I am a post-doc in the EPoCC research group at the Department of Linguistics, Charles University in Prague. I am working on the project The Grammaticalization of English Copular Verbs, in which I model the semantic and syntactic changes of seem within the CxG framework.
I received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Oxford in May 2018 (titled Perception and Predication, under the supervision of Prof. Mary Dalrymple and Prof. Ash Asudeh), after which I was a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam (fall 2018 & spring 2019). I joined the Department of Linguistics at Charles University in April 2019.
My work focuses on various aspects of copular constructions in the Germanic languages:
- The grammaticalization of copular verbs and their complementation patterns
- The rise of evidential, epistemic and subjective readings of copular constructions
- Predicates of personal taste and appearance language containing the descriptive perception verbs (look, sound, feel, smell, taste)