Luisa Seguin

/ luiza səgɛ̃ /

PhD candidate at the University of Maryland

I am a third year PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, advised by Maria Polinsky. 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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Last updated: September 2022

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