Fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate of Hispanic Linguistics
- Dr. Tim Gupton (advisor)
- Dr. Chad Howe
- Dr. Joshua Bousquette
My main research interests are:
- Theoretical linguistics (more specifically, comparative morphosyntax)
- Diachronic generative syntax (i.e., Grammaticalization and grammar change through the eyes of the Minimalist Program)
- First language acquisition (specifically, its effects on grammar change)
- Grammaticalization and parameter change in the morphosyntax of medieval Romance
- The morphosyntax of clitics in Galician
Gravely, Brian. 2017. Unha mirada cara a u e onde n’As Cantigas de Santa María: un traballo cuantitativo. Revista Galega de Filoloxía 18, 69-78.
- Gravely, Brian & Timothy Gupton. In press. Verbless DP Interrogatives in Galician. Sessarego, S. & J. Colomina-Almiñana (eds.). Language Variation and Evolution: Phonological, Morphological and Sociolinguistic Phenomena across the Spanish-Speaking World. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
- Gravely, Brian. In review. When Endogenous and Exogenous Change Meet. Journal of Historical Syntax.
- "What can language acquisition teach us about grammar change?"
- "Exaptation in Western Romance: giving rise to the Galician IFS"
- "Bridging Western Germanic and Romance: C-AGR in Galician"
- "Syntactic limitations of determiner clitics"
- "From clitic to affix: the loss of morphological parameters & grammaticalization in Western Iberian"
- "Presentative adverbs in Western Iberian- The creation of base-generated C-elements"
My main research interests deal with the (morpho)syntax of superfluous clitics in Galician and Spanish. I also study historical texts and am very interested in the sociolinguistic elements of the diachronic linguistics side of said languages.