Emily A. Hanink
Emily A. Hanink
The University of Chicago

Papers & Talks

Lake Tahoe during a trip to the field, December 2016

Welcome! I'm a PhD candidate in the University of Chicago Department of Linguistics.
I am currently at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as a Fulbright graduate fellow.

Contact me at: eahanink [at] uchicago [.] edu

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

Broadly speaking, my work investigates DP structure and the syntax of subordination. My dissertation examines the interaction between anaphora and clausal modification through the lens of the modifier same, taking morphosyntactic clues from German as a starting point for the investigation. In 2015 I began my continued fieldwork on Washo, a highly endangered Native American isolate spoken around Lake Tahoe in CA/NV, USA.

Some topics I especially enjoy working on are:
  • Relative and equative clauses
  • Subordination and clausal nominalization
  • Cross-clausal dependencies
  • Variation in the structure of definite articles and pronouns
  • DP agreement and concord

Upcoming presentations:

  • CSSP (Paris): "Like", hedging and mirativity. A unified account (with Andrea Beltrama)
  • LSA 92 (Salt Lake City): Post-syntactic inflection of the German degree phrase
  • DGfS 40 (Stuttgart): Anaphoric 'same' and the syntax of implicit proforms