding).
Dr. Elizabeth Ritter’s research focuses on syntactic structure, its morphological composition, and its contribution to lexical semantics. To date her work has been based on data from a variety of languages including English, Blackfoot, Hebrew, Haitian Creole, and French. In current research, she is exploring tenselessness, and its implications for clause structure in Blackfoot, as well as typological patterns in pronouns, and interactional language.
Students: Mahyar Nakhaei (PhD), Kang Xu (PhD), Francisco Ongay González (PhD), Jesse Weir (PhD), Qiu Peng (MA), Shayne Shapkin (MA), Ya’ara Gurel (Honour’s Student)
Location: CHD 501B