Professor, Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College. 2001-2009. Chair, 2002-present.
Courses: Introduction to Semantics; Montague Semantics; Seminar in Syntax and Semantics: Predication; Introduction to Syntax; The Structure of Navajo; Senior Research Seminar; Introduction to Linguistics; Languages of the World; Modern English Grammar; Writing Systems, Decipherment, and Cryptography.
Vice Chair. Navajo Language Academy, Inc. 2000-present.
Director, Co-Director, or Instructor. Navajo Linguistics Workshops. Summers, 1997-present.
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College. 2001-2009.
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Swarthmore College. 1994-2001.
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994.
Dissertation: On the Nonuniformity of the Individual- and Stage-Level Effects, supervised by William A. Ladusaw.
Master of Arts in Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 1989.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, The Ohio State University, 1981.
The semantics, syntax, and morphology of Navajo and other Athapaskan languages.
Individual- and Stage-Level Predicates. Aspect. Negation. Perceptual Reports.
The syntax-semantics interface.
The pragmatics of coercion.
2000. Predicates and Temporal Arguments. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
2000. (ed. with Paul Platero). The Athabaskan Languages: Perspectives on a Native American Language Family. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
2000. (ed. with Kenneth Hale). Diné Bizaad Naalkaah: Navajo Language Investigations. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Cambridge, Mass.
2007. (with Ellavina Perkins). ‘Negative Polarity Items in Navajo’. In Siri Tuttle, ed. Athabaskan Languages Conference Papers. Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers 7:19-48.
2006. (with Ellavina Perkins). Navajo Coordination. In Siri Tuttle, Leslie Saxon, Suzanne Gessner, and Andrea Berez, eds, Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers 6:91-131.
2007. (with Carlota Smith and Ellavina Perkins). Time in Navajo: Direct and Indirect Interpretation. International Journal of American Linguistics 73:40-71.
2004. (with Ellavina Perkins and Paul Platero). Navajo Theoretical Linguistics and Language Pedagogy. In G. Holton, ed. Athabaskan Languages Conference Papers. Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers. 9-16.
2003. (with Carlota Smith and Ellavina Perkins). Temporal Interpretation in Navajo. In Jan Anderssen, Paula Menéndez-Benito, & Adam Werle, eds. The Proceedings of SULA2 (Semantics of Underrepresented Languages of the Americas 2). University of Massachusetts Working Papers in Linguistics. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 175-192.
2002. Restriction, Saturation, and Classificatory Verbs. In S. Tuttle & G. Holton, eds. Proceedings of the 2002 Athabascan Languages Conference. Alaska Native Language Center Working Papers 2:37&endash;51.
2001. (with MaryAnn Willie). Navajo Classification and Coercion. Proceedings of SULA (Semantics of Under-represented Languages of the Americas). University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 21, 2001. pp. 47-52.
2000. (with Donna Jo Napoli) Exploitation of Morphological Possibilities. Sign Language & Linguistics 3:3-58.
2000. (with Lorene Legah, Alyse Neundorf, Ellavina Perkins, and Paul Platero) Definite and Indefinite Descriptions in Navajo. In T. Fernald & K. Hale (eds.). 31-54.
2000. (with Lorene Legah, Alyse Neundorf, Ellavina Perkins, and Paul Platero) Implicature and Presupposition in Navajo. In T. Fernald & K. Hale (eds.). 17-29.
2000. Athabaskan Satellites and ASL Ion-Morphs. Jorge Hankamer Webfest. Sandy Chung, Jim McCloskey, and Nathan Sanders, eds. http://ling.ucsc.edu/Jorge/fernald.html
2000. Generalizations in Navajo. In T. Fernald & P. Platero (eds.), 51-72.
1999. An Anaphoric Account of Stage-Level Predicates. 1998 North East Linguistic Society 29:93-104.