I am a linguist and an instructor of Spanish and the humanities at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a PhD candidate in Romance Linguistics at the in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I am also affiliated with the Program in Medieval Studies.
My research focus is formal diachronic Romance syntax.
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 MacDonald).
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