I am a Humboldt Fellow at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. The overall aim of my work is to describe and analyze understudied phenomena in the world's languages and find out whether they can be described using the means of current linguistic models.

I am working in the areas morphology and syntax - trying to figure out how single words are built out of smaller units and how these words are then combined to become clauses and sentences.

I have been working on a number of different languages and language families including Uralic, Mayan, Papuan and Germanic languages.