Luisa Seguin

/ luiza səgɛ̃ /

PhD candidate at the University of Maryland

I am a second year PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. My advisors are Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger and my interests lie in the puzzles of syntactic theory. I am mostly interested in two formal aspects: the representation of voice and wh-movement in the Low Left Periphery.

Before coming to Maryland, I received my BA at Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice. During my study, I also accomplished an Erasmus program at the University of Iceland, where under the supervision of Alessandra Giorgi I worked on Quirky Subjects in Icelandic from a diachronic and syncronic point of view. Afterwards, I obtained an MA at the University of Amsterdam. For my Ma thesis, under the supervision of Kees Hengeveld and Roland Pfau, I investigated the meaning-form interface in the Balkan Sprachbund.

Research interests

  • Syntax
  • Voice
  • Alternative questions
  • Reflexivity
  • wh-movement

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