Patrick D. Elliott

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin, associated with the semantics and pragmatics research group. I’m a theoretical linguist, which means that my work involves developing formal models of what we know when we know a language. Mostly, I do semantics, but I’m also interested in syntax, morphology, pragmatics, and their interfaces with semantics.

When I’m not doing linguistics, I code, read, and scale vertical walls.

Reach me at: patrick.d.elliott(at)


  • March 6-8, 2019: I’ll be giving an invited talk at the DGfS workshop Emo 2019 in Bremen entitled “The Dynamics of Expressive Content”.
  • April 12-13, 2019: I’ll be giving a joint talk with Yasu Sudo at SLUICING+@50 in Chicago entitled “The dynamics of ellipsis identity”.
  • I have two papers in preparation for the Proceedings of LENLS 15, one with Yasu Sudo entitled “Binding Ex Post Facto”, and one by myself entitled “Applicatives for Anaphora and Presupposition”.
  • I have a paper in preparation for the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 23 with Uli Sauerland entitled “Ineffability and unexhaustification”.