My research focuses on formal and historical aspects of linguistics, esp. semantics/syntax. Language interests include South Asia (Sanskrit, Hindi, Sinhala, Nepali, Malayalam etc). Current research projects include syntax & semantics of quantifier particles; adverbial modification; focus identification & labelling. Past work includes studies of epistemic indefinites, the morphology of Rastafari English, and rise and spread of morphological & orthographic innovations in the cyberpunk subculture.
- PhD, Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Project: Formal and philological inquiries into the nature of interrogatives, indefinites, disjunction, and focus in Sinhala and other languages
- MA, Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
- MA, Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
- BA, English, Johns Hopkins University
Semanticist, philologer, historical and general linguist.