• B.A. Honours, Linguistics, McGill University, 2001 - Advisor Heather Goad
  • Ph.D., Linguistics, UMass Amherst, 2007 - Advisor Joe Pater


  • 2006-2012: Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Alberta
  • 2011-2012: Visiting Assistant Professor and Language Learning Research Fellow, Linguistics, University of Michigan
  • 2013-2016: Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Alberta

  • 2016-2017: Lecturer I, Linguistics, University of Michigan
  • 2017-2018: Lecturer I, Psychology, University of Michigan
  • 2017-2018: Research Investigator, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
  • 2017-2021: Adjunct Professor, Linguistics, Simon Fraser University

  • 2019-2020: Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of British Columbia
  • 2020-present: Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of British Columbia



Note: the only talks listed currently are recent things, for which there is no associated paper… For any other talks you think I’ve given, freel free to email.


For the courses I’m currently teaching, and my office hours, go back to my main page* .
For any courses you think I might have taught in the past, at the University of Alberta, the University of Michigan, Simon Fraser University, Michigan State University, or the 2013 or 2017 LSA Summer Institutes – feel free to email me. <p>

Or! Maybe you would like to see my textbook?!


At the University of Alberta

  • Lisa Elliott, B.A. Honours Thesis, 2008.
  • Jeff Klassen, B.A. Honours, 2009.
  • Marnie Krauss, M.Sc., 2008.
  • Tamara Sorenson Duncan, M.Sc. (co-advised with Johanne Paradis), 2010.
  • Tsung-Ying Chen, Ph.D. (co-advised with Robert Kirchner), 2012. Generals Papers supervised: Corey Telfer, Saliu Shittu, Lena Vasilyeva, Kayla Day.

At the University of Michigan

  • Rennie Pasquinelli, B.A. Honours Thesis (co-advised with Ioulia Kovelman) 2018. Generals Papers supervised: Justin Craft (co-advised with Andries Coetzee).

At the University of British Columbia

  • Wendy Kwakye Amoako, M.A. thesis committee member, 2020.

  • Kaili Vesli, PhD student, in progress
  • Emily Sadlier-Brown, Ph.D. student committee member, in progress Generals Papers committees: Alex Nastevski, Alexander Angsonga (in progress)