I am Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, hailing from the town of Portugal Cove, in Newfoundland, Canada. My research focusses on the syntax, morphology, and lexical semantics of language.

My work has appeared in various venues including LanguageLinguistic InquiryLinguaJournal of Linguistics, and Studia Linguistica, and many edited volumes and handbooks. I’m the author of a textbook on English word structure for Wiley/Blackwell. I’ve supervised more than 20 doctoral students since first joining the University of Arizona way back in 1999. I’ve also taught at various linguistics summer schools in the US, Germany, Mexico and Brazil, and served on the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of America.

My side interests include pottery, music (especially Celtic fiddle), and board games. I also enjoy camping, biking, backpacking and canoeing, and most of all spending time with my husband Art and sons Jasper and Jaxson.

Image credits to Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (homepage image) & Stephanie Shih (sidebar profile picture).