Language universals and their explanation; comparative syntactic theory; the expression of information structure in natural language; incomplete acquisition (heritage languages); Austronesian languages (esp. Malagasy, Maori) and languages of the Caucasus (esp. Tsez, Kabardian).
"Word class distinctions in an incomplete grammar" (2005) In Dorit Ravid and Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, eds. Perspectives on language and language development, 419-436. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
"The syntax and semantics of wanting in Indonesian". Lingua 1369 (2007).
"Linguistic Typology and Theory Construction: Common Challenges Ahead". Linguistic Typology 11 (2007).
"Heritage Languages: In the 'Wild' and in the classroom". Language and Linguistic Compass 1/5 (2007).
"Does headedness affect processing?". Journal of Linguistics 45 (2009)
"Romanian as a two-gender language". In D. Gerdts, J. Moore, M.Polinsky (eds.). Hypothesis A/Hypothesis B. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.
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