I am interested in syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface. In particular, I’m interested in the question of possible verb meanings and how the meaning of a verb derives argument realization, and I have focused especially on the semantics of valency changing morphology like applicatives and causatives in Bantu languages. I am recently interested in the question of how discourse influences argument realization.

I am also interested in information structure, the semantics of location and directed motion, reference and fictional worlds, and the psycho-semantic reality of noun classes in Bantu languages.

I am currently a Senior Lecturer [=Associate Professor] at the University of Essex.

My pronouns are they/he.