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Research interests

My interests centre around cross-linguistic variation (both synchronic and diachronic) in the domains of semantics and pragmatics. I am also interested in the outcomes of language contact in these domains, especially in creoles, pidgins, mixed languages and emergent varieties of colonial languages. 

My other interests include language documentation, semantic fieldwork methodologies, morphosyntax and interactional linguistics. 

I have worked on a number of specific areas within semantics and pragmatics including; tense, aspect, discourse markers, discourse structure, reference and ellipsis.

Current projects

Semantics and pragmatics of aspecto-temporality in East Kimberley Kriol (PhD Project)

My PhD research aims to provide a formalised account of the aspecto-temporal domain of East Kimberley Kriol, a creole language spoken in Northern Australia. This project draws on semantic, pragmatic and creolist theory to develop a rigorous account of how temporal information is expressed in this language variety using both grammaticalized and non-grammaticalized linguistic resources.   


Australian English (native speaker)

Northern Australian Kriol (advanced)

Education/Academic qualification

BA (Hons), The University of Western Australia

External positions

Australian Linguistic Society Social Media Assistant

Sep 2019 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Language Contact
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Grammaticalisation
  • Tense and aspect
  • Language Change
  • Creoles
  • Mixed Languages
  • Modality
  • Discourse
  • Formal semantic methods
  • Semantic fieldwork
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