Postdoctoral fellow
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department of German Studies and Linguistics / Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik


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Ph.D.,  Department of Linguistics, McGill University
Dissertation: Tense, aspect, and modal markers in Paciran Javanese [link]

I’m a linguist and a fieldworker. My research investigates the cross-linguistic articulation of syntax and semantics, especially on TAM (tense-aspect-modal) markers. I primarily draw on empirical insights from Javanese, a Western Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian family spoken by about 70 million people in Indonesia. I have been conducting fieldwork in Indonesia since 2010, focusing on the varieties spoken in Yogyakarta and Semarang, Central Java, and Paciran, East Java.  

Recent news

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will be hosting the Workshop on Modality in Underdescribed Languages on April 20-22, 2023, co-organized with Núbia Rech, Luiz Fernando Ferreira, and Ana Livia Agostinho.
  • Very happy to announce that I’ve started a new postdoc position at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in April 2022!
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and ZAS co-organized APLL14  last year on June 9-11th, 2022.

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