I'm Hannah Forsythe, a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at Michigan State University. Here are two big questions that keep me busy these days:
1) How do children acquire pronouns? How do they learn to integrate information from the discourse with information from pronominal features? And what about null pronouns in languages like Spanish and Vietnamese?
2) How is gradability encoded in semantics? Does gradability operate similarly across all the major syntactic categories?
¿Y vos? - Còn ban, thì sao? - And you?