Thursday, April 27, 2017

Useful Links for Syntacticians

A list of useful links for syntacticians. I will update this if people send me other links.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Syntactician (song)

These are the lyrics of a song I wrote. It is meant to be sung to the music of "Highwayman" (sung by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash):

You know your a syntactician when...

This was originally posted March 31, 2011 on Facebook. Changes and updates are in red.

Recording onto Your Computer

Here are some instructions for making high quality recordings directly onto your computer. It took me a while to figure out all the steps needed, and Tim Mathes provided the key by suggesting the ZoomH4n as an audio interface.

African Linguistics School Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet I put together for potential donors. I created the ALS on the model of the EGG, and invited Enoch Aboh, Akin Akinlabi and John Singler to be co-organizers. If you have ideas for funding sources, please let me know.

Friday, April 21, 2017


This was originally posted to Facebook on October 24, 2012.

Forward to Postal 2010

This is my forward to Postal 2010 "Edge-Based Clausal Syntax" (MIT Press)

Obituary: Henry Honken

This obituary was originally posted on LinguistList (co-written with Bonny Sands).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Obituary: Jeffrey S. Gruber

This is the obituary I wrote for Jeff Gruber, originally posted to the LinguistList April 9, 2014.

Happy Birthday

This is a post repeated from a Facebook post on Monday, June 17 (one day after my 50th birthday). I have added annotations and changes in red.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Research Statement (as of November 2017)

Here is the most recent statement (November 2016) of my research interests, including argument structure, anaphora, negation and African linguistics.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Statement of Objectives

My 'Statement of Objectives' in applying to the MIT Department of Linguistics (1988-1993). So this is almost 30 years old now.