My Research

My work centers on investigating the semantics and pragmatics of non-standard variation in mood, tense, and aspect. For instance, I have performed several experimental investigations regarding the meanings that native Spanish speakers attach to the use of the indicative in normatively, subjunctive-taking environments. Results from these experiments have shown that mood choice (whether standard or non-standard) is meaningful and non-random. I am also planning various research projects regarding variation between tense and aspect, as related to Romance, English, and Jamaican Creole.

If you are interested in knowing more about my research, please feel free to contact me at any time.