I will give a talk at the online workshop “Combining functional with formal approaches”, organised by the University of Zürich. The title of my presentation is “From parallel corpora to the formal study of compositional variation”.
A draft version of a paper on multidimensional scaling in linguistic typology, co-authored with Martijn van der Klis, is now available on arXiv: Multidimensional scaling and linguistic theory.
My paper An analysis of all-clefts published in Glossa is now available online: 10.5334/gjgl.1092.
I gave a talk at the online conference Probability and Meaning (PaM) 2020. The title of my presentation was “Conditional answers and the role of probabilistic epistemic representations”. Download the accompanying paper here.
I gave a talk at WCCFL 38, at UBC in Vancouver. Title: When if or when specify modals. Download the paper.
I gave a talk at CLIN 30 in Utrecht. Title: Translation mining in the domain of conditionals: first results.
I gave a Syntax Interface lecture titled “Bare superlatives and relative clauses in Dutch”. Download the handout here.
My paper “Emphatic reflexives as part-structure modifiers”, published in Linguistics in the Netherlands 36, 176–191 is available online now: link.
I gave a talk at the Mathematical Ability conference in Utrecht. The title was “Mathematics from a linguistic perspective”.
I gave a talk in Nijmegen at the Grammar and Cognition Colloquium, titled The Relevance of Conditional Answers. Handout here.
I gave a talk Emphatic reflexives as part-structure modifiers at the Dutch Annual Linguistics Day.
A presentation about the Time in Translation research project I am a member of was presented by Bert Le Bruyn.
I gave a talk at the Inquisitive Semantics Seminar at ILLC (University of Amsterdam) on tense restrictions in temporal questions, and on implementing tense and aspect operators into Inquisitive Semantics.
I gave a colloquium at Stony Brook’s Department of Linguistics. Title: The prosody of additives and the plurality of causation. Handout
Talk at the UConn Logic Colloquium.
[with J. Barchas-Lichtenstein, C. Martin, and P. Munro]
In E. Keenan and D. Paperno (eds.) Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language: Volume 2, pp. 751 — 801. Springer. Download
This paper analyzes the behavior of still in subjunctive conditionals. It presents a novel three-way empirical distinction that shows that in certain counterfactual contexts, still behaves like an additive particle. I provide a unified analysis for aspectual still, still in semifactuals, and a third use newly introduced here. I propose a revision of the standard event-based semantics of aspectual still (Ippolito 2007) in order to make it embeddable under modal operators.
Talk at the Cognitive Science Student Association at UCLA.
My dissertation "Counterfactuality in discourse" (UCLA, June 2016) investigates the effect of discourse on counterfactual inferences in conditionals. I provide novel data that illustrate the focus-sensitivity of counterfactual inferences: in combination with certain focus particles, and when pronounced with certain intonation contours, counterfactual conditionals do not trigger some counterfactual inferences that would otherwise arise. In the analysis I propose, the link between the topic-focus structure of conditionals and the generation of counterfactual inferences lies in the pragmatic phenomenon of conditional perfection (the strengthening of conditionals into biconditionals).
Talk at the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium.
Talk at SPE 8 in Cambridge.
Expressing identity in Imbabura Quichua in Proceedings of SULA 8
Abstract: The way to express token identity (‘the same X’) in Imbabura Quichua is also used to express intensifiers (‘X himself’) and repeated action (‘X again’). I argue that the semantic core of these meanings is the identity function. The paper discusses the implications for the typology of intensifier expressions.
Only and focus in Imbabura Quichua in Proceedings of BLS 40
Abstract: I show that Imbabura Quichua has an asymmetric pattern of focus marking: focus in question-answer congruency is marked with a suffix -mi. The argument of the exclusive particle -lla 'only', on the other hand, is not morphologically or phonetically marked. I propose a syntactic mechanism of association-by-focus instead.
Clitics and voicing in Dutch in Proceedings of BLS 39
Abstract: I propose a two-layer OT analysis for the interaction of voicing processes and clitic attachment in Dutch. I argue that this analysis is empirically and conceptually superior to two earlier analyses: the rule-based Lexical Phonology analysis from Booij (1995), and the single-level OT analysis from Grijzenhout and Krämer (2000).
Talk at PhML in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Talk at ICSH 10 in Lund, Sweden.
Talk at TIDIAD workshop at ESSLLI 2010 in Copenhagen.