Talks

Invited Talks

2015 “Variation effects, ignorance inferences, and authoritative interpretations in numeral modifiers (working title),” Talk given at the Language Logic and Cognition Center Seminar Series. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. December.

2015 “Variation effects, ignorance inferences, and authoritative interpretations in numeral modifiers (working title),” Talk given at the Meaning and Grammar Research Group, The University of Edinburgh. October

2015 “Cross-categorial intensification: semblance or identity?” Talk given at the Syntax Semantics Circle. UC Berkeley. May.

2015 “Cross-categorial intensification: semblance or identity?” Talk given at the Cross Linguistic Semantics (XLSX) Seminar. Universiteit van Amsterdam. April.

2014 “Differences and similarities between scalar inferences and scalar modifiers,” Talk given at Experimental Linguistics Talks Utrecht (ELiTU). November.

2014 “An experimental investigation of ignorance inferences and authoritative interpretations of superlative modifiers,” Talk given at the Semantics and Pragmatics Colloquium, Radboud University Nijmegen. November.

2013 “The necessity and possibility of values: An experimental investigation of deontic modals and superlative modifiers,” Talk given at the Semantikzirkel, ZAS, Berlin. December. Slides

2013 “The Projection of Degree Expressions Crosslinguistically,” Talk given at the Fachbereichkolloquium, Universität Konstanz. January.

2012 “Settling Crosslinguistic Differences and Form-Meaning Mismatches in the Syntax and Se- mantics of Degree Expressions.” Talk given at Simon Fraser University. February.

2010 “Toward a Combined Syntactic and Semantic Account of Degree Expressions.” Workshop in Semantics and Philosophy of Language, University of Chicago. April.

Conferences and Workshops

2016 “Minimum and maximum readings in degree questions with modals,” Talk given at Psy­cholin­guis­tic inves­ti­ga­tions into num­ber and quan­tifi­ca­tion in nat­ural language. Wroclaw, Poland. August.

2015 “The degree of upper-bound construals among different modified numerals: a cross-linguistic and experimental investigation,” Poster presented at Sinn und Bedeutung 20, Tübingen, Germany. September. [with Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Dominique Blok, Rick Nouwen and Sofia Bimpikou]

2015 “The degree of upper bound in modified numerals,” Talk given at Experimental Approaches to Semantics (ExAS). 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2015), Barcelona, Spain. August.

2015 “The likelihood of upper-bound construals among different modified numerals,” Poster  presented at Experimental Pragmatics (XPRAG) 2015, Chicago. July. [with Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Sofia Bimpikou, Dominique Blok and Rick Nouwen]

2015 “Scalar inferences and scalar modifiers,” Poster presented at Experimental Pragmatics (XPRAG) 2015, Chicago. July.

2015 “The extent of upper-bound construals among different modified numerals,” Talk given at Formal and Experimental Pragmatics: Methodological Issues of a Nacsent Liaison (MXPRAG 2015), ZAS Berlin. June. [with Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Sofia Bimpikou, Dominique Blok and Rick Nouwen]

2015 “Differences and similarities between scalar inferences and scalar modifiers,” Poster presented at Semantics and Linguistic Theory 25, Stanford University. May.

2015 “Pragmatic inferences with numeral modifiers: novel experimental data,” Talk given at Semantics and Linguistic Theory 25, Stanford University. May. [with Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Jakub Dotlacil, and Rick Nouwen]

2014 “Determining necessary and possible values: An online study of modals and superlative modifiers,” CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, OSU, Columbus. March. [With Doris Penka] Abstract

2014 “Detecting ignorance inferences: Experimental evidence from superlative modifiers and deontic modals,” Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen. February. [With Doris Penka] Poster | Long abstract

2013 “The Interpretation of Superlative Modifiers and Deontic Modals: An Experimental Investigation,” Sin und Bedeutung 18, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Vitoria-Gasteiz. September. [With Doris Penka] Slides

2013 “Superlative Modifiers and the Boundary between Semantics and Pragmatics,” Experimental Pragmatics (XPRAG 2013), Utrecht. September. [With Doris Penka] Poster

2012 “Intensifying Reduplication in Korean as Adjunction and Phonological Copying,” Workshop on Total Reduplication: Morphology, Pragmatics, Typology. November.

2012 “Cross-categorial Modification of Properties in Hebrew and English,” SALT, Chicago. May.

2012 “Hebrew mamaš ‘Really’ vs. Real Cases of Degree Modification,” LSA Annual Meeting, Portland. January.

2011 “Hebrew and Arabic Definite Marking as Post-Syntactic Local Dislocation,” North Eastern Linguistic Society, Toronto. November.

2011 “Hebrew Definite Marking as Post-Syntactic Local Dislocation,” Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics 27, Haifa. October.

2011 “Some Degree Modifiers are Standard Fixers and Context Manipulators in One: An Experimental Investigation of Very,” Sinn und Bedeutung, Utrecht. September.

2011 “The Role of Context in Determining the Meaning of Gradable Predicates and Intensifiers,” Experimental Pragmatics, Barcelona. June.

2011 “The Effect of Context on the Meaning of Intensifiers and Gradable Adjectives,” LSA Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. January.

2010 “Apparent Pharyngealization in French Loanwords in Moroccan Arabic,” LSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. January.

2009 “Extraction and Deletion in Palestinian Arabic Comparatives,” Arabic Linguistic Symposium, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. April. Presentation

2009 “On the Extraction of Attributive Adjectives and Deletion in Palestinian Arabic Comparatives,” NACAL 37, Albuquerque, NM. March.

2008 “Distinguishing the said from the implicated Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm,” Midwest Workshop on Semantics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. [with Meredith Larson, Yaron McNabb, Rachel Baker, Ryan Doran, and Gregory Ward].

2008 “Resumptive Pronouns are Not Another Case of Filler-gap Dependency,” LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January.

2008 “The Effects of Scale Type and Salience on the Interpretation of Scalar Implicature,” LSA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. January. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Gregory Ward].

2007 “Distinguishing the said from the implicated Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm,” Experimental Pragmatics, Berlin, Germany. December. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Gregory Ward].

2007 “Distinguishing among Contextually-Determined Aspects of Utterance Meaning: An Empirical Investigation,” LSA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. January. [with Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, Ryan Doran, Meredith Larson, and Gregory Ward].