Research Statement

I am interested in the theory of the structure of language, at linguistic, psychological, and anatomical levels of abstraction.


Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Bolognese Dialect Research. PI: Edward Rubin. College of Humanities International Travel Fund, 06/13/2017 - 06/24/2017. Total project budget to date: $1,500.00


  • Ancient Greek (to 1453), functional.
  • French, functional.
  • German, basic.
  • Italian, fluent.
  • Latin, functional.
  • Romanian, basic.
  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Italy


  • Edward J. Rubin (2018). Obligatory dative clitic-doubling of type III experiencers in Bulgnaiṡ. Linguistic Society of America. Published, 03/03/2018.
  • Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Cascadilla Press, Somerville MA. (with A. F. Kaplan, A. S. Kaplan, and M. McCarvel). Published, 03/09/2017.
  • “Uniform Structural Licensing of NP Adverbials,” in Proceedings of the 17th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, T.-S. Kim and S. Ha (Eds), Korean Generative Grammar Circle, Seoul, pp. 426-441. Published, 10/2015.
  • Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguistics, Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 272. John Benjamins, Amsterdam. Published, 09/2005.
  • "Determining Pair-Merge", Linguistic Inquiry 34.4. Published, 09/2003.
  • “The Role of Functional Categories in Bilingual Children's Language Mixing and Differentiation,” in World Englishes 15.3, pp. 385-393. (with A. Toribio.). Published, 09/1997.