I am a linguist and a Spanish Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am also an Instructor of Spanish and Humanities at Southeast Community College in Lincoln.
I received my Ph.D. in Spanish with concentrations in Romance Linguistics and Medieval Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
My research focus is formal diachronic Romance syntax.
My dissertation is titled Cycles of Agreement: Romance Clitics in Diachrony.
a) Licensing conditions on null generic subjects in consistent null subject languages.
b) The grammaticalization of the Latin reflexive pronoun into a valency marker in Romance.
c) The historical development of methods of generic subject expression in Romance, such as French on, Old Spanish omne, etc.
d) Historical differences in the evolution of types of se in Romanian and Spanish (in collaboration with Jonathan E. MacDonald).
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