1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity.
I received my PhD in Linguistics at McGill University. Since then, I have been a professor at the University of Western Ontario. My research focusses on the syntax of Malagasy, an Austronesian language spoken in Madagascar. I have worked on a variety of topics, including existentials, focus and DP structure. I currently have a project looking at restructuring and clausal complementation in Austronesian.
2. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.
I am interested in the research by Giuliana Giusti on DP structure. I would like to collaborate with her, looking more closely at Malagasy and perhaps other related languages such as Tagalog.
3. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past?
No, this will be my first time.