Slides and handouts

2021

  • Meaning in linguistic theory: formal semantics and Montague grammar
    • MIT Quest meaning representation workshop, September 11.
    • Slides
  • Intensionalizing abstract meaning representations: non-veridicality and scope
    • Joint work with Greg Williamson and Yuxin Ji.
    • Talk given at the LAW-DMR 2021 workshop, November 10-11.
    • Paper
  • A scopal theory of pied-piping in relative clauses
  • Externally dynamic dynamic semantics
    • Talk given at ENS, July 14.
    • Handout
  • Trivalent foundations for a logic of anaphora
    • Invited job talk given at MIT.
    • Slides

2020

  • What linguists can learn from functional programmers: a study in opacity and environment sensitivity
    • Talk given at MIT CompLang, December 8.
  • Classical negation in a dynamic alternative semantics
    • Invited talk at LENLS 17.
    • Slides
  • Coreference, negation, and modal subordination
    • Talk at Rutgers SURGE meeting, October 27.
  • Crossover and the dynamics of negation
    • Talk at NYU semantics group, October 9.
  • Generalized crossover
    • Joint work with Yasu Sudo.
    • Talk given at SALT
    • Slides

2019

  • Nesting habits of flightless wh-expressions
    • Invited talk given at the workshop Complex wh-expressions in Nantes.
    • Slides
  • Two souls of disjunction
    • Talk given at the workshop Asymmetries in language: presuppositions and beyond in Berlin.
    • Slides
  • Binding back to the future
    • Joint work with Yasu Sudo.
    • Talk given at the workshop Asymmetries in language: presuppositions and beyond in Berlin.
    • Slides
  • Nuclear intervention: deriving Beck effects via cyclic scope and local exhaustification
    • Joint work with Uli Sauerland.
    • Talk given at the workshop Exhaustivity in questions and answers in Tübingen.
    • Slides
  • The dynamics of ellipsis identity
    • Joint work with Yasu Sudo.
    • Talk given at the workshop SLUICING+@50 in Chicago.
  • Fuck compositionality
    • Invited talk at the DGfS workshop Encoding emotive attitudes in non-truth-conditional meaning in Bremen.
    • Slides
  • Two souls of disjunction: making dynamic semantics (more) explanatory
    • Invited talk at Frankfurt Semantics Colloquium
    • Handout
  • Movement as higher-order structure building
    • Invited talk at Göttingen.
    • Slides

2018

  • Deriving dynamic disjunction
    • Talk given at the FB IV workshop, ZAS Berlin.
  • Arguments and attitudes
    • Guest lecture at the semantics of attitudes seminar series, UCL.
  • On Prior's substitution problem
    • Talk given at the UCL workshop on attitude predicates.
  • Embedded exhaustification and plurality: two case studies
    • Talk given at UCL.

2017

  • An algebraic theory of attitudes
    • Talk given at LENLS 14.
  • Arguments and attitudes
    • Talk given at the FB IV workshop, ZAS Berlin.

2016

  • Nested which-phrases: consequences for the syntax of wh-scope
    • Talk given at the IGG 42, Lecce.
  • Nested wh-questions and the locality of scope-taking
    • Talk given at ConSOLE XXIV, York.