In my research, I rely on predictions made by theoretical work, which in turn must be informed by natural language data collected through detailed and methodologically well-grounded fieldwork. Since 2010, I have been conducting fieldwork on Wolof with native speakers in Chicago, Paris, and Senegal. Wolof is a well described language, yet it is relatively understudied by formal linguists. My fieldwork is therefore not documentary in nature, but methodologically structured to elicit particular structures. However, I believe it is crucial for the target utterances to be embedded in a natural language context, and elicited from a larger number of speakers. To that end, I am committed to developing visual materials and questionnaires designed to elicit target sentences in a natural discourse context. Below you can find samples of storyboards I developed for investigating the interaction of morphosyntactic and information-structural properties of utterances.

STORYBOARDS

Contact Information

mmartinovic [at] ufl [dot] edu
Department of Linguistics
University of Florida
4017 Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5454


Curriculum vitae