My research aims to integrate the ideas of analytic philosophy and philosophy of language into the theoretical and experimental approaches of linguistics.
Before I came to the Linguistics department, I received my BA in Philosophy at KU. In my transition from philosophy to linguistics, I have pursued both semantics and first language acquisition research. My semantic work has mainly focused on the analyses of modal operators and propositional attitudes, as well as possible worlds semantics generally.
My work in first language acquisition has centered around how children cognitively develop, acquire, and interpret logical operators such as quantifiers and connectives (negation, conjunction, disjunction, etc.) in natural language environments. I am currently a Graduate Research Assistant for the Developmental Psycholinguistics Lab.