--Peer-reviewed submissions are highlighted--


{ 2020 }

Accepted: with Fabian Bross. Contrastive focus reduplication and the modification puzzle. Glossa.

Accepted: with Elena Castroviejo & Agustín Vincente. More on pejorative language: Insults that go beyond their extension. Synthese.

{ 2019 }

The athlete tore a muscle: English locative subjects in the extra argument construction. In: Silva A., Staton S., Sutton P., Umbach C. (eds) Language, Logic, and Computation. TbiLLC 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11456. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg [ PDF ]

{ 2018 }

Polysemous posture in English: A case study of non-literal meaning. In: Alexandra Anna Spalek & Matthew Golam (eds.) Approaches to Coercion and PolysemyOslo Studies in Language 10(2). 9--28.  [ PDF ]


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{ 2019 }

At (the very) least: superlative modifiers, epistemic uncertainty, and preferred alternatives. Poster with James Gray (ANU-CoEDL) and Flóra Lili Dónati (Paris 8/SFL) at Annual Conference of Australia Linguistic Society. Macquarie University, Australia. 11 Dec 2019.

A closer look at the stative progressive. Colloquium talk at UBC. Vancouver, Canada. 14 Nov 2019.

Syntax and semantics of the swarm alternation. Talk with Daniel Hole (Stuttgart) at Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2019). Batumi, Georgia. 16-20 September 2019.

Unexpected aspect. Talk at Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities (SSPAM). Batumi, Georgia. 16-20 September 2019.

Syntax and semantics of the swarm alternation. Based on joint work with Daniel Hole (Stuttgart). Talk at Functional Categories and Expressive Meaning. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. 09-10 September 2019. 

The lexical semantics of English sitting. Encuentró SigGram Alcalá. Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. 06-07 June 2019.

Pintxos are sitting on the bar. Colloquium talk at IKER (UMR 5478--CNRS, UPPA & UBM). Baiona, France. 16 May 2019.

A closer look at the swarm alternation. Based on joint work with Daniel HoleColloquium talk at Universität Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. 23 Apr 2019.

Towards a pragmatic/semantic characterisation of at the very least. Poster with Flóra Lili Dónati  (Paris 8/SFL) and James Gray (ANU-CoEDL) at International Graduate Student Conference on Diverse Approaches to Linguistics. Jerusalem, Israel. 08 April 2019.

At the very least a little different: A comparison of two superlative modified numerals. Talk with Flóra Lili Dónati  (Paris 8/SFL) and James Gray (Wien)  at the 20th Szklarska Poreba Workshop. Szklarska Poreba, Poland. 01--04 March 2019.

{ 2018 }

Progressive posture. Talk at BCGL 11: The syntax and semantics of aspect. Brussels, Belgium. 10-11 December 2018.

Posture verbs used as locative predicates. Colloquium talk at Universität Stuttgart. Stuttgart, Germany. 27 Nov 2018.

Walking along the path of grammaticalisation: The case of Dutch and Afrikaans periphrastic progressives. Talk with Cora Pots (KU Leuven) at Research Techniques and Approaches: New Journeys in Linguistics (RTANJ 2). Rtanj Mountains, Serbia. 20-23 September 2018.

On the social meaning of stereotypes: A comparison in the realm of expressives. Talk with Elena Castroviejo (IkerBasque, UPV/EHU) and Agustín Vicente (IkerBasque, UPV/EHU) at Workshop on Sociolinguistic, Psycholinguistic and Formal Perspectives on Meaning (SPF 2018). Paris, France. 02-03 July 2018.

English posture verbs & evaluative content: The influence of aspect vs. experiential associations. Colloquium talk at CRISSP. Brussels, Belgium. 21 June 2018.

Progressive evaluations: Comparing Dutch and Afrikaans verb clusters
. Talk (speed talk; second alternate for main session) with Cora Pots (KU Leuven) at CamCos 7. Cambridge, England. 10-12 May 2018.

Polysemous posture in English. Talk at the HiTT-LOGOS Workshop  on Language and Mind. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 15-16 March 2018.

Scalar evaluativity and other secondary meaning types in argument alternations. Talk (based on joint work with Daniel Hole, U. Stuttgart) at Evaluative meanings: Theoretical and computational perspectives. Workshop at DGfS 2018. Stuttgart, Germany. 07-09 March 2018.

Ethnic terms used as insults. Poster with Elena Castroviejo (IkerBasque, UPV/EHU) and Agustín Vicente (IkerBasque, UPV/EHU) at 19th Szklarska Poreba Workshop. Szklarska Poreba, Poland. 23-26 February 2018.

{ 2017 }

Locative subjects and their semantic constraints in an English change-of-state construction. Talk at Event Semantics Workshop. Universität zu Köln, Germany. 25-26 November 2017.

Polysemy of an English posture verb: A case study of non-literal meaning. Talk at Approaches to coercion and polysemy. University of Oslo, Norway. 20-21 November 2017. 

Extra Arguments in English. Talk at SigGram annual meeting. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 05-06 October 2017.

Secondary meaning in argument alternations. Talk with Daniel Hole (Stuttgart) at Transmodal perspectives on secondary meaning. Workshop at TbiLLC 2017. Lagodekhi, Georgia. 20 September, 2017.

Exploring the multi-dimensional meaning of extra arguments in English. Talk at Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation. Lagodekhi, Georgia. 18–22 September, 2017. 

Extra Arguments in English: A multi-dimensional perspective. Talk at 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Zurich, Switzerland. 10–13 September 2017.  

Extra Arguments in English. Colloquium talk at Universität Wien. Vienna, Austria. 11 May 2017. 

Motion verbs in Progress: a cross-linguistic study of expressive meaning. Talk with Cora Pots (KU Leuven) at 18th Szklarska Poreba Workshop. Szklarska Poreba, Poland. 06 March 2017. 

{ 2016 }

Sitting and Waiting: an idle meaning of an English posture verb. Accepted talk at Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics 2016. 

Sitting and Waiting: idle meanings of an English posture verb
                    Talk at HSE Semantics & Pragmatics Workshop. Moscow, Russia. 30 September 2016. 
                    Talk at Meaning, Optimization and Interaction Workshop; Satellite workshop of New Ideas in Semantic Modelling. Paris, France. 09 September 2016. 
                    Talk at 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop. Szklarska Poreba, Poland. 05 March 2016.