Thomas Grano

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Linguistics
University of Maryland

Marie Mount Hall 3416A
College Park, MD 20742

tgrano at umd dot edu


Broadly speaking, I am interested in syntax, semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, and crosslinguistic syntactic variation. More narrowly, my research activities fall into two categories. First, my current ongoing research, based on my recently completed dissertation, is concerned with control and restructuring from the perspective of the syntax-semantics interface. Second, I have also investigated topics in gradability and comparison in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, partly in collaboration with my former graduate advisor Professor Chris Kennedy at the University of Chicago and with Professor Osamu Sawada of Mie University in Japan. Please see below for links to some of the work that these investigations have generated.

My CV (pdf)

Control and restructuring:

Gradability and comparison: