Dr Caterina Bonan

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College Research Associate
Research interestsMy field is theoretical linguistics. My research falls within so-called syntactic cartography, i.e., the attempt to draw maps of syntactic configurations that are as precise and detailed as possible. Cartographic studies are based on the evidence coming from comparative, experimental, and typological investigations. My work has focused on Romance comparative syntax, creolistics, dialectology, syntactic theory, and linguistic change. I have a doctoral dissertation on Romance wh-questions, and I am now working on the morphosyntax of clefts and focus structures in the Romance languages with Professor Adam Ledgeway.