Alice Davison

University of Iowa
Linguistics

Alice Davison, Associate Professor of Linguistics, is writing a journal article summing up her research on a feature of languages of lndia, the understood subjects of infinitive clauses. She will be looking at information about Hindi and other languages, including Mizo, Telugu, Marathi, and others. Davis will focus on a difference among these languages. This difference has implications for a controversy among linguists about the most insightful way to account for understood subjects within a linguistic theory of sentence structure. She looks forward to the opportunity of talking to other scholars to find ways of conveying something about the field of linguistics in a non-technical way.