Quantitative Methods

Correlated grammaticalization

A multifactorial account of differential agent marking in Herodotus

Passive agents in ancient Greek exhibit a well-known alternation between dative case and prepositional phrase. It has long been recognized that grammatical aspect plays a crucial role in this alternation: dative agents preponderate among aspectually …

Indo-European phylogenetics with R

The last twenty or so years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the use of computational methods for inferring linguistic phylogenies. Although the results of this research have been controversial, the methods themselves are an undeniable boon for …

Homeric -phi(n) is an oblique case marker

The synchronic distribution and diachronic trajectory of Homeric -phi(n) have been the source of long-standing debate, with the result that scholarly opinion has yet to settle on a consensus regarding the morphosyntax of forms realized by this …

Statistical phylogenetics

Spring 2020

Ancestral state estimation in Indo-European and beyond

Winter 2020

A realizational account of Homeric -φι(ν)

Although the morphology of Homeric Greek has been richly described and rigorously analyzed, from both a synchronic and diachronic perspective, most of this work is tacitabout the relationship between morphosyntactic properties and their formal …

The synchrony and diachrony of the Greek dative of agent

Indo-European phylogenetics

Fall 2018

Review of A. Mercado, Italic verse: A study of the poetic remains of Old Latin, Faliscan, and Sabellic (Innsbruck 2012)