My PhD research forms part of the ERC-funded project Incomplete Parenthesis, for which I have investigated the syntax of comment and report clauses.
I have also worked on clausal ellipsis phenomena, specifically on the role of contrastive focus in predicting syntactic island obviation in fragment answers and sluices, and on how fragment answers provide a diagnostic for testing different accounts of how appositive relative clauses are syntactically related to their anchors. I have also undertaken research on Turkish, examining fragment answers and ki-clauses. I have also undertaken research on dialectal variation within the prepositional domain in British English.
More generally, I am interested in sentential syntax (clausal complementation, parataxis, insubordination, quotation), elliptical phenomena, and the syntax-pragmatics interface.
My PhD advisors are Prof. Jan-Wouter Zwart and Dr. Mark de Vries. My PhD thesis explores the syntax of appositive constructions in English and Turkish.