Curriculum Vitae

PostDoc, University of Toronto
PhD, University of Manitoba
BA, University of Bucharest

COMPLETE CV (Feb 2016) (PDF)

Studies

2002-2003 PostDoc in Linguistics, University of Toronto
2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of Manitoba , Canada
(dissertation title: The Features of Movement in Romanian )
1992-1996 ABD in English Linguistics, University of Bucharest , Romania
(dissertation title: Word Order and Language Type)
1994-1995 University of Stockholm , Linguistics Department , Sweden
(visiting researcher)
1992-1993 Oxford University, Wolfson College , UK (visiting researcher)
1992 TESL Certificate, British Council, Bucharest
1989 Bachelor of Arts (Honours): English (literature and linguistics) & French (literature and linguistics)
University of Bucharest , Romania
(thesis title: The Explicit Performative Sentence in English)

Positions

Dec. 2012 Appointed Honorary Member to the Romanian Linguistics Institute
July 1 2008 -on Associate Professor of Linguistics, DLLL, York University, Canada
2003- 2008 Assistant Professor of Linguistics, DLLL, York University, Canada
2002-2003 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor, Department of Linguistics, and Metcalf Fellow, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada
2001-2002 Sessional Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, Canada
04-06/2001 Instructor in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Manitoba, Canada
01-04/2001 Instructor in TESL, English Language Centre, University of Manitoba, Canada
09-12/2000 Assistant Professor of Linguistics, English Department,
University of Bucharest , Romania
1991-1996 Instructor in Linguistics and TESL, English Department,
University of Bucharest , Romania

Grants and Awards

2011 SSHRC Standard Research Grant (co-applicant) 'Cross-linguistic variation in noun incorporation and denominalization' (Eric Mathieu, UofOttawa, principal investigator)
2011 with Muhammad Ali Khalidi, Kristin Andrews, Verena Gottschling, YUFA Teaching-Learning Development Grant (‘Development of Cognitive Science Program’), York University
2007 with Peter Avery, Faculty of Arts Research Grant ('A Comparison of Bantu and Iroquoian Verbal Morphology and licensing of Noun Phrases'), York University
2005 Faculty of Arts Research Grant ('The Structure of Northern Iroquoian Languages'), York University
2002-2004 SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, Canada (2003-2004 portion declined)
2002-2003 Metcalf Fellowship, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada

Faculty of Arts nominee for University of Manitoba Distinguished

2001 Dissertation Award, University of Manitoba, Canada

Graduate student supervision

2015-: MRP supervisor: Andrew Peters, ‘Control and Raising in Bilingual Cantonese-English Speakers’, LAL-DLLL, York University
2014-: PhD supervisor: Gavin Bembridge, LAL-DLLL, York University
2013-2014: MRP supervisor: Gavin Bembridge, ‘Cleft Constructions in Scottish Gaelic’
LAL-DLLL, York University
2012-: PhD supervisor: Amer Ahmed, LAL-DLLL, York University
2010-2011 MRP supervisor: Amer Ahmed, ‘The Movement Theory of Control in Iraqi Arabic: A case for PRO or pro?’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2010-2016: PhD supervisor: Iryna Lenchuk, LAL-DLLL, York University
2009-2010 MRP supervisor: Taeyoul Kim, ‘The Korean Nominal Structure and Default Case,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2007-2010 MRP co-supervisor (with Ruth King): Daryl Chow, 'Singlish can say what?: A study of wh-in-situ in Singaporean English,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2007-2008 MRP supervisor: Man (Victoria) Cheng, ‘Classifiers: A comparative study of Cantonese and Mandarin,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2007-2008 MRP supervisor: Laura Kisielyte, ‘On Argument Structure in Ndebele: Applicatives High and Low,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2007-2008 MRP supervisor: Sebastien Plante, 'Semantic Roles and Argument Structure: An overview,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2005-2006 MRP supervisor: Milica Radisic, ‘Subject Raising and Obligatory Subject Control in Serbian,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2004-2005 MRP supervisor: Masaaki Urano, ‘Japanese Particles and Syntactic Representation,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2004-2005 MRP supervisor: Maia Sakvarelidze, ‘Properties of the Russian Reflexive Morpheme SJA,’ MATAL-DLLL, York University
2001-2002 Supervisor, MA Forum paper: Keir Moulton, ‘Clausal Modification in Old English: The Case of the Correlative,’ University of Toronto
1995-1996 Supervisor, MA thesis: Nicoleta Baciu, ‘Optimality and Verb-Second in Germanic,’ English Department, University of Bucharest