Research Interests: Indigenous language revitalization; semantics/syntax/prosody interactions; information structure; Ktunaxa; intonational phonology.

Biography: Elise is working on her MA, with twin research interests in Indigenous language revitalization and semantics/syntax/prosody interactions. Right now, she’s working on two main projects: a collaboration exploring English imperative intonation (with Molly Babel, Megan Keough, and Lisa Matthewson), and her thesis research about how to express focus with word order and prosody in Ktunaxa question-answer pairs. Elise grew up in Alberta and studied for her BA in Linguistics at McGill University, where she then worked for two years on various research projects. For fun, she watches an inadvisable amount of TV, sings in a choir, and bakes.

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