I am a PhD student at the University of Washington Linguistics Department, working on morphosyntax and computational methods grounded in linguistic theory and knowledge. I have a particular commitment to endangered languages, especially of the Americas.
My work to date involves using the HPSG formalism and the DELPH-IN toolset to analyze syntactico-semantic phenomena. I am most interested in using these technologies from the perspective of linguistic documentation and description. I am working on learning and developing resources for the Nuu-chah-nulth language.
I am currently the head TA for the department. My advisor is Emily Bender.
You can find my CV here: [PDF]
davinman [the at] uw [the dot] edu
Negation in Nanti: Syntactic Evidence for Head and Dependent Negators. In Stefan Müller, editor, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, University at Buffalo. 103-113. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. [URL] [bib]
Pronoun Incorporation in Matsigenka. Poster presented at the 22nd International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Nanyang Technical University.