I am Sylvia L.R. Schreiner, née Sylvia L. Reed.

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I was previously a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

I work at the interfaces among syntax, semantics, and morphology. I am currently investigating topics concerning nominal functional structure, the morphosyntax and semantics of tense and aspect, the interaction between nominals and aspect, and the syntax and spatial and temporal semantics of prepositions.

I completed my Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Arizona in 2012. My dissertation focused on the semantics of grammatical aspect, with data from Scottish Gaelic and English. I completed my B.A. in Classical Studies at Carleton College in 2005. During my time at Carleton I also studied Linguistics, and I began my graduate studies in Linguistics in the fall of 2006. I received my M.A. in Linguistics at the University of Arizona in May 2008.

Photo: The view from Armadale pier, Isle of Skye, Scotland. July 2013.