(Please email me for handouts and papers)


Under contract. Illocutionary complementisers and utterance syntax: how to do things with Ibero-Romance. Oxford University Press.


In prep. The reception of linguistics by Modern Foreign Languages A-level students in England: a pilot study. With Anna Havinga, Jonathan Kasstan, Norma Schifano and Michelle Sheehan.

2019. A place for linguistics in Key Stage 5 Modern Foreign Languages. Appears jointly in Languages, Society and Policy and Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. With Jonathan Kasstan and Michelle Sheehan (Invited submission).

2018. ‘Exclamative’ and ‘quotative’ illocutionary complementisers in Catalan, European Portuguese and Spanish: a study in Ibero-Romance syntactic ‘near-synonmy’. Languages in Contrast: International Journal for Contrastive Linguistics 18(1), 72-101.

2017. The grammaticalization of epistemicity in Ibero-Romance: alike processes; unlike outcomes. Journal of Historical Linguistics 7(1/2), 49-77.

2016. Wide-focus subject-verb inversion in Ibero-Romance: a locative account. Glossa: a Journal of General Linguistics 1(1): 11. 1–33. http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.85

2016. El cambio lingüístico y la interfaz sintaxis-pragmática: evidencias de las lenguas ibero-románicas. Cuadernos de Lingüística de El Colegio de México 3 (1), 73-118.

2015. Overt expletives in Ibero-Romance: a diachronic and diatopic perspective. Revue roumaine de linguistique 60 (2-3 Special issue on syntactic variation), 205-221.

Book chapters

To appear. Speech acts, discourse and clause type. In Adam Ledgeway & Martin Maiden (eds), The Cambridge handbook of Romance linguistics (CHRLing). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. With Nicola Munaro. (Invited submission)

Accepted. Interpreting reduplicated numerals in Old Ibero-Romance: A syntactic account. In Gabriela Alboiu & Ruth King (eds.), Current Issues in Linguistic Theory: Selected Papers from the 48th Meeting of the Linguistic Symposium of the Romance Languages (LSRL48). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2018. Matrix complementizers and ‘speech act’ syntax: formalizing insubordination in Catalan and Spanish. In Janine Berns, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13 Selected Papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen, 75-93. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2018. The syntax of Ibero-Romance quotation. In Gabriela Pană Dindelegan, Rodica Zafiu, Adina Dragomirescu, Alexandru Nicolae, Irina Nicula Paraschiv (eds.), Comparative and Diachronic Perspectives on Romance Syntax, 255-287. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2015. De la sintaxis a la pragmática: el desarrollo del expletivo ibérico desde el español medieval hasta la actualidad. Armonía y contrastes. Estudios de variación dialectal, histórica y sociolin.güística del español, Colección Lingüística Hispánica 2, 249-263.

Theses and dissertations

2017. Ibero-Romance and the syntax of the utterance. PhD thesis. University of Cambridge. https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/003386

2012. Subject inversion in Ibero-Romance. MPhil thesis, University of Cambridge. https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/001704

2011. A critical critical overview of task-supported language learning and its application in secondary education. Master’s thesis, University of León, Spain.

Reviews (invited)

2017. W. Leo Wetzels, João Costa & Sergio Menuzzi (eds.), The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. Estudos de lingüística galega 9, 130-133.

2017. Carrilho, Ernestina, Alexandra Fiéis, Maria Lobo & Sandra Pereira (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 28, [Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 10]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2018. Iberia: an International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 936-57.


2015. Construções com ‘ello’ nas lenguas ibero-românicas: evidência de um expletivo sujeito visível?