I'm a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at UC Berkeley with interests in syntax, language change, and language documentation and revitalization. I'm also a member of the Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization. Since 2015, I've conducted fieldwork with speakers of Nukuoro, a Polynesian Outlier language of Micronesia. My CV can be accessed here.
My research program focuses on case, clause structure, and extraction restrictions, including how these syntactic phenomena change over time. In particular, I'm interested in:
The header image was taken on Nukuoro Atoll in June 2019, when a friend and I had an (unexpected) overnight stay on the outer islets.
emily_drummond [at] berkeley [dot] edu
- 05/2022: New paper on LingBuzz! Abstract ergative Case without morphological case, to appear in the proceedings of NELS 52.
- 05/2022: I'm giving a talk at WCCFL 40, entitled "Argument extraction restrictions do not constrain sluicing". Check out the abstract and handout here.
- 12/2021: My collaborator Johnny Rudolph and I published a Nukuoro Language Snapshot in Language Documentation and Description, which includes demographic information, social and historical context, and a map of place names on Nukuoro Atoll.