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)


  • November 12-14: I’ll be giving a solo talk entitled Applicatives for anaphora and presupposition, and a joint talk with Yasu sudo entitled Binding Ex Post Facto at LENLS15, Yokohama.
  • March 6-8, 2019: I’ll be giving an invited talk at the DGfS workshop “Encoding emotive attitudes in non-truth conditional meaning” in Bremen.