Michael Clauss
Current research - Current teaching - About Mike



I am Michael Clauss, recent graduate of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I completed my dissertation in September 2017, under the supervision of Tom Roeper and Jeremy Hartman.

Click here for my dissertation:
The Form and Acquisition of Free Relatives.

My linguistic interests are in syntax, acquisition, and socio-political issues of multi-lingual communities and language revitalization. To find out more about past and on-going research, see the Research page.

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Academic History
2017 PhD in Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2011 MA in Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2007 BA in Sociology, Western Washington University
2005 AA, Shoreline Community College




Some recent talks
11/8/2014 The Syntax and Semantics of Free Relative Clauses in Child English BU Conference on Language Development 39, Boston, MA
1/10/15 The Syntax and Semantics of Free Relative Clauses in Child English. LSA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
4/11/2014 Subject Orientation as Event Orientation in -kar adverbials. FASAL 5, Yale University, New Haven, CT. [Poster]
9/11/2015 Free Relatives in Acquisition: A Case of Over-Generalization. GALA 12, University of Nantes [Slides]
11/13/2015 Syntactic cues alone in adjective learning (with Jeremy Hartman). BUCLD 40, Boston University. [Slides]
See Research page for longer work




Email me: mclauss+AT+linguist.umass.edu
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