Events with Bethany Bateman

Gilbert Hall basement and Gilbert 118
Me and Juan Uriagereka
Spanish Instructor of Record

Contact Information

301 Gilbert Hall
Office Hours:
(Spring 2019) MWF 8:00-9:00
Romance Languages

Third-year Ph.D. Candidate of Hispanic Linguistics 

Dissertation committee:

  • 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 language change through the eyes of the Minimalist Program)
  • The morphosyntax of clitics in Galician  
  • Grammaticalization and parameter change in the morphosyntax of medieval Romance
  • First language acquisition



Current Projects:

  • “Exaptation in Western Romance: giving rise to the Galician IFS” (Submitted for review)
  • "Bridging Western Germanic and Romance: C-AGR in Galician" (Presented at FLYM 2019— 6 April, 2019)
  • “Syntactic limitations of determiner clitics” (To present at LSRL 49— 5 May, 2019)
  • "From clitic to affix: the loss of morphological parameters & grammaticalization in Western Iberian" (To present at DiGS 21— 7 June, 2019)
  • "Presentative adverbs in Western Iberian- The creation of base-generated C-elements" (To present at ICHL 24— July 2019)


Research Interests:

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.