I joined the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2019. I am a cognitive semanticist, meaning that I study the relationship between linguistic meaning and form from a cognitive-functional perspective. My research lies at the intersection of conceptual metaphor theory and embodied construction grammar approaches to syntax and lexical semantics. I focus particularly on multimodal metaphoric constructions, comprising both linguistic and gestural content. Most of my research is on American English but I also study the metaphor and argument structure of American Sign Language.
I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016 and taught at Stanford University from 2016-2019 as a postdoctoral fellow.
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office: 414 Buchanan Tower
Department of English Language and Literatures
397 – 1873 East Mall
Unceded Musqueam Territory
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
my pronouns: she/her/hers
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