Research

This page contains a selective list of my publications and presentations. You can find a complete list of my works on my CV.

Dissertation:

2021. Tense and aspect in Indo-European: A usage-based approach to the verbal systems of the R̥gveda and Homer. [dissertation]

Publications:

2021. The development of the Imperfect in Ancient Greek from simple past to imperfective as a blocking phenomenon. Journal of Greek Linguistics 21 (1). [paper]

2020. Inceptives in Ancient Greek. Proceedings of the 31st Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (November 8–9, 2019): 139–159. Bremen: Hempen Verlag. [paper]

2020. A New Approach to Prohibitive Constructions in the R̥gveda and the AtharvavedaJournal of the American Oriental Society 140.4:777–802. [https://doi.org/10.7817/jameroriesoci.140.4.0777] [paper]

2018. Aspects of the Indo-European Aorist and Imperfect: Re-evaluating the evidence of the R̥gveda and Homer and its implications for PIE. Indo-European Linguistics 6:1–68. [https://doi.org/10.1163/22125892-00601002] [paper]

2017. Synchronic and Diachronic Derivation of Greek n– and nt-stem Nominative Singular Formations. Proceedings of the 28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (November 11–12, 2016):95–118. Bremen: Hempen Verlag. [paper]

Presentations:

2021. “Drewitt’s Rule and the origin of the augment,presented at the 40th East Coast Indo-European Conference (online).

2021. “Prohibition types in Ancient Greek: A comparative approach,” presented at the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting (online). [handout]

2020. “Augmented Reality: A diachronic pragmatic approach to the development of the IE injunctive and augment,” presented at the 39th East Coast Indo-European Conference in Blacksburg, Va. [handout]

2020. “Mycenaean o-/jo-,” presented at the Program in Indo-European Studies Graduate Seminar, UCLA. [handout]

2020. “Pragmatics, Discourse Context, and Common Ground: Hymn-Initial Injunctives in the R̥gveda,” prepared for the American Oriental Society 230th Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass. (cancelled due to COVID-19). [handout]

2019. “Simple past to imperfective in Ancient Greek via blocking,” presented at Formal Diachronic Semantics 4, The Ohio State University. [handout]

2019. “Starting over: Inceptives in Ancient Greek,” 31st Annual Indo-European Conference, UCLA. [handout]

2019. “It Be’s Like That Sometimes: On the Consuetudinal Use of Substantive BE,” presented at the Celebration for Prof. Tim Stowell University of Greenwich, London.  [handout]

2019. “bhūtakaraṇa- or āgama-?: The Subtractive Semantics of the Augment in the R̥gveda,” presented at the American Oriental Society 229th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. [handout]

2018. “Don’t stop mā́ now: A New Approach to Prohibitive Constructions in the R̥gveda and the Atharvaveda,” presented at the 30th Annual Indo-European Conference, UCLA. [handout]