My name is Anabelle Caso and I am a second year PhD student at Harvard University conducting research under the supervision of Kevin Ryan, Jeremy Rau, Jay Jasanoff, and Jonathan Bobaljik. My alma mater is Concordia University Montréal, where I completed a BA in the Honours Linguistics program with an additional major in Philosophy. My undergraduate and Master's theses were written under the supervision of Mark Hale, Dana Isac, and Madelyn Kissock.
I study syntax (the computational component of the mind responsible for the construction of sentences, phrases, and clauses), and its interfaces with morphology, phonology, and semantics. I am concerned with both the synchronic and diachronic implications of these interactions, and I am enthusiastic about how they are preserved in ancient and contemporary finite corpora. My research therefore combines linguistic theory, traditional philology, and computational methods.
My broad research interests include systems of agreement, case, alignment, and prosody. More narrowly, I am interested in clitic distribution, secondary predication, and split-ergativity. The philosophical paradigm through which I view science and language draws on phenomenology and philosophy of nature.