- I'm learning Java in order to ge involved with my lab's IRTG software Alto. I wrote a Minimalst Grammar in Java. Currently it has a stepper, an evaluator for derivation trees, and an automaton that accepts valid derivation trees.
- On March 22 and 29, 2017 I gave a short talk about Minimalist Grammars to my lab at UdS. You can download the slides here and here.
- I'm now a researcher in Alexander Koller's lab in the faculty of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics (CoLi) of Universität des Saarlandes in western Germany
- I built the infrastructure of the McGill
ergativity lab's new web survey! To do this I learned PHP, MySQL,
HTML. Stay tuned for the public unveiling in the fall!
- In 2007 I spoke at my first conference, an undergraduate
conference called McGill's Canadian Conference for Linguistics
Undergrads (McCCLU I). Michelle St Amour and I edited the
proceedings, which seem to have disappeared off the web, so I'll put
them here: McCCLU I
Inspiration for this page design was taken in part from this lovely site: http://www.mpi-sws.org/~cristian/
article on smartphone nomenclature that I gave an interview for
in fall 2014
- I'm working on a project on birdsong with
biologist Charles Taylor, linguist Ed Stabler, and neuroscientist Floris van Vugt. We believe some
birds, like the California Thrasher, must use a complex, even
human-like grammar to produce their songs. I'm working primarily as a programmer to help show this must be the case.