Research

Link to my papers in Semantics Archive
(if a paper in the list below does not appear in this archive, please email me for a copy)

Dissertation: Cross-linguistic variation in the semantics of comparatives
University of Chicago, 2013.


Forthcoming

Future temporal reference with and without future marking. To appear in Language and
     Linguistics Compass

Variation in tense and aspect, and the temporal interpretation of complement clauses. To appear
     in Journal of Semantics. (with Vera Hohaus and Anne Mucha)

2018

Event-relative modality: The case of Wolof imperfective di. In Uli Sauerland and Stephanie Solt
     (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22, Vol.1: 223-240. (with Martina Martinović)

Reportative and deontic modality in English and German. In Robert Truswell et al. (eds.)
     Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 21, Vol 1: 199-214. (with Eva Csipak)

Temporal remoteness and vagueness in past time reference in Luganda. In Jason Kandybowicz,
     Travis Major, Harold Torrence and Philip T. Duncan (eds.), Proceedings of Annual
     Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) 45: 377- 391. (with Peter Klecha)

Two place exceed comparatives in Luganda. In Jason Kandybowicz, Travis Major, Harold
     Torrence and Philip T. Duncan (eds.), Proceedings of Annual Conference on African
     Linguistics (ACAL) 45: 361-375.

2017

Sequence of optional tense. In Dan Burgdorf, Jacob Collard, Sireemas Maspong and Brynhildur
     Stefánsdóttir (eds)., Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 27: 636-654.

Factivity and two types of embedded clauses in Washo. In Andrew Lamont and Katerina
     Tetzloff (eds.), Proceedings of North-East Linguistic Society (NELS) 47, Vol. 2: 65-78. (with
     Emily Hanink)

2016

Past time reference in a language with optional tense. Linguistics and Philosophy 39:247-294.

Temporal remoteness and relativity. In Christopher Hammerly and Brandon Prickett
     (eds.), Proceedings of North-East Linguistic Society (NELS) 46 Vol. 2: 213-226. (with Peter
     Klecha)

2015

Intensification without degrees cross-linguistically. Natural Language and Lingusitic Theory
     33(3): 843-879. (with Andrea Beltrama)

The Degree Semantics Parameter and cross-linguistic variation. Semantics and Pragmatics
     Volume 8, Article 6: 1-48.

Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork. New York: Oxford University Press (ed. with Lisa
     Matthewson)

Investigating gradable predicates, comparison, and degree constructions in
     underrepresented languages. In M. Ryan Bochnak and Lisa Matthewson, eds., Methodologies
     in Semantic Fieldwork
, 110-134. New York: Oxford University Press. (with Elizabeth Bogal
     Allbritten)

Variable force modality in Washo. In Thuy Bui and Deniz Özyıldız (eds.), Proceedings of
     North-East Linguistic Society (NELS) 45 Vol.1: 105-114.

Degree achievements in a degree-less language. In Jérémy Pasquereau (ed.), Proceedings of
     Semantics of Underrepresented Languages of the Americas (SULA) 8: 17-32.

Underspecified modality in Washo. In Natalie Weber and Sihwei Chen (eds.), Proceedings
     of Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of Languages of the 
Americas
     (WSCLA) 18: 3-17.

2014

A new metalinguistic degree morpheme. In Todd Snider, Sarah D’Antonio and Mia
     Weigand (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 24: 432-452.
     (with Eva Csipak)

Review of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan D. Bobaljik, MIT Press
     (2012). Linguist List

2013

Limited noun incorporation in Washo. International Journal of American Linguistics 79(2):
     253-281. (with Alice Rhomieux)

Two sources of scalarity within the verb phrase. In Boban Arsenijević, Berit Gehrke and
     Rafael Marín (eds.), Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates, 99-123.
     Dordrecht: Springer.

Scale exhaustivity and the Modification Condition. In Anca Chereches and Todd Snider
     (eds.), Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 23, 116-135. Ithaca, NY:
     CLC Publications.

The non-universal status of degrees: Evidence from Washo. In Stefan Keine and Shayne
     Slogget (eds.), Proceedings of North-East Linguistic Society (NELS) 42, 79-92. Amherst,
     MA: GLSA.

2012

Managing vagueness, imprecision and loose talk in Washo: the case of šemu. In Elizabeth
     Bogal-Allbritten (ed.) Proceedings of Semantics of Underrepresented Languages of the
     Americas (SULA) 6, 1-14. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

2011

Copula agreement and the stage-level/individual-level distinction in Washo. In Alexis
     Black and Meagan Louie (eds.) Proceedings of Workshop on the Structure and 
     Constituency of Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 16, 1-10. Vancouver: UBCWPL.
     (with Timothy Grinsell and Alan Yu)

2010

Quantity and gradability across categories. In Nan Li and David Lutz (eds.) Proceedings of
     Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 20, 251-268. Ithaca, NY: CLC Publications.

Promiscuous modification and cross-categorial scale structure. In Iksoo Kwon, Hannah
     Pritchett and Justin Spence (eds.) Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley
     Linguistics Society, 25-36. Berkeley: BLS.

2009

Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society vols. 1 & 2. (with
     Peter Klecha, Alice Lemieux, Nassira Nicola, Jasmin Urban and Christina Weaver, eds.)

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