My current work centers on how syntax interacts with semantic interpretation and ultimately other cognitive resources like memory. I am interested in whether major differences between languages are deep ones in our mental make up or illusions produced by complex interactions with other (social) cognitive systems.

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Von Ehre ohne Ruhm,
Von Grösse ohne Glanz
Von Würde ohne Sold
--W. Benjamin, Deutsche Menschen

(Of Honor without Fame, Of Greatness without Splendor, Of Dignity without Pay. Translation by Hanah Arendt, Men in Dark Times. )