Ivona Kučerova

Ivona Kučerova is Associate Professor of Linguistics at McMaster University.  Her research focuses on questions involving the precise nature of syntactic computations, and how they can be modeled to interact with the interfaces, especially the syntax-semantics interface. She assumes a rigorous interpretation of the idea that syntax is autonomous and strives to show that cases where it appears that semantic information needs to be present in the syntax can be accounted for within a strict Y model. Recently, her research has shifted toward the intersection of theoretical and applied linguistics, specifically, in the domain of Indigenous language reclamation. She currently holds two Canadian federal grants, with Indigenous partners, that focus on language reclamation in the domain of adult immersion, and infant- and children-oriented languages, including lullabies.