Theoretical Comparative and Diachronic Syntax and Semantics, Language Change and Variation, Acquisition, Fieldwork.

Projects and Presentations:

Language change, Diachronic Syntax, Labeling, the Loss of Syntactic Movement

2022. ‘Labelers and Anti-Labelers: Clitics and Second Position’. Flash talk at Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia XIII (GLOW in Asia XIII), The Chinese University of Hongkong, August 4-7, 2022.

2019. ’Head Labeling Preference and Language Change’- Doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut. Dadan_2019_Head-labeling-preference-and-language-change

2019.  Loss of Specifiers in Slavic Reflexives: Acquisitional Structure Reanalysis and Diachronic Change. Talk at FASL 28, Stony Brook University, May 3-5, 2019.

2019. ‘Movement that is Kept and Movement that is Lost: Movement, Adjunction, and Labeling in Diachronic Perspective.’ Talk at LSA 93, NYC, January 3-6, 2019.

2018. ‘Loss of Movement and Labeling: Grammatical Pressure and Diachronic Change.’ Presented at WCCFL 36, UCLA, LA. April 20-22, 2018.

Feature Sharing and Case Assignment

2017. ‘Case Sharing: Evidence from Slavic and Beyond’. Presented @ FASL 26, the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, May 19- 21.

Ellipsis, Sluicing, Preposition Omission

2015. ‘Preposition Omission in Sluicing: Guess Where?’ Presented @ FDSL 11, Potsdam University, Germany. December 2-6.

2015. ‘Preposition Omission in Sluicing: Teasing apart PF-deletion and LF- copying in a hybrid system.’ Poster presented @ NELS 46, Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 16-18.

2015. ’Preposition Omission in Sluicing.’ Presented @ Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICCOG 17), Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, August 5-8.

Syntax and Semantics of Temporal Adverb Clauses cross-linguistically

2016. ‘The Real(is) Distinction in Before and After Clauses: A Cross-linguistic Study,’ with S. Laszakovits, J. Park, and Y.Yoo. Presented @ FASL 25, Cornell University, May 13-15, 2016.

2016. ‘The Real(is) Distinction in Before and After Clauses: A Cross-linguistic Study,’ with Y. Yoo, J.Park, S. Laszakovits, and K.Gokgoz. Poster presented @ GLOW 39, Göttingen, Germany, April 5-8.

2015. ‘Phrasal and Clausal Temporal Adjunct Clauses: Polish and Korean,’ with Y.Yoo. Presented @ FDSL 11, Potsdam University, Germany. December 2-6.

2015. ‘Phrasal and Clausal Temporal Adjunct Clauses in Korean: The semantic analysis,’ with Y.Yoo. Poster presented @ WAFL 11, University of York, June 4-6.

Ellipsis and Structure of Relative Clauses cross-linguistically

2016. ‘What Relative Clause Ellipsis Tells us about The Genitive Subjects: Evidence from Korean and Japanese,’ with J.Patk, H. Saito, and Y. Yoo. Presented @ WAFL 12, Central Connecticut State University, May 13-15.

2016. ‘The Structure of Relative Clause in Japanese and Korean, and Its Consequences for Ellipsis and Availability of Genitive Subjects,’ with H.Saito, J. Park, and Y.Yoo. Presented @ FAJL 8, Mie University, Japan, February.

Syntax and Acquisition of Reflexive Clitics

2015. ‘Reflexiva Tantum acquire differently? Splitting the Voice domain with reflexive clitics in child Polish’ Ms. University of Connecticut, Storrs. [1st Generals Paper].

Tense and Aspect

2014. ‘Anteriority without tense: Korean and Polish still being true non-SOT languages.’ Presented @ Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICCOG 16), Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea.

Syntax and Semantics of Negative Concord

2012. ‘Negation, Its Constituents, and Phase Theory: Deriving Negative Concord in Polish.’ M.Phil Dissertation, University of Delhi, India. Supervisor: Dr. Tanmoy Bhattacharya.

2010. ‘Moving Towards a broader landscape of Negative Concord and licensing n-words: Aspects of negation in Polish. Presented @ ‘Language as a Social Fact: International Conference in Honor of prof. R. Agnihotri.’ Udaipur, India.


2013. Language: Gaddi [in Sidhbari, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India]

2010. ‘Case in Sadri’, Masters Thesis, University of Delhi, India.  Language: Sadri [in Orissa, India]