Emily A. Hanink

Emily A. Hanink

emily.hanink [at] manchester.ac.uk

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Welcome! I am a linguist and fieldworker.

I'm currently a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Manchester.
I received my Ph.D. in 2018 in Linguistics from The University of Chicago.


My research focuses on theoretical syntax and its interfaces with morphology and semantics.

My work concerns topics including relativization, clausal embedding, DP structure, degree constructions, and concord/agreement.

Much of my research draws from my fieldwork on Washo (Wá:šiw), an Indigenous language spoken around Lake Tahoe (dáʔaw).
Some of my other research is based on Basaá (Bantu), Fijian (Austronesian), and German.

News and upcoming

May 2021

Invited speaker: Modes of clausal embedding in Washo
(joint work with Ryan Bochnak)
Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 25)

July 2021

Paper published in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (Online First)
Switch reference as index agreement
(with Karlos Arregi)


September 2021

Paper accepted at Natural Language & Linguistic Theory
Clausal Embedding in Washo: Complementation vs. modification
(with M. Ryan Bochnak)


October 2021

Two talks at NELS 52 @ Rutgers:

1. Reverse Weak PCC in Washo (with Karlos Arregi)

2. Possession in categorization across language and category
(with Andrew Koontz-Garboden)