I am a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at Cornell University. My main academic interests are historical & Indo-European linguistics, derivational morphology, and language contact.



I am currently working on Ancient Greek morphology, tracing the semantic and phonological pathways of development for a family of nominal derivational morphemes. I also continue to work on my earlier project, in which I consider the tone & stress systems of the Suriname creoles from a historical perspective.


As part of the Knight Institute's first-year writing program, I have developed and taught the writing seminar "Language, Thought and Reality: From Cuneiform to Cryptography" which integrates topics in linguistic theory with practical experience in academic writing. I have also been a TA in introductory linguistics.


I can be reached at elb252 [at] cornell [dot] edu