I believe that successful and constructive research in Linguistics begins with a strong base in typology and cross-linguistic variation with thorough analysis of the details. The questions that interest me most are the challenging ones.
I have research interests in Syntax, Semantics, Morphology, Typology, Historical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition.
For more information, see the pages on: Pseudocoordination (for my dissertation), Serial Verb Constructions and other topics in Typology, Age Effects in Language Acquisition, and my Other Projects.
Ross, Daniel. (2016). Going to Surprise: the grammaticalization of itive as mirative. In J. Woźny (Ed.), Online proceedings of Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2016 (17 pages). Wrocław: Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association & University of Wrocław. https://sites.google.com/site/coglingwroc2
Ross, Daniel. (2015). Stretching corpora to their limits: research on low-frequency phenomena. In F. Formato & A. Hardie (Eds.), Corpus Linguistics 2015 Abstract Book (pp.283-286). Lancaster University, UK. http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cl2015/
December 2017: A Cross-Linguistic Quantitative Survey of Associated Motion and Directionals. To be presented at the international workshop on Associated motion at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia. [Data handout + abstract]
December 2017: A cross-linguistic perspective on Echo-Subject marking in Vanuatu. To be presented at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia.
September 2017, with Ksenia Shagal: How similar are converbs and participles cross-linguistically? Presented at the workshop on Participles: Form, Use and Meaning at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017), Zurich, Switzerland.
September 2017, with Ksenia Shagal: Ergativity in Europe? Participles in periphrastic constructions. Presented at the workshop on Participles: Form, Use and Meaning at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017), Zurich, Switzerland.
August 2017: Pseudocoordinación del tipo tomar y en Eurasia: 50 años después [Pseudocoordination with take and in Eurasia: 50 years later]. Presented at Lingüística Coseriana VI, Lima, Peru.
May 2017: Oligosynthetic Serial Verb Constructions in Natural Languages. Presented at the Fourth Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, California.
May 2017: Pseudocoordination, Multiple Agreement Constructions, and Morphosyntactic Variation. Presented at the Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.
May 2017, with Helge Lødrup: SIT as a progressive marker in pseudocoordination? Presented at the Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions, Venice, Italy.
April 2017. Conventionalization of grammatical anomalies through linearization. Presented at Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 9 at UIUC.
December 2016: Going to Surprise: the grammaticalization of itive as mirative. Presented at Cognitive Linguistics in Wrocław Web Conference 2016, Wrocław, Poland (online).
August 2016: Delimiting and Demystifying Switch-Reference: on distinguishing form and function. Presented at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.
August 2016: Associated Motion, Direction, Orientation and Location: A Typology of Verbal Deixis. Presented at the workshop on The co-expression of motion and non-motion events at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.
August 2016: Expressing adverbial relations in clause linkage with converbs: definitional and typological considerations. Presented at the workshop on Adverbial relations and clause linkages at Syntax of the World’s Languages VII, Mexico City.
May 2016: Switch-Reference Marking as an Areal Phenomenon. Presented at the Third Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, Davis, California.
May 2016: Modification as a universal property of intelligent communication. Presented at the National Space Society’s 35th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC), 2016: SETI plenary session, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
August 2015: Pseudocoordination as a cross-linguistic strategy for verb serialization. Presented at the 11th Biennal Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico.
July 2015: Linearisierung in der Syntax: Minimaler Minimalismus und arbiträre Konstruktionen [Linearization in syntax: minimal Minimalism and arbitrary constructions]. Presented at ‘Living Economies: Efficiency, Grammatical Theories and Language Processing’ at Romanistentag, Mannheim, Germany.
July 2015: Stretching corpora to their limits: research on low-frequency phenomena. Presented at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, UK.
May 2015: Using Machine Translation to Enable Highly Multilingual Scholarship. Presented at MTMA 2015: the First Machine Translation Marathon in the Americas, at UIUC.
May 2015, with Michelle Patiño and Leslie del Carpio: Memory effects in acquisition: Age Effects via cognitive development. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.
April 2015, with Ryan Grunow, Kelsey Lac, George Jabbour and Jack Dempsey. Serial Verb Constructions: a distributional and typological perspective. Presented at Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 7 at UIUC.
April 2015, with Michelle Patiño, Leslie del Carpio and Sara Londono. Memory effects in acquisition: Age Effects via cognitive development. Poster presented at Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 7 at UIUC.
April 2015: What can Faroese pseudocoordination tell us about English inflection? Presented at the Workshop in General Linguistics (WIGL) 12, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
March 2015: Locating Associated Motion: an underdescribed morphological category. Presented at the Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
February 2015: How language linearizes syntactic structure. Presented at the 16th Szklarska Poręba Workshop, Poland.
May 2014: Between coordination and subordination: typological, structural and diachronic perspectives on pseudocoordination. Presented at Coordination / Subordination in Lisbon, University of Lisbon.
November 2013: The effect of age and memory on sensitivity to novel input in acquisition. Presented at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2013, Brigham Young University.
August 2013: Measuring cross-sectional age effects using oral repetition. Presented at LACUS 2013, Brooklyn College, NY.
July 2013: Try and: the development of subordination out of coordination. Part of discussion panel: Clause boundaries and peripheries from a diachronic perspective. Presented at the Workshop on Interfaces at the Left Periphery, at the LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
May 2013: Age, Memory and the Ability to Learn Languages. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.
April 2013: Dialectal variation and the diachronic development of try-complementation. Poster presented at Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 5 at UIUC.
April 2013: Age, memory and flexibility in language acquisition. Presented at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2013 Spring Colloquium.
March 2013: Factors affecting flexibility in language acquisition. Presented at Purdue University’s 2013 Graduate Student Symposium on Second Language Studies & English as a Second Language.
November 2012: A proposal for a dichotomy in the core of Arabic syntax. Presented at ISSL (Illinois Symposium on Semitic Linguistics) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
May 2012: Measuring ability to acquire novel variation in L2 Spanish. Poster presented at the SLATE Graduate Research Symposium at UIUC.
March 2012: Complexity as detail and the case of pseudocoordination in English. Presented at the Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity Workshop at the University of Washington.
September 2017: A typological perspective on the morphosyntax of pseudocoordination. Invited Seminar at KU Leuven, Belgium.
March 2015, with Lane Schwartz: Workshop on using Machine Translation to access research in unfamiliar languages for academic purposes. Presented at UIUC.
November 2013, with Ed Schade: Object-Oriented Semantics: a visual approach to meaning. Presented at the Syntax and Semantics Reading Group at UIUC.
May 2013: UC Davis Linguistics Club undergraduate alumni talk on research and life as a graduate student. Presented at UC Davis.
Qualifying Exam Papers
2013: $2000. “Age and Memory Effects on Flexibility in Language Acquisition.” Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award from the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2013, with Dr. Tania Ionin: $1500. “Acquisition of novel linguistic forms by child and adult learners.” SLCL Initiative on Undergraduate Research (PITA), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.