Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan
M.A., Linguistics, University of Tromso, Tromso Norway
Semitic Languages: Standard Arabic and Arabic dialects. Berber Languages including Tamazight, Tarifit, Tashelhit, Taqbaylit, Touareg and Siwa. Theoretical Linguistics: Principles and Parameters, Minimalism, Syntax/Comparative Syntax, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax-Phonology Interface, Semantics.
Syntax, General Linguistics, Arabic language and linguistics
In Press. Agreement, Pronominal Clitics, and Negation in Tamazight Berber: A Unified Analysis. Continuum Press.
In Progress. Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXII-XXIII, edited with Ellen Broselow. John Benjamins Publishers.
2009. Formulaic Language Volume 1: Structure, Distribution and Historical Change, with Roberta Corrigan, Edith Moravcsik, and Kathleen Wheatley. John Benjamins.
2009. Formulaic Language Volume 2: Acquisition, Loss, Psychological Reality and Functional Explanations, with Roberta Corrigan, Edith Moravcsik, and Kathleen Wheatley. John Benjamins.
2010. "Computation Efficiency and Feature Inheritance in Crash Proof Syntax." In Exploring Crash-Proof Grammars [Language Faculty and Beyond], M.T. Putnam (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
2008. "On C-to-T Phi-Feature Transfer: the nature of Agreement and Anti-Agreement in Berber." Agreement Restrictions, edited by Roberta D'Alessandro, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson and Susann Fischer. Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter.
2007. "The Syntax of Complex Tense in Moroccan Arabic" with Catherine Fortin. In: Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XIV, Elabbas Benmamoun ed. John Benjamins Publishers, pp. 175-190.
2006a. "Agreeing C vs. non-agreeing C: Evidence for phi-feature transfer." Proceedings of the Annual Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL). California State University, Fresno.
2006b. "Agreement Suppression Effects and Unification via Agree." Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 25(WCCFL 25). Cascadilla Press.
2005a. "Negation and negative polarity items in Berber." In Marc Ettlinger, Nicholas Fleisher, and Mischa Park-Doob (eds.), Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 330-340. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
2005b. "Complex tenses, Agreement and Wh-Extraction." With Acrisio Pires. In R. T. Cover and Y. Kim (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 249-260. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
2003. "Sentential Negation in Berber: A Comparative Study." In Linguistic Description: Typology and representation of African languages. In John Mugany (ed.) Trends in African Linguistics Vol. 8, pp. 243-256. Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey.