Some videos of recent talks
Most of a general lecture called Structure in Babel, given at the University of New South Wales. It stops just as we get to Merge! Slides.
First lecture in the University of Maryland Baggett Lecture series, on why there are too many kinds of structure building operations. Slides.
Second lecture in the University of Maryland Baggett Lecture series, on why roll up movement is a bad idea, how our theory should rule it out, and what the implications for the analysis of Greenberg’s Universal 20 are. Slides
Plenary at NWAV 2015 a talk on combining insights from syntactic theory and sociolinguistics and the notion of syntactic ecology in explaining the patterns of variation in language death. Slides.
Interview on Radio 4 Today Programme about why emojis are not a language.
Interview at Queen Mary, 2014 an interview with David Hall on my research interests
Plenary at Olinco 2014 a talk extending the framework in A Syntax of Substance to auxiliary constructions
An interview for New Books on Language with George Walkden on A Syntax of Substance
An interview with RN Drive radio on some joint work with Jennifer Culbertson showing that people are sensitive to hidden structures in an artificial language rather than to the likelihood that one word will follow the next.
Series of Lectures in Seoul 2013 a series of lectures on my 2013 monograph, A Syntax of Substance.