Curriculum Vitae

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Academic employment

I have taught graduate and undergraduate courses in semantics, syntax, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and cognitive linguistics (including Cognitive Science 101 for the Cognitive Science Program), and undergraduate introductions to linguistics. I have also taught Breton language and literature courses, and Celtic Linguistics, for the UCB Celtic Studies Program. I co-taught a Sign Linguistics course with Dan Slobin (Psychology) and facilitated a Field Methods course on American Sign Language. I developed an undergraduate class on Language of Advertising in Spring 2013, and upper-division classes in Crosscultural Poetics, Linguistic Analysis of Literature, and Celtic Linguistics.

Research interests

Cognitive approaches to syntax and semantics, metaphor and semantic change, grammaticalization, the semantics of grammatical constructions, conditional constructions, Celtic languages, Middle Welsh, Celtic and Indo-European metrics and poetics, iconicity and metaphor in gesture accompanying speech, viewpoint and perspective in multimodal communication and in literary texts.

Fellowships, awards, grants

UC Berkeley Service

Conference and workshop organizing

Outside Service

Professional Organization Memberships