About me

QuitoI completed my Ph.D. dissertation and graduated in 2021 from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois. Please visit my permanent website: danielrosslinguist.com.

Following my graduation, I continue to teach Linguistics as a Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside. I study theoretical linguistics while maintaining a strong base in typology, and work toward a general understanding of how language works, or more specifically how language can work. I have research interests in Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Typology, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition and Machine Translation.

When I can, I enjoy traveling; I have spent time in Europe and South America, among other places. I am a certified scuba diver, and I enjoy diving or snorkeling anywhere from Ecuador to Iceland. When I’m on campus but taking time away from academia, I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee.

For my dissertation, I studied pseudocoordination from typological, historical and formal syntactic perspectives. My dissertation is available here. For this project I worked with Dr. Abbas Benmamoun, Dr. Hans Henrich Hock, Dr. James Hye Suk Yoon, and Dr. José Ignacio Hualde.

I also did research on Age Effects in Language Acquisition, with advisor Dr. Tania Ionin and undergraduate research assistants.