R. Henderson Writing HelpI am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University. Stated broadly, my research interests are in formal semantics and the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica (especially Mayan languages). On my best days I am able to work in both areas at once. I am also interested in typological and corpus-based approaches to semantics. Currently employed as an essay writer at essaywriting.expert.

 

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Some of my current research focuses are:
  • plurality and pluractionality
  • distributivity
  • Mayan prosody and prosodic morphology
  • pragmatics of quantifiers scope disambiguation
  • appositives and projective meaning
  • ergativity from a crosslinguistic perspective

 

My dissertation, entitled Ways of Pluralizing Events, argues for fine-grained subtypes of plural event reference in the verbal domain to match the wide variety of plural individual reference we're familiar with from the nominal domain. Based on original fieldwork, this argument is made through an analysis of verbal pluractionality in the Mayan language Kaqchikel, though latter chapters discuss extensions to English. Cause and Effect essay paper, which is currently under review, now supersedes chapters 5-6. Stay tuned for more papers based on the dissertation.