Brianna Wilson

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Cohort Year: 2019
Advisor(s): Karlos Arregi
Research Interests: Syntax, Negation, Documentation

Brianna Wilson is a first-year PhD student in linguistics. Her current interests include syntax, negation, grammaticalization, and documenting endangered languages. She has previously focused on Iquito, an endangered language of the Peruvian Amazon. Her MA thesis developed a syntactic analysis of clause-initial negation in Iquito and her upcoming publication in Diachronica looks at grammaticalization of future auxiliaries in Iquito. Originally from Colorado, she did an independent major in Linguistic Theory at Grinnell College in Iowa and spent a year abroad in Spain and England. Brianna also has an MA in Comparative Syntax and Semantics from the University of York.