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Catherine Fortin

Catherine Fortin

Education & Professional History

Tufts University, BA, French. University of Pittsburgh, MA, Linguistics. University of Michigan, PhD, Linguistics.

At Carleton since 2007.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Cati Fortin received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 2007. Her research, guided by the tenets of generative syntactic inquiry, falls into two main areas: ellipsis and other empirical phenomena situated at the interface of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse, including nonsententials (a.k.a. sentence 'fragments'), and the syntax and morphosyntax of Indonesian and closely related Austronesian languages, including Minangkabau. In Fall 2017, she is teaching Syntax of an Unfamiliar Language (LING 325) and Senior Thesis (LING 399).

Profile updated March 15, 2017

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