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About Me

I’m Sarah Asinari (she/her), I’m a 3rd year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. I’m from the greater Scranton, PA region (yes, the same one from The Office). I graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a First Class Joint Honours degree in Russian and Linguistics. I work on my dialect of English, Philadelphian Irish English, which I was exposed to by growing up with my grandmother, a true Irish Philly colleen. I also work on Slavic Languages, with a particular focus on morphology in numeral phrases. I’m a proud first generation college graduate. I come from a working class family, and I am very proud of the various jobs I’ve held throughout my life - from waitress, to cashier, to shelf stocker, to book seller, to facilities manager intern, to graduate admissions coordinator. These jobs shaped me into the person I am today, a person who values interpersonal communication, teamwork, time management, and general management principles. I identify as a queer woman, this label means a lot to me in how I define myself.




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Case Percolation in Russian Numeral Constructions

Published in University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 2020

Recommended citation: Asinari, Sarah. (2020). "Case Percolation in Russian Numeral Constructions." University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics. 25(3), 3.

Multiple Quantifier Float in Dialectal English

Published in Proceedings of LSA 2020, 2021

This paper focuses on a dialect of English called Philadelphian Irish English (PhIrE) which allows quantifier float under wh-movement. This dialect also allows multiple quantifiers to be stranded at various stages of intermediate movement, a novel pattern not observed before. Here I focus on the patterns of multiple quantifier float and their restrictions. I propose that single and multiple quantifier float are derived through two different mechanisms: stranding and copying, respectively. Single quantifier float is derived through the standard stranding mechanisms, while wh-phrases in multiple quantifier constructions leave multiple copies which then undergo scattered deletion (See Boˇskovi´c 2001; Nunes 2004).

Recommended citation: Asinari, Sarah. (2021). "Multiple Quantifier Float in Dialectal English"; Proceedings of LSA 2020. 6(1).



Teaching experience 1

Undergraduate course, University 1, Department, 2014

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Teaching experience 2

Workshop, University 1, Department, 2015

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