Andrew Hedding

Assistant Professor
Andrew Hedding

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Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2022
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I am a theoretical syntactician and fieldworker, with a particular interest in information structure. Broadly speaking, I am interested in whether syntactic focus movement exists, how abstract notions such as focus are represented in grammar, the connection between wh-movement and focus movement, and the role of alternatives in grammar.

In addition, in several recent projects, I have investigated the interpretation of wh-words in Mixtec and restrictions on their movement. 

Since 2017, I have done fieldwork in Mexico and California with speakers of San Martín Peras Mixtec.