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

I am a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Linguistics in the Department of English at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

I am currently investigating the morphosyntax of the tense and aspect systems of Cherokee and Turkish, the spatial and temporal semantics of prepositions in varieties of English, and the place of habituals in aspectual typology (among other topics). 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.