I am now a postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics. For the next three years, I will be investigating, in collaboration with Dr. Joel Wallenberg, how the real-time representation of syntactic structure is influenced by (at least two) sources of information. Those two sources are: (1) prosody, and in particular, prosodic boundaries that are typically associated with syntactic clause boundaries; and (2) observed, deduced, or assumed information about the gender of human referents in the sentence, in particular exploring variation associated with the comprehender’s (reader’s or listener’s) exposure to and experience with people who are of a nonbinary gender. As these projects progress, I will update my research pages with more information.
After some administrative hoops, several thousand miles of flying, and dozens of miles of walking, I am here, at Newcastle University!