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.

To appear. Temporal remoteness and relativity. To appear in Proceedings of North-East Linguistic
     Society (NELS) 46
. (with Peter Klecha)

To appear. Temporal remoteness and vagueness in past time reference in Luganda. To appear 
     in Proceedings of Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) 45. (with Peter Klecha)

To appear. Two place exceed comparatives in Luganda. To appear in Proceedings of Annual
     Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) 45
.

2016. Past time reference in a language with optional tense. Linguistics and Philosophy
     39:247-294.

2015. Intensification without degrees cross-linguistically. Natural Language and Lingusitic Theory
     33(3): 843-879. (with Andrea Beltrama)

2015. The Degree Semantics Parameter and cross-linguistic variation. Semantics and Pragmatics
     Volume 8, Article 6: 1-48.

2015. 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)

2015. Variable force modality in Washo. In Thuy Bui and Deniz Özyıldız (eds.), Proceedings of
     North-East Linguistic Society (NELS) 45
Vol.1: 105-114.

2015. Degree achievements in a degree-less language. In Jérémy Pasquereau (ed.), Proceedings of
     Semantics of Underrepresented Languages of the Americas (SULA) 8
: 17-32.

2015. 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)

2014. 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)

2013. 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.

2013. 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.

2013. 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.

2010. 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.

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