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Department of Linguistics
Integrative Learning Center
650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

nlacara (at) linguist (dot)

Summer Hours: By appointment


I am currently a lecturer in Linguistics at UMass Amherst, and I'll be a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto for the 2017–2018 academic year. I specialize in syntax, and my research areas include ellipsis and ellipsis-like constructions, head-movement (specifically verb movement), and related phenomena such as do-support and verb-stranding. I also occasionally do work in morphology and its interfaces with Syntax and Phonology. I am particularly interested in North Germanic languages (Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish) and Western Romance languages (Spanish and Portuguese).

Specific topics I have worked on and currently work on include deletion in parentheticals and appositive relatives, ellipsis diagnostics, the interaction of focus with ellipsis, the (lack of) verb stranding in languages with head movement, and the exponence of verbal agreement in Spanish. See my Output page for papers!.