Rebecca McKeown

University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Linguistics
rmckeown AT umd DOT edu

Office: Marie Mount Hall 1417A

Research interests: syntax, language acquisition

With Andrea Zukowski, I am studying children's knowledge of locality conditions on reflexives. Do they allow long-distance antecedents? We are using both acceptability judgments and truth-value judgment tasks.

Also, I am interested in the syntax of long-distance reflexives. My advisor is Norbert Hornstein.


Barner, D., & McKeown, R. (2005). The syntactic encoding of individuation in language and language acquisition. Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Boston University Conference on Language Development.